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Can Anybody Do Simple Math Anymore? (AUDIO)
The other day I was in a local mall buying some clothes and my total came to something like $48.18.  The girl behind the register was maybe 30 years old.  I handed her a $100 bill and after she scanned it to make sure if it wasn't a fake, she paused.  After about 30 seconds, panic set in as she real…
Police Warn Of Latest ‘Grandparent Scam’
Every day we're forced to keep our guard up and stay on high alert as potential scammers and hackers could be everywhere. Scamming anybody out of their hard-earned money is dreadful, but targeting the elderly is simply the lowest of the low.  That's exactly what is happening and the State Police are…
Times Union Center for Sale Soon?
The Times Union Center has been through some amazing renovations lately but with those renovations caused tens of millions of dollars in debt and now they need to find a way to pay it off which could involve a new professional team.
The Empire Are The Adrenaline Shot Albany Needed
I love Albany.  It's where I was born.  It's where I have lived pretty much all my life,  including now.  But I have to admit it felt like Albany was sagging - losing to all of the major cities that comprise the Capital Region - and it was getting a little depressing...
Ways To Spend An Unforgettable Day In Lake George
Growing up in Upstate New York, almost everyone has made a day trip to Lake George. When I was a kid, it was a summer weekly day trip to the Million Dollar Beach. It was always such a fun day from early morning arrival to get your spot at the picnic area, to jumping in the cold water of the lake the…
Capital Region Activities For The Kids This Summer
Can you believe it, June is here! That means in just a few short weeks the kids will be out of school and looking for something to do! Here are some activities in the 518 that should keep them busy and happy (parents happy also) during the summer.
Old Ugly Albany Building Could Be Getting A Facelift
We've all seen that old, decaying, burned out warehouse while traveling 787 into - or out of - Albany.  It's known as Albany's Eyesore and for good reason.  It's enormous and you can't help but notice the broken windows and graffiti spray painted all over it.  From a distance, the 12-story Central W…

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