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5 major bands slated for week of big shows

5 major bands slated for week of big shows

Phish, one of our BIGGEST bands, played three giant shows last week; this week, five of our BEST bands play seven shows.

Lake George has some good salmon

Lake George has some good salmon

One of the best kept fishing secrets — the Atlantic landlocked salmon in Lake George — is probably less than an hour from your doorstep.

Cut Durant some slack for wanting a ring

Cut Durant some slack for wanting a ring

In the span of a few years, the Golden State Warriors have gone from irrelevant to the feel-good story of the NBA to the Evil Empire.

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

One of the beauties of jazz, to those whose ear is pulled to it, is that, at any moment, it can soar off in any direction.

Schenectady's Maurycy to be honored by NENYPGA

Schenectady's Maurycy to be honored by NENYPGA

Schenectady native John Maurycy won the Gazette County Amateur when he was just 16 years old, and that was only the beginning of a long and successful golf career that included stints as a well-known and respected club professional at two prestigious area courses.

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market


Saratoga Springs is steeped in history, and a lot of it is up for sale right now, and with eye-popping price tags.

The legacy of Molly Brant

Molly Brant played an important role in Mohawk, American and Canadian history. Brant was born about 1736 and raised by Christian Mohawk parents who lived near Little Falls. Her life of influence began when she became the consort of British Indian agent Sir William Johnson.

Out-of- home ads thrive in ’Net age


It’s hard to imagine a medium unaffected by the Internet, but so-called out-of-home advertising — think billboards, bus wraps and ad kiosks in malls — can make that claim.

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival put 21 acts on two stages Saturday and Sunday, both perfect weather days, with free cookies. Crowds seemed smaller than usual, but typically mellow and friendly: a happy human rainbow that works every time.

Record turnout for Great Sacandaga fishing competition

The winner list shows the fish were definitely biting.

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

There was a time when it wasn’t unusual for Jesse Braverman’s baseball teams to give him a commemorative t-shirt at the end of a high school season.

Amsterdam held a raucous 150th birthday bash in 1954

Amsterdam observed its 150th birthday with a 10-division parade and other celebrations in July 1954. The sesquicentennial was a joyous and raucous event that took place at the beginning of the end of the city’s years as a carpet-manufacturing center.

Capital Region projects to focus on pedestrian safety

A teenage girl’s death last week while trying to cross a busy highway in Cohoes has been prominent in the news, with her family, friends and city officials justifiably upset.

Auriemmas' annual youth turkey contest draws 42 hunters

Eight years ago, Amsterdam turkey hunters Mike and Michele Auriemma and Dick Andrews held their first free spring youth turkey hunting contest, which included a barbeque at their house that afternoon.

Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Grammy winning pianist-singer Jon Cleary brings his funky Absolute Monster Gentlemen to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday.

A look at science of meetings

A look at science of meetings

By some estimates, we spend anywhere from six to 23 hours a week sitting in meetings, depending on our position in an organization. The higher up we are, the more hours we meet.

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

If a 73-9 team falls in the NBA playoffs, does it make a sound?

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

As a club professional at Golf Galaxy of Albany, John Neet’s job is to help golfers enjoy their favorite game more by teaching them a better way to swing, chip, pitch and putt.

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

Don't bet on real re-privatization.

Sir John Johnson made a narrow escape in 1776

The man for whom Johnstown may have been named narrowly escaped capture there by rebel forces who were coming to arrest him in May of 1776.

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