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Crowds drawn to Schenectady streets for president's visit

Protesters and supporters on Erie Boulevard wait to get a glimpse of the presidential motorcade traveling on I-890.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Protesters and supporters on Erie Boulevard wait to get a glimpse of the presidential motorcade traveling on I-890.
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The view was brief and obstructed, but for most of the people who braved the cold Friday in downtown Schenectady, the momentary glimpse of President Barack Obama’s motorcade made it all worthwhile. “How is it not worth it? How is this not exciting?” exclaimed Schenectady native Anthony Jappa, whose vantage point allowed him to see the very top of the passing cars on the I-890 overpass, 100 yards from his spot on Erie Boulevard. “We’re ...

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