Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rensselaer News

Searching for City of Rensselaer news online is very challenging, so there's a great deal of value in having this news aggregated somewhere. But I'm traveling more now, and taking two evening classes, so I no longer have time to post every news article with a Rensselaer reference. I'll try to hit some highlights, especially if the story gets better when you incorporate other web sources. (The newspapers will never link you off their sites.)

For those who want to stay up-to-the-minute, I've added a Twitter feed on the sidebar, and a list of Rensselaer News Searches. Please try them out. (You will have to wade through a lot of stories mentioning Rensselaer County that aren't related to our City.)

Be aware that the Times-Union site is horrible for finding local news. Very few articles related to the City of Rensselaer actually get listed in their "Rensselaer County Stories" or "Your Town - East Greenbush" sections. Even searching on their site for "Rensselaer" doesn't find all their stories that include the word Rensselaer - I can't figure out why. The best workaround is to search the Times-Union via the Google News Advanced Search (see my link in the sidebar).

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