Sunday, March 3, 2024

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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. LeRoy Hogan says:

    I wonder if Lewis County had to deal with claims sprucing up their campgrounds county-wide would cause an increase of noise, light and traffic pollution.

    • Rob says:

      If they want to spruce up their campground that is their priority. Increase in noise, light and traffic pollution should have nothing to do with it

  2. louis curth says:

    “Straight talk about climate” on March 7 at SLU could qualify for the most interesting read of the decade depending on what magic elixir they prescribe to sooth the climate anxiety of our youngsters.

    I wonder if it will be the climate greenwashing that Greta calls blah, blah, blah? Or the total rejection offered by climate denial trolls? Or the tap dancing double talk of our politicians for hire? Or the prattle of well meaning do-gooders whose lack of common sense opens them to brutal ridicule? Or the aging children of the “greatest generation” who apparently are too tired to take up the cause of a better world for all our future life on earth if it means they have to get up and do something.

    Let’s seen what Chloe reports back to us after March 7…

    • Balian the Cat says:

      Louis, I think I have decided it’s simpler than that. After years (decades?) now of working tirelessly to discredit (paging Rachel Carson…) and deny an overwhelming level of demonstrable facts linking C02 increase to the beginning of the industrial revolution because to do so would put them out of alignment with the bought and paid for politicians they worshiped, a great many people simply can’t bring themselves to say “I was wrong about that.” Forgetting that some segment of that same population treats respiratory viruses with horse dewormer, it’s seems incredible that people won’t admit what they can see with there own eyes, but here we are.

  3. louis curth says:

    Ballan, it seems pretty simple to me too. Starting right here in “Adirondack Country”, we need to reform our political parties by insisting that voters be provided with facts, transparency, and verifiable rules of accountability and evidence for any candidates and who finances them and their elections.

    We need honest leaders who will work for the people. We do NOT need liars, cheats, cowards and sleazeballs, at any level of American democracy who sell their allegiance to the special interest lobbyists and their dark money. Government of the people, by the people, for the people is still a worthy goal to aim for…

    A lot of us were brought up by parents who taught us right from wrong, and warned us about various bullies, liars and disreputable characters that we ought not trust, nor hang around with. I never dreamed that their well-meaning advice should have to extend to America’s political leaders.

    By the way, for anyone who may have missed out on such quaint parental admonitions, Ballan is right, Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” would be a catch-up read that is well worth your time.

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