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Schenectady's Phil Chrys tapped for Weedsport hall of fame

Schenectady's Phil Chrys tapped for Weedsport hall of fame

Schenectady resident Phil Chrys never saw the Hall of Fame induction coming — just like the season nearly four decades ago that got him there.

Raymond Overbaugh, from loom repairman to artistic gunsmith


A man who repaired looms for an Amsterdam carpet mill set up shop as a gunsmith in 1948 and thereafter made his living crafting custom rifles and repairing firearms.

Confederate flag stirs outrage at Saratoga Springs parade

A Confederate flag waving behind some dude on a motorcycle made it into Saratoga Springs’ Memorial Day parade last week.

Mall’s J.C. Penney focusing on home


Get ready for some changes at the J.C. Penney store at Crossgates Mall.

Turkey season wasn't all bad

Turkey season has ended and from the number of “Turkey Tales” I have received, apparently it has been a difficult season.

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Banjoist Bela Fleck brings hhis original band, the Flecktones, back to The Egg on Wednesday.

Symetra Tour gives glimpse of LPGA's future players

Symetra Tour gives glimpse of LPGA's future players

The next crop of super stars on the LPGA Tour is ready to move on up, and a preview of their talents is just a short drive away.

Washington Frothingham’s useful life

The Frothingham Free Library at 28 West Main St. in Fonda is named for a local man who was a writer and a minister.

Decision may pave way for more growth


In Ballston, the Dolomite asphalt plant won town planning approval this week.

The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

We partied hard. Our team partied harder — way harder. Which said something.

Effort in state Legislature to ban fee for shopping bags


Several years ago, on a job-hunting trip to Washington, D.C., I had some time to kill between arriving at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station and the three-block walk to the publication where I would interview.

Bowfishing for carp a good way to sharpen skills

Bowhunters! How often do you shoot your bow between the close and opening of the deer season?

GottaGetGon, outdoor shows get summer started

GottaGetGon, outdoor shows get summer started

Outdoor shows and festivals are revving up, with GottaGetGon this weekend at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa; Lake Street Dive opening the season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown on Saturday; the reunited Luna playing MASS MoCA’s first 2016 outdoor show in North Adams, Massachusetts, also Saturday; and the Defibrulators opening the season on Wednesday at Made in the Shade of the Egg on Albany’s Empire State Plaza.

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

It’s funny, until it happens to you.

All judgment calls, and no instant replay

All judgment calls, and no instant replay

So the caller last week was polite, but frustrated. And he had a point, to a point.

Young Schenectady boxer gets first taste of nationals

Young Schenectady boxer gets first taste of nationals

New York champion Luis Ortiz wasn’t able to add another big prize to his 2016 boxing resumé, but left the ring at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Utah last week with a sense of pride.

No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

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No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

Another potential Triple Crown went by the wayside on a drizzly, muddy Saturday at Pimlico, and along with all the usual emotions — joy in victory, disappointment in hopes dashed — the 141st Preakness, the race itself, was freighted with a sense of relief.

Jorgensen making smooth transition at Shaker Ridge

Jorgensen making smooth transition at Shaker Ridge

Mark Jorgensen knows he has some big shoes to fill, but he’s walking just fine.

Turner family's construction company left imprint on Amsterdam

The family construction company founded by John J. Turner built Amsterdam’s Clock Building and schools including today’s Lynch Literacy Academy.

Woman's pluck saved Mouzon House from demolition

Woman's pluck saved Mouzon House from demolition

Looking south from the patio of The Mouzon House restaurant, a visitor could be forgiven for thinking there’s little historic about Saratoga Springs.

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