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Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River.  The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA.  But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside the ship is painted red, yet all others are painted black.  What's the seedy story behind the "re
The (Unconfirmed) Dirty Secret of the ‘Red Seat’ on the USS Slater
The (Unconfirmed) Dirty Secret of the ‘Red Seat’ on the USS Slater
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River.  The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA.  But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside the ship is painted red, yet all others are painted black.  What's the seedy story behind the "re
4-Yr-Old in Albany Finds Loaded Gun, Fires Shot Thinking It’s a Toy
4-Yr-Old in Albany Finds Loaded Gun, Fires Shot Thinking It’s a Toy
Wow. Just Wow. Imagine how horribly this could have turned out. On Thursday afternoon, a 4-year-old child found a handgun on an Albany street underneath a parked car, and according to the Albany Police the child actually fired a shot thinking that the loaded gun was just a toy.  Thankfully, no one was hurt but an incident like this is quite disturbing to say the least.
Another Unsettling Albany Night Had Me Wondering, “What If?”
Another Unsettling Albany Night Had Me Wondering, “What If?”
Honestly, my whole thought process has been screwed up for about a week now.  It started with the deplorable murder of George Floyd and it has continued every night since.  I can't wrap my head around anything I've been watching on the national news or witnessing here in Albany, my hometown. I'm seeing things I've never seen before on such an escalated level, I'm actually beginning to wonder if we
These Saints Don’t Care What The ‘Experts’ Think
These Saints Don’t Care What The ‘Experts’ Think
During last nights Siena mens basketball game, the announcers repeatedly talked about how lousy the Siena Saints men were supposed to be this season.  It's kind of become the narrative when talking about this team, creating a Cinderella effect.  The so-called experts predicted them to finish last in the MAAC pre-season poll but here they are, two wins away from an improbable trip to NCAA March Mad
Albany Fire Just A Few Hundred Feet From My Condo (Pics)
Albany Fire Just A Few Hundred Feet From My Condo (Pics)
Many of you have heard me mention how I live off of Lark Street in the Center Square part of Albany.  Last night I was a few blocks away from the 2 alarm, 3 building fire that filled the air with intense smoke as Albany, Troy, and Watervliet Firefighters battled the blaze.  Some of my fellow Center Square neighbors took some incredible photos of the harrowing fire that displaced 16.

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