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Enjoying the Long View

by Ali Hibbs April 17, 2014

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  “Everything has really been win-win,” says Tom Rossi. “Especially the solar system. Ready to see the roof?” Rossi is eager to show off the solar panels he and his partner, John Blackburn, had installed on the ...

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Shake It Harder

by Miriam Axel-Lute October 10, 2012

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  A couple weekends ago I went out to pick apples from a neighborhood tree with my six year old. We came armed with a seven-foot ladder and a cardboard box. Upon arriving we found the ...

Suburban State of Mind

by Miriam Axel-Lute May 10, 2012

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  Have you visited our lovely suburbs Schenectady and Troy lately? No, I haven’t become a proponent of some weird dedensification plan. I’m just following the classifications that Wendell Cox, author of War on the Dream: How ...

Art To Rebuild

by Ali Hibbs April 4, 2012

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  “The first time I came in here with Darren Scott from the Housing Authority, we got dive-bombed by hawks,” Jeff Mirel says, noticing this reporter’s expression as I step over yet another dead crow. “There ...

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Please Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

by John Rodat April 27, 2011

Welcome to our city! Whether you’re a visitor, a recent transplant or a current resident eager to learn more about what “The Little City With the Big Heart Logo Painted on the Trestle” (love those ...