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Cuba Libre: Still a worthy goal

Now may be a good time to reread this novel.

Now may be a good time to reread this novel.

Cuba is way off my beat, but like everyone else I've been interested in President Obama's decision to resume diplomatic relations with the Castro government. It reminded me of two things, a novel by Elmore Leonard and an experience I had as a high school student more than half a century ago. Continue reading

How to foil would-be thieves

"It" refers to your car and probably your house too.

"It" refers to your car and probably your house too.

People returning to North Albany from town have been passing this reader board for the past few days. It's part of a campaign by the Albany police to remind people not to make things easy for thieves, especially this time of year when cars may be loaded with gifts. Continue reading

Something’s new along Cox Creek

This is not meant to be a bike rack, but it serves.

This is not meant to be a bike rack, but it serves.

A new feature has appeared on the Cox Creek Path, one of Albany's bike and walking trails, and an interesting item it is. Continue reading