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Richie Creates Song For Facebookers Who Posted Storm Shots [VIDEO]

I wanted to do this just to give credit for all of the people who  responded to my request for photos of the storm this past weekend.   My old neighbor is included in this song. Their tree came dangerously close to both of our houses (mostly his - thank God they're alright!)

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at Rockefeller Center on June 23, 2015 in New York City.
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5 Famous People Tied to the Capital Region

Did you know that these people have history with the Capital Region?

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Is This Baking with Bethany A Disaster? [Watch]

Last year 'GNA had a Battle of the Bands competition and local favorites, "Cryin' Out Loud" wowed the judges and the crowd with their kickin' country set.  They opened up Countryfest last year, and one of our Secret Star Acoustic Jam shows, too, as our Official Band!

If you've never caught  Cryin' Out Loud live and in person, you're missing out

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Who’s Got Low Property Taxes In Capital Region? Help!

I'm a man on a mission.   The property taxes we're paying are absurd for what we're getting.  I'm ready to load up the moving van, but want to know where to go? 

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Mindboggling Albany Area Restaurant Closings

I never realized this, but according to the Times Union, there are a boatload of restaurants shutting their doors around these parts -

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Suggestions For Eating Out In Capital Region On Thanksgiving

I'm sure there are a lot of folks who don't want to put in the time to cook on Thanksgiving.  But then again, you want that  home cooked feel when you go out, don't you?  Any suggestions?

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Heavy Traffic Expected This Weekend As Hoffman Playland Closes!

If you are headed to Latham via Rt. 9 this weekend, be prepared for heavy traffic!

This weekend will end with the closing of Hofman's Playland.  The playland has been a staple in the Capital Region for 62 years!

The parking lot will be packed, the lines will be long, but the fun will last all day and the memories for a life time

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Labor Day 2014 in Albany – What’s Open and What’s Closed?

Labor Day is a great time to relax with family and remember what is important in your lives while also enjoying some BBQ food or outdoor activities.

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Bear Sightings Throughout the Capital Region [Map]

We all remember the #AlbanyBear that captured our hearts and was killed and removed from an Albany neighborhood in May, but you may not know that bears on the loose on Capital Region streets actually happens more than you think!

Here is an interactive map of local bear sightings from the past few years. Click on the pins to read more about where the bear was spotted and what h

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Storm Systems Brings Severe Flooding To Pensacola
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Beware Of Flash Flooding In The Capital Region

There is some hard driving rain going on around here, so we just wanted to spread the word as a public service! 

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Can You ‘Clue Richie In’ About Capital Region Trees? [VIDEO]

I know many of you tune in to our program each day to maybe, just POSSIBLY find out about something that you weren't sure of.  Well, I would like to use YOU as a resource once in awhile!  My first gnawing question is about trees in the Capital Region.

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Lots Of Road Work This Summer – Everybody’s Puttin’ Up Cones [AUDIO]

It seems that every place I drive lately, there is road work.  In Niskayuna I was riding my bike through a small neighborhood, and even THAT road was ripped up.  You have to constantly dodge those darn cones.  Hmmm--brings back an old parody, and I mean REAL old.

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