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I Marched Too.

I too was a drop in the river of 350,000 climate change marchers in Manhattan a few weeks ago.  I was glad to be there amidst the […]

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Let Them in. Bring Them Here.

(Photo courtesy of Syracuse.com: Supporters of the plan to house immigrant children on the campus of the former Maria Regina College)  If it were only a case of 50,000 destitute children interned for trying to enter the United States, we would not still be reading about this ongoing sadness.   Many right-minded, good people fear that where […]

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SolarCity: a huge boon, bonanza for Buffalo

Solar City will open the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar panel manufacturing operation in South Buffalo on the site of a former steel plant, and is poised to bring with it more jobs (3,000 possible) than the steel plant ever had, even in its heyday.  This facility will be three times bigger than any other solar […]

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“Peak sprawl” in the NYC metro area?

A new study out of Rutgers University reveals that over the last five years, the outer suburban counties of the New York City metro area have lost population as the “core” has grown, signaling a surprising reversal of outward sprawl that has defined the region since 1950. Read more about the study at Streetsblog NYC

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Route 11 South

Over-the-Top Highway

It took sixteen seconds in Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address to re-awaken a dormant relic of an idea for New York’s North Country. Said Cuomo in January: “In the North Country, the proposed Route 98 could reduce travel times and speedup commerce. Let’s see if we can make it a reality. We’ve […]

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