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Good Vibes

by Kate Mikoley October 9, 2013

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  About 18 miles east of Troy, there is an easy-to-miss dirt road nestled in the woods. Up this road, in the middle of a clearing, is a rounded white structure with stairs leading up to ...

Herstory in the Making

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013

  OK, so Argonia, Kan., may have beaten Albany, N.Y., by 126 years or so, but this year, New York’s capital city may finally be able to proclaim 2013 the “Year of the Woman.” City treasurer and ...

Closed, Back in . . . ?

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013

  “We are out of the office on furlough and unable to take your call," said the voice on the recorded message of the media-relations office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday ...

Totally Tuberlar

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013

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  It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, that’s a potato. But a rather large one, and it was parked on the streets of Troy on Monday (Sept. 30), stopped for a few hours while on a ...

Pat and Matt

by Erin Pihlaja September 25, 2013

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  “My dream was always to have a BMW convertible, and live in L.A. like Kelly Taylor,” says Patrick DiLascia, owner of the clothing brand Dilascia, and Par-LA, his West Hollywood store. Dilascia may not be ...

Tick Tock

by Erin Pihlaja September 18, 2013

The clock is ticking for members of the state Assembly and Senate to cough up the sources of their outside income that exceeds $20,000. Lawyers in the groups also were told to disclose their civil ...

It Ain’t Over

by Erin Pihlaja September 18, 2013

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  Things are winding down in the Albany Common Council primaries that were too close to call last week as the Albany County Board of Elections opens up absentee ballots and affidavits this week to get ...

Where’s Jerry?

by The Staff September 13, 2013

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He may be on his way out after five terms as Albany’s mayor, but Jerry Jennings is still representing, and made an appearance on Friday (Sept. 6) at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening ...

An Easy Count

by Erin Pihlaja September 13, 2013

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Historic Albany is finally ready to embrace the modern world, it seems, if the (unofficial) poll results from Tuesday’s primary (Sept. 10) are any indication. For sure, there are still races that are too close ...

Don’t Miss a Beat

by The Staff September 5, 2013

If you’ve followed this year’s Albany mayoral race so far, you may have noticed that it’s been a bit topsy-turvy. Just last week, we at Metroland put together what we hoped would be an informative ...

Don’t Fan the Flames

by E.S. Cormac September 5, 2013

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Albany’s Townsend Park became a scene of protest on Saturday (Aug. 31) as more than 100 activists stood with antiwar signs and gave speeches in a show of solidarity with the people of war-torn Syria, ...

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Does It Taste Better When You Tug It?

by The Staff August 29, 2013

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  This Friday (Aug. 30) you'll find lots of fun things to do in downtown Troy at Troy Night Out. Hit all the galleries, shops, and special events to be sure, but you'll be missing out ...

Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

by E.S. Cormac August 21, 2013

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“Who made the decision to allow Bombers to stay open during the demolition?” City Councilman Dean Bodnar (R-District 3) asked during last Thursday’s (Aug. 15) Troy Public Safety Meeting. “That was my decision,” said Troy Fire ...

Flock Together

by Erin Pihlaja August 21, 2013

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Dominique, a heritage hen, was one of many different breeds of chickens on show during the Troy Tour de Coop event on Sunday (Aug. 18). Her owners, Anne Marie Haber and Mitch Cohen, hosted one ...

Call for Help

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

    According to RealtyTrac, the California-based data firm, U.S. home foreclosures increased 11 percent  this May after steadily declining for a five-month period, and while a promising June saw foreclosure rates once again decreasing, thousands of ...

Name Dropping

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

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  In case you missed it, Albany mayoral candidate Kathy Sheehan’s camp flexed some political muscle last Friday (August 9) when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced that she endorsed Sheehan’s candidacy. At the Ramada Plaza hotel ...

Calling Moscow

by Molly Eadie August 7, 2013

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  Vera Zenina stood in Albany’s Lafayette Park Sunday night (Aug. 4) while cars occasionally drove by, some honking. She held a sign that read, in Russian, “Children 404—We are with you, we support you.” The sign ...

What Would You Do to Improve Albany?

by E.S. Cormac August 7, 2013

  “I know what causes Albany’s small business owners to struggle. Every other week it looks like we have another small business that closes,” said Alex Portelli, the Libertarian Party candidate for mayor. A gathering of voters ...

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Sequestered

by E.S. Cormac August 1, 2013

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  It was supposed to be something so horrible that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress would do anything to avoid it. But when the moment came an agreement on budget cuts could not be met. ...

Trojan Power

by Erin Pihlaja August 1, 2013

  Whether they will decide on being called the Downtown Troy Restaurant and Retail Committee or Council, a group of business owners, residents, and others interested in promoting downtown Troy are making plans to improve the ...

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Bikers and Joggers, Meet Bulldozers

by E.S. Cormac July 18, 2013

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I Maybe you have been jogging on the Corning Trail along Albany’s riverfront. Maybe you’ve taken a bike ride with a close friend or maybe you just sat on one of the many benches to enjoy ...

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Seeking Justice

by Erin Pihlaja July 17, 2013

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Harmony Hamilton, age 10, left, and Eli Hamilton, age 12, right, joined other Capital Region community members on Monday (June 15), at a silent vigil at the Capitol to protest the not-guilty verdict in the ...

Fishnado, Coming Soon to a Port Near You?

by Molly Eadie July 17, 2013

“How cool is that when your grandchild comes home and says, 'I touched a shark today!’” This is Nancy Behrens' vision of an aquarium in Albany—a place for learning and exploring science, which she said could ...

The Writing’s On the Wall

by Erin Pihlaja July 10, 2013

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  Street art, a genre that includes graffiti, has become, in many cities, a widely accepted and revered form of art that helps to revitalize urban streetscapes. Once merely considered a nuisance and a crime, the ...

Digging Out

by E.S. Cormac July 10, 2013

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  Almost two weeks after a flash flood on June 27, Fort Plain residents and work crews continue to dig themselves out from the destruction caused when water from the Otsquago Creek rushed through town, damaging ...

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