|Glove factory, back in the day. See those things? Those are called people. You don't see much of that anymore. (from the internets|
|Main Street, Gloversville NY (from the internets)|
However, negativity aside, it is one of those gems that, while it may never again be what it was, will have a long and generally happy future. It's got everything people are starting to want (walkability, human scale, Small Town America), things people will eventually need (rail infrastructure and rights-of-way) and not all that much in the way of liabilities (suburban strip mall parking lot garbage). Really, if there was just a commuter train to the Capital Region cities, it'd be perfect.
Tonight's concert, for which I'll be sitting in with the tuba section, will be held at Wolfarth's Pond on South McNab Avenue at 7:00 pm. If you're in the area, come check it out. Civic bands are one of the most winning and loved aspects of Small Town America. During this time of economic misfortune and an ever-more-dismal human environment, entertainment is becoming even more important, and it's even better when provided by real human beings.