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'Stay-in-place' conventions disappoint NY delegates hoping for fanfare

1 month ago   |   By Times Union

WASHINGTON - Barbara Drago remembers the 1980 Republican National Convention as one of the best experiences of her life.
The Albany resident fondly recalls everyone from Hollywood celebrities to "the local worker bee" hobnobbing in the crowd at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, eager to put Ronald Reagan in the White House. Now 64, Drago had been eager to attend her second convention in 2020 as an alternate. But the coronavirus dashed her prospects of going, along with those of so many others.
“I'm still disappointed, but I understand we are going to have a marvelous showing with virtual...
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