Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
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.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
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!
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
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...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
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.
Friday, July 24, 2009
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.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Has anybody actually read the federal HIPAA law, which everyone cites in refusing to provide patient medical information?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
There’s not always enough time to do a story rehashing a previous story with nothing new to say except, “And it all worked out just like they hoped.”