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. Joe Studer says

    Most definitely. Our hospitals can not handle a major influx of people. In 2015 Como should have invested in the ventilators and medical equipment for the possibility of a disaster. He had the chance. But who would of known? He is another failed democrat politician. Spend money on his pork laden projects. Just check the new rest area buildings on the thruways. Just money spent that should have been invested in our health care system !. Please stay home is all you can ask for. Read Notradamas prophecies.

  2. Judson Witham says

    Maybe all the Brown Fields and septic leaching into the Lakes and Rivers is a far bigget threat. See Poisoning Lake Champlain FLUSHING LAKE GEORGE

    • Sarah Holden says

      As long as you own property, you pay taxes for the privilege of ownership. If we seasonal people need to stay away for the good of ALL, then we need to do that. It’s humanity. And it’s also a privilege to be human, is it not? I do not write in anger or adversity. I simply write in what seems right. And for once, I think I’m right about this. Peace.

  3. L says

    I think people need to be smarter about their choices. You can’t ask someone who owns a home and pays their taxes there NOT to go there. We are lucky since we are close enough that we don’t have to make any stops. We go, care for the house and lawn and head back. We are bringing what we need and staying at the house. I’m contentious of the fact that if we go out it would risk making the situation worse. I think if it was any further away, we wouldn’t go. Make good choices.

  4. Lillian says

    As a tax paying second home owner resident of the Adirondacks, who was also born and raised there…. people need to calm down, we just want to go to our homes we pay for services like cleaning and maintenance all year, some if not most who own million dollar camps on the lakes self isolate every year at this time. There are a great many camp help members that simply bring grocery anyway. Figure out the demographics of the owners, we hire local people and keep the local community going. Think it thru,

  5. Constance F Brown says

    What a huge problem with no easy answers! So many people long to get back to the Adirondacks. There are so few hospitals. It’s such a worry when many come from outside possibly bringing contamination.

    • Boreas says

      I agree – there are no easy answers. Not only do we need to get through the immediate crisis, we must try to emerge from the crisis with our communities intact and without animosity. The invisible walls we construct now will not simply disappear after the crisis. Do we really want these walls in our communities? As Lillian says above, “Think it thru.”. I would advise all citizens to follow mandated guidelines, common sense, and most importantly – the Golden Rule.

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