Haven’t done OPB in a while… year-end roundup time!
Change CNY talks Empire Zones and I-81.
Fault Lines is also looking in on the local I-81 discussion (an elevated highway is contemplated in Utica), and includes a quote by Sandra Barrett of the Onondaga Citizens League.
Phil at Racing in the Street wonders if established charities are contributing to the success of the questionable Planet Aid drop-off boxes in the Syracuse area.
Northern New York Follies assesses the legacy of state senator Jim Wright and the handing-off of the Republican endorsement for the seat to my Assemblyman, Young Will Barclay.
Five Wells on deer overpopulation woes. (A subject close to my own heart, although I haven’t contemplated learning to use a gun.)
North: Adirondack Almanack reports on the outcome of a battle for control of the radio waves around Lake Placid.
South: The Invisible Flood Blog (on vacation in the UK, apparently) on the fear of Christmas flooding back home across from the Susquehanna.
West: From occasional commenter Wild Turkey Desire, a post on New York State’s proposal to buy the last two undeveloped Finger Lakes, Hemlock and Canadice.
East: A cool full-screen slideshow of winter driving photos from NY Cowboy.
Serious winter photos from English Russia.
From World Hum (Travel Dispatches from a Shrinking Planet), a Canadian correspondent writes Confessions of a Cross-Border Shopper… in Syracuse.
And on a technical note, I have nothing to add to this ZDNet rant on content management systems except: “Been there, done that.”