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100’s of New Yorkers Flood Cuomo Impeachment Hotline
The firm handling complaint messages and emails left by vexed New Yorkers say they've been inundated with claims against the much maligned Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo.  The voicemails and emails - estimated to be in the hundreds - will take months to listen to and read.  Once that work …
Capital Region College Fans Allowed in The Stands This Friday
There is nothing like playing sports in front of your fellow students and family and for a long time, because of the pandemic, local college athletes haven't been able to experience that. Now the governor has announced that spectators will be allowed in the stands at local college games startin…
Healing Through Stitches-Albany County COVID Quilt Project
There has been so much loss throughout this pandemic and none more than with the elderly in the Capital Region. The Department for Aging has launched the Albany County Quarantine and Memorial Quilt Project. It is an effort to have families and friends of loved ones who have lost someone to COVID-19 …
Cuomo Hints at Return of State Fairs
The sites, the sounds, the smells, the demolition derby;  anyone else longing for the return of state and county fairs?  Well, you're not alone.
We know how much people in the Capital Region love state and county fairs - it's part of our DNA.  Hopefully with a little good fortune, a few more months o…
Injured Albany Deputy’s Pregnant Wife Due in Weeks
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and the local law enforcement family of Joe Iachetta today after hearing that the 30-year-old K9 Sergeant with the Albany County Sheriff's Department was involved in a serious crash on Monday morning.
Iachetta, unconscious when emergency personn…
Albany’s Oktoberbest Falls Victim to Covid
At this point in 2020 it sure would be a lot more fun to write about what is still happening and not what isn't happening due to the pandemic, but to be frank, that wouldn't leave us with a whole lot to write about.  It was announced early on Monday that the Albany beer festival which…
Albany’s LarkFest Latest Covid Casualty
The hits keep coming in 2020 and while this one doesn't come as surprise to anyone, a long running tradition for one of Albany's most interesting and colorful streets has been canceled.
Fire Rages at Rachel Ray’s Lake Luzerne Home
It is being reported that Rachel Ray's Lake Luzerne house in on fire and that firefighters are currently battling the blaze. Ray, the celebrity chef and talk show host grew up in Warren County and still has a home here in the Capital Region.  Here's the latest on what is being reporte…
Love Cowboy Doesn’t Dodge Dead Dog Dilemma
Alex in Wynantskill writes:
My best friend used to have the coolest dog. His name was Eddie and he was 8 years old and died two night ago.  So my buddy comes over for a few drinks and sits and talks to me and my wife. He's a wreck and I can't blame him.
Here is where it gets weird. He lives in an apar…
Albany “Greek Feast” Drive-Thru This Weekend
Every year Greek Fest at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Albany is a must-attend event for me, and many of you as well.   Because of the pandemic, the event that normally attracts thousands of people has been postponed until next year.  But good news.  You can still Go…
Area Malls Lay Out New Rules and Adjusted Hours
After months of waiting, Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center, the Capital Region's biggest and busiest malls will finally be open for business this weekend.  Under the new COVID-19 safety protocols mapped out by the Governor, the CDC and the malls themselves, things will be different before and after…

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