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. David Gibson says

    Dick Lefebvre, Steve Erman, Suzanne McSherry, Dan Spada, Jim Connolly, Sunita Halasz, and all of the signatories to the letter to the governor served the APA and the public interest with integrity, ideals and devotion to their responsibilities. The letter was not an easy one for them to write or to sign onto or to make public. They have been open and transparent with their arguments. Now, so must the APA’s executive staff. The letter rightly takes issue with APA’s refusal – to date – to commit to holding public hearing(s) about this major decision affecting the APA, the Adirondack Park and the entire state’s compelling interest in the duties of the APA. Come out into the light, APA. The sooner, the better.

  2. Steve Erman says

    Thanks for your comment, David. The Park Agency the Village of Saranac Lake have been pursuing this in the darkness for far too long. Once rumored, months passed before the public was given any information of what was being proposed and even then, there was no fact-based discussion of alternatives including costs and benefits including the operational impact on the Agency and its staff. No public input was requested by the APA’s Board and Executive Staff and none was requested by the Village of Saranac Lake. No transparency. The Hochul Administration should be embarrassed and State and local taxpayers should be concerned.

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