November 2015 NEWS ARCHIVE
Its backers say a proposed natural gas pipeline across Rensselaer and Berkshire counties is vital to New England’s energy needs and would cut costs for many utility customers. But opponents say a major new pipeline will carry steep environmental costs, isn’t needed, and represents a step backward at a time when the region should be moving away from reliance on fossil fuels. The debate over the pipeline will enter a new phase this month as its developer, Kinder Morgan Inc., files a formal application for the project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. read more
A dispute over access to sunlight has become the latest obstacle to a controversial proposal for a new five-story parking garage in downtown Saratoga Springs. City planning officials halted their review of the parking garage proposal last month after the owners of a neighboring restaurant went to court, claiming the City Council had abruptly rewritten a 25-year-old solar-power law to benefit the project.
Most people do not imagine Edith Wharton, the novelist of high-society New York, walking in the World War I trenches of Europe. But Wharton made six expeditions to the front lines over the course of a year in 1914-15. She came within sight of snipers, stood next to a sentry looking out into No Man’s Land, and visited the hospitals and encampments where wounded and shell-shocked soldiers were taken.
Joe Chirchirillo has had a lifelong fascination with building things. After enrolling in a furniture-making class in college, he became interested in sculpture, setting off a creative journey of more than 40 years that led him from metropolitan New York City to Vermont.