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. Tawney McQueen says

    you start with one area …..and before you know it …no more Adirondak park…just someone trying to get rich….vote no…

  2. Tawney McQueen says

    comments dont show divide..they show people are against this…….ever since I was a small child my Grandfather worshipped the untouched beauty and nature of this area…..it should not be changed…..

  3. Tawney McQueen says

    Another comment worth mentioning is if you watch David Attenboroughs….Netflix program…..Worldwide this year..2020…we have only 23% left that is wild untouched land ….we need to cherish and carefully watch over what we have left…..or we will have none……

  4. D. Lane says

    “Once the park agency makes a ruling, then we will take something to the town and park agency and see if it’s realistic, but right now, there is no plan.”

    Anybody want to put money on the fact that “… right now, there is no plan.”?

  5. Maryellen Allison says

    When more neighbors were “informed”. There were more letters of opposition filed with the APA. My concern is WHY did the town file for this amnendment? Why not the landowner himself? What is the “past practice” record of the town dealing with the APA on the behalf of an individual?

  6. Chip Dodson says

    Please don’t let it become a mini lake george, over development everywhere. Greed smashing the environment over the head.

  7. Maryellen Allison says

    *Update*. Mr. Reed is at it again. He already has a sign up advertising his development as “Coming Soon”. And a website that show cases a local builder who just happens to be on the Town Zoning Board. When I brought this to the attention of the town attorney, Mr. Reed removed that builder’s name but left the photos of homes constructed by that individual. http://snowgreenvalley2020.com/NEARBYHOMES.html

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