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Upstate New York

Radioactive Material Leaks Into Upstate NY River | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Several hundred gallons of water contaminated with radioactive materials from a 1950s nuclear research site spilled into the Mohawk River near Schenec...

Along for the Ride: Upstate New York

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

This year, I headed upstate New York to see the Dia:Beacon and Storm King. I hung out with old friends, ate amazing food and saw the big art shows that traditionally open during this season.

Sidney, NY Knuckling Down for a Brawl

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

The problems surrounding the Sidney, NY Town Supervisor who tried to force a local Muslim community to dig up its cemetery seem to be deepening instead of fading away.

Paladino Takes It to the Mattresses

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sunil Adam


Converse Welcome, But Not Required

Risa Shoup | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Risa Shoup

Here's what I really like about The Wassaic Project arts festival: I can wear my beat up chucks and my checked shirt and my cutoffs without irony and still feel like I'm in the middle of a creative swarm.

Correcting the Counts, NY State to Count Prisoners in Home Disrticts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would correct a long-standing distortion of democracy: the inclusion of prisoners in the population counts of state and local districts.

Off To The Races? Check Out The 7 Best Saratoga Springs Side Trips

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Off to the races this weekend? Great! But what are you going to do with the rest of the weekend? Let's face it -- while the Belmont Stakes is a g...

For Environmentalists, to Love a Place Is to Preserve It

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

Ecopsychological health involves more than living in a beautiful place; it's about the relationship between a place and all its inhabitants.

Harold Ford Slips Up, Says He's Running For Senate | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Ford, 39, arrived at the State Line Diner in Tappan, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m., wearing a pinstripe charcoal suit, and introduced himself to everyone in...

Sam Stein

White House Pushing To Get Dede Scozzafava's Endorsement For Dem (UPDATED) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED 3:00PM*** Scozzafava has endorsed Democratic candidate Bill Owens over conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. --- Moderate Repub...

FALL FOLIAGE! Where To See The Best Colors!

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Autumn is back in all its multicolored glory! New York City is not exactly known for its nature, but this time of year what little greenery we have...

The Story of Another Manual Typewriter's Journey

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

When other girls were asking for Barbie dolls, I was wishing for a typewriter, one that would actually tap out a world of my own creation.

Boy, 12, Charged With Shooting 8-Year-Old Brother

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


A Tale Of Two New Yorks? | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Senator Joseph E. Robach, a Republican who represents part of Rochester, has proposed legislation that would allow each of New York State's 62 c...

Ghosts of Clinton County

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

After reading Ghosts of Clinton County, there are just too many coincidences that leave the living to wonder if the spirit world doesn't want to be forgotten.

Doug Hoffman Calls Glenn Beck His Mentor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While Rush Limbaugh was out proclaiming former GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava "guilty of widespread bestiality," Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoff...

Where To See The Best Autumn Colors (MAP)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Autumn is back in all its multicolored glory! New York City is not exactly known for its nature, but this time of year what little greenery we have t...

The Women of Troy: Upstate Girls

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wayne Trujillo

"No makeup, all attitude." The cast of Brenda Ann Kenneally's documentary photo project is comprised of single upstate mothers living beneath the radar of the mainstream American dream.

A Visit to Castle Rock

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

You may have seen it from the road in Garrison, NY: a fairy tale-like castle poking out from the trees at the top of a mountain. It may have been L. Frank Baum's inspiration for the castle in the Wizard of Oz.

Ladies Who Lunch

Victoria Amory | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Victoria Amory

If you are looking to have a few sleepless nights, invite forty swell ladies for lunch at home. The Ladies from the Garden Club came to taste my food and receive a copy of my new book.

Getting The Finger From A Family-Filled Station Wagon

Rufus Lusk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rufus Lusk

Finally a beautiful morning and we were driving upstate feeling relaxed. NYC had been humid, the air white-filtered, phlegmatic. Buildings lost detail...

Gillibrand, Sitting in my Den

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

Less than three years ago, on a winter Sunday afternoon, Kirsten Gillibrand sat in the den of my 1850s farmhouse in upstate New York, contemplating her very first run for office.

Caroline Kennedy Would Be an Outstanding Senator for New York

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I've recently heard a lot of punditry questioning Caroline Kennedy's qualifications to fill Hillary Clinton's now empty seat in the United States Sena...

A Certain Mrs. Schlossberg

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

My old friend Jeff called me up the other day, and as always, the conversation turned to politics. With Hillary Clinton leaving the Senate to be Secre...

NY: Barack Takes a Bite

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Woodstock, NY---In America's most famous little town, still populated by pot smokers, pool players, grey-haired hippies, and successful writers, artis...