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Age isn't a factor for Russo

Age isn't a factor for Russo

Golf is a game for a lifetime. It’s one of the few sports where excellence can be maintained — even at its pinnacle — over several decades.

Gaslights dimmed when payment was due


Before electricity, homes were lighted by gas and residents had to put a quarter in a meter in the basement for continued light. The gaslights would dim and ultimately go out without another quarter.

Voters to get a say on CVS land swap


At the risk of sounding like a nostalgia-wrinkled old codger: If it could bring the Old Homestead restaurant back, the upcoming Burnt Hills voter referendum would pass in a heartbeat.

Robert Cray to open blues-filled Egg series

Robert Cray to open blues-filled Egg series

The Egg rocks four blues shows this month. And who better to launch the string than Robert Cray? The guitarist/singer who put the blues back on the charts, the Zelig of the blues who played with everybody, everywhere; returns to The Egg on Friday.

Northern New York counties pursue ‘food trail’

Jay White envisions a time when tourists come to northern New York not only for the skiing and leaf-peeping, but also for the food.

Racing world hasn't seen the last of Arrogate

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Racing world hasn't seen the last of Arrogate

It was a cool, comfortable morning at barn 25 on the Saratoga Race Course backstretch on Sunday.

Ex-UAlbany SID DePasquale enjoying time at USGA

Ex-UAlbany SID DePasquale enjoying time at USGA

For 17 years, I knew Brian DePasquale as perhaps the hardest working college sports information director in a business full of talented workaholics.

Tops Markets continues expansion

Executives with Tops Friendly Markets were “crazy busy” this week getting ready to switch nameplates on stores acquired in the Hudson Valley through the merger of two European supermarket giants.

Eric Guillot is a 'jenius'

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Eric Guillot is a 'jenius'

The toys are on the wall and not in the attic.

Christiana returns home for a good cause

Christiana returns home for a good cause

The Yarnapalooza Charity Concert on Sunday at Centre Street (308 Union St. at Broadway, Schenectady) brings singer-songwriter-guitarist Blake Christiana back to his home town — with his band Yarn.

Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

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Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

Connor Hankin led Scorpiancer out into the small field in the Oklahoma Annex on Fifth Avenue Monday morning so his horse could nibble on some clover.

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

A few of us stragglers hung around the Saratoga Race Course pressbox Saturday night to watch the race from California.

Feeding the soldiers who guarded Lock 13


Margaret Cook fed soldiers who guarded Lock 13 on the Mohawk River/Barge Canal against sabotage in World War I. Margaret, my grandmother, lived south of the waterway in Randall along what is today’s Route 5S.

Old boss has high praise for Sobol


Arts administrator Elizabeth Sobol’s journey from Miami Beach to Saratoga Springs — 1,500 miles due north, and as far from an ocean or Great Lake as you can get in New York state — has a Schenectady connection.

How will Macy’s plan play out locally?

Get ready to hear more of this word: “overstored.” Macy’s executives used it last week to explain why they will shutter 100 stores by early next year.

The lady is a champ

For the first time this year in the local bass tournament contests, a woman has won.

Alex Slomka, Heavenly Echoes to play today


Some summer free-show series have wrapped up: Alive at Five, Music Haven and a few others; yet some few free shows remain.

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

Don Arceneaux used to send signals to his daughter Abby when she was on the pitching mound for Mechanicville High School’s softball team.

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Holes-in-one are every duffer’s dream shot.

Picture book recalls wartime memories

Two years after the end of World War II, Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam published a small picture book called “Smoke: The Story of a Fight.”

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