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Cost Of University Textbooks Rises To About $900 Per Year
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Are Your College Textbook Prices Killing You? You’re Not Alone

We don't normally do stories about college kids. We don't want to ignore your triumphs and your struggles: this one fits in the latter category.

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Which Capital Region Town Made the List of Snobbiest Cities in NY?

Roadsnacks.net analyzed 500 places in the state in order to bring you a list of the snobbiest places in the great state of New York.

According to the site, they started by making a list of all of the places in New York with 5,000 people or more, and then they looked at each in terms of the following snobby criteria:

  • Median home price (higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree
  • Private schools per capita (higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (higher is snobbier)

They then ranked each place with a score from one to 500 in each category and then averaged them up into one overall score for each place, and the lowest of those scores went to the 10 snobbiest places:

  1. Garden City
  2. Huntington
  3. Rockville Centre
  4. Massapequa
  5. Melville
  6. White Plains
  7. Syosset
  8. New City
  9. Saratoga Springs
  10. Merrick

So, Capital Region, what do you think...

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Photo - NY Crimestoppers
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Help NY Crime Stoppers Catch A Violent Sex Offender

Have you ever wished you were Batman and could swoop down and catch criminals? That stuff is normally reserved for movies, however you could do something heroic and help the New York Crime Stoppers catch a wanted violent sex offender.

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What Was In This VAN That Passed Me At Albany Airport?

So I'm driving home past Albany International Airport yesterday, 8/26, and this huge hauler is creeping by me in the other direction complete with police escort.  Gee- what's all the fuss about?

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(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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120 NY State Government Email Addresses Were Registered with Ashley Madison

The massive release of customer names, emails and credit card information from AshleyMadison.com by hackers has turned up at least 120 New York government email addresses, according to a source that is filtering through the download for WIBX...

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WGNA Welcome’s Darius Rucker With Special Guest David Nail to Times Union Center

We are pleased to announce that our friend, Darius Rucker will be back in the Capital Region on Friday, October 23, 2015!

He's headlining the Times Union Center...

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Jimmy Fallon Held At Gun Point in Albany [Watch]

As you know, Jimmy Fallon attended Saint Rose in Albany several years ago.  Jimmy seems proud of his homeland as he mentions it periodically on his successful television program, you may have heard of it...

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17 Year Old In Latham Is Collecting Shoes For A Great Cause

I cleaned out all of my closets this week, so I personally have several pairs of shoes to donate to 17-year-old Josh Zeiser's Used Shoe Drive...

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Fun Golf Ball Drop for Family and Child Service of Schenectady

This looks like a really fun event, and for a great cause in the Capital Region.  

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(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)
(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)
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The 20 Best Towns in New York in 2015

Last week we had a post of the worst places to live in New York.  Johnstown and Gloversville made the list.  I think it's only fair to spread some good news about the Capital Region, too...

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Public Drinking Curb In Troy Leads to 6 Arrests

Some business owners in Troy, along with The Troy Police Department, have been having some issues with some people that were creating a nuisance.

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Drugs, Stun Gun And More Discovered During A Traffic Stop

A man that was driving through Rensselaer County was stopped by New York State Police for some sort of traffic violation.

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