Sunday, December 20, 2020

12 months of Almanack: January story highlights

Starting today, we’ll count down the year, looking back month by month at the most popular stories that ran in the Almanack. 

We’ll start with the top five from January:

  1. SAVE THE RAILS: Guest essay about preserving our rail infrastructure. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/01/viewpoint-tearing-out-railroads-is-not-progress.html
  2. MAKE SOME TRAILS: On the other side of “rails vs. trails” is Peter Bauer, in a commentary about the Hudson River line from North Creek to Saratoga. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/01/viewpoint-convert-hudson-river-rails-to-multi-use-trai.html
  3. HISTORIC RESCUE: Forest Ranger Scott van Laer looks back on a memorable incident on Algonquin. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/01/on-algonquin-in-winter-bad-luck-can-be-fatal.html
  4. DIVERSITY GOALS: Area museums receive grant funds to advance their work in meeting the needs of all visitors. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/01/adkx-wild-center-working-on-diversity.html
  5. HIGH PEAKS CROWDS: Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway shared an update about patterns of use in the High Peaks Wilderness. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/01/early-results-on-overuse-visitors-still-surging.html

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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.




One Response

  1. Vanessa Banti Vanessa says:

    Ah the great rails versus trails debate. Someday I’ll dig in there too 😀

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