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FOIA: Better, but still lacking

New bill improves federal Freedom of Information Act, but more needs to be done


‘Creepy’ bats? Consider them welcome guests

Bats get a bad rap. People think they are scary, creepy, sneaky, gross and dangerous , that they all have rabies and that many suck blood.

Foss Forward

How long until Cuomo programs bear fruit?

It’s enough to make you wonder whether Cuomo’s economic development strategy is a house of cards, at risk of imminent collapse.

Foss Forward

Vacation: Perfect time to hit the Trail

We liked the idea of biking across New York, and we decided to start in Buffalo. The Erie Canal is historically significant, and it took us to numerous places we’d otherwise never visit.

Foss Forward

A stop at the Oneida Community Mansion House

In praise of offbeat lodging

Foss Forward

Fireworks law gives license for idiocy

Legalizing fireworks has led to people shooting them off whenever and wherever they want.

Tanglewood notes

Crowds: Bob Dylan (edgy); James Taylor (amiable)

In two successive concerts July 2 and 3, both artists drew big crowds, but James Taylor’s was notably bigger.

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