About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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  1. Big Burly says

    Commissioner Law-Diao seems tailor-made for dictating the use of private property. Self-made hardship? Antique boat envy perhaps.

  2. Paul says

    Michael Bird’s designs are amazing. This is a big mistake. Whatever they were going to build was probably way more aesthetically pleasing than what they are going to have to use for the boat now. You can see they already have some sort of awning thing they need for one boat. Those look terrible and they are perfectly legal since they are temporary. Sometimes it is just better to let them have a variance.

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