About Michael Virtanen

Michael Virtanen is a former Explorer staff reporter who also previously worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press and for daily newspapers in Albany, Utica and Amsterdam, N.Y.

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  1. Tanya says

    No doubt Ed Ellis knew the results of this study right before he packed up and left. Warren County won’t ever get the $25k+ he owes them now.

  2. Tony Goodwin says

    This analysis confirms my initial impression when Ed Ellis first proposed purchasing the line – i.e. that transportation and materials handling costs would prevent Tahawus stone from being competitive in any market outside of this part of the Adirondacks. The only real advantage to that supply was that t had already been mined.

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