Hundreds of towns and cities across the United States go all out for Christmas every year. Some places put up impressive light displays, while others set up festive holiday markets. But there's one small town in our backyard that does Christmas better than anywhere else in the country: Lake Placid.
Greenwich held its 10th annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade. It was a spectacular display of lights, tractors, floats, and holiday spirit. Check out the dazzling photos of this annual tradition throughout the years.
It had been three years since the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled through the Capital Region. It made three stops; Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Edward. The first was Mechanicville on a rainy Sunday night. This is where I enjoyed the festive holiday train. They are traveling across the country to 106 stops. At each stop, they play live music and collect donations for the local food banks. Country Artist Lindsay Ell was the musical entertainment and she was awesome. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train also presented the Mechanicville Community Center with a check for $3500 to help restock the food bank. Even though the weather wasn't ideal, a couple of hundred families joined the fun.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that would make Juneteenth a paid holiday for state workers. In addition, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed an executive order declaring Juneteenth a holiday in the city of Albany.
During the coronavirus outbreak, store employees have been working overtime to make sure customers can get what they need. Some stores will be closed on Easter Sunday to give those workers a break. Here's a list of those stores.