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Fall, Schenectady credit: Marissa
Fall, Schenectady credit: Marissa
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Capital Region In the Fall Based On Your Photos

I have an art and photography background. It's really what my passion was growing up and in a lot of ways, still is. That's why the changing seasons can be such a beautiful thing for my eye

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New Yorkers Have Set Election Record for Registration

Did you register to vote? You had the opportunity to do it right from the comfort of well, wherever you were with your smartphone. It was a simple internet form that needed to be done by October 14th to have you all set to place your vote this November. Apparently a lot of us in New York took that few minutes  because we've broken a record!

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Oriental Short Clawed Otter Pups At Edinburgh Zoo
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What’s Your Upstate NY Zodiac Sign?

Are you an Allegheny Woodrat or an Adirondack River Otter? Maybe you're a Menands Moose. Find out your Upstate NY Zodiac Sign below.

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As Seen in Albany: Can You Believe Someone Put This Sign on Their Car?

My husband called me on his way home last night, as he does most nights. But last night he said, "I just walked by a car in the parking lot with a crazy sign on it...

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Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons High’s Field House Burned Down: Here’s How You Can Help

Just after 2 a.m., a fire started at the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School Field House. Luckily, fire crews arrived quickly and were able to have the fire under control in a half an hour...

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Rotterdam Woman Breaks Historic Bowling Record [Watch]

History was made on Monday night at Towne Bowling Academy when Rotterdam's own Liz Kuhlkin set a national bowling record!  She set the record for the highest three-game series by a woman...

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At Home, Crossgates Commons Credit: Marissa
At Home, Crossgates Commons Credit: Marissa
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At Home Decor Store Coming to Crossgates Commons

Have you ever looked around your home and just thought, "Man, this needs a makeover."

The fine arts student in me always takes over when I'm looking around my house. What can I do next? How can I better utilize this space? This corner needs "this." Well, At Home: The Home Decor Superstore is coming to Crossgates Commons

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South Colonie is Off to a STRONG Start in WGNA’s High School Hunger Games [Pics]

I like to check in with the schools who are participating in our 3rd Annual High School Hunger Games, just to make sure that their collection is going well and that they have everything they need...

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Friendly pet brown rat in human hand, animals at home
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Albany Ranked Pretty High on the List of Cities with the Most Rats [Ew!]

The pest-control company Orkin just released its rankings for the 50 most rat-infested cities in America

You might be wondering, how the heck do you find that kind of information...

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Donated food piled high in the WGNA garage.
Donated food piled high in the WGNA garage.
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15.8 Million in the US Were Unsure of Their Next Meal in 2015

There is a good chance that if you're reading this, you know where your next meal is coming from. In fact, maybe you just came back from the vending machine after spend $1.25 on a bag of chips.

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Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Key Bank Might be Giving You $100 For Their Error

I know, I know, "Marissa, this sounds like a Monopoly joke!" You're right, it does.

"Bank error in your favor: $100."

Except, in this case...it's true! 

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5 Capital Region High Schools Among Top 500 in US

I like to pride myself on the fact that I'm from the Capital Region.

We are lucky to have such an amazing community to grow up in and be a part of. I feel even more privileged to be a part of an area that has such high standards for ourselves, which shows in the quality of our businesses as well as our school systems. 

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