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Foreign student helps host family see region in new, positive light

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My daughter has become quite fond of telling me how boring it is growing up in the Capital Region. While we used to refer to the larger area of the Capital Region as “Smalbany,” she and her friends now refer to it more specifically as “Smallectady.” Once she passed her road test, she modified her opinion. “Dad,” she said, “Things have changed. I always thought there was nothing to do here, but now that I ...

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