Thursday, December 24, 2020

May story highlights

Deer TickFrom 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 May. In fact, since the pandemic began, we’ve posted 171 stories to date tagged “coronavirus.” Here are the top five posts from May (ranked by number of comments made) and three of the five are related to the pandemic:

  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER: A reminder from contributor Diane Chase that covid-19 impacts us all. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/not-us-versus-them-it-needs-to-be-we.html
  2. TOURISM DURING COVID: Readers weigh in on whether the Adirondacks should discourage visitation during the pandemic. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/should-the-adirondacks-discourage-visitation-during-covid-19.html
  3. FIGHTING TICKS: Longtime reader and first-time contributor Worth Gretter presents tips for keeping ticks at bay. (Was also one of the top 10 stories of the year!) https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/more-tips-for-avoiding-ticks-and-tick-borne-disease.html
  4. ROUTE 28 MEMORIES: Great Camp Sagamore historian Robert Engel looks back on family roadtrips. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/good-ole-route-28-a-trip-that-used-to-be-a-journey.html
  5. MEMORIAL DAY: A public service message about staying safe over the holiday weekend.  https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/a-reminder-to-stay-socially-distant-when-getting-out-on-memorial-day.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. And April!

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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. gbear says:

    May (couldn’t resist) everyone in the North Country have a delightful Christmas and New Years.
    We are thinking of you from sunny SW Florida.

    GCA

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