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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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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 ...

A Hot Mess

by Natasha Scully January 30, 2014

  In 1971, William Law moved his family to the New Hope Ezra Prentice homes in Albany. Despite the clanking sounds from the nearby railroad line that echo through some of the houses, for 43 years ...

This Is the Warm Up

by Miriam Axel-Lute January 30, 2014

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  Railroad workers apparently call them “bomb trains”—those tank cars full of explosive crude oil from North Dakota that sit lined up in the middle of 787 and mere feet from homes, playgrounds, day care centers ...

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The Fight Comes Home

by Miriam Axel-Lute January 8, 2014

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  If you have paid even a modicum of attention to the climate-justice fight over the past couple years, you have probably been aware of both the movement to keep fracking out of New York state, ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012

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  THAT HOLIDAY FEELING As the late Andy Williams so memorably crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The State of New York gets into the holiday act this Sunday (Dec. 2) with the ...

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway

by The Staff May 24, 2012

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If you’re looking for some family fun this holiday weekend, why not board the handsome mid-century rail cars (painted in the blue and gold colors of the Delaware & Hudson) of the Saratoga and North ...

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

An Objective Failure

by Ann Morrow April 27, 2011

The film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged may be the least consequential movie ever made from one of the most important books of the 20th century. With a mannequin-like lead actress (Taylor Schilling) as world-beating railroad ...