About Nippertown

What Is Nippertown?

Nippertown is an online magazine based in the greater Capital Region and Hudson Valley regions of New York and western Massachusetts, writing about local art, music, theater, film, and culture. It was started in May 2009 by Greg Haymes and Sara Ayers and continued until Greg’s untimely passing in April 2019.

In June 2019, the reins were passed over to Jim Gilbert and Laura DaPolito.

Editorial Staff

Jim Gilbert (Publisher, Partner)
Mike Stampalia (Editor-in-Chief, Partner)
Laura DaPolito (Community Relations, Partner)
Patrick White (Theater Editor)

Staff Writers

Mike Stampalia (Editor-in-Chief)
Laura DaPolito (Editor)
Patrick White (Theater Editor)
Lucas Garrett (Staff)
Will Foley (Podcast/Writer)
Michael Hochanadel (Writer)
Mark Hudson (Reviews)
Bill Kellert (Theater)
Andy Scullin (Podcast/Writer)
Don Wilcock (Blues)

Staff Photographers

Jim Gilbert (Editor)
Dakota Gilbert
Amy Klemme (Graphic Design)
Rudy Lu (Jazz)
Leif Zurmuhlen

Contributors

Jason Begin (Writer)
David Brickman (Writer)
Brian Chiappinelli (Writer)
Paul Coleman (Writer)
Stan Denis (Writer)
Nick Dicocco (Photographer)
Katie Dunham (Writer)
Carol Durant (Writer)
Kirsten Ferguson (Writer)
Karen Good (Writer)
Andy Gregory (Writer)
Michael Hallisey (Writer/Podcast)
Erin Harkes (Writer)
J Hunter (Writer)
Brian Klemme (Writer)
Mike Kohli (Writer)
Sarah Lajeunesse (Writer)

Robert Millis (Writer)
John Moore (Writer)
Johnny Morse (Podcast)
Jim Murphy (Writer)
Sean Nevison (Writer)
Chris Osborne (Podcast/Writer)
Maggie Roberts (Writer)
Chris Shaw (Writer)
September Sinclair (Writer)
Joe Sorbero (Writer)
Betsy Stambach-Fuller (Writer)
Kiki Vassilakis (Photographer)
Mateo Vosganian (Writer)
Drew Wardle (Writer)
Wendell Wright (Writer)
Piper Zurmuhlen (Writer)

Additional Contributors (alphabetically by last name)

Maddi Annunziata
Stephanie Bartik
Monica Bay
Gabe Birkby
Timothy Bopp
Julia Bradshaw
David Brickman
Susan Brink
Albert Brooks
Diego Cagara
Lisa Christopher
Ed Conway
Brian Cornish
Zach Culver
Katie Cusack
Elizabeth Delmonico
Joe Deuel
Michael Farrell
Kendra Farstad
Amelia Foreman
Nora Hones
Miles Hurley
Bryan Lasky
Omni Latimer
Molly Leib

Katie Lembo
Jacob Louis
Steve Malinski
Amy Modesti
Steve Nover
Chris Osborne
Brad Parmerter
Sara Pierson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
John Pitucci
Sal Prizio
Timothy Raab
Tim Reidy
Fred Rudofsky
Richard Ruotolo
Jessica Sherman
Rick Sleeper
Priscilla Soo
Tamara Starr
Kathy Stockbridge
Zach Troyanovsky
Emily VanderWiel
Chad Vergine
Glenn Weiser
Dan Wilder

Why Nippertown?

Greg and Sara liked dogs. They liked music. They especially liked large outdoor sculptures of dogs that look like they were listening to music.

Jim and Laura love dogs, in particular their two certified therapy dogs, Ellie and Truman. We also love music, art, and getting out and doing things in the wonderful Capital Region.

Legacy Contributors

Greg Haymes
Sara Ayers

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