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Unknown Hero Saves Drowning Boys in Washington County
Who is the mysterious fisherman who saved two drowning boys in Washington County on Sunday?
Officials from the Washington County Sheriff's Office are trying to piece together the limited information they have as they try to locate a local fisherman they believe is a legitimate hero.   …
Willy Wonka of Upstate Hides $100K ‘Golden Ticket’
The Upstate New York man known as the original "Mr. Jelly Belly" has taken his passion and love for Willy Wonka-style treasure hunts to the next level.  David Klein says that somewhere in the lower 48 United States, he's hidden a treasure in the form of a "Golden…
11 Epic Ways to Makeover this Old Waterford Firehouse
Want to buy a firehouse? Multiple Waterford Firehouses were put up for sale recently on 518 Online Garage Sale.  The three made available by the Village of Waterford are the Knickerbocker Seamer Co Firehouse, Kavanaugh Hook and Ladder Co Firehouse and the JW Ford Co Hose Firehouse.  It's unclear jus…
Meet the Albany Native Who Co-Wrote Two of Luke Combs’ Biggest Hits
You know each and every word to his chart-topping songs, but probably not his name.  You know the melody, the hook and the chorus of the smash hits he's helped pen, but most likely have never heard him sing.  An Albany native is becoming one of country music's most unsung stars after co-writing four…
Contest: Help Name These Schoharie Lovebirds
The only thing more striking and majestic than seeing a bald eagle, would be seeing multiple bald eagles.  I always feel like my best shot to see them is when I'm traveling on 87N and heading up toward the Adirondacks.  It's hard to keep my eyes on the road when I'm looking for wildlife perched high…
My Son Tells Us How St. Jude Helps Parents Worry Less [AUDIO]
Ryan is a very compassionate kid and each year I talk to him about how important St. Jude Radiothon is and what they do. I asked him about cancer, St. Jude, and how he thinks we can all help the parents of the sick children worry less. When you listen to the words and innocence of a child talking ab…
A ‘Mystery Shopper’ is Leaving Free Groceries Around Albany
I saw some people discussing this on Albany Reddit today and it made me feel pretty good about our fellow brothers and sisters here in the Capital Region.  A generous and thoughtful "mystery shopper" has been leaving free food at local bus stops throughout Albany and Troy and …
Love Cowboy: Dealing with First Date Jitters
Sean in Cobleskill writes:
I have a first date coming up this weekend and I'm very nervous.  The girl and I have spent some time talking and facetiming, but this will be our first actual "face to face" encounter and I can't lie, I'm a little nervous.  I feel like there are things that she m…
Retiring Saratoga Officer Responds to Final Call [VIDEO]
I can only imagine what was going through this officer's mind as he listened to a radio call congratulating him on his retirement.  I got choked up watching this Saratoga Springs Police Officer keep it all together while he got one final call over the radio.
Open Letter To My Son About Life and Times in 2020
Dear Brody,
You were a bit too young to remember what life was like during the coronavirus pandemic that swept through the world in 2020, some 13 plus years ago.  Hard to believe it's been that long. Thankfully, we survived these very uneasy and uncertain times and and you are a grown-up now.  Soon e…
My Big Fat Greek Pandemic Shopping Experience (Video)
I have two very good friends with elderly parents and wisely, these folks are not spending much time outside of their house during the pandemic.  They're a close, wonderful, Greek family, but this COVID-19 stuff hasn't been easy on them.  One of the sons lives in Boston and the other lives in L.A.  …

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