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 15 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I am getting ready to move back to my hometown where my 10-year-old son Ryan will attend my Alma mater. I will be getting married to my best friend, Jenn, at the end of 2021 and we are having a Disney wedding. We love everything Disney and even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie UP. 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.
Vaccine Available for Kids by Thanksgiving-But Maybe Not for My Son
COVID-19 is no joke. Both my fiancee and I had it and we are both completely vaccinated. I am disappointed that COVID and the vaccine have become a political statement and not a plight to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Now there is a vaccine that should be available for children ages 5 to 11 …
$24K Take 5 Winner in Saratoga County-So Close But Wasn’t Me
The Capital Region has been a hotbed lately for New York Lottery's Take 5 winners. The latest winner comes from Saratoga County and I am convinced that it's just a matter of time until I am cashing in a Take 5 winning ticket. I have to admit I was a bit bummed it wasn't me when I foun…
Lanes Closed Route 9 in Malta and Saratoga Starting Today ’til Nov
Let construction season continue. There is a long stretch of Route 9 that will be getting a makeover which means lane closures through Malta and part of Saratoga. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will begin resurfacing that part of the roadway starting today.
Pets and Wings Must Wait ’til 2022 in Glens Falls
COVID has affected a lot of events in and around the Capital Region. But there are two in Glens Falls that were supposed to be held this fall and have been rescheduled not just because of COVID but other factors as well. Now, these two events will be held in 2022.
1920’s Historic $2 Mil Saratoga Home For Sale-Gaudy to Gorgeous
This 1920's Victorian home in the heart of Saratoga Springs is on the market for just under $2 million. It has that nostalgic feel with everything from gaudy to gorgeous. It's located in the beautiful North Broadway Historic District. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths. Take a peek inside.
Albany Jeweler Using Forensic Technology to Catch Theives
There's a jeweler in Albany that is raising the bar in an effort to catch criminals. It's a state-of-the-art synthetic technology that will identify the thieves without them even knowing they are caught. It is so high-tech that the thieves will wear it for up to three months without a clue…
Wanna Become a New York State Trooper? Apply For the Exam Now
If you think you have what it takes to be a New York State Trooper, applications are being accepted to take the entrance exam. There is also a new recruitment outreach program that is designed to help increase more minorities and women to become New York State Troopers.
Albany’s Nine Pin Cider & Local Award-Winning Chef Mix it up With New Sauces
Two of the Capital Region's best have collided to make signature sauces to sell across the country. Chef Ric Orlando has teamed up with Nine Pin Ciderworks to create two delicious sauces that hit the market today.
Hudson Valley’s ‘Pets Alive’ Gets Shelter Animals in Hurricane Ida’s Path
When a hurricane is coming through an area, you always think about evacuating and getting to a safe place. What happens to the animals in the shelters of those areas? They need to be evacuated too. That's where Pets Alive comes in. They are a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Orange County,…
Saratoga Racing Season Finish Line in Sight With Fan Appreciation Week
It's hard to believe that this is the last week of the Saratoga Race Course season. To commemorate the final week of racing the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is showing its appreciation to the racing fans.
2nd Chick-Fil-A Planned For Colonie-Find Out Where
It seems that Chick-fil-A is finally listening to the demand of the Capital Region. Last week it was announced that they are building their first location (outside of Albany International Airport) in Clifton Park. Now we have learned that they are planning a second location in Colonie.
Employee’s Excitement Reopens Troy Restaurant After 10 Months
There have been so many sad endings to some great restaurants across the Capital Region because of the pandemic. Many had to keep their doors closed because of staffing or just because of how the pandemic took a toll on their business. For one Troy restaurant, it was the employees who rallied togeth…
Capital Region Bus Drivers Needed-5 Reasons Why It’s a Great Job
My son Ryan just started taking the bus this past school year and really loves his bus driver. Miss Dana is such a great influence on him. She is friendly and teaches the kids about safety on the bus. She also cares about each and every one of the kids she is responsible for. I know that districts a…
Sly Foxes Live in Cohoes House & Stand Guard
It seems residents on a Cohoes street have new furry neighbors living in an abandoned house. The house has been vacant for some time with no one stirring until recently. They say that foxes have decided to call the property home with one neighbor, Ted Conlon even witnessed a fox near the windows and…
Schenectady Little Italy Streetfest a Big No This Year
The lingering effects of COVID-19 and staff shortages have claimed another festival. This time it's the Little Italy Streetfest in Schenectady. It's unfortunate but organizers and restaurant owners agree that there is no way they would be able to have enough employees to keep up with the h…
Your Pet’s Mug Can Be the Face of Brown’s Brewery’s Beer
I know my dog Freddie has an adorable mug. If you think that your pet has one too, they could be the face of one of Brown's Brewery's beers. They have teamed up with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society to raise money and make someone's furry friend "beer famous".
Open Letter to Closed NY State Thruway Rest Areas by a Woman/Mom
We travel a lot along the New York State Thruway. My fiancee's family lives in Buffalo and we take many trips out to Western New York throughout the year. When I heard that the governor announced that they would be revamping and rebuilding the rest areas along the Thruway, I didn't really …
All SUNY Students Must Get the Vax to Come Back
Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved the Pfizer vaccine, it was announced that all students attending in-person classes at SUNY (State University of New York) must be vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes both two-year and four-year institutions.
New Microbrewery and Beer Garden Could be on Tap in Hudson
There could be another brewery coming to Hudson in the winter of 2022. Plans have been submitted to the town of Hudson that would take an unfinished warehouse and a vacant lot and turn it into a microbrewery and taproom along with an outdoor beer garden
Going to the NYS Fair?-What to Know Before You go
The Great New York State Fair begins today (August 20th) in Syracuse and there are a few things you should know before you go. It is eighteen days filled with food, fun, entertainment, rides, animals, live music, and attractions. Last year the fair was canceled due to COVID but this year they are pl…
New Amsterdam Pool House Will Make a Spash with $100K Renovations
In the past few years, there have been some major upgrades to Veterans' Park in Amsterdam. It was just announced that another one hundred thousand dollars in state funding will help to build a brand new pool house. Another ten thousand dollars was also received to resurface the basketball court…
Reptiles Hop Crawl & Slither Into Saratoga in September For Expo
For the third year, Saratoga will host a Reptile Expo. The expo will have hundreds of snakes, frogs, tarantulas, turtles, salamanders, tortoises, and more. Each year the Saratoga Reptile Expo has drawn thousands of people interested in learning about these exotic pets and purchasing them. There will…
$3 Million Deceivingly Plain Home Boasts 1600 Bottle Wine Cellar
This home in Stillwater sits on 8 plus acres and is only 9 minutes from the Saratoga Race Track. There are two master suites complete with marble bathroom floors. Not only is there a custom cabin on the property, but it has humidity and a climate-controlled wine cellar that holds 1600 bottles of win…
Hiker Shuttle Service to Adirondack High Peaks Starts Saturday
Since the pandemic, it seems more and more people are hiking the Adirondacks. There are cars parked on the sides of roads and a ton of foot traffic. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has teamed up with Essex County, and the Town of Keene to run a new shuttle system that wil…
Trader Joe’s Halfmoon Opening Very Soon-Hiring Event Today
Trader Joe's is weeks away from opening its new location in Halfmoon. Although we don't have an exact opening date, they just announced that they are hiring. That could only mean one thing, they will be opening very soon.
Brick by Brick Catskill Man on TV’s ‘Lego Masters’ Tonight
A childhood toy and hobby could earn a Catskill resident one hundred thousand dollars and the title of Lego Master. Richard Dryden has loved Lego as a kid and now he has teamed up with another Lego enthusiast to compete on the reality show "Lego Masters" on Fox. They have been winning and …
10 Random Items Sold at Latham’s Sam’s Club
I was walking through the Latham Sam's Club and I couldn't believe all of the random items they sell. There was everything from drizzled popcorn to pickled polish sausage. Check out the ten random items I picked out for you to see with your own eyes. Who buys these things?
3 Lil’ Birds Say Bob Marley’s Son Looking Upstate to Grow Pot Biz
The marijuana business is starting to ramp up in New York state and it seems that everyone is going to try and get growing. There is someone's son who seems like a perfect fit to throw his hat in the marijuana-growing business. He is the son of legendary reggae star and well-known supporter of …
Fun on The Farm at Adirondack Harvest Fest This September
This year the Adirondack Harvest Festival will be changing from a one-day event to a full week of farm fun. It will be not only fun but educational as the agricultural group, Adirondack Harvest is getting the word out about sustainable farming and community. The Open Farm Week will run from Septembe…
Montgomery County Gets Hoppin’-1st Brewery Opening Today
Today is the day that Montgomery County will get its first brewery. Eisenadler Brauhaus will be officially opened to the public today (Friday, August 13th). A grand opening celebration is planned for some time in the fall.