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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.
Love Cowboy Settles Fast-Food Family Feud
Mark in East Greenbush writes:
I just want to start this message off by telling you all that I'm super thankful that my mother-in-law is in my two kids lives- she's a blessing especially with this pandemic.
During the day, she watches our 3 and 5 year-old before we get home from work.  We always pack …
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 …
Lake George Plans Socially Distanced 'WinterFest'
Since 1962,The Lake George Winter Carnival was an annual tradition that many in the North Country looked forward to for all things ski, snow, food, drink and fun.  This year's pandemic  may have put that event on ice, but businesses in the North Country rallied and created their own version of the c…
New York Grandparents Fall Victim to 'Pandemic' Scam
There aren't many things worse than people who specifically look to target and take advantage of the elderly.  As time goes on, we've become much more hip to these scams through information and alerts, but swindlers are relentless and tend to find new ways to get grandma and grandpa's money.  The la…
Love Cowboy: Wacky GF Getting 'Progressively' Worse
Kyle in Amsterdam writes:
Guys, this is going to sound really weird, but my girlfriend has this hang-up about my ex because she looks like someone famous.  I don't have any idea why it bothers her so much.  But a few months ago we got to talking and I told her that my ex-girlfriend looks like "F…
Six Flags New England Extends Holiday Light Show
If you miss the holidays already, or just need a little family diversion from the "real world" for a few hours, Six Flags New England has extended their Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience.  For the next few weeks, beginning on Thursday January7th, you'll be able to road-trip a bit w…
Love Cowboy Solves Resolution Confusion
Manny in Selkirk writes:
My girlfriend and I have been dating for 3 years and she's always known me as someone who doesn't believe in New Year's Resolutions but yet here we are, a few days into the new year and she's trying to get me to "resolute" along with her.   It's a few little things …
Area Kayaker Has Rare Encounter with a Seal [Video]
Wildlife encounters in the Capital Region happen with enough regularity that deeming them  'rare' might seem like a bit of an overstatement.  But with that being said, running into a moose, bear or bobcat isn't something that many of us in the area can claim.  Imagine kayaking or swimming in the Hud…
Slippery Slope: Covid Concern Shuts Down Area Mountain
An area ski resort that suspended skiing on Tuesday over Covid related concerns announced that they will also shut down the slopes on Wednesday.  Hunter Mountain officials issued a statement on their Facebook page temporarily ceasing ski operations because ski patrollers were "out of work relat…
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…
Saratoga Reports State's First Covid 'Variant' Case
As if the news in regards to Covid-19 couldn't be concerning to some, a new and potentially more powerful version of the virus has officially been linked to at least one person in the Capital Region and potentially three more.  This new Covid variant is believed to be more "transmissible" …

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