Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Doobie Brothers and Chicago

Last night I attended The Doobie Brothers and Chicago concert and wrote a review on it this morning. The guest-singer I mentioned in the review, Gene Gilbert, doesn't have any photographs of himself on-stage, he sent me a very nice letter about it:

I am Gene Gilbert, I sang with Chicago as mentioned in your article. By chance do you have any photos that you could share with me. As a one in a life time opportunity I want to endeavor to obtain every aspect of the show as I can....In addition, my son's camera battery went dead as he used it way too much for back stage footage.

In closing, thank you for writing a nice review of me, as I personally thought I did not do well. You are way too kind.
Gene Gilbert

If anyone has any pictures of him, please send them to me and I will pass them along. My email is:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Possible bidder for county landfill?

I spoke to Keith Manz earlier today, who is leaving his position as the Director of Planning and Engineering to take over the role of Saratoga County's Public Works Commissioner, and he had some interesting news.

Manz says he is giving a walk-through of the Saratoga County landfill tomorrow morning, to a prospective bidder. He said that while he was interviewing for the new job, one of the main queries was how he could streamline the county and make it run more efficiently. One of his ideas, a popular one at that, is to privatize the county landfill. Manz is getting a running start at his new job, I wish him good luck.

Hello Saratoga County!

I am the new reporter at The Saratogian, taking over Michael Cignoli’s job as reporter for the county. I know Michael will be missed, but rest assured you will still find his words in our sports section.

A little bit about me: I recently graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, where I earned a B.A. in Journalism. I specialized in photo journalism and had a photography internship at The Philadelphia Inquirer. After my internship I was driven to get a reporting job that would still let me play around with photography and videography on my down times. 

I grew up in Central Pennsylvania and I’m excited to be leaving the city life for Saratoga Springs, I couldn’t have imagined a better place to relocate. Everyone I run into and work with have been incredibly kind, from the people serving me coffee at Uncommon Grounds to the Town Supervisors I interview for articles. For that, I say thank you Saratoga Springs. It isn’t easy moving to a new place alone but the residents of Saratoga County have certainly eased the burden. 

If you are interested in seeing any samples of my photojournalism, take a look at: