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Still Here

by Ali Hibbs July 24, 2014

  Yes, Occupy Albany still exists. No longer the force of hundreds who camped out in Academy Park almost three years ago, the remaining local members of the historic global phenomenon still cling to the same ...

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Upcycling the Economy

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014

  On Monday, Parks and Trails New York released a new report on the Erie Canalway Trail demonstrating an economic impact of $253 million, from a volume of 1.58 million visits a year, and supporting 3,440 ...

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Of Soldiers and Shakers

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014

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  On Monday (July 14), the Albany County legislature unanimously approved a resolution supporting an environmental review of the proposed site of housing developments for Solider On, a nonprofit organization that aids at-risk veterans. The group ...

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Industrial Evolution

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014

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  The Preservation League of New York State has selected five historic industrial buildings for a collaborative Industrial Heritage Reuse program designed to breathe new life into upstate’s vacant and underutilized industrial properties. The press announcement ...

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The Final Caterpillar Ride

by Ann Morrow July 10, 2014

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  It’s the end of an era, a 1950s-steeped era of bumper cars, Tilt-a-Whirls, cotton candy, and the faces of little ones lighting up at the sight of a fairyland carousel. Hoffman’s Playland on Route 9 ...

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All Aboard

by Shawn Stone July 10, 2014

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  “The best-case scenario,” CDTA senior planner Michael Williams explained at a public forum at the Troy Atrium on Tuesday (July 8), “is a three-year timetable.” Williams was describing the hoped-for implementation schedule for the proposed river ...

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Triple-Threat Ticks

by Ann Morrow July 3, 2014

  Babesiosis—ever heard of it? Probably not, but if you’re an outdoorsy type, you need to know that blacklegged ticks, the notorious pest that transmits the bacterium for Lyme disease, can also carry the protozoan that ...

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You Can Get There From Here

by Ann Morrow June 26, 2014

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  The Hudson River Way pedestrian bridge at Maiden Lane arches over the highway with grandeur of scale and 30 mural-painted obelisk light poles. Yet when the footbridge opened in 2002, bicyclists were disappointed: The bridge ...

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A Place of Their Own

by Ann Morrow June 5, 2014

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  Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels canceled due to illness, but that didn’t diminish the enthusiasm of thousands of area veterans and supporters for last weekend’s benefit concert at the Times Union Center. Following a motorcycle ...

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Agitating Against Agribusiness

by Ali Hibbs May 28, 2014

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  There was music; there was food; there were people dressed like bees. Approximately 150 people attended the March Against Monsanto event at the Capitol last Saturday. Worldwide, people in more than 420 cities were rallying ...

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Share the Road

by Ann Morrow May 22, 2014

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  The day before the annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday (May 21), Lorenz Worden was loading bikes onto a car-top bike rack. But these bikes were not for riding; they were “ghost bikes,” bikes painted ...

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The Pot Thickens

by Ali Hibbs May 22, 2014

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  Medical-marijuana legislation, introduced in some form every year since 1997, was approved by the New York State Senate Health Committee on Tuesday—for the first time ever under a Republican-controlled Senate. While the passage of the ...

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Joe Triumphant

by Shawn Stone May 22, 2014

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  On Friday (May 16), former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno was acquitted in federal court in Albany on both counts of fraud with which he was charged. Thus, a nine-year-long effort ...

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Bringing Back the Block

by Ann Morrow May 15, 2014

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  Lower Lark Street is a blighted stretch of the bustling avenue, but a new housing project has made a start on revitalizing this inner-city street: 126 Lark St., a three-story rowhouse, will be rehabilitated by ...

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Marching for the Incarcerated

by Ann Morrow May 8, 2014

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  “My husband is incarcerated so I see personally what is wrong in our correctional facilities and they do need to be changed,” said Tammy Stanley from Rochester, who added that “75 percent of all prisoners ...

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Not Older, Better

by Ali Hibbs May 8, 2014

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  “It’s like living on a cruise ship,” said resident Mary Murphy, who has lived at Shaker Pointe with her husband for more than a year. The Murphys made the decision to leave their split-level home ...

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Renovation or Mutilation?

by The Staff May 1, 2014

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  As part of its conversion to a Ronald McDonald House—the third on the block--41 South Lake Ave., a gracious 1880s Albany residence facing Memorial Park, is mutating in unneighborly ways, including these elevator towers grafted ...

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Signs of the Times

by Ann Morrow May 1, 2014

  Why don’t those mini-billboards along the New Jersey Turnpike flash any messages? It’s because they aren’t billboards—though the rectangular screens can be viewed as an advertisement of sorts for New Jersey’s commitment to solar energy. ...

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United Against Citizens United

by Era Bushati April 24, 2014

  “It begins to look like the privatization of elections,” said Anthony Cresswell, a member of Move to Amend. “It’s not democracy anymore, it’s a market and money drives it, not votes. And that’s really dangerous ...

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Renew, Reduce, Evade

by Stephen Leon April 24, 2014

  With the April 30 cutoff for public comments approaching, critics of a long-term energy plan for New York state say that the process has undermined public participation and that the deadline needs to be extended. The ...

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Pedaling Environmentalism

by Ann Morrow April 24, 2014

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    An Earth Day Bicycle Parade was held on Tuesday by PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy) to protest the oil “bomb trains” that run on the tracks behind the Ezra Prentice Homes on ...

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Letters to the Editor

by The Staff April 17, 2014

  Strangelove Science To the Editor: Thank you for your “drone” article [“Look Up in the Sky!,” Jan. 23]! While Metroland is exhorting readers to “Look Up in the Sky,” maybe it’s time to give us an article ...

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Corrections

by The Staff April 17, 2014

  Editor’s note: There was one omission in Readers’ Poll, and one error. We left out Best Local Website (Music), and, in Best Local TV News Anchor, we misspelled Phil Bayly’s name. We regret both mistakes. Best ...

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Right of Water Way?

by Ann Morrow April 17, 2014

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  “The creek is already heavily industrialized. More heavy industry will seriously damage the creek, and the Hudson River and Schodack Island,” said Barbara Heinzen. Heinzen is a member of the Coeymans Heritage Society, and she ...

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Oil and Water

by Stephen Leon April 17, 2014

  The recent steep increase in the number of potentially dangerous oil-tank rail cars passing through the Port of Albany already has drawn sharp criticism from concerned citizens in the Capital Region. Last week, the Adirondack ...

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