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Change in one community

Change in one community

Kingston is becoming a hothouse for the interplay of past and future. How does a small city justifiably proud of its long and illustrious history negotiate its route to a prosperous future? How should it evolve?

It wasn’t a black hole, and they can’t see the Great Wall

It wasn’t a black hole, and they can’t see the Great Wall

If you ask anyone the first words spoken from the Moon, they’ll invariably mention the “One small step” speech. Actually, the first lunar words were, “Okay, engine stop,” uttered by Buzz Aldrin. Less than a minute later, Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed!” This July 20, 1969 photo of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module interior shows Aldrin during the lunar landing mission.

Kingston After Dark: A hostile alchemy

Kingston After Dark: A hostile alchemy

Dave Brenner is a sound architect and mind-pirate who performs in the noise project Gridfailure, which sounds like a haunted insane asylum under construction — a parade of jackhammers and banshee screams mixed with moments of uneasy calm. He’s bringing his chameleon-like sound project to Tubby’s on Broadway with local hardcore band Parkbench Messiah and Philly black metallurgists Zud in tow this Thursday, May 2 for a special night.

Power to the people!

Power to the people!

For more than 40 years New York State has been struggling to figure out how to transmit upstate and Canadian power down through the Hudson Valley to New York City. A lot has changed in that long period of time. State energy strategists see the alternatives differently than they used to. But the question of expanding the southward network of transmission lines has not gone away.

Two million for science studying

Two million for science studying

It was about six years ago, maybe more by now, that assemblyperson Kevin Cahill was shown around the Rhinebeck Middle School by district school superintendent Joe Phelan. The school was buzzing with hands-on activity.