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SCOPE wins some initial victories

Board President Maxine Brisport said she had planned to keep the survey secret until next week at the very least, because she hadn’t had enough time to read the results.

It's the most wonderful day of the year

Ahh, Election Day. So many people want my vote. They'd better hope they've given me their cell phone number...

Get your freshly slaughtered meat here!

Despite the risk of having to rip feathers from a steaming-warm, just-dead chicken, I ventured out to the new butcher shop to see whether freshly-killed meat really tastes better than long-dead meat wrapped in grocery store plastic.

If only I were Superwoman

The police union seems to think I have super powers. It's too bad, but I must sadly report that I cannot hear through walls. Nor can I see through lead, or leap buildings in a single bound. Alas.

Send me your secret press releases

I am prohibited from allowing you to review, disclose, copy, disseminate, distribute or use any information included in this e-mail. So don't tell anyone!

Searching for Sam

U.S. Rep. Samuel S. Stratton is still one of the most recognizable names in Schenectady. But in the Gazette's library, he's nowhere to be found.

Proving rumors false at midnight

Tips from a source's friend-of-a-friend never turn out to be true. But there I was, at midnight, when I could've been sleeping...

Dealing with amateurs

On Tuesday, I called 59 city finance departments across the state to get one basic budget number. At first I was enthusiastic, because the first two finance commissioners I called were able to give me their total budget expenditure without even pausing to look it up.

New land-speed FOIL record

Waiting for a Freedom of Information Request can be measured in weeks, months, or even years. But never before have I gotten juicy, highly relevant government data in just seven minutes.

Why are you here?

I have never before been asked that question at a news conference. Usually, people are simply happy to get print coverage, or unhappy to see that a hundred of us have shown up.

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