Almanack Contributor 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 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.


Friday, March 3, 2023

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Discussion time: Prison reuse

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The futures of two closed Adirondack Park prisons are still in limbo. A panel of experts talked about redevelopment proposals. Read more here.

What should be done with former Adirondack prison buildings, now sitting vacant? Does the state have a responsibility as the owner to redevelop the properties?

Photo of Moriah Shock Correctional facility. Photo by Nancie Battaglia/Almanack archive


Sunday, February 26, 2023

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Friday, February 24, 2023

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

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Friday, February 17, 2023

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

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Friday, February 10, 2023

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Monday, February 6, 2023

It’s Debatable: Lake Placid ER closing

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Editor’s note: This commentary is in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of Adirondack Explorer magazine, as part of our “It’s Debatable” feature. In this regular column, we invite organizations and/or individuals to address an issue. For more on this particular topic, read this Adirondack Almanack post on the planned closure of the Lake Placid Emergency Room.

The question: What’s your take on closing emergency services in Lake Placid?

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Friday, February 3, 2023

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Friday, January 27, 2023

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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