I was born and raised in Mechanicville, NY, and have been in radio for over 25 years. I have lived and worked on Long Island in the Hamptons, in West Palm Beach, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Portland, ME. Brian and I have been together for 16 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I just moved back to my hometown where my 11-year-old son Ryan is attending my Alma mater. I married my best friend, Jenn, in August of 2022 and had the most perfect day. The theme of our wedding was based on the Disney movie, "Up". We even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie. We now have two dogs. The newest member of our family is Willie. He looks like a real-live white teddy bear. I am a true crime junky and will watch every Law & Order SVU episode over and over again. (My Dad worked on the show for several years and my name appears on the locker in the squad room in early episodes). I have a very close relationship with my amazing mom, Nancy who is on the show with us messing up song lyrics each week. I will fight anyone, anytime, if you say that someone else or a restaurant makes better eggplant than my mom. Thanks for allowing our personal lives into your world each morning. We hope to give you laughter and fun to start your day.
Significant Toll Hike May be Coming to NY State Thruway
It looks like it will cost you more to drive the New York State Thruway next year. There may be a slight increase for New York EZ-Pass holders but a significant increase for those who pay by mail.
One NY Destination Makes List of Top US Summer Family Vacations
A new survey lists the top cities for family summer vacations in the United States. Out of the top nineteen, one New York destination made the list and I couldn't agree more.
All Thrills Aboard North America’s Longest Coaster in Upstate NY!
If you are looking for a thrilling ride this spring and summer how about riding the longest mountain coaster in, not only the United States but in all of North America?
Give ‘Em a Break! Beware of These Creatures on Upstate NY Roads
This is the time of year when Upstate New Yorkers see more wildlife on the roadways and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants you to be alert. They are calling for drivers to slow down and give these creatures a break.
Legendary Lake George Bar & Grill Becoming Waterfront Condos
Last fall, it was announced that there would be a hotel built on a legendary property in Lake George Village. Those plans have changed and the owners have decided to turn the property into condominiums.
Local Coffee Co. Revving to Open Another Cap Region Shop
Motor Oil Coffee Company is expanding. The new coffee company in the Capital Region is revving to open another location. This time a second coffee shop in Albany.
Upstate New York Area Has ‘Best Air Quality ‘in Entire Country
Breathe deep, New York state! Out of all of the cities in the entire country, there is one area in Upstate New York that has the best air quality and makes it one of the cleanest to live in.
After 9 Yrs Mexican Radio in Schenectady Permanently Closed
There was no fanfare, no warning, just a short mention on Mexican Radio's Facebook page that announced the restaurant was permanently closed.
Upstate NY Sprawling Lakefront Estate & Stone Mansion For Sale
This sprawling property is located in Bemis Point, NY, and sits on the Chautauqua Lake. It includes a three-bedroom carriage home, two charming cottages, an apartment building, and a gorgeous stone mansion.
Want to Buy a Popular Albany County Irish Restaurant Pub?
A popular Irish bar-restaurant is for sale in Albany County. It can be yours for just five hundred seventy-five thousand dollars. The owner is ready to move on from the establishment even though it is still profitable.
One of Oldest Fairs in NY State Offers Early-Bird Tickets
There are many county fairs in New York State and most of them are Upstate featuring great food, rides, and agriculture. This fair is no exception. In fact, it is one of the oldest in New York State and there is a special early-bird ticket sale going on now.
Upstate Gets 1st New York Location For This National Sub Chain
Back in September, it was announced that another national hoagie restaurant chain would be coming to Upstate New York. They said they would put ten locations in the Capital Region. We now know where the first sub shop will go.
$38K Take 5 NY Lottery Winner Sold at Capital Region Cumby’s
Check your tickets! There was another Take 5 winning ticket sold in the Capital Region. This time it was purchased at Cumberland Farms in Washington County. That winner is cashing in a ticket worth $38,005!
This City in New York One of America’s Top 5 For College Grads
So you've graduated from college now where do you go? The old answer was where the jobs are. But after the pandemic made it a staple to work from home, now graduates are asking where is the most affordable place to live.
Indoor Rock Climbing Gym Making Capital Region 5th NY Location
A new way to get fit is coming to the Capital Region. This will be the fifth location in New York state for this unique indoor rock climbing gym.
Upstate NY Chain Eatery Gives Employee’s Kids Scholarship Dough
A new scholarship program has been implemented in a well-known chain restaurant to help employees' families. An Upstate New York family was rewarded this year after their father worked for the restaurant for nearly a quarter of a century.
New York State Parks Need More Lifeguards-Pays $20 per hour
If your teen, a young adult, or maybe you need a summer job, this could be the one. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to hire more lifeguards for the summer.
What’s Replacing Beloved TJ’s Cafe on Central Ave in Colonie?
In July of 2022, TJ's Cafe closed after a twenty-five-year run. It was a well-known restaurant in its A-frame building on Central Avenue in Colonie. What's replacing it?
Look! Here’s the New Vision For Legendary Longfellows in Saratoga
Construction begins next month for the legendary Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant to be reimagined as Brookmere Resort. After twenty-five years, Longfellows closed last November.
New! Popular Saratoga Lakefront Restaurant Offering Pontoon Rentals
Druthers Brewing Company took over a popular Saratoga Lake restaurant last April and is now adding a fun pontoon rental option. Not only can you enjoy amazing food and views but now you can actually go out on Saratoga Lake.
Check Out the Best BBQ Joints in the Capital Region! [RANKED]
There are some amazing barbeque restaurants throughout the Capital Region. Here is a ranked list according to Yelp of the top pitmasters in our area. Try and look at this list without getting hungry! Each has outstanding reviews.
Roundabouts: The Answer For Busy Roadway in Downtown Troy
It looks like there will be roundabouts built in a busy stretch of roadway in downtown Troy. Officials say there will finally be a gateway into downtown Troy that is safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and commuters.
Upstate NYers! Save a Life & Get a Free Pint of Stewart’s Ice Cream
It's that time of year again for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" program. Upstate New York is in dire need of blood donations. The American Red Cross has teamed up with Stewart's to give you a delicious reward.
$1.65 Mil Turnkey B&B For Sale Near Historic Saratoga Race Course
Location, location, location! This is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in a prime area of Saratoga Springs. It is directly across the street from the Saratoga Race Course, near the Fasig-Tipton horse sales grounds, and the National Museum of Racing.
Fun For The ‘Hole’ Family! Top Mini-Golf in Capital Region & Beyond
The Capital Region and the Adirondacks have a lot of great miniature golf courses to explore. There is nothing like going out for ice cream and some mini-golf on a summer day or night. Check out the coolest and most fun miniature golf courses!
Free Movies for Capital Region Families This Summer!
Every summer, The Palace Theater in downtown Albany announces the free "Summer in the City" movies they will show. These family-friendly movies will be shown in July and August for the 2023 season
One Dead in Accident Involving Mechanicville School Bus
An early morning accident involving a Mechanicville Central School bus has closed Route 67 in Stillwater for hours. Early on details were vague on what actually happened. We now have the information.
One Upstate NY School Using Tech to Crack Down on Vaping
An Upstate New York school is cracking down on vaping using special technology.
This Upstate NY Fair Celebrates its 204th Year with $1 Admission
The third oldest fair in New York State is offering something special on its opening day this year. Admission will be one dollar on opening day!
Drum Roll Please! Saratoga Mansion w/ Rock Band Rehearsal Room SOLD!
This stunning mansion is just minutes from Saratoga Lake and overlooks Lake Lonely. The balcony and windows lead to gorgeous sunset views. The finished basement is huge with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the center of one of the rooms. There is plenty of fun including a workout space. The coolest part of the basement is a soundproof room for a full rock band to rehearse in!