Paul Burkhardt

Wind Power Gains Force in New York State

The Brooklyn Brewery recently gave its customers one more reason to feel good about drinking beer: the company uses wind-generated energy to produce its beverages. Although supporting this renewable resource raised the New York-based company’s electric bill more than 15%, president Steve Hindy thought the extra expense was worth setting a community example. “I think we might be selling more…

Righteous Duo Preserves, Adapts Buffalo’s Architecture

If Ani DiFranco left Buffalo, N.Y., she’d be following a trend: The population of the blue-collar town has been shrinking for years. But singer/songwriter has never followed the crowd. With longtime manager Scot Fisher, DiFranco started an independent music label, Righteous Babe Records, and based it in Buffalo. Thirty releases and 13 years later, she and Fisher are still there,…