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BID on This

To the Editor:

We always look forward to your selection of “Local Heroes” [Dec. 16], and were particularly pleased that the Albany Underground Artists were featured this year. In the profile of Chip Fasciana and Tommy Watkins, it mentions “16 Windows of Art” as sponsored by the City of Albany. In fact, it is sponsored by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit organization established in 1996 and independent of the city.

The Downtown Albany BID has about 900 stakeholders—businesses, property owners, cultural institutions, social service providers, government agencies and elected officials—that partner in a united effort to revitalize the capital city’s downtown. The “16 Windows of Art” exhibit, which runs through Feb. 11, is one of the BID’s many promotions planned in the coming months for downtown Albany.

Jim Salengo

Public Relations Manager

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID)


102.7 Things I Like About You

To the Editor:

Thanks for doing such a great story on WEQX [“Radio Manchester,” Dec. 16]. I can honestly say that it’s the only station that can be played in the presence of both my sons and myself without disagreements! The DJs are great—very down to earth, and they have a great sense of the sound that’s not played on the mainstream radio. In a world of corporate radio, it’s so great that there are still some “little guys” left making such an incredible contribution to the airwaves. Keep up the good work, EQX.

Chris Forget



As many of you have pointed out to us in phone and e-mail messages, in last week’s crossword puzzle, the clues did not match the grid [Dec. 16]. The clues were correct, but we inadvertently printed the grid from a previous week. We apologize for the error.

And we will try to make it up to you by printing a correct version of last week’s puzzle on page 55 of this week’s issue. On page 51, you can also find this week’s puzzle, along with the solution to the one that appears on page 55.

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