Sunday

BILL DOWD RUNNING 
FOR TROY (NY) 
CITY COUNCIL 
AT-LARGE SEAT

"Expand the spirit of revitalization to all corners of the City." 



This month, I accepted a formal invitation from the Troy Republican Party to vie for one of three at-large Council seats that will be decided by you, the voters, in November.

While I am a registered Republican, I consider himself an "ecumenical voter" and commentator who values the needs and values of the community above those of political parties. My personal voting record and my written analyses and commentaries reflect that philosophy. If elected to office my efforts will do the same.

If you are tired of confronting the same problems, the same tired ideas, and the same choices year after year, consider supporting someone who has a proven record in key positions, and who seeks no higher office.

I offer the voters a deep background in communication, management, fiscal administration, and public service. In addition to more than four decades in print and electronic journalism, most of them as a senior editor and manager, I also have been a tireless worker and two-time local club president on behalf of Rotary International, the 1.2-million member service organization that puts "Service Above Self" to aid students, families and communities locally and globally.

And, I have been, and will continue to be, a financial contributor to numerous entities that are an integral part of our community, such as the Troy Public Library, the Rensselaer County Historical Society and WMHT Educational Telecommunications, as well as many charitable organizations.



WILLIAM MILES DOWD is a veteran newspaper editor and columnist, a photo essayist and a competition judge and writer in the fields of spirits, wine and food. .

His list of websites, blogs and guides (seen at right) will lead you to a lot of reading you seldom find anywhere else.

The anthology "Barrels & Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y in Jiggers and Shots" that Dowd conceived, edited and co-wrote for the New York publishing house Sterling Epicure is available from such online book sites as Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and others.

Among magazines and news services that have carried Bill's work:

UNITED STATES
• Hearst News Service • New York Times New Service • SantĂ© • Life@Home • Capital Region Living • Great Lakes Boating Magazine • Editor & Publisher • Newspaper Research Journal • The Associated Press

UNITED KINGDOM
• Whisky Magazine • World News Network

MEXICO
• Tequila AfĂ­cionado

Among newspapers publishing his work:

UNITED STATES
• Miami Herald • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Houston Chronicle • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Albany Times Union • New Orleans Times-Picayune • Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel • (Phoenix) Arizona Republic • Tampa Tribune • Palm Beach Post • Saint Paul Pioneer Press • Philadelphia Inquirer • Philadelphia Daily News • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Fort Worth Star-Telegram • San Antonio Express-News • Alameda (CA) Times-Star • York (PA) Dispatch • Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press • Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel • Portland Oregonian • Contra Costa (CA) Times • Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin • Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette • Charlotte Observer • Boulder (CO) Daily Camera • Monterey County (CA) Herald • Detroit Free Press • Wichita Eagle • Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader • Falls Church (VA) News-Press • Anniston (AL) Star • Oakland (CA) Tribune • Rocky Mountain News (Denver) • Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record • Raleigh (NC) News & Observer • Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record • Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News • Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review • Belleville (IL) News-Democrat • Springfield (MA) Republican • Springfield (IL) Journal-Register • Ohio.com • Kentucky.com • Bradenton (FL) Herald • Laredo Morning Times • (Wilkes-Barre, PA) timesleader.com • Sarasota Herald-Tribune • San Diego Union-Tribune • Salt Lake (UT) Tribune • Providence Journal • Stamford (CT) Advocate • Greenwich (CT) Time • Winter Haven (FL) News-Chief

CANADA
• Montreal Gazette • Toronto Star • Edmonton Journal

MEXICO
• El Universal • The News.com (Mexico City)

SOUTH AFRICA
• East London Dispatch

INDIA
• Financial Express

INDONESIA
• Jakarta Post

ITALY
• Libero

And, among Web sites that have used his work:

UNITED STATES
• Examiner.com • Gayot.com • CRLmag.com • SmallScreenNetwork.com • Philly.com • AZcentral.com • TimesUnion.com • (Sarasota) HeraldTribune.com • ChefAndCooking.com • Albany2Go.com • JSonline.com • SantaCruzLive.com • StLtoday.com • Miami.com • MiamiHerald.com • Charlotte.com • EmeraldCoast.com • iBerkshires.com • DetNews.com • BWSnewsletter.com • FineWaters.com • NameTraq.com • Philly.com • MercuryNews.com • Broward.com • Surfwax.com • KnowledgePlex.com • TasteForTravel.org • TwinCities.com • MaltRiver.com • Binghamton (NY) PressConnects.com • Nola.com • InsideBayArea.com • Kansas.com • Kentucky.com • InsideDenver.com • InsideBoulder.com • Middletown (NY) RecordOnline.com • HighBeam.com • MaineFrame.org • SlashFood.com • Helium.com • AboutScotch.com • ChicoER.com • News&Observer.com • Myshortpencil.com • Myrtlebeachonline.com • Feedster.com • GreatLakesBoating.com • Bloglines.com • Topix.net • AssociatedContent.com • SpokesmanReview.com • Computernotebooksinfo.com • ZoomInfo.com • Laredo Morning Times (lmtonline.com) • Teonix.net • Recipes101.net • WarrenZevon.com • CleburneNews.com (AL) • Belleville.com (IL) • Bonvo.net • MASSlive.com • ThatsRacin.com/MyrtleBeachOnline • AllThatTravel.com • BuzzTracker.com • Feedster.com • ClickProShop.org • Ask.com • Bonvo.net • (Springfield, IL) sj-r.com • ThirstyTraveler.tv • Cartographers Without Borders • SignOnSanDiego.com • GotPoetry.com • Digital-Inspector.com • SuperGallery.com • UniQuest.net • Austin360.com • (Houston) Chron.com • StamfordAdvocate.com • GreenwichTime.com • WorldCelticConnection.com • Reference.com

MEXICO
• Mexico City News • ElUniversal.com • PuertoVallarta.com • RomingerLegal.com • TequilaAficionado.com • LosCabosGuide.com • BanderasNews.com • TheNews.com.mx

ARGENTINA
• AWToday.com

CARIBBEAN
• ElTumbaoCubana

UNITED KINGDOM
• Whitelabs.eu • WhiskyMag.com • Yzoo.com.uk • Grape Passions • UK Ask.com • WN.com

CANADA
• Canada.com • Montreal Gazette • theStar.com

AUSTRALIA
• OpenSalon.net

NEW ZEALAND
• Society.nzpcs.co.nz • Beer-resources.com

ITALY
• Abibo.it • digilander.libero.it

TURKEY
• TurkishDigest.com

GERMANY
• Abseits.de

SOUTH AFRICA
• Dispatch.co.za • Connoisseur's Club.co.za

RUSSIA
• okThaiFood.com

MAURITIUS
• Mauritius.blogsworldnews.com

INDIA
• FinancialExpress.com

INDONESIA
• old.thejakartapost.com

HUNGARY
• slathamdric.extra.hu • wertyc.extra.hu • toroi.extra.hu

POLAND
• suhfuni.prv.pl

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