THE IMPORTANCE OF BUYING LOCAL: In the midst of a pandemic holiday season, I wonder how many people will rely solely on online gift buying. But now more than ever, mom and pop stores in our communities could use our dollars.
Two recent posts on the Almanack highlight the importance of shopping locally. Read this one by retired Cornell Cooperative Extension educator Richard Gast and this piece by Lauren Richard, who is the artisan program coordinator at Adirondack North Country Association.
Speaking of supporting local, thanks to all of you who have given to the Explorer so far in our year-end fundraising campaign. We appreciate your enthusiasm for “reading local” and couldn’t do this work without you! (And a friendly reminder we offer gift subscriptions!)
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SALT BILL SIGNED: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on the road salt bill, with much cheering from environmental groups. Backers hope the three year study and pilot project has the potential to lead to a reduction in the amounts dumped on Adirondacks roads over time. READ MORE
MANSION CHANGES HANDS: SUNY ESF’s foundation has sold the Masten House in Newcomb to a private buyer for $1M. READ MORE
REWILDING RIVERS: Our “Rivers and salmon” series wrapped up online recently. You can see the entire package here.