Wednesday, December 23, 2020

12 months of Almanack: April story highlights

coronavirusFrom now until the New Year we’re counting 2020, looking back month by month at the most popular stories that ran in the Almanack.

Coronavirus dominated the headlines (and pretty much all our attention) in April. In fact, since the pandemic began, we’ve posted 171 stories to date tagged “coronavirus.” Here are the top five posts from April (ranked by number of comments made) and four of the five are related to the pandemic:

  1. BOAT LAUNCHES CLOSED: And marinas, and golf courses…. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/04/nys-closes-boat-launches-marinas-golf-courses.html
  2. TELE-TOWN HALL: One of the first of many virtual events to come. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/04/tele-town-hall-with-elise-stefanik-billy-jones-and-dan-stec.html
  3. OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS LIST: Our ongoing list of cancelations and reopenings has gained a lot of traction (is in the Top 10 for the year) https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/04/covid-19-related-closings-and-delays-in-the-adirondacks.html
  4. RANGER REPORT: This one drew some attention. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/04/rangers-issue-tickets-to-climbers-search-and-rescue-on-hadley-mt.html
  5. INTROVERTS UNITE: Tim Rowland’s humorous take on social distancing. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/04/introverts-unite-from-a-distance.html

In case you missed it, here’s a review of January’s top stories.

And here are the top five from February

And March.

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.




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