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ADK Life: Watch as Dog Stands Guard Vs. Bear in Backyard
There's been no shortage of wild animal/human interaction gone viral in recent weeks and some of these videos have been downright unbelievable.  This week we saw that incredible video from California where a 17-year-old girl pushed a large bear off of her porch when it got too close and th…
Saratoga Deli Blasts Cuomo in Public Message to Patrons
While many people in the Capital Region seemed to be enjoying "maskless Wednesday" and the freedom associated with lesser restrictions, area local businesses are struggling to find the right balance between keeping their customers and employees safe while meeting government expecta…
15 Most Outstanding High Schools in the Capital Region, Ranked
My son goes to one of the schools in the Bethlehem Central School District and it was nice getting an email from the administration recently showing us parents where Bethlehem High School ranked according to the latest data from U.S. News and World Report.
I wish I could say that my son contributed t…
Upstate Man Wins $1Million Super Bowl Contest
I honestly don't remember seeing this particular Mountain Dew commercial during the first half of the Super Bowl a few weeks back, but apparently there were a million reasons to watch it.  In case you did miss it, Mountain Dew's Super Bowl spot was used to promote their newest flavor …
NY State License Expired? You Get An Extension
If you have tried to do anything with your vehicle or your license during this pandemic, it hasn't been easy. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been backlogged and trying to catch up on all things to do with the DMV. They also realize that New Yorkers haven't been able to…
Serious Sledding Only-NY's Longest Toboggan Chute Open [VIDEO]
There is nothing like flying down snow or ice-covered hills when you are sledding. Wouldn't it be even cooler to speed down the longest toboggan chute in New York State? This isn't for the faint of heart. It's been in operation since the 1960s and it's only a two and a half-hour …
More New Yorkers Can Get Vaccinated February 15th
My two sisters and my brothers-in-law have gotten both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. They fell into the first groups of those who were eligible to get the vaccine. Little by little Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing more groups of people who are eligible.
Albany Cops Respond to Burglary; Arrest Homeowner for Pot Instead
Albany police responded to a call on Tuesday night after learning that a man's home was allegedly being robbed.  When police got there and were inside the man's home, they found a boatload of pot in the guys house.  According to the police report, it was no less than 51 pounds of…
Snow in Immediate Forecast for Albany, More End of Week
I always get a bit nervous when I hear people talking about the 'lack of snow' we've gotten here in the Capital Region.  Just when you think you dodged the ol' blizzard bullet, in walks Dan from accounting telling everyone how lucky we've been "cuz it ain't been snowing around here!"   As …
Colonie Police: This Man is Wanted and Dangerous
The Colonie Police Department issued a press release on Wednesday afternoon asking for the public's help locating a man who assaulted a police officer on a CDTA bus near Colonie Center back in February.  Colonie police are currently on the hunt for 43-year-old Jerson Vargas after they were…

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