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By   /   April 12, 2011  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Facebook member Ray Usrey posted this photo of the telephone switchboard and operators at the office downtown, taken in 1954. Members commented on the long work hours and the uncomfortable seating the operators endured during their shifts. Several members had either worked for the phone company or had parents that had during that time period. The work was hard and confusing, but the pay was good.


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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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