About Our Blog “Smalbany, New York”
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There’s something about small cities and the little towns that cluster around them. Somehow there’s a sort of contagion that happens. Albany and the towns that surround that locale, including the towns in the foothills of the Catskills, in northern Greene County, western Columbia County, Rensslaer County and Schenectady County seem to share the arrogance that comes with being small and declining, necessitating a certain defensiveness or in the worst cases, a certain species of treachery and self-centeredness, perhaps akin to response to feeling threatened, a survival instinct from a primeval past.
There’s an awful lot happening in Smalbany, Ravena, Coeymans, New Baltimore, just to name a few of the hotbeds of juicy scandal and banditry.
If the residents are not on the attack, or in someone’s pocket, they tend to lay low and let the loudest among them fight it out. Local news media are failures, struggling, snapping up any putrid bait they can and rushing to spill ink–hoping it won’t backfire. You’re safe if you have some dirt on them or if you can afford to sue. Sound familiar?
So many of the attacks are ambush, under cover of darkness, and most of the time you won’t know where the shots are coming from.
We’d like to change that with this blog. We’d like to tell it like it really is and print what the logrolling editors won’t either to save their own necks, to avoid rocking the boat, or because they’re in that special inner circle, on the local A-list.
You should also know that we encourage your participation but this is not one of those hit-and-run sites where you can leave a nasty anonymous message and hide behind a fake identity. We require all contributors to have a valid e-mail address when leaving a comment. The e-mail will not be published but it just keeps the game clean. We hope you appreciate our efforts.
Please read the visitors’ comments made by our readers. If you go to the bottom of any post you will see the key words (a.k.a. categories) and at the end of those words you’ll see the word “Comments.” If you click “”Comments” you can leave a comment or read others’ comments (to which you can also reply).
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We hope you’ll stick with us and send us your comments. Tell us what and how you feel. Stand up! You don’t have to take it anymore!
Be welcome and enjoy your visit!
P.s. Do a neighbor a favor and send them a link to this blog.
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