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Schenectady organization reuniting families one father at a time

By Dan Bazile

Spectrum News

July 20, 2021

 Schenectady organization is reuniting families one father at a time. For one local man, joining the group was nothing short of life changing.

Planting trees is part of Kenneth Brooks’ day job. You could also say it’s a metaphor for his life. When planting trees, you need a vision, a good foundation and...

Newest Schenectady Greenmarket vendor looks to steer youth away from incarceration
By: Brian Lee

May 9, 2021

Niyanna Brooks is rewriting child labor laws.
The 8-year-old city girl was engaged with the public as she and other youngsters helped sell baked goods from under the Cornerstone Bakery Project’s tent at the Schenectady Greenmarket Sunday.
A new addition to the weekly farmers market..

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Walter Simpkins, a force for Schenectady’s Black community 
By: Walter Grondahl

January 19,2021

SCHENECTADY — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Walter Simpkins and I sat in his living room, surrounded by African folk art and books on Black history, Curtis Mayfield softly singing soul on the stereo, and we talked about race.
He lives in the heart of Hamilton Hill, maligned for...

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