Exhibit explores vice in Spa City

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Congress Park in Saratoga Springs in the summer is the kind of zestfully green place where moms bring baby strollers and some people think the ducks can talk. If they could, their ancestors would have passed down dark stories of what humans once did inside the Canfield Casino, the great Victorian hall in the middle of the park.

‘Uncle Art’ a friend to park users

Saturday, July 12, 2014
When Arthur J. Hartig died, the line at the funeral home went out the door, as people paid their last respects to the popular caretaker of Amsterdam’s favorite recreational facility.

Genuine message, slickly conveyed

Saturday, July 12, 2014
LeBron James was pulled back to Cleveland on Friday, ending what wasn’t so much a soap opera as a dizzying frenzy of media speculation, with the jilted city’s self-esteem hanging in the balance.
Debo, Ivers part of ‘international week’

Debo, Ivers part of ‘international week’

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Is it an “international” week? Worldwide popster Justin Timberlake plays the Times Union Center on Wednesday, Ethiopian Afro-pop orchestra Debo plays Freedom Square in Troy on Friday and pre-eminent Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers plays Music Haven on Sunday.

Quiet Glen Lake generous with its fish

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Last week, I got to wet a line in a lake and a river — and both were quite generous with their fish.

When genders collide

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
>I wasn’t sure if perhaps a horse had broken down. Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle’s voice was hard to hear, but something he said and something that was happening on the grandstand turn far from view prompted a reaction from the crowd that was immediate, absolute and universal.

Rumors at GloFo, troubles at tech campus

Saturday, July 5, 2014
The GlobalFoundries Fab 8 complex in Malta got a mention in the Taiwan press this week. Not an accurate mention, but close enough for work done on a digital deadline.

Nonprofit hoping for ‘win-win’ with Etsy

Thursday, July 3, 2014
FuzeHub, an Albany nonprofit that works with small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state, will kick off a pilot project next week to gauge the needs of Etsy sellers and see whether New York manufacturers might help.

Anglers are finding that fish are biting

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Good time to get out on the water.

Must be garage sale season

Sunday, June 29, 2014
It’s time for garage sales, also vacation season (for many of us), so I rummaged around my head to see what was eligible to be jettisoned before perambulating to points westward.

Skills competition good for youth players

Sunday, June 29, 2014
The future of golf depends on introducing young players to the game and developing their emerging talents. What better way to spark that interest and gauge their abilities than the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition?

Panza right man for the job

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Martin Panza cracked up when it was suggested that perhaps a small part of him was curious to see how Belmont Stakes Day would’ve performed without a Triple Crown on the line.
“No,” he said emphatically, with a laugh.
Gift horse, mouth, etc.

Boy Scout perseveres after fire

Saturday, June 28, 2014
A Boy Scout will be doing his Eagle Scout project this Sunday in Ballston Spa. Which doesn’t sound so remarkable, barely even newsworthy, except that Edward Rock and his dad were burned out of their Malta home — and basically lost everything — less than two weeks ago.

Two businesses on Forest Ave. in Amsterdam stand the test of time

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Two long-standing Forest Avenue businesses, Mohawk Dairy and Tuman’s tavern, were profiled in the Rockton booklet published as part of the recent tour of that part of Amsterdam.
Bassist Holland brings years of playing — and listening — to Jazz Fest

Bassist Holland brings years of playing — and listening — to Jazz Fest

Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Any band I put together starts with the players and starts also with an idea,” said jazz bassist Dave Holland, who leads Prism on Sunday at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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