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Chrissy was born and raised in Mechanicville, NY and has worked in radio for nearly 24 years. She lived and worked on Long Island, NY, West Palm Beach, FL, Buffalo, NY and Portland, ME. She currently resides in Cohoes with her girlfriend Jenn, her amazing 6 year old son Ryan and their dog Freddie. She loves living in the capital region and being close to her family and high school friends. Chrissy is excited to be part of the powerhouse that is WGNA and looks forward to waking you up each morning. E-Mail: chrissy@wgna.com
Chrissy Cavotta, Townsquare Media
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Another Mechanicville Native Makes Us Proud [PHOTO]

I grew up in Mechanicville, a small town with a ton of pride. Anytime someone does well from Mechanicville, I like to highlight them and hope they get the recognition they deserve. This time, it's a linebacker for the UAlbany Great Danes.

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How Distracted Are Drivers Near Local Schools? -Interactive Map Grades Them

Special technology embedded in apps on our phones has collected data from all over the country near every school to help give a letter grade to the amount of distracted drivers are out there. It is such a specific survey, you can pin point any school in the country. Find out how your school zone fared for distracted drivers.

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A Local Gym For Kids On The Autism Spectrum [PHOTO]

A new gym has opened up for kids that is aimed at helping those with special needs. It may look like other kids' play gyms, but this is a unique facility that helps not only children with special needs, but also their parents.

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Tis The Season For This Breakfast Item [PHOTO]

Growing up were weren't allowed to have a lot of sugar. We couldn't have soda or cereals that had marshmallows in them or any sugar for that matter. But now that I am an adult, I call the shots. That is why when it's Halloween time, the cereal selection is the best.

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Teachers – Get Reimbursed For Classroom Supplies

Every school year teachers in New York state shell out a ton of their own money to make sure every student in their classroom has the supplies they need. Many teachers are unaware that there is a law that was passed that gives teachers a tax break to help them get most of that money back.

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Your Orange Juice May Cost More…Thanks, Irma

Growing up, we would always spend two weeks at my grandparents' house in Florida. A good chunk of our vacation would be spent at the local orange grove. Since Hurricane Irma barreled down on Florida, the farmers are saying that their crops have been severely affected.

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Big Box Store Hiring Thousands For The Holidays

I personally could never work at this big box store because every dollar I would make would go right back to the store. If you have the will power and need a temporary job for the holidays, these ten stores in our area are hiring.

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Hundreds Of Local Workers Head To Florida To Help

Hurricane Irma destroyed parts of Florida and left six million Floridians without power. People all over the country are pitching in to help and hundreds of workers from the Capital Region are on their way to Florida.

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Saratoga County, Stay Informed With CodeRED

Most of my family are Saratoga County residents so when I saw this emergency system that they they are implementing county wide, I wanted to get the word out.

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Local Pet Center Raises Thousands for Harvey Animals

When a Capital Region Pet Center saw the devastation from Hurricane Harvey they decided to reach out to their customers and organize a way to help the furry victims.

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