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

Monday, June 23, 2008


Some good things to cover this week. We'll start out slow for your Monday.

Metroland's Chet Hardin has covered the Bob Martiniano - No-Show Job - story. Hardin's coverage is very similar to the Channel 6 coverage....except Hardin has the job description...and knows that Martiniano does not work for the State...and knows that .....

Funny stuff and the type of coverage Gregg Floyd could have done if he had bothered to research the issue. What's that called again? When you gather research and facts? Oh, that's right: Journalism.


According to the Times Union: The day before a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured going down the steep Thompson Street hill, city crews had started safety improvements, Mayor Harry Tutunjian said today.

"It's sad. We were working to try to prevent it," Tutunjian said about the work, which started Tuesday and includes erecting new guardrails, a fence and warning signs.

The Tutunjian Administration really moved on this issue, like Ernie Lombardi running to First. Hell, it's only been a year since a child was killed at that same location. It's not like they had notice that something like this could happen to a child. Why the year delay? Too busy with pay raises? Suing the Council? Stomping First Amendment Rights?

High Caliber leadership, indeed.


Harry declared Troy the fastest or 2nd fastest growing polis in the region? From the Times Union:

Wilton issued building permits for 423 housing units in 2007, while the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy combined for just 66.

The numbers illustrate the continued northward and outward expansion of the Capital Region's population and the move away from older cities in favor of fast-growing suburbs.

In the city of Albany, for example, permits were issued for 48 residential units -- 20 apartment units and 28 single-family homes.

Troy, meanwhile, issued permits in 2007 for 14 single-family homes and no apartments, according to the data.

The city of Schenectady issued just four permits in 2007, all single-family homes.

Meanwhile, suburbs such as Halfmoon (permits for 223 units), Glenville (247 units) and Colonie (93 units) were far more popular with residential developers -- continuing the pattern seen in the Capital Region for decades.

Impressive. Remember, that's in 2007, before the evil Democrats took over and destroyed growth.

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