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Renewal of Urban Renewal

As I listen and read the opposition to redeveloping Chalmers, I get a horrible feeling of dread as if I’d heard this all before and I’m merely a witness to a repeat of history. I think my instincts are right in that I’m watching the...

New York State 2007-2008 Report Cards Released (Updated)

Update: I messed up thinking this was new data but it is actually 2007-2008 which has been previously out with the following changes: School and district performance on Regents Exams including, for the first time, performance on the Regents Examination in Integrated Algebra; “Disaggregated” data...

Canajoharie

Comment from Canajoharie Mayor on Kaufman interest in Canajoharie property: (Recorder story here) Mayor Leigh Fuller said he welcomes Kaufman’s interest at a time when the village is facing the uncertainty of not only Hero/Beech-Nut’s move, but also the threatened move of its second-largest employer,...

Chalmers & Bridge Street Public Session

I attended the public session on Chalmers’ tonight. What follows are some notes and observations along with some commentary. Overall, the City has two distinct projects underway: the Waterfront Heritage Area (WHA) and the Chalmers project. The WHA project encompasses Riverlink phase 2, Bridge Street...

A Few Things

Good story on preservation versus development here in Gazette vis-a-vis Chalmers. Curiously this op-ed piece from last week is no longer accessible on the Recorder free site as a link. Thankfully it does not break my blog link but as the Recorder site is dynamically...

NYS Employment Figures

Full data here: Albany, NY (April 16, 2009) – New York State’s seasonally adjusted private sector job count decreased over the month by 33,000 or 0.5 percent, to 7,138,100 in March 2009, the State Labor Department reported today. The state’s private sector job count has...

Empire State Manufacturing

Full release here and intro paragraph: The Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions for New York manufacturers continued to deteriorate in April, but at a much slower pace than in recent months. The general business conditions index climbed 24 points from its March record...