Saturday, December 26, 2020

12 months of Almanack: July story highlights

From now until the New Year we’re counting 2020, looking back month by month at the most popular stories that ran in the Almanack. In July, we were able to step back a bit from coronavirus news and look at some “big picture” issues.

Here are the top five posts from July (ranked by number of comments made):

 

  1. SPEAKING OUT AGAINST RACISM: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/courage-and-cowardice-nows-the-time-to-act.html
  2. ADK ON HIGH PEAKS USE: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/adk-takes-stance-on-high-peaks-use-recommendations.html
  3. NYCO AMENDMENT: Peter Bauer has this analysis. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/nyco-amendment.html
  4. WHITNEY ESTATE, BOND ACT: Adirondack Council’s reaction to both. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/adk-council-reacts-to-loss-of-bond-act-urges-state-to-acquire-whitney-estate.html
  5. VIRUS POLL: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/nyers-fear-return-of-virus-in-latest-siena-poll.html

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

And here are the top five from February

Francine Newman, valedictorian of Saranac Lake High School’s class of 2020, from YouTube

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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:

    Thanks for keeping this up. I am both proud and scared for the young woman who’s commencement speech inspired all the dialog that has happened regarding race and racism in the previous months. It’s heavy to have achieved local and even beyond-local notoriety when she’s so young. I hope she goes on to look back positively on her contribution, as I and others do. All wishes for success in the future!

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