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  Volume 26 - Number 34 -August 21, 2003

A Clearer Channel
By Travis Durfee


DJ Willie Colón has found redemption through music, and he shares his insights and experiences with his radio audience


Cover photo by Joe Putrock

It’s My Party Now!
By Travis Durfee

Hudson Mayor Rick Scalera “poltically maneuvered” for an independent party designation created by a longtime opponent—and he’s damn proud of it

Invasion of the Habitat Snatchers
By Ashley Hahn

Purple loosestrife and other invasive, non-native species have moved in like Tribbles, and New York won’t stand for it

Garnish Plates, Not Tax Returns
By Ashley Hahn

Government chokes on seized tax returns, agrees to give some of them back

Who’s Got the Power?
By Shelley Smithson

With help from their friends in high places—the White House and the New York State Capitol, to name two—energy industry profiteers got their deregulation, and gave back an electricity system doomed to fail

Spa City Confidential
By Shawn Stone

The summer place to be still holds secrets, along with some mysterious people and places

Savage Love
By Dan Savage

If Dan Savage won't answer your weird, disgusting, perverted, embarrassing questions about sex, perhaps you'd best keep them to yourself.

Best of the Capital Region 2003 Best of the Capital Region 2003

From pizza to politicians, from gift stores to guitarists, from sushi to ski areas: We've combed the region to find the best that's out there.
2003 Spring Fahion

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this summer available right here in the Capital Region.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2003 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2002 Spring/Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. Includes a special section dedicated to outdoor dining.
2003 Bridal Guide 2003 Bridal Guide

Don't fret about where to find your perfect wedding dress or how to plan the wedding of your dreams. Our bridal guide is filled with tips that will help you have the perfect wedding.
2002 Local Music Guide 2002 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
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