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Warm Christmas Display in Albany Hopes to Bring Angels to the Outfield
Volunteers at Westland Hills Park in Albany have been working hard the past few months getting fields prepped for something other than softball and baseball games.  The crew was busy putting together the plan, and laying out the groundwork on a new Christmas display that will shine bright in honor of those closest to us who may be gone, but not forgotten, called Our Angels Remembered. ... Read Mor
Schoharie County Visitors Get Early Xmas Gift from ‘Parking Pixies’
Well here's something you'll never see in Albany where, for the record, I was "gifted" a shiny new parking ticket over Thanksgiving weekend.  A town in Schoharie County has replaced its parking meters with something much more festive than a slip of paper on your windshield and a $50 dollar fine.   S...
Witness in Albany says Man was Senselessly Killed at KFC ‘Over Food Order’
This is still is very much an ongoing investigation, and any and all speculation about what allegedly transpired at the Delaware Ave in Albany KFC is just that: speculation.  At around 2:30 PM on Thursday afternoon, the Albany Police blocked off a large portion of Delaware Avenue with their patrol cars, sending traffic on a detoured route around the KFC where a man had been shot a few hours earlie
13 Classic TV Commercials the Capital Region Will Never Forget
We remember the jingles, the catchphrases, and the celebrities who starred in them. These are 13 Classic TV Commercials the Capital Region Will Never Forget. I'm a sucker for Capital Region nostalgia and every now and again I go down these rabbit hole searches to find anything uniquely exclusive and retro when it comes to the 518.  Recently I started searching on YouTube for old, vintage, and clas
We Somehow Found a 1965 Navy Photo of My Dad We Didn’t Know Existed
I received a text from my mom last week of an image - no words - just the photo.  My mom knows I love this stuff, and every once in a while she digs up something nostalgic and shares it with the family.  Whether it be an old photo of me or my sister Sherri when we were kids or an old picture from a 1980's family day at Storytown, she knows I love this stuff. This ...
See Inside the Manchester, VT Airbnb Rented by 8 Person Baldwin Crew
It's no secret that Alec Baldwin, his wife Hilaria, and their six children have been seeking solace and comfort about an hour north of Albany in Manchester, Vermont. According to several sources, Baldwin and crew have been laying low in nearby Vermont for the past few weeks as the investigation continues into the on-set shooting of the movie "Rust"...
Bob Anderson Shares Incredible World Series Moments with Brian and Chrissy on GNA
Scroll down to hear the entire interview with Bob Anderson on GNA Friday Morning Bob Anderson, the father of Atlanta Braves star pitcher and World Series Champion Ian Anderson, has been around baseball most of his life.  He was a high-level college player at Siena in addition to being a  very successful head coach at Schalmont, winning 325 games in his 20 years with the Sabres. But w...
Dramatic Video Shows Montgomery County Trooper Rescue Drowning Man
The life and work of a New York State Trooper can change as rapidly as the weather does here in the Capital Region.  One day you might be chasing bad guys going 100 MPH, the next you could be rescuing an injured owl on the side of the road, later that day you might be helping an old lady fix a flat tire stranded on Route 9.  We...
After a Successful Hiring Spree, Albany’s Holiday Lights Will Happen
While we wait on the future fate of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park beyond this year, new problems recently arose for this season, which was slated to begin next month. The relationship between PAL (the organizers of Holiday Lights) and the city of Albany has been stressful, and at times contentious...
Scrooge You! Albany Pulling Plug on Holiday Lights Because it was Actually Popular
It felt like it was only a matter of time, but now it's official.  After years of battle between City of Albany officials and the Albany Police Athletic League, an agreement was reached. Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, arguably one of the cities most popular attractions, will be moving to a new location after its 25th and final winter inside Washington Park. ...
Bowman Orchards Stays True to Core Despite Barrage of Price Critics
Kevin Bowman, owner of Bowman Orchards in Rexford, says that just last weekend, at least two cars tried to get away from their grounds in Rexford with at least $461 dollars worth of stolen goods.  "There may have been more," he says, "but those were the two we were able to catch." ...
Dozens of Massachusetts Troopers Quit After Being Told They Must Vaccinate
The subject of vaccines and mask mandates continues to be a hotly contested debate these days and one that doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. And as long as there are varying levels of expectations thrust upon individuals, there will always be those who contend that their personal rights are being infringed upon...
Asteroid Two Times the Size of Albany’s Tallest Tower Will Pass Earth Today
Note to asteroid: Please DO NOT try to squeeze under the Albany County Rail Trail Bridge in Bethlehem or the Glenridge Road bridge in Glenville.  You'll simply be added to the list of "I think I can's" who thought wrong! A pretty decent-sized asteroid, roughly twice the size of the Corning Tower in Albany, will pass by Earth today. No bigg...
Albany Woman’s Racist Outburst Caught on Video – Gets Fired Immediately
A viral video surfaced on Sunday evening that shows an Albany woman hurling the "N-word," allegedly toward four African-American women having dinner at Post restaurant on Lark Street in Albany.   In the short video, Caryn Burton of Albany is seen seated at the restaurant having what appears to be a heated conversation with others,  while an Albany police officer stands in front of her at
Local Comedians to Join Forces in Albany for ‘Roast of Cuomo’ Event
Local comedians will share the spotlight and take turns roasting disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo later this month in Albany. The event, simply titled "The Roast of Andrew Cuomo" will be taking place at Albany's Madison Theatre on Saturday night September 11th at 930 pm, with proceeds going to a charity that will benefit an anti-sexual violence organization...
Mom and Daughter Visiting NY State Fair Discover Body Floating in Hotel Pool
This bizarre story could easily be an episode of a future Unsolved Mysteries. A mother and daughter from NYC visited Syracuse over the weekend to enjoy food, games, and attractions of the New York State Fair.  But their weekend of amusement and fun turned cold and deadly when on Saturday night, the mom and her 15-year-old daughter became unnerved when they heard two loud "bangs" inside t
Fascinating Albany Sculptures Fool You First, Infatuate You Next [Pics]
Who is that man taking a photo at the SUNY Plaza?  Why is that dog slobbering all over that guy's face on Pearl Street?  Who is painting the side of a building at this hour in front of the Albany Coliseum?  Nearly everyone who walks by the 10 amazingly lifelike sculptures scattered throughout parts of Albany does a double-take.  Have you see...

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