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What Food Do You Associate With Upstate NY?

If you haven't heard, I'm not from around these parts. I hail from from the mitten state, Michigan. Believe me, we have our own weird sayings and special foods. I'm curious, what are some foods that are associated with the Capital Region?

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Local Ladies Unite with Roller Derby

If there's one thing that I admire, it's tough ladies and I don't think they get much tougher than the women of roller derby.

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School Closings for February 9, 2017

If you don't have to go outside, don't.

The snow is coming down hard and fast and if you don't have to go anywhere this morning, DON'T!

Cappy is calling for -

TODAY:  Snow-Heaviest through the morning…tapering off mid afternoon…

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Ichabod Crane School Gets an Adorable Therapy Dog

You've heard all about how having a pet around can benefit people of all ages!  Reducing stress, calming anxiety, improving morale... so, why not pop one or two into elementary schools...

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My Open Letter to Mother Nature With Impending Storm

Dear Mother Nature,

Let me start by saying, man, you're beautiful. I love everything about you. Okay, I mean, almost everything about you.

Don't get me wrong, you're great. Perfect, even. There's just times where I'm shaking

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Dollar General - Schenectady
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Person that Stole Car With 2-Year Old Inside Found

They say kids will be kids but it's unfortunate when a kid's being a kid and it affects another kid in the process, I kid you not.

Tuesday morning I reported that a car had been stolen in Albany with a 2-year old still in the backseat. Everyone was able to take a sigh of relief because the car was found

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Say Hello to The Capital Region Spelling Bee Champ

Does anyone remember their first spelling bee? It's kind of a weird thing if you think about it. At least mine was. I'm pretty sure we were all forced to participate. Which is always a good start for a kid. The teacher would call on every student and they'd have to stand up and spell the word. If we didn't get it right we would have to sit down and if the public humiliation wasn't enough we would then have to watch the kids who were still in.

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See Where Albany Ranks In US News & World Report’s 2017 Best Places To Live

Albany and several other Upstate New York cities rank highly in US News & World Report's 2017 Best Places to Live!

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‘Hamilton’ Coming to Proctors Theatre Among Others

Monday there was a surprise party at Proctors with the Capital Repertory Theatre to announce the upcoming productions making their way to the Capital Region. I think jaws dropped when the list started rolling!

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Colby Street Credit Google Maps Street View
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Car Stolen With 2-Year Old Inside This Morning In Albany [PHOTO]

There will be instant shame on the Mom from the public when I say that she left her 2-year old in the car while she ran into the store quick. Sure, it may have been a common occurrence when I was growing up in the 80's, but these days? It's a big no-no. 

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Fighting Sex Trafficking in The Capital Region

It's not something that you think about being so close to home. You know it exists but it always seems to be out of sight out of mind. However, it's right in out own back yard.

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And the 2017 Megaticket Is…

It's time! You've been waiting for this announcement!

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