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Vol 9.48   
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The image Lunch Atop A Skyscraper was shot in 1937 as one of the towers at Rockefeller Center was going up. The Depression was still waging. Poverty was a known factor, and the fickle nature of ALICE insecurities were as yet unknown. (The photographer was unknown).
The Real State Of The Economy...
Are You Struggling To Survive Or Readying To Fall Into Poverty?

REGIONAL – A new report from United Way on financial insecurity in New York State shows that about 45 percent of households in Ulster County are living on a financial knife edge. The report focuses on so-called ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, whose income lies between outright poverty and a minimum "survival budget" that's required to afford housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, taxes and everything else. The ALICE threshold varies across the state depending on local cost of living indexes, but the average for a family of four is $62,472.   > MORE

Big Changes In Rochester
The Town Searches For A New Highway Superintendent...
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Toxic History?
Napanoch's Paper Mill Was Just One Among Many Local Industries
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Celebrating A Museum's Own History
The Ellenville's Terwilliger Turns 50 With A Party!
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Scenic Gunks' Viewshed Under Threat...
New Crawford Cell Tower Faces Opposition
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Heard Around Our Towns...
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Facts & Opinions ARE Separate Things - Keep Columbus Day On The Calendar - When Losers Become Winners - Running The Numbers - Let's Look At The Electoral College Anew - Don't Trust Cuomo's Immigration Plans
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