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I Love What They Did this Morning at South Glens Falls High School
I Love What They Did this Morning at South Glens Falls High School
I'd like to start this post by saying "Thank You" to all of the teachers, faculty, staff, administrators, and law enforcement here in the Capital Region, please know that we all appreciate you. To put it plainly, this can't be easy, and while this post may highlight one school, it's indicative of the kinds of things MANY in our community do - and did...
Albany County Man Wins $1M from Scratch Off Sold at Latham Cumby’s
Albany County Man Wins $1M from Scratch Off Sold at Latham Cumby’s
Instant Scatch-Offs from the New York State Lottery offer the chance at a quick thrill when you're on the go, but sometimes that thrill can change your life. That happened recently when a man from Albany County played "Strike it Rich" and he did just that, winning the million-dollar top prize, after paying a life-changing visit to a Cumberland Farms in Latham...
Looking for Lake George Opoloy? The Adirondacks Just Got a Shipment!
Looking for Lake George Opoloy? The Adirondacks Just Got a Shipment!
Many people in the area - and even around the country - have been on the lookout for the Lake George version of Monopoly and we heard about a recent shipment.  Do not pass "GO" go directly to an area Walmart! Hasbro, the company that owns the rights to Monopoly, says there are over 300 hundred different versions of the classic board game that has been a family-time staple in homes for ov
Man in Upstate NY Arrested for Illegal Plates- Can You Tell Why?
Man in Upstate NY Arrested for Illegal Plates- Can You Tell Why?
Would you have been able to recognize what was fake about the New York State license plate in the picture below? A man in Upstate NY was arrested last week for having an illegal New York license plate on his car.  It was spotted by a trained professional from the New York State Police, but only after it was explained to me was I able to determine the difference.  Ca...
Have any Hidden Treasures? American Pickers are coming to Upstate NY
Have any Hidden Treasures? American Pickers are coming to Upstate NY
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. -American Pickers, History Channel It's been a few years since the stars of the hit TV show "American Pickers" came looking for hidden treasures in Upstate, NY, but the crew is coming back,
Two Dead when Sordid Love Triangle Ends Tragically in Upstate NY
Two Dead when Sordid Love Triangle Ends Tragically in Upstate NY
  He got as far as the parking lot of a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings, where he was shot in the back of the head in a volley of 16 bullets fired by Armstead -New York Post   An NYPD cop turned the gun on himself after he shot and killed a man believed to be having an affair with his wife in a horribly tragic love triangle that turned bloody in Upstate, New York over the weekend. According to the New..
10 Things Upstate New Yorkers Argue About All the Time! Who’s Right?
10 Things Upstate New Yorkers Argue About All the Time! Who’s Right?
WE can say it, but don't you dare talk that smack if you're NOT from Upstate! Upstate New York life is good, but ask anyone who lives here and they'll tell you it's far from perfect.   While most of us share in our love for the change of seasons, certain foods, topography, and gifts that are unique to our area, there are plenty of things we don't agree on. New Yorker...
Sexual Predator in Upstate NY is On the Run – Call 911 if you See Him!
Sexual Predator in Upstate NY is On the Run – Call 911 if you See Him!
Many people throughout New York are sharing a Facebook post by the NYSP who announced on Wednesday that they are seeking the public's help in locating a parole absconder who appears to be on the run. State Police in New York are searching for a convicted sex offender who skipped parole and may have ducked town, last seen according to law enforcement, heading into a "wooded area" in Upsta
What’s Going On Here? Man Who Videoed Chaos in Mechanicville Explains
What’s Going On Here? Man Who Videoed Chaos in Mechanicville Explains
A viral video shows a wild scene in Mechanicville moments after a man jumped on the hood of a red Kia, dangerously clinging onto the moving vehicle that continued on through traffic.  See the video below...   The video, shared by the interesting content providers at Two Buttons Deep, hilariously captioned the video "Meanwhile, in Mechanicville… We have more questions than answers." And t
Upstate NY Has Million Dollar Winner from Friday’s Mega Millions
Upstate NY Has Million Dollar Winner from Friday’s Mega Millions
Upstate NY Had a Million Dollar Winner from Friday Night's Mega Millions Game from the NY Lottery. And while it wasn't the "Grand Prize," it is allergy season, and a cool million bucks ain't nothing to sneeze at! According to the New York Lottery website, while there was no winner of the $22,000,000 million dollar jackpot, there were 2 winners nationwide that won a second-place prize of
Popular Area Off Exit 15 a Proposed Pot Dispensary in Saratoga County
Popular Area Off Exit 15 a Proposed Pot Dispensary in Saratoga County
In late March this year, (landowner) Baruch Aronson submitted paperwork to add a “marijuana dispensary and marijuana growing/processing” use to the change of zoning application. -FoothillsBusinessDaily   With cannabis now legal in New York State, we know it's only a matter of time within the next year or so that legalized cannabis dispensaries will be popping up throughout New York, but where? Tha
Popular NASCAR Mainstay and Ballston Spa Native Suddenly Passes Away
Popular NASCAR Mainstay and Ballston Spa Native Suddenly Passes Away
  To many, he will be remembered as a passionate lover of racing that made the sport more accessible to fans. He also inspired many broadcasters to pursue the sport as a viable career path for their talents. -The Outsider   Sad news from the world of stock car racing as a veteran NASCAR TV personality,  broadcaster, and a mainstay on the circuit for years, passed away unexpectedly on Friday night.
Popular Spring Tradition Will Return to Upstate NY After 2 Year Break
Popular Spring Tradition Will Return to Upstate NY After 2 Year Break
Aren't you glad the whole "virtual" thing is over, for now? While the City of Albany made a valiant attempt during the pandemic to preserve a long-running Upstate NY tradition, this is one thing you must see in person to fully appreciate. Due to the pandemic, the City of Albany was forced to cancel many events in Washington Park, but none bigger than its annual Tulip Festival, a traditio
One Year Ago in Albany This Happened: NY TOUGH Became NY TOUCH
One Year Ago in Albany This Happened: NY TOUGH Became NY TOUCH
One year ago this week, an all-timer was pulled on the City of Albany and former Governor Andrew Cuomo when someone changed the message on The Corning Tower, the tallest of the buildings at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. The tower has displayed many messages over the years, but nothing quite like what people saw on that Friday evening in 2021. The message, "NY TOUGH" had prev
Website: Shaker Teacher is 1 of 5 Reportedly Missing in Berkshires
Website: Shaker Teacher is 1 of 5 Reportedly Missing in Berkshires
I can't begin to imagine the kind of nightmare experienced by friends and family of Meghan Marohn since the Shaker High School teacher's disappearance on March 27th in Lee, MA. State Police in Massachusetts have conducted search parties throughout the Berkshires, and frustratingly, they've turned up few leads, with the exception of finding Marohn's parked car left behind near Longcope Park in Lee,

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