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. Boreas says

    I am glad Nicole Hylton-Patterson is not leaving the area or her post. Obviously, she is needed – but she needs support of the entire community to actually feel safe.

  2. Vanessa says

    Nice write up, thanks Gwen. This whole situation is disappointing as hell, and very disturbing. But let me take the opportunity to express deep solidarity with Dr Hylton-Patterson, and also with other local folks who understand what’s at stake here. Fighting systemic racism is fighting for the future of this nation, anywhere in the country but especially in beautiful natural places like the ADK.

    Unrelated side note: enter the comments section of the Almanack article at your own risk.

  3. Martha Danziger says

    why not show what was written on bridge?
    all slurs are disturbing but i have never seen any in the Adirondacks.

    where i live in NYC both ANTIFA and BLM yell and write vile anti police/anti white slurs and threats all the time.
    no one – least of all the governor – condemns it.

    i would like to know who is beneficiary of this new Diversity group cause the original poor mostly white mountain people and native Americans were the only people i ever saw needing help.

    where is the new director from originally?

    is there any chance that the graffiti was a hoax? it has been known to happen.

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