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Schenectady's almost in the top 10...and that's not a good thing

While traveling in Brazil for the World Cup, I was seriously concerned about being robed, especially given all the bad press on crime in Brazil and repeated statements from Brazilians I know to stick to the touristy areas. 297 more words


July 4, 1961: Revolutionary Pipe Joint Patent; 1832: Letter from Chester Averill about Cholera; 2013: Natural Immunity from Cholera

July 4, 1961:  On this date, Patent Number 2,991,092 was issued to Mr. J. W. MacKay of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama, for the Fastite push-on-rubber gasket joint  for iron pipe.  607 more words


Economic development should focus on people, not places

What does economic development mean?

The term is certainly common enough that everyone has heard it, but when asked to define economic development, I’m willing to bet that most people will give different answers. 279 more words


Searching for a Good Albany-Area Amtrak Station Site

Albany has a train station problem.

Surprising, maybe, considering the beautiful and (by train station standards) more or less brand new (opened 2002) Albany-Rensselaer station… 1,536 more words

Why I chose Schenectady

I am frequently asked by colleagues why I chose to live in Schenectady.

Aren’t you worried about the schools?

What about the taxes…aren’t they too high? 182 more words


New Listing: A Gem In Niskayuna! 212 Fillmore Ave, Niskayuna NY

A hidden gem! Only 9 years young! This magnificent ranch home, tucked away in the corner of Niskayuna and South Colonie School District has 3 large bedrooms and two Full Bathrooms; one with a jacuzzi. 48 more words