Change on the Range

The uncertain future of a Vermontville family farm

by Erika Edgley

This morning it’s cold at Edgley Farms, in Vermontville. There’s dew on the steel gates of the corral, a sturdy combination of repurposed guardrails and black locust posts, built to hold 2,000-pound bison. I can see my breath, which reminds me of the steam from my father’s coffee that, morning after morning, I watched drift over his graph paper holding the design for the corral system. read more

Lofty Consideration

Grace Peak and the politics of naming mountains

by Michael Hill

Adirondack 46er Douglas Arnold brought along flow­ers to ask Grace Hud­owalski if she would be OK with her name on a mountain. It was a couple of years before the 2004 death of the matriarch of the 46ers at age 98. Arnold headed the committee lobbying to re­name East Dix in her hon­or. Calling it Grace Peak made sense to a lot of people: Hudowalski was far more than the first woman to climb all 46 High Peaks. Decades of advocating for the mountains and tirelessly corresponding with climbers made her a beloved and singular figure. read more


Archived Articles

February 2002   Leaving Church Adirondack Life says goodbye to its longtime home
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Senior Class Transforming Willsboro's old school
December 2014   Lofty Consideration Grace Peak and the politics of naming mountains
December 2014   Change on the Range The uncertain future of a Vermontville family farm
June 2004   Drag King Don DeZalia's lifelong need for speed
  Regional Reads 2014 A selection of new Adirondack titles
August 1994   The Immunity Community Saranac Lake's Trudeau Institute has been at the forefront of the battle against disease for forty years.
October 2014   Sisters Bistro A taste of place in Old Forge
October 2014   John Van Alstine This internationally known sculptor breathes life into stone and steel
October 2014   How Can All the Remembering Be Told? The tireless Marjorie Lansing Porter was a collector of tall tales and forgotten tunes and the caretaker of our region’s identity
October 2014   College for Every Student Why Essex is the epicenter of a global movement
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Power Rangers How energy auditors help you save cash
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Doctor of Fine Art Essex conservator Emily Phillips
At Home in the Adirondacks 2013   A Handmade Tale The life and work of a Vermontville homesteader
1998 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Group Therapy For twenty-nine summers, this paddling pack has plied new water every week
April 2002   Future Shock The coming Adirondack climate
August 2014   Ironman A day of reckoning for 3,000 athletes and 4,000 volunteers. An 11-million-dollar boost for the local economy. A months-long saga that divides the community—those who love the hoopla and others sick of the hassle. Luke Cyphers reports on the biggest athletic event in our region
August 2002   The Truth about Teddy Modern politicians invoke Roosevelt's legacy—but do they get it?
October 2013   Adirondack Kimchi A local take on a spicy Korean staple
2001 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Martha and Fred Visiting Weller Pond—where seventy years ago an unlikely friendship was forged—to discover the healing power of the woods.
June 2010   Ermina Pincombe Benson's singing supervisor
October 2014   Roadside Serenity A random act of gardening
October 2014   Hobofest Saranac Lake's roots music celebration
August 2014   Mountainside Library Lake George's indie book club
June 2011   Arto Monaco From Tinseltown to Land of Makebelieve: a portrait of Upper Jay's old master
February 2014   Guts and Glitter The dazzling dreams. The grueling training. The star-studded past. Behind the scenes of Lake Placid’s fIgure skating culture
2011 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Cranberry 50 Looping the park's third-largest lake
2013 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Range Rovers Taking on the Sewards
June 2008   Many Happy Returns Why one couple hikes the same 132-mile trail every spring
April 1982   The Search for Steven Thomas He vanished on Marcy's summit six years ago, but his family and friends still hope to solve the mystery