We decided to end this blog after three-plus years of covering area politics.
When we started this blog, there was a Republican governor, Republican DA, Republican Congressman, Republican Assemblyman and a Republican-controlled Troy City Council.
Things have changed and it is more fun shooting up than down.
We may or may not return in the future so please check back occasionally.
Thanks to all of our readers, supporters and detractors as well as the areas elected officials. Without you, this never would have been a successful venture. In the world of local blogs, we think it was successful:
1- over 350,000 visitors;
2- over 4,500 comments;
3- Mentions in The Record, Times Union, Metroland + City Council meetings;
4- Comments from political candidates;
5- 3 indictments but no convictions;
6- 2 communicable diseases.
But, again, it was you, the reader, that made it all possible. So, thanks. Take care, be safe and always question our elected officials, even if its just to knock them down a peg. It's our duty it's fun and it's fat free.
A special thanks to the area print media, including people like Jim Franco and Chet Hardin. They always gave us a fair shake and did not dismiss the potential of this new medium.