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What if the $900 Million Winner Came from Gilboa, NY
Imagine for a second if the person who won tonight's $900 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot was from a place the size of let's say Gilboa, New York.
The thought only popped into my head because with a population of roughly 1,200 people, it's comparable in size to Lonaconing, Ma…
Greene County Sheriff's Seek Justice for Abused Pup
Malnourished and neglected, a young dog was trying to find some warm shelter and perhaps a morsel of food when he was found hiding inside a homeowner's shed on Sunday night in the town of Cairo.  The responsible homeowner called the Greene County Sheriff's who took the animal to a local shelter wher…
14 New Yorkers Win Sizable Piece of Powerball Jackpot
According to the New York Lottery, there was one single $730 million dollar winning ticket sold in Maryland from Wednesday nights drawing and 12 second prize winners of a million dollars.  The second place winners were scattered all over the country, but none were from New York State.
While New Yorke…
Popular Saratoga Pub Saved By Barstool Fund
Local businesses and Mom-and-Pop's have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic and it breaks our hearts to see them struggling and in some cases, simply closing.  81-year-old Joan Desadora has owned the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs for 40 years and it's the kind of place that booms in…
Northville Man Builds His Frozen Field of Dreams [PICTURES]
Christian Klueg from Northville is the District Manager for Howard Hannah Realty and in his "spare time" has been building hockey rinks in backyards for 27 years, and his latest creation has been around for three years.  It's hard work, but the payoff is immeasurable.  And while he admits …
Local Dopes Return Rental Filled with Drugs
This one Hertz and it's probably safe to say that these guys weren't too Thrifty. 
Two local men were arrested at Albany International Airport on Wednesday after it was discovered that the rental car they returned had drugs in it.  That's when Albany County Sheriff's were called to the scene, and a s…
Cuomo: Concerts Will Return in February
Governor Cuomo's message on Tuesday was heard loud and clear by the entire state of New York, and we agree: It's time to bring back the arts.  Whether it be live music, the arts or a comedy show, the Governor announced on Tuesday what many had been speculating for days in regards to their return.   …
Malta Diner, Troy Pub Forced to Close
Two well-established and very popular Capital Region restaurants announced on Sunday that amidst the pandemic, they've been forced to close their doors.  While the hope in both cases is that they'll reopen in the Spring, much will need to change before that happens.
Mayfield Super Trooper Swoops In For Owl Rescue
A State Trooper and a local good Samaritan helped rescue and save this adorable and strikingly beautiful owl over the weekend.  The majestic creature was found injured on the side of the road in Johnstown on Friday, and that's when the kind humans took flight and did what was necessary to …
Data: 126,000 People Bolted New York in 2020
Maybe it's the taxes, maybe it's the weather or maybe it's just because there seems to be more opportunity and better living elsewhere.  But the data isn't good for the Empire State.  In newly released information about what states people are leaving the most, more peop…
Forecast for Capital Region X-Mas Could be 'Hazardous'
The National Weather Service issues what they call a 'Hazardous Weather Outlook' several days before a storms arrival. They do it so that residents can be mindful of the dangerous conditions that could impact within the next seven days.  The latest outlook from the NWS indicates that a storm system …
Saugerties' Ian Flanigan Finishes 3rd on 'The Voice'
Ian Flanigan first won over Blake Shelton back in the middle of October when his blind audition performance of Zac Brown Bands "Colder Weather" caused the superstar to tell the 30-year-old that he had "a once in a lifetime voice."  Over the next few weeks, viewers of The Voice fe…

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