By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 - 11:43 am
A blogger at New Paltz Gadfly is steaming over the theft of his feisty pro-middle-school yard sign. This morning I discovered that the sign, which was secured to a tree in my yard by and Eagle Scout well acquainted with knots, was missing. New Paltz is... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 - 7:24 pm
Gov. David Paterson may be calling for a state land-buying moratorium, but the DEP's watershed land acquisition program marches on. From a department press release yesterday: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has submitted... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 - 1:17 pm
It's been just over a year since Ulster County began electing a county executive and a comptroller, ending the county legislature's long reign over management matters. While Ulster exec Mike Hein and comptroller Elliot Auerbach (who has a blog! whee!)... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 - 12:24 am
Lest anyone doubt the passion and commitment of the protestors at today's dueling rallies on the issue of natural-gas drilling in New York State, let the record state: It was January, and it was raining, and it was in Albany. Enough said. [img_assist|nid=... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 - 5:22 pm
Recipe for New York State politics: 1. Take a rural county where almost a fifth of residents are under the poverty line. 2. Extract from it the nation's second-highest tax burden, preferably with a citrus reamer. 3. Stuff with massive prisons. Re-inject... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 - 11:26 am
NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's in the capital, telling state legislators how bad the governor's proposed budget is for Noo Yawk. Meanwhile, citizens from across the state are rallying both for and against natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, an... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 - 10:55 pm
Haggis, long outlawed, is soon to be legal again.* Hope they're busting out the Laphroaig at Livingston Manor's Snowdance Farm, where the Guardian's Ian Williams hied himself last year in search of that supremely unobtainable foodstuff, an authentic... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 - 6:39 pm
The Liberty Independent reports that city councilman Sean Hanofee died yesterday. An earlier post reported on Friday that Hanofee had suffered a heart attack.
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 - 9:22 pm
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... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 - 5:25 pm
Gov. David Paterson's recent budget proposal includes a moratorium on land acquisition, but several major deals already in the works are progressing as planned. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports: The state also will close on the Big Indian... Read more


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