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Oh What Fun

by Erin Pihlaja December 14, 2012

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Carolers young and old flooded the Times Union Center on Wednesday (12/12/12) to help set a world record for the most people singing “Jingle Bells” while ringing jingle bells. The event was the brainchild of ...

Golden Twilight?

by Erin Pihlaja November 21, 2012

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  Twinkies, an icon of processed junk food, may disappear. Panic ensued last week when Hostess Brands Inc., creator of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and various other baked goods, announced that it would shutter operations at its ...

Field of Dreams

by Erin Pihlaja November 8, 2012

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The Troy City Council voted unanimously last week to support a bid for a NYSERDA grant, which Councilman Rodney Wiltshire (D-At Large) said would cover up to half the costs required to install a city-owned ...

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Sandy, We Hardly Knew You

by Erin Pihlaja November 1, 2012

  On Monday afternoon, bare grocery store shelves, like these in Price Chopper on Madison Avenue in Albany, demonstrated that Capital Region residents were preparing for the worst as superstorm Sandy barreled toward the East Coast. ...

Occupy Albany Anniversary

by Molly Eadie October 25, 2012

  On Sunday (Oct. 21), one year after Occupy Albany set up camp, from which they were eventually evicted, Occupiers marched to Academy Park to review the year and celebrate. While they've moved out of the ...

New Alcohol Restrictions at LarkFest

by Erin Pihlaja September 20, 2012

  It was a year of change for LarkFest, the annual Albany street festival that took place Saturday (Sept. 15), shut down Lark Street from Washington Avenue to Madison Avenue, and drew thousands of people. For ...

Grudge Match

by Erin Pihlaja September 12, 2012

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Judging by the tone of Tuesday’s (Sept. 11) debate between incumbent Sen. Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) and challenger Kathy Marchione, the Republican primary race for the 43rd district New York State Senate seat is beyond ugly. ...

After the Flood

by Erin Pihlaja August 30, 2012

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Dona Waszczak had to rebuild completely after Hurricane Irene destroyed her house on Priddle Road in Esperance. The tropical storm hit New York State on Aug. 28, 2011, and caused billions of dollars in total ...

Toward a Living Wage

by Jaired Crofut August 23, 2012

  “When you look at the minimum wage that exists in New York state, every New Yorker should be totally embarrassed,” said Deputy Senate Minority Leader Neil Breslin at a press conference at the Albany Labor ...

Here to Stay

by Erin Pihlaja August 16, 2012

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  C-R Productions, which operates at the historic Cohoes Music Hall, has met its fundraising goal of $75,000. The campaign to save the company’s production budget started on Aug. 1 and ended on Aug. 15. Without ...

Troy Residents Enjoy a National Night Out

by Erin Pihlaja August 9, 2012

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Kaylynn Barr, age 13, worked on a chalk drawing on 10th Street in Troy on Tuesday evening (Aug. 7) during a National Night Out event hosted by the Hillside North Neighborhood Group. The event is ...

POTUS Makes a Nanovisit

by The Staff May 10, 2012

For his third trip to the Capital Region since taking office, President Barack Obama addressed a gathering of students, university administrators and public officials on Tuesday at the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science ...

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Pronounced Equal

by The Staff July 28, 2011

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Revelers gathered at Albany City Hall during the first minutes of Sunday (July 24) to witness and participate in some of the first same-sex marriages to take place in New York state. The carillon chimed ...

From Madison to Your City

by The Staff March 3, 2011

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A crowd of more than 500 gathered Saturday at the Capitol in one of more than 50 rallies held across the country in support of Wisconsin’s state-worker unions, whose collective-bargaining rights are under threat. “Let’s ...

Vandals at the Ice Cream Shop

by Kathryn Geurin August 18, 2010

A handful of businesses and residences in the Delaware Avenue neighborhood suffered broken windows at the hands of vandals Saturday night between 2 and 3 AM; one of the casualties was a front window of ...