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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. Rob says:

    Another article about housing shortages and how Albany needs come up with a system for grants, vouchers, etc. Why should the state be using money, our money for these projects??

    • Dana says:

      Any money that isn’t spent upstate will be spent downstate.

      • Rob says:

        It shouldn’t be spent upstate or downstate for these projects

        • Joe Kozlina says:

          I cant see how we are going to face climate change by building more housing when there are so many empty ones on the market now. Every day we tear down good buildings for no other reason than it will take too much money to fix them. How about putting incentives into recycling the old structures for families? Look at all the vacant buildings in the citys of New York . Fill them up and stop spreading the population all over the rural lands. Chopping down trees, paving over farm land, cutting thru our mountains to make highways to get to these new houses and strip malls and developments. Its and old way of thinking. It does not work any more. We have plenty of houses and apartments and offices to fill.

  2. Joan Grabe says:

    There have been many studies done by the state and by non profits which have shown the housing crisis today. The young people leave for jobs and a different life style which is one reason for the low birth rate, the aging of the population, and the declining Adirondack population. The short term rental properties have taken the number of available houses out of the market, the COVID era burst of properties bought to escape the cities. These reasons among others ( the higher mortgage rates) have left many of our needed occupations unable to find adequate housing. It is fully documented. But while some rail about taxes there are many crisis driven programs being discussed and implemented here and in Albany to alleviate this problem.
    here and in Albany

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