The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Monday, March 05, 2007


For some background, read the Shawn Charniga piece.

The North Greenbush Reform Democrats created their own committee for raising funds and supporting candidates. The recent controversy goes something like this:

The Reform Democrats receive a contribution of $2,000. The contribution comes from Allstate Remodeling. Per New york State Law, the contribution is included in the committee's electronic filings. Contrary to New York State Law, no address is disclosed. Allstate Remodeling is listed as an "A", an individual or partnership. Although, hypothetically speaking, a person could be named Allstate Remodeling, the contributor is probably a partnership.

The contribution was subsequently amended to list the contributor as Statewide Remodeling. Statewide is listed as a "B", or corporation. Statewide's Address is 121 Adams Street, Troy, NY. Unfortunately, Statewide is no longer in business. The New York State Department of State indicates the corporation is inactive and Statewide's agent for service of process is a law firm that hasn't been around for years.

*The above photographs are random and do not, we repeat, do not, depict 121 Adams Street.*

In any event, as can be seen from the above photographs, Statewide Remodeling is no longer in business. And if 121 Adams Street was their showpiece office, we now know why.

On a side note, it's the policy of the Troy Polloi to take sides in intra-party warfare. We have no dog in this fight, no horse in the race, no baklava in the ջեռոց . We don't know if the reform Dems are real Dems and real reformers. We don't know if the other Dems are the hell spawn of Satan. We simply will not cash checks for either of them.

What we do know is that it's damn hard to find a good remodeling business in Troy.

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