Man’s Pollution Is Another Man’s Paycheck
thank you Stop the Plant, for keeping that terribly unsightly
plant and those big SLC corporate meanies out [Best Environmental
Victory, Best Of the Capital Region ’05, July 21]. Give yourselves
a round of applause for keeping meaningful, productive jobs
and industry out of the Hudson Valley so the NYC folks and
out-of-state tourists won’t have their precious “pristine
country beauty” spoiled. Thanks for helping to keep upstate
and the city of Hudson a bedroom community. Who cares about
the fact that a large portion of the locals are barely scraping
by on marginally paying service jobs when there’s a quick
buck to be made on selling overpriced trinkets to the weekenders?
Have to go now. . . . I hear Wal-Mart is having a sale.
Dump on Coeymans
was disappointed that Metroland’s July 14 interviews
[“The Candidates on the Record,” Newsfront] with the four
candidates for mayor of Albany did not ask any questions about
the city’s more than 10-year, so-far-unsuccessful effort to
site a large regional landfill in the town of Coeymans.
Residents of Coeymans have blocked the dump for a decade and
will continue to do so.
Mayor Jennings says Albany has no choice but to continue pursuing
the Coeymans site. Nonsense. The Coeymans site is unworkable,
and it is time for Albany’s elected officials and their challengers
to admit it. The targeted site contains large amounts of wetlands.
A report prepared for the city last year indicated that the
section of the Coeymans site where the dump would go contains
more than 100 acres of wetlands. The city is wasting time
and money chasing the impossible.
It is time for the city to either find a new location for
a future dump or get out of the landfill business altogether.
Regardless of which path is chosen, the city needs to get
serious about developing a comprehensive reduction, recycling,
and composting program.
Albany politicians should remember that Albany gets its high-quality
water from Coeymans. Are we going to pay Coeymans back by
giving them our trash and that a dozen or more other municipalities?
was interested to read the story “What’s in a Domain Name”
[Newsfront, July 14], all the more so as I am the registered
owner of the domain name in question, and was never contacted
in regard to this story.
Waltz did not register “rosenzweig05.com” on June 4; the registration
date was July 3, which is easily verifiable from the “whois”
record. This domain was registered only after John Rosenzweig
designed, printed and dropped a piece of literature promoting
it without having registered the address. Although this literature
was dropped around most of the 8th Ward about a week later
(probably because of a reprint to correct a flaw in the printing
of one of the photographs), oddly our street and the street
on which Bob Sheehan lives were dropped early. (Hmmm.)
None of the domain names you cite related to the 8th ward
candidate names have been promoted by Waltz at any time, in
any way—not by mail, handouts, e-mail or search engine placement.
This includes rosenzweig05.com.
The problem with “timely completion” of Rosenzweig’s Web site
would seem to be very serious indeed, because counting backwards,
logically his brochure would have been submitted to the printer
at least a week before it was dropped at our house on the
morning of July 2. Mr. Rosenzweig should definitely consider
hiring a different Web design company, if something so basic
as the registration of a domain name was not completed long
before his flyers hit the street. But, delay or no delay,
John had the responsibility for what went out on that literature.
Would you print a phone number on your business cards before
the phone company has given it to you?
story “What’s in a Domain Name?” (Newsfront, July 14) did
not make it clear who had registered the domain names in question.
It was not Craig Waltz as an individual, but Terry Thatcher,
for Craig Waltz’s campaign (with Waltz’s knowledge). Also,
rosenzweig05.com was not registered on June 4 as the other
domains in the story were; it was registered July 3.
. . . there’s more! In last week’s Best Of the Capital Region
’05 (July 21), two Best Of winners that had been selected
by the staff were inadvertently omitted. Here they are:
Central Ave., Albany
407 Fulton St., Troy
15 Park Ave., Clifton Park
They’ve more than proven themselves, and at three locations!
Lunch buffets are an Indian restaurant tradition; here they’re
fast and inexpensive and kept under scrutiny so that you’ll
get something hot and fresh. Dinner options are varied and
lively, with excellent Tandoori fare.
Ferry St., Troy
Not only is it back, but Sam’s is back at its old location,
and it feels very much as if he never left. Which is a wonderful
thing, because you’ll quickly realize how much you missed
Sam Zolio’s take on gourmet Italian fare. Like the cream sauce
on the pasta Anselmo, working magic on broccoli and sausage
and noodles galore.
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