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From Russia with a Love ... of sausage

Family that bought Bilinski’s nearly 30 years ago transformed local meat factory into organic pioneer

Bilinski Sausage Mfg. Co. employee Sal Rivera arranges a rack of chicken sausages, before the smokehouse in the production area at Bilinski's in Cohoes.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Bilinski Sausage Mfg. Co. employee Sal Rivera arranges a rack of chicken sausages, before the smokehouse in the production area at Bilinski's in Cohoes.
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You can smell the Bilinski sausage factory before you’re actually inside the sprawling building off Lark Street in Cohoes. And if you’ve never been inside a sausage factory, the whole experience can be a bit overwhelming to the senses. But if you really want to put your sense of smell into overdrive, just ask to see the smokehouse. “All the way back,” said Stacie Waters, company president. “There’s sausage as far back as you can ...


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Niskyboy
November 26, 2012
10:50 a.m.

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As I recall, Steve Schonwetter was a terrific runner in high school at Linton High. Seems to me he was the fastest schoolboy miler in the nation one year in the late 1960s, with a time of ~4:10. Anyone remember?

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