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Our far-flung region is diverse, but lacks true cohesiveness

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While it may not be immediately apparent, we happen to live in the 46th largest metropolitan area in the United States and the fourth largest in New York state, according to the federal Office of Management and Budget. At last count, some 1,170,483 of us are socioeconomically tied to an Albany-Schenectady-Troy urban core, but dispersed over an area that ranges from the foothills of the Berkshires to the Mohawk Valley and from Glens Falls to ...

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June 9, 2013
8:13 a.m.

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That provincial culture is exactly why there are 13 cities, 143 towns and 62 villages all replicating each others services and costing everyone so much more than necessary. But, that's how they want it here. That imaginary line around a tiny city, village and town is well worth to them the high cost of taxes to support their little kingdom and keep it separate from the adjacent little kingdom.