Politics

Saratoga Restaurant Sells Out Of 'Cuomo Chips'
You couldn't go anywhere over the weekend without hearing someone mention "Cuomo Chips", the inexpensive menu item added recently to Harvey's in Saratoga. The cheap chips became a hit after the Governor announced last week that in order to for customers to drink at a bar or restaurant, it …
Local Restaurant Bites Back at Latest Cuomo Mandate
The ever-changing world of pandemic and social distancing rules threw us a bit of a curve ball yesterday during the Governor's press conference.  The latest mandate from Cuomo states that restaurants may not serve alcohol to customers unless they buy food.   Restaurants quickly found a "loophol…
Bill Would Ban Local School's 'Race-Based' Name
As pressure builds for professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins to change their longtime team name or nickname, local high schools could be facing the same kind of change.  Many schools in the Capital Region have nicknames or mascots that are linked directly to Native American heritage…
Love Cowboy on Phase 3: "We've Tamed The Beast!"
Love Cowboy rolled into the GNA studios on Wednesday happier than a pig in mud about the opening of Phase 3 here in the Capital Region.  In fact, he was so overjoyed that asked us if he could not even do relationship advice so that he could share with us what he was most excited about. As always, LC…
Albany's Lark St. is Talking, Are You Listening?
Tuesday afternoon, my phone started blowing up with text messages from people asking me if I had seen what they were painting on Lark Street.   Somewhat embarrassed, I admitted that I hadn't.  I live off of Lark Street in Albany, just a few blocks from where city workers were out in the heat since 9…
Troy Police Detain 'Suspicious' Armed Group at Protest
On a day where as many as 10,000 protesters peacefully rallied in Troy on behalf of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matters movement, a tense moment developed between the Troy Police and some suspicious individuals in military style clothing.  It was later discovered that the men were armed.
Love Cowboy Unfazed By Phase One Confusion
Phase one has opened in the Capital Region and there might be some confusion about what that means.  We're not saying that Love Cowboy can help, but he will "attempt" to clear some of the uncertainty in regards to things that are open, operable and back in business.  As usual, what the Lov…
Love Cowboy Helps Couple's Political Discourse
Tyra in Niskayuna writes:
My husband has always been someone who keeps an eye in politics, and certainly has his opinions.  Until now, it's never got in the way of our relationship.  I have my views and he has his, but during the pandemic things have changed.  I feel like many of our discussions abou…
'Pause' Protest Happening in Albany This Week
While a recent Siena College poll determined that 87% of people think that Governor Cuomo is doing a good job handling the coronavirus pandemic, there are many who disagree with that.  Some of those people think that the pandemic has been greatly exaggerated, and they plan to voice their frustr…
Some Want Cuomo to Come Clean on Prison Sanitizer
It was announced on Monday by New York governor Andrew Cuomo that New York state has begun making it's very own hand "superior" sanitizer.  New York prisoners are fast at work making a product called NYS Clean as a way to combat the high costs and lack of availability of certain cleaning a…
Cuomo Helps Rescue Man From Highway Wreck (Video)
Much maligned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo didn't have time to change out of his custom-tailored suit and into his Super-Governor cape when he helped pull a man out from his crashed vehicle on Monday.  Video of the incident shows the Gov stepping in and assisting a man after his van cras…
Vanity Plates Only 518 Residents Would Understand
I came across an article recently that featured a bunch of funny, clever, witty, and (slightly) offensive rejected NY vanity plates.  Turns out, people will go to great lengths to hide or mask their profanity by using backwards lettering and nondescript phrasing on their custom license plates in an …

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