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It’s mano a mano in credit for nano

Saturday, July 26, 2014
If you want to be in the center of Tech Valley, the day is coming when you’ll need to move to Fort Plain.
 

Parade sends wedding party outside for pictures

Saturday, July 26, 2014
An unintended consequence of Amsterdam’s victory parade at the end of World War II may have been to encourage a trend in wedding photography.
 
Have trophy, will travel
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Have trophy, will travel

Friday, July 25, 2014
OK, I’m trophied out.
I’ve seen Union College’s national hockey championship hardware in so many places by now that its image in my mind’s eye is beginning to transmogrify from the simple, elegant wooden piece that it is into the Travelocity gnome.
I will welcome the point at which my trophy muscles are allowed to atrophy.
But that time is not yet.
 
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Rashard Lewis is hooked on racing

Friday, July 25, 2014
The tree was gone.
In the spirit of restoration for which this spa city is famous, a new tree seemed to have arrived to take its place on Thursday.
 

Bluesman James Cotton to lead Music Haven’s 25th celebration

Thursday, July 24, 2014
“Superharp” bluesman James Cotton: the perfect choice to headline Music Haven’s 25th anniversary gala on Sunday in Schenectady’s Central Park.
 

Kids reveal 'secret baits'

Thursday, July 24, 2014
If you've had trouble hooking up with the bass population at Saratoga Lake, here's a bit of advice from a pair of 7- and 10-year-olds who are willing to share their “secrets baits." Andrew Walker, 10, and Jackson Pedinotti, 7, have been fishing with grandfather, Jerry Pedinotti of Niskayuna since they were 3. They said that they “always” catch fish using square billed crankbaits.
 

Vera Bradley adds some stores, but loses others

Thursday, July 24, 2014
You now can buy Vera Bradley’s colorful paisley- and floral-print quilted cotton totes and accessories at Macy’s at Colonie Center and at the company store in Crossgates Mall.
 
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McCarthy finally gets to winner's circle

Monday, July 21, 2014
Their house is only two blocks up Wright Street, but they had to drag Anthony McCarthy Sr. to Saratoga Race Course kicking and screaming.
His son, Anthony Jr., on the other hand, couldn’t get there fast enough.
 

Martin paid her Symetra dues

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Dreams do come true on the Symetra Tour, the former Futures Tour that is billed as the official “Road to the LPGA.” But sometimes it takes a lot longer than one would think. A case in point is the unbelievable story of Mo Martin, a former Symetra Tour regular who won last week’s Ricoh British Women’s Open at the age of 31.
 
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Danger for jockeys shown only too clearly

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Before I could talk to Ortiz, who knew Pizarro well, Ortiz and his mount, Broad Rule, missed trampling the tumbling body of Rosario Montanez by who knows how many inches. Montanez will be in the hospital for who knows how many days to get his smashed-up face repaired, along with treatment for rib and pelvis injuries.
 

Perth valedictorian memorialized on the moon

Saturday, July 19, 2014
According to his family, the name of the class of 1938 valedictorian at Perth High School is inscribed on a plaque left on the Moon.
 

A little piece of heaven

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Man, this place just delivers.
Time and again.
 

Congress hopefuls fill their war chests

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The people running for Congress in and around the Capital Region — for the most part — have raised plenty of cash.
 
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Sanford isn't just another big race

Friday, July 18, 2014
Today’s rabbithole is brought to you by the fine folks who once operated one of the most influential breeding and racing operations in North America.
And they did so in Amsterdam, up the hill on Route 30.
 
Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Thursday, July 17, 2014
James Taylor had been such a dependable summer presence in the area, it’s startling to hear that Saturday’s return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is his first in 11 years.
 
 

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