Friday, August 12, 2022

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Here’s a look at news from around the Adirondacks this week:

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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 is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.


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  1. Stuart Alan says:

    To increase readership of these emails, include the headlines WITHOUT requiring readers to click:

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022
    Latest news headlines
    by Melissa HartNo Comments
    Here’s a look at news from around the Adirondacks this week:

    Board member and relative of Stewart’s Shops owner drowns in Adirondacks
    A vaccine for Lyme disease is in its final clinical trial
    Perrin Dake of Stewart’s ownership family drowns on Friends Lake
    Amish man hospitalized after car-buggy crash
    47-year-old man killed in accident at Long Lake trash transfer station
    FBI Director Cut Congressional Hearing Short to Fly to Adirondacks
    Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe denounces EPA’s flawed Grasse River cleanup
    ‘Pioneers’ of affordable housing dub new road name
    Salt reduction panel previews final report
    DEC puts call out for consultants to help form High Peaks visitor management strategy

  2. Worth Gretter says:

    A vaccine to prevent Lyme disease sounds like a good idea, but it isn’t. Ticks carry many other diseases, such as Powassan, Babesiosis, and more. Most of these are transmitted quickly when the tick bites, not with a long delay like Lyme.

    So it is important to never get bitten by a tick in the first place. This can be accomplished by smearing your body and your clothes with DEET, but there is a better answer: permethrin.

    Permethrin is applied to clothing and allowed to dry before wearing. Commercially treated garments are good for 70 washings, and the ones you spray at home are good for 6 washing before you need to re-treat them. As a bonus, it also works against mosquitos and many other bugs.

    It is proven effective, but is it safe? Well, permethrin is approved for topical use against lice, including in children. To my way of thinking, if it is safe enough to apply a 1% solution directly to the skin of children, then applying a 0.5% solution to my clothing and letting it dry before wearing is going to be OK.

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