About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Michael H Hay says

    Ask Mr Canestrari about the Hadlock Pond dam catastrophic collapse in the town of West Fort Ann. Taking out homes downstream and 2 sections of Rt 149. The dam was newly built to NYS DEC specifications, inspected by NYS DEC officials and given the green light.

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