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Troy bike rescue

Self-Service, Two-Wheel Style

by Ali Hibbs August 20, 2015


  This evening (Thursday), Troy Bike Rescue will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new bicycle repair station in Troy’s historic Mount Ida neighborhood. Located at 336 Congress St., the “fix-it” station is a bicycle repair ...



by The Staff May 30, 2014


    Formula 5 present their sophomore record Friday night at the Low Beat (8 PM, 432-6572). . . . Rosary Beard will headline the Troy Bike Rescue’s fourth annual BikeFest Saturday at the Sanctuary for Independent ...

Club Helsinki

No Laughing Matter

by Erin Pihlaja April 10, 2013


  Phil and Joanne Markham donned their finest garments and set up shop in Albany’s Townsend Park last Saturday (April 6) to hock homemade pickles. The main ingredient, discounting the shriveled ex-cucumbers, was fracking “brine”—a chemical ...

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Building Soil, Planting Progress

by Erin Pihlaja July 5, 2012


On a blistering summer day, in an alleyway between Sixth Avenue and River Street, Abby Lublin fills up giant plastic tubs with water using a neighbor’s garden hose. The tubs collect rainwater but are running ...

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Rolling Backwards

by Erin Pihlaja May 24, 2012


  May is National Bike month, and cyclists all over the country are agitated. After the Senate passed a federal transportation bill this past March, House Republicans answered back with a proposal that significantly slashed the ...

The Year in Pictures: Community

by The Staff December 30, 2011


In February, Hudson’s community-run station, WGXC: Hands-On-Radio began broadcasting on a full-power FM signal at 90.7 . The Albany Parks and Rec boxing program—the only municipal program of its kind in the country—received national recognition for teaching ...