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Save the Pine Bush Turns 46 Years Old!

Save the Pine Bush Turns 46 Years Old!

by Lynne Jackson Forty-six years ago, Save the Pine Bush came into being. On February 6, 1978, the Albany City Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on four developments in the Pine Bush: the Dunes, Pinehurst, Pine Circle, and a development by Charles Touhey. However, it snowed that day. It snowed so much that the offices of the New York State government were closed by the governor and stayed closed the next day. Just because the entire city was shut…

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Ward Stone — NYS Wildlife Pathologist Worked for the People

Ward Stone — NYS Wildlife Pathologist Worked for the People

Editor’s Note: Ward Stone died on February 8, 2023 at the age of 84. Ward Stone was a friend of Save the Pine Bush and often spoke at SPB vegetarian lasagna dinners. Here are two letters which describe Ward. The first letter was written by long-time friend, Lewis Oliver and sent to many media outlets, but, never published. The second letter from Tom Ellis was published in the Altamont Enterprise. Dear Mr. Seiler: The front-page article about the death of…

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Proposed Development in Colonie

Proposed Development in Colonie

by Lynne Jackson COLONIE, NY: The Town of Colonie Planning Board voted to recommend the rezoning of an 11.89 acre site at 4232 Albany Street from industrial to single-family residential after a public hearing on January 10. Five people spoke in opposition, four were from Save the Pine Bush. The rezoning would allow for construction of two houses on the property. The site is adjacent on two sides by land in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and the Albany Pine…

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Environmental crusader Ward Stone is dead at 84

Environmental crusader Ward Stone is dead at 84

Longtime state wildlife pathologist fought many battles against pollution — and his bosses at the Department of Environmental Conservation https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/environmental-crusader-former-radio-host-ward-17776032.php Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 11:22 a.m. HUDSON —Ward Stone, the longtime state wildlife pathologist whose name became synonymous with environmental activism as he helped uncover and publicize the threat of PCBs, died Wednesday in Columbia Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 84. Mercurial in his personal life and media-savvy in his professional endeavors, Stone cut a wide…

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Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert! Action Alerts! December, 1998/January 1999 Albany Residents – Call/Write To Your Alderman to Oppose the Drumlin Fields Office Complex Capital District Residents – Call/Write to Local Elected Officials Please call/write to Oppose these Guilderland and Albany Developments ACTION ALERT!! Write or Call Your State Legislators Today Ask for Money to Buy Pine Bush Your Voice Makes a Big Difference! The New York State Budget is being prepared and it’s that time of year when…

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Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush

Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush

Dear All, Save the Pine Bush made a great showing at the Albany County Legislature budget hearing held two days before Thanksgiving.  Seven of the eight speakers at the hearing asked for funds to buy Pine Bush.  Good for us! Tomorrow, December 5, the Albany County Legislature will vote on the budget.   Let’s continue our ask to the Albany County Legislature for funds to purchase the remaining privately-held properties in the Pine Bush ecosystem.   Anyone can speak at…

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Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Jim Travers, Save the Pine Bush Volunteer

Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Jim Travers, Save the Pine Bush Volunteer

ALBANY, NY: Lynne Jackson was asked to speak at Jim’s memorial service. Here are her edited comments. Jim was a passionate advocate for the environment. With Save the Pine Bush, he worked tirelessly opposing the expansion of the Albany Landfill in the Pine Bush. But, he especially worked to stop the City of Albany from operating a landfill on 361 acres of beautiful woodland in the Town of Coeymans, where he lived. Jim read and researched landfills extensively. He knew…

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Save the Pine Bush Update and the War on Terror

Save the Pine Bush Update and the War on Terror

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Lynne Jackson spoke about current developments in the Pine Bush and Steve Downs about The War on Terror – Twenty Years Later, at the February 23 Save the Pine Bush virtual meeting. After thanking SPB members for their financial contributions to assist one of SPB’s dinner chefs, Adam Baldwin, with his sudden medical bills, Lynne thanked Andy Arthur for creating an on-line “event sweeper” that quickly identifies proposed projects in the pine barrens sections of…

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December Ski/Hike at Blueberry Hill – Saturday December 3, 2022 at 9 AM

December Ski/Hike at Blueberry Hill – Saturday December 3, 2022 at 9 AM

December Ski/Hike at Blueberry Hill Saturday December 3, 2022 at 9 AM Meet at: Trailhead #4 Blueberry Hill East next to Kiddie Academy, 13 Columbia Circle, Albany Leader: Andy Arthur • For More Information: (518) 281-9873 The first week of December join us for a ski trip or hike in Blueberry Hill Area. If there is snow, bring skis or snowshoes. Otherwise just bring comfortable shoes and we will enjoy a nice morning walk around the Pine Bush enjoying the…

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4298 Albany Street, Town of Colonie

4298 Albany Street, Town of Colonie

Dear All, Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8, the Town of Colonie Planning Board will have a sketch plan review for an 8,000 sq foot warehouse on the 4.8 acre vacant lot behind Yonder Farms in the Albany Pine Bush — 4298 Albany Street.  The Planning Board meets at 6:00 PM at the Town of Colonie Memorial Town Hall, 534 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110. This is a relatively small lot and it’s next to existing warehouses and Yonder Farms, but it…

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SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2000s

SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2000s

2020s 🦋 2010s 🦋 2000s 🦋 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 2009 🦋 2008 🦋 2007 🦋 2006 🦋 2005 🦋 2004 🦋 2003 🦋 2002 🦋 2001 🦋 2000 2009 October/November 2009 – Download printable PDF version Bringing Back Sustainable Karner Blue Populations, October/November, 2009 September Biogas Talk, October/November, 2009 Buckmoth Monitoring, October/November, 2009 Neither a Borrower or a Lender Be, October/November, 2009 Pesticide Reductions Won at Albany Common Council – We can fight City Hall and Win!, October/November, 2009…

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Photos Listed by Date – 1970s/1980s

Photos Listed by Date – 1970s/1980s

Return to Newsletter Index 1984 George Brown Farm 1984 1983 Hamlet of Guilderland AKA Hamiltonville Glasshouse Doesburgh 1983 1982 Kidney Foundation Hike 1982 1981 PB Kidney Foundation HIkeathon oct 1981 View from Strawberry Hill toward High PointShaker Farm Site (1981) – Now International Truck Dealership Near Washington Ave. WalmartLynne Jackson and Linda Champagne Walking in Pine Bush in October 1981 1980 Kidney Foundation Hike 1980 – Golden Grass with Hikers 1977 Snowmobiles, Skiers, Winter Recreation in Albany Pine Bush Winter…

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Guilderland and Pyramid look for second suit, filed by Save the Pine Bush, to be dismissed 

Guilderland and Pyramid look for second suit, filed by Save the Pine Bush, to be dismissed 

Guilderland and Pyramid look for second suit, filed by Save the Pine Bush, to be dismissed  Monday, August 2, 2021 – 19:13 Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff The not-for-profit group Save The Pine Bush, in November 2020, celebrated when Westmere residents won a lawsuit (which was recently overturned) that stopped construction of two Pyramid projects. GUILDERLAND — With one win in hand, the town and Pyramid are looking to run up the score, asking the judge in a second lawsuit…

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Walk to Save the Pine Bush! – Saturday October 21st – 10K Walk to Save the Pine Bush! Saturday October 21st – 10K It’s time to put on those walkin’ shoes folks, enjoy the fresh autumn air, and help Save the Pine Bush’s efforts to halt the destruction of the Albany Pine Bush. The 2nd Annual Walk to Save the Pine Bush will take place on Saturday, October 21st, at 10:00 am. Here’s your chance to play an active role…

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Waste Management Pulls Out of Seeking to Dump in Albany’s South End Community – Dominick Calsolaro

Waste Management Pulls Out of Seeking to Dump in Albany’s South End Community – Dominick Calsolaro

By Dominick Calsolaro, June/July 2021 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter ALBANY: In April, Waste Management of New York, Inc, (WM) informed residents of Albany’s South End that it was again asking the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to approve a solid waste permit modification to allow WM to accept municipal solid waste (MSW) at its transfer station located in the Port of Albany. The facility is about 1,000 feet from Ezra Prentice Homes. MSW is putrescible waste, in other words,…

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Pine Bush Garage Sale – Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 4 pm

Pine Bush Garage Sale – Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 4 pm

Pine Bush Garage Sale – Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 4 pm Pine Bush Garage Sale Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 4 pm 1501 Siver Road, Guilderland, Corner of Siver and Lydius Streets Buy great stuff! And, we will accept donations of rummage (please, no clothes!). Either bring your rummage by on Friday, October 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm to 1501 Siver Road or call Sandra Camp at 456-4640 to make other arrangements or if you would…

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Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved  Albany Common Council Votes Against Pine Bush Approves Drumlin Fields Office Complex Ignores Commission and all Rational Thought by Lynne Jackson The Common Council, against the wishes of its constituents, major environmental organizations in Albany, Save the Pine Bush, and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, approved the re-zoning of 46 acres of Pine Bush from residential to commercial on Monday, March 15. The Pine Bush lost by only one vote. The Pine…

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Destroying History at The Pine Bush Preserve

Destroying History at The Pine Bush Preserve

by Steve Rider On its website it states that the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission “assure(s) the protection, restoration and management of the natural and cultural resources of the Albany Pine Bush.” However, in reality preservation of cultural resources is given little priority compared to the ecological goals. Original, unspoiled remnants of four historic roads can be found within the Preserve, some as part of the trail system, and nothing has been done to protect them nor to educate the…

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Making a Living as a Trash Picker The Landfill in Guatemala City

Making a Living as a Trash Picker The Landfill in Guatemala City

ALBANY: Mindy Whisenhunt and her daughter Alex spoke at the October Save the Pine Bush vegetarian lasagna dinner at the First Presbyterian Church. They have made two trips to the landfill outside of Guatemala City to volunteer with and organization called Camino Seguro or Safe Passage that helps the children of people who eke out an existence picking recyclables from the Guatemala City landfill. Volunteers such as Mindy and Alex go to Safe Passage for a week at a time….

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! Water Lines Removed!   Save the Pine Bush Victorious! Water Lines Removed!   published Aug/September, 98 Vegetarian Lasagna Dinner Pine Bush Hike Current Newsletter About Save the Pine Bush Virtual Photo Exhibit  Action Alerts Volunteer Nights Articles in Date Order Links Articles by Subject  Save the Pine Bush Home Email Save the Pine Bush

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

by Grace Nichols Have you noticed in driving through rural New York, that your windshield – which once would have been covered with the remnants of countless insect collisions are now fairly clean? This observation has been made globally and linked to severe declines in insect populations. Insects are a critical part of the ecosystem as a whole, as they are needed for the full pollination of flower plants, agricultural crops and as a food source for birds, amphibians, reptiles,…

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Proposed Lincoln Park Sewage Treatment Plant

Proposed Lincoln Park Sewage Treatment Plant

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Dan Van Riper spoke about the proposed Lincoln Park sewage treatment facility at the May 16 SPB dinner. His wife, Lynne Jackson, introduced him saying Dan has studied the sewage issue for more than ten years and written about it extensively on his blog Dan began saying, “This is a really complex issue and if you don’t understand it, I don’ blame you.” He said the city wants the treatment plant in the ravine along…

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Keith Schue and Ward Stone fire up “Save the Pine Bush” about the Proposed Gas Turbines and the ongoing toxin issues at Sheridan Hollow

Keith Schue and Ward Stone fire up “Save the Pine Bush” about the Proposed Gas Turbines and the ongoing toxin issues at Sheridan Hollow

ALBANY, NY: At our February Save the Pine Bush dinner, two speakers, Keith Schue and Ward Stone, spoke about how toxic pollutants continue to impact the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood in Albany and how it might get even worse. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) had planned to install a new Gas Power Plant in Downtown Albany at the old Sheridan plant, built in 1911, and still operates with steam from electricity derived from fracked gas shipped…

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Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis May Have Come to the Pine Bush

Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis May Have Come to the Pine Bush

It has come to my attention that Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis may have arrived in our beloved Pine Bush. These diseases are borne by ticks. Until the early 1990s, there were no ticks in the Pine Bush. Now, the Pine Bush seems overrun by these disease carrying insects. What are these diseases? Below is information from the National Institite of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reprinted directly from their website at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/ehrlichiosisanaplasmosis/ – Lynne Jackson, Editor Cause – Ehrlichiosis is caused by…

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Let Your Voice Be Heard! – Don’t Let Them Take Land from Preserve! Public Hearings on the Pine Bush Make your voice heard about Pine Bush Preservation! It does make a difference! Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 pm – There will be a hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the YWCA proposal at the Town of Guilderland, McCormacks Corners, Route 20, Guilderland. See article for details. Please call Jamie or Mary Malcome for information at 456-6246. A Monday or…

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Rezsin Adams, leader of Save the Pine Bush, passes away

Rezsin Adams, leader of Save the Pine Bush, passes away

ALBANY: It is with great sadness that Save the Pine Bush announces the passing of one of its founders and long-time leader, Rezsin Adams. Rezsin, born in Brooklyn on February 13, 1927, died peacefully yesterday at the age of 93. Rezsin met her husband, the late Dr. Theodore Adams, while attending college at the University of Rochester.  After marrying in 1947, and receiving a masters degree in physiology, Rezsin and her family moved to the City of Albany Center Square neighborhood in 1959….

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! – Developer Removes Water Lines! Lynne Jackson Lynne Jackson (shown here on the left), knew she was short, but this picture really emphasized the point! On the right is Ken Screvin of Channel 6 News and a reporter from WRGB Radio. Lynne Jackson, secretary to Save the Pine Bush, keeps the paperwork straight for the lawsuit, faxes lots of stuff, organized creating incredible maps for the exhibits, and obsesses about the case. Lynne Jackson, on…

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Residents foil meeting on Crossgates expansion

Residents foil meeting on Crossgates expansion

Residents foil meeting on Crossgates expansion   Residents foil meeting on Crossgates expansion Guilderland — Scores gather to keep a zoning board from advancing the project KIMBERLY MARTINEAU, Staff writer published on September 1, 1998 in the Times Union Nearly 200 residents refused to let the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals conduct a meeting Monday that some say would have advanced the proposed $100 million expansion of Crossgates Mall beyond the point of no return. The meeting had been called…

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! – Developer Removes Water Lines! Save the Pine Bush Victorious! Developer Removes Water Lines! August 10, 1998 was a great day for Save the Pine Bush. We watched as workers hired by developer Edward J. Pigliavento, Jr., removed water lines from the Pine Bush Preserve. Here are pictures from that wonderful day. Looking down Willow Street. The Pine Bush Preserve is on the left. The backhoe is digging up sand to find the water line…

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Nabokov’s Blues

Nabokov’s Blues

Nabokov’s Blues Save the Pine Bush Sues City of Albany and Department of Environmental Conservation Over Illegal Landfill in the Pine Bush ALBANY, NY: Save the Pine Bush filed suit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Albany over the permit approval for the City of Albany P-4 landfill expansion on Rapp Road. Save the Pine Bush is suing on the grounds that the permit approval was illegal because the authority to grant a…

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! – Developer Removes Water Lines! Why We Do This Here is a major entry point to the Pine Bush Preserve. It is simply beautiful here. On the left, just out of range of the photo, is the location of the Tera Court subdivision. This is why we chose to fight this development. This photo actually does not do the area justice, go out and see for yourself why we like this land to stay just…

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! – Developer Removes Water Lines! Do You Want to Buy a Home Here? Coldwell Banker has put up one of these signs in front of each proposed housing lot for the subdivision Tera Court which Edward J. Pigliavento, Jr. wants to build on Willow Street. Except, these quarter-million dollar and up custom houses will have no municipal water. And, our case is not over yet. Photo taken by Louis F. Ismay, August 10, 1998 and…

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Letters to Save the Pine Bush

Letters to Save the Pine Bush

Letters to Save the Pine Bush   Letters to Save the Pine Bush Here is a sampling of letters written to Save the Pine Bush and some responses written by Lynne Jackson: From: rngeorge@gw.dec.state.ny.us (Richard Georgeson) To: pinebush@aol.com To Lynne Jackson:   Lynne – In your history of Save the Pine Bush section of your web page, you incorrectly state, “In September of 1978, there were no environmental laws in effect in New York State.”   However, in 1978 there…

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New York to Buy Pineland Tract From L.I. Scouts

New York to Buy Pineland Tract From L.I. Scouts

New York to Buy Pineland Tract From L.I. Scouts The following is part of an articlle printed in the New York Times. We are pleased that more land is being added to the Long Island pine barrens preserve. New York to Buy Pineland Tract From L.I. Scouts by The New York Times RlVERHEAD, L.I., Dec. 17 When the Nassau County Council of Boy Scouts announced plans last summer to sell 147 acres in the Pine Barrens preserve to a golf…

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The Rome Sand Plains

The Rome Sand Plains

The Rome Sand Plains The Rome Sand Plains by Lynne Jackson Earlier this month, my husband and I had the pleasure of being given a personal tour of the Rome Sand Plains, a geological and biological sister to our Pine Bush. Located southeast of Rome, New York, the Sand Plains are similar to our Pine Bush, but also different. Our guides were my old friend Carol Alarie, planner for the City of Rome, and her 6 year-old daughter, Alicia. Formed…

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor To the editor: With all due respect, the article in the recent Save the Pine Bush newsletter titled "Bethlehem Pickled," was inaccurate in several important respects. As the reporter who has been writing on this issue from the get-go (for The Spotlight), I have to disagree with some of the characterizations made about local and state officials. Number one, there was never any attempt made by Bethlehem town officials to have residents…

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The Advantages of An Unpoisoned Lawn

The Advantages of An Unpoisoned Lawn

The Advantages of An Unpoisoned Lawn The Advantages of An Unpoisoned Lawn by Frank Baird and Leslie Benjamin Children can play on it. Pets can walk on it without shoes. Clover can live in it, and people can hunt for four leaf clovers in it. Worms can live under it, and birds can hunt for them on it. Rabbits and ducks can graze on it. Geese and other birds won’t die on it. People can breathe the air above it….

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GE Brings Dead Things To Life – Breathe Those PCBs

GE Brings Dead Things To Life – Breathe Those PCBs

GE Brings Dead Things To Life – Breathe Those PCBs GE Brings Dead Things To Life Breathe Those PCBs By Daniel Van Riper World renowned PCB researcher Dr. Brian Bush spoke to a capacity crowd at the Feb. 18, 1998 Save the Pine Bush dinner at 1st Presbyterian Church in Albany. Dr. Bush, who has spent 26 years at the cutting edge of PCB research, recently made national news when he was purged from his State job for political reasons…

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Devil Eats Developer – Massive Coverup Alleged

Devil Eats Developer – Massive Coverup Alleged

Devil Eats Developer – Massive Coverup Alleged Devil Eats Developer Massive Coverup Alleged By Daniel Van Riper The endangered Albany Pine Bush Devil, making it’s first reported appearance since last April Fools, has attacked and eaten developer Charlie Touhey, thus dramatically ending his stubborn and irrational plans to destroy Pine Bush acreage at 300 Washington Ave. Extension. The Albany Pine Bush Devil is a rare subspecies of the equally rare Jersey Devil found in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey….

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Even Environmentalists Have a Sense of Humor

Even Environmentalists Have a Sense of Humor

Even Environmentalists Have a Sense of Humor Even Environmentalists Have a Sense of Humor A sense of humor is essential to surviving the rigors of being an activist and fighting one of the oldest political machines in the U.S. Have you ever heard of the Ladies Against Women? I understand the group was formed to follow Phyllis Schaffly around at her speeches and ask her for her cookie and cake recipes. They have a way of poking fun at just…

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Divided Highways

Divided Highways

Divided Highways Divided Highways by Rezsin Adams The Interstate and Defense Highway System – – the "divided highways" – – was initiated by President Eisenhower in the early 1950’s to connect cities in the U.S. (in the case of enemy bombing, rail lines are more vulnerable than highways). Eisenhower wanted a highway system like the European Autobahns. Divided highways – – super-highways – – have fundamentally changed how we live and work, said Skidmore Professor Tom Lewis at our January…

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Creek’s Bend Cohousing

Creek’s Bend Cohousing

Creek’s Bend Cohousing Creek’s Bend Cohousing Peter McGowan & David Pettie by Rezsin Adams There are about 30 cohousing pro-jects in progress in the United States now. What is cohousing? Cohousing is unlike developer-built housing–the customer is not handed a finished product. A group of people, forming a small community, plan, design (with the help of architects, construction firms and others), market, build (with concern for the earth) and are, in every way, fully participating in the development of their…

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Albany Area Coalition for Light Rail

Albany Area Coalition for Light Rail

Albany Area Coalition for Light Rail   Christian Gunther: Albany Area Coalition for Light Rail by Rezsin Adams "Albany Area" means Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy.) The Capital District Transportation Com-mittee has prepared 5-year and 20-year plans–the 5-year plan is "New Visions" but is hardly visionary: light rail maybe in 20 years! Light rail is lighter than trolleys–2-3-4 cars in a line, usually overhead electric. Light rail would have the right-of-way and be non-polluting. It would be ideal for corridors,…

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Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future

Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future

Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future Driving Backwards Transportation Committee Shuns The Future By Daniel Van Riper Don’t expect to take a take a train to Saratoga anytime soon. Regional traffic planners appear to have little political will to provide taxpayers and citizens of the Capital District with alternatives to driving cars, such as light rail, busses or even bicycle paths. Kristina Younger, Senior Transportation Planner for the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), spoke at the January 22nd…

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Location Is Everything – Kunstler Offers Solutions

Location Is Everything – Kunstler Offers Solutions

Location Is Everything – Kunstler Offers Solutions Location Is Everything Kunstler Offers Solutions By Daniel Van Riper We are living in "the national automobile slum. That is the human ecology of the United States." Thus spoke novelist and reformer of architecture James Howard Kunstler, who returned to speak at the May 13, 1998 Save the Pine Bush dinner at 1st Presbyterian Church in Albany. Since we last saw him two years ago, he has been "lecturing across the country for…

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Walk in the Pine Bush!

Walk in the Pine Bush!

From Andy Arthur, our hike leader: Save the Pine Bush Hike Canceled That said, you are more then welcomed — and encouraged to take your own hikes at the Albany Pine Bush. Unlike other public lands in the area, the area is snow and ice free. Additionally, based on my recent walks in the preserve, the all trails are dry and mud-free except a short section of the Red Trail at the Great Dunes off Willow Drive near the vernal…

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Storm Over the Mountains

Storm Over the Mountains

by John Wolcott This will be but the latest of several Overview Hikes SPB has sponsored over the years, to points around the rim of the Albany Inner Lowland Basin. We will view the Pine Bush from various points in and near Thacher Park. The hike is free and the public is cordially invited Most of them have been to High Point, Thacher Park and Pinnacle Mountain. We see no reason to discontinue these events now in spite of State…

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Proposed Landfill Expansion a Collision of Factors

Proposed Landfill Expansion a Collision of Factors

ALBANY — Those squiggly compact fluorescent light bulbs are being touted as an easy solution to save energy and fight global warming. But there are drawbacks: The bulbs contain toxic mercury, and so far there is no easy way to recycle them. In the Capital Region, homeowners are being encouraged to keep burned-out CFL bulbs until local hazardous waste recycling days, although state law allows homeowners to throw bulbs into the regular trash. "If a resident calls me now, I…

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More on the West Nile Virus

More on the West Nile Virus

More on the West Nile Virus More on the West Nile Virus To follow up on Ward Stone’s talk at the September Save the Pine Bush Dinner, according to the Albany Times-Union, the disease has spread to 12 states and the District of Columbia, from New York and New England and as far south as North Carolina. In addition to the many birds that have been infected, horses, bats, cats, raccoons, rabbits and a skunk, as well as people, have…

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