Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 00:47:47 -0500
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
The newsgroup alt.culture.ny-upstate is, officially, concerned with
New York State north of Westchester. (The charter was written by a
native of Buffalo.) However, what is "really" upstate gets discussed
there. At one extreme, some claim that you're not really upstate if
you're not within easy walking distance of the Canadian border.
And -- is my memory faulty, or don't some dialect maps show Long
Island as being in the Upstate New York dialect area?
As for the old political division, actually it was a bit more
complicated. New York City voted Democratic, against rural Upstate.
Rural Upstate voted Republican, against the City. The Upstate cities
made various choices of party -- there not being a suitable third
dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]visi.com
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