Almanack Contributor Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart

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.


Monday, September 20, 2021

A quarry in question

white lake quarryPushback against the granite quarry proposed for a forming mining site on White Lake in the town of Forestport (the northern tip of Oneida County) has been building for months.

In late August, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a Notice of Complete Application for the project, kicking off the formal review process, that because of the location inside the Adirondack Park boundary, is taking place in collaboration with the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).

Representatives of both agencies recently presided over a hearing on the project. As our correspondent Megan Plete Postol has been reporting on this story, opposition to the project is strong, with more than 1,000 letters submitted to the APA and not a single person at the hearing made a comment in support of the project. (Although she did send us a photo of one pro-quarry sign she came across in her travels.)

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Latest News Headlines

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Latest News Headlines

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Latest News Headlines

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Discussion time: Short-term rentals

housing

This past year, we’ve been reporting on the problems around affordable housing in the Adirondack region. At times, people have referred to it as a “crisis.”

Here are some recent examples:

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Latest news headlines

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Latest news headlines

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Weekly news round up

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Latest news headlines

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Weekly news round up

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