New website:

Adama Brown, a regular contributor to the Albany Project, announces that he's now the new editor and lead writer of another New York lefty politics blog, the recently launched RochesterPolitics.

Most of the coverage of RochesterPolitics will eventually focus on local items--city council, assembly, mayoral, etcetera, with a very healthy dose of statewide coverage, all in a more news-based format, and supported by local advertising, out of which a commission goes to keeping me fed, clothed, and equipped with enough gas in my car to see my girlfriend on the weekends.

Looks like they're doing their part to dispel "Upstate Red/Downstate Blue" stereotypes.

From the other side of the aisle, Ulster County libertarian Mitchell Langbert reports that a new Young Republicans club is forming.