What you can do about the phone book menace

phonebook in snow

Ick.

So, news of the coming onslaught of phone books got us wondering what exactly happened to Albany's effort to keep them off our doorsteps. City councilman Joe Igoe got some national press when he championed the effort last spring, but we haven't heard much about it since.

Well, it turns out his proposal is still out there. Igoe says there's a committee meeting on the issue next Thursday at 5:30 at Albany city hall. The meeting is open to the public, so if you've had enough, show up and let 'em know. Meanwhile, if you don't want a book next year, Igoe says you can sign the Do Not Deliver registry at ypdnd.com.

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