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7 Best Capital Region High Schools Ranked
Despite the uncertainty some Capital Region schools face this fall caused by the confusion and chaos of the pandemic, most of us certainly have "back to school" on our radar. Whether it's in-person or virtual learning, schools throughout the entire state face unique challenges and hardship…
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.
Local Spectrum Customers to See Spike in Bill
Spectrum announced on Friday that users will see an increase in their cable bill here in the Capital Region. The pandemic has certainly led to a massive increase in the amount of content and streaming services that families are using, and as a result of rising industry costs, there will be a price h…
Huck Finn's Playland Plans to Reopen Soon
One of the best places to take your kids during the summer is Huck Finn's Playland and we finally know when they will open for the summer. Here are the details of the opening and some guidelines that will be in place.
Here's When Albany Pools And Golf Will Open
The coronavirus pandemic has put many activities on hold. Now that we are getting into the summer months, pools, splash pads, and golf we start opening up for residents in Albany. There is now a timeline of when these will re-open.
Local Marina's Taking Reservations for Boat Rentals
When we look back on Memorial Day 2020, we'll probably spend as much time thinking about what we "could and couldn't do" as much as we did remembering the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  With that being said, a much needed break from the pandemic (and some …
14 Most Mispronounced Places in the Capital Region
We are lucky to live in the vast, beautiful upstate region of New York, more specifically known to us simply as the "Capital Region."  But the reality is, that's about as simple as it gets. I've lived in this area my entire life, and the differences between towns, cities, villages, and ham…
Opening Dates for Area's Most Popular Ice Cream Stops
A taste of warmer weather recently has many in the Capital Region longing for a trip to their favorite ice cream spot.  Lucky for us, there are plenty of ice cream places already open as well as some opening this weekend or a short time after.  Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and curb yo…
Capital Region Gets Very Own Christmas Song (Video)
Anybody remember the parody version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" called "The 12 Pains of Christmas?" A dysfunctional family stresses out over the holidays— relatable on a million levels.
Charities, in-laws, rigging up the lights, screaming kids etc. For years I've wanted to put t…

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