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A dispute rippling from planned improvements on the New York side of the Peace Bridge connecting New York and Canada has divided the American and Canadian members of the binational board that oversees it, with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo lamenting that projects important to New York's economy have languished while Canadian-side improvements have moved along.
Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
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As the barges arrive and work trestles are built on the Hudson River, it's clear the $3.9-billion replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge means jobs.
But just how many remains to be seen. Will it be as many as 45,000, as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said, or just enough to scrape together a softball team? Maybe we should split the difference?
A recent four-page state report concluded that the...Read more »