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Shining a light on Old Glory

Eastern Parkway flag a beacon 24/7 for nearly three decades

Stanley and Barby Harris of Schenectady, sit on their front porch with their dog Simmi and their American flag that is up 24/7 and illuminated at night.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Stanley and Barby Harris of Schenectady, sit on their front porch with their dog Simmi and their American flag that is up 24/7 and illuminated at night.
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Evening falls. And light shines on the front porch of the Harris residence at 2116 Eastern Parkway. The illumination isn’t for Barby and Stanley Harris, who live upstairs in the two-family house between Livingston and Parkside avenues. The lumens are for the American flag, which Harris has kept in an overnight spotlight on Eastern for nearly 30 years. “I have no idea, it just happened,” Barby Harris said, sitting on a wicker loveseat with her ...


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