Capital Region

Black History 365: Gerrit Smith
Gerrit Smith was an abolitionist who was born in 1797 in New York. He was a wealthy man who used his wealth and influence to help hundreds of Africans move through New York into Canada on the underground railroad.
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…
Get The Scoop on Stewart’s 100 Years at Ballston Spa Museum
When you are enjoying delicious Stewart's ice cream, you don't really think about its history. Well, I don't. I only think about the most difficult decision. What amazing flavor am I going to get a pint of and eat in one sitting? But there is a backstory and it's quite the histor…
Test Drive a School Bus-Bethlehem Schools Need You
Capital Region schools will be back in session very soon and there are districts that need to fill many positions. Bethlehem Central School District is looking to hire bus drivers. The best thing is that you don't need to have a commercial license to apply and you can try them out.
An Open Letter to Drivers Using the 5 Malta Roundabouts
Driving in the Capital Region most of my life, I had no problem with roundabouts or as we called them growing up, Latham Circle. You see that was the only one we had and it worked very well. Everyone seemed to know what to do and traffic flowed pretty smoothly through that area. Well, a few years ag…
Later Start Times For Capital Region High Schools Great Idea
There have been talks for years about later start times for Capital Region high schoolers and this upcoming school year it's going to happen for a couple of local schools. I think that it's about time. I also think that all schools should allow this to help those teens who need extra sleep…
Oh Deer! Did New York White-Tailed Deer Have COVID?
Studies have been done that indicate that white-tailed deer in four states have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. Although not all white-tailed deer have presented with the antibodies, about thirty percent have. What does this mean for the deer population in New York and should we be worri…
Girls Flag Football Will be Offered in Capital Region Schools
Girls across New York State will now have the opportunity to play football for their school. A pilot program has been created to add another spring sport for girls in our public high schools. They are going to offer a girls' flag football season starting in 2022 selecting a few "Sections&q…
Surprise Tax Refund Coming to Some New Yorkers This Week
Chances are if you got your tax refund from the IRS it is already gone. But there is some hope to see a surprise tax refund that could be deposited in your bank account starting this week. This is because some taxpayers overpaid taxes on their unemployment compensation in 2020.
Submit Your Music To Hot 991
Now accepting submissions for the submit your hottest song for a new music compilation release for indie artists who would like to stream their music on Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal and more.

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