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Ft. Anne Flamethrower Taken in 4th Round of MLB Draft
As far as I can remember, no athlete that has ever attended Ft. Anne High School has ever been as highly touted to play professional sports than Tyler Mattison.  Back when he was an eighth-grader pitching on the varsity baseball team, the Ft. Ann...
Voorheesville Man Goes Hog Wild When Wayward Piggy Returns Home
Please allow me first and foremost to bring to your attention that the gentleman who owns this miniature pig who went missing is named Carl Burnham.  Burn-ham!  You can't make this stuff up.  Anyway, I digress.  This isn't a story about swine irony, it's a story about a man who was feeling quite 'so…
Much Respect: Stuyvesant Firefighters Save Flag Downed By Storm
Firefighters from the Stuyvesant Fire Department were quite busy on Wednesday afternoon surveying damage in their community following the intense storm that ravaged parts of Columbia and Greene County.  Undeterred by the storm, two of the Capital Region's bravest did something quite honorable when t…
Sergeant Saves Toddler Drowning in Warren County Pool
If you're a parent with a pool, this has to be your worst nightmare.  It only takes a split second for an adult to lose track of a kid, only to realize there's a chance they may have slipped into the pool.
That's what happened recently in Warren County, but thankfully, a fast acting Sergeant with the…
NY Trooper and K9 Find Elderly Man Missing in Upstate Woods
It's stories like this that make you appreciate the work of law enforcement.  Once they put that uniform on, there's no way of knowing what the day will bring.  Danger, unpredictability and high-stress are part of the job.  This story combines all three, but thankfully with …
Tied-Up and Crying, Abused Valatie Doggo Waits for Forever Home
Despite being abused and terribly neglected, a 13-year-old girl with special needs loves people and is super sweet.  Meet Oreo who was found over three weeks ago when she was seen tied to a pole in a Valatie parking lot, crying.   On the mend and looking for love, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society …
Young Shen Student Inspires Community While Defying the Odds
Diagnosed with a very rare disease as toddler, AJ Ballard from Waterford was given a very short life expectancy of only 6-8 years and while his condition has worsened over the years, his spirit has not.   Now, at age 10 1/2 , AJ continues to defy the odds set by doctors when he was told he…
St. Peter’s Health Care Heroes Save Man’s Life While on Vacation
A pair of health care workers from Rensselaer were in the right place at the right time recently when they saved a man's life who had no pulse when they saw him lying on the ground at JFK Airport in New York City.
Ironically, the heroic feat happened after they had just returned from a Florida v…
Shen’s Kevin Huerter Dominated Game 7 and Twitter Went Nuts
In the sports world, there are few things more exciting than a Game 7.  It's what kids dream of when shooting hoops in the backyard with friends; it's do or die, win or go home and in this case, where legends are born.
Last night during game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, 2016 Shen grad…

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