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D’Aurizio finally gets his 800 triple, and he does it twice

D’Aurizio finally gets his 800 triple, and he does it twice

Joe D’Aurizio is no ham-and-egg bowler. Actually, he’s more of a sausage-and-pepperoni type of guy.

Dyer-Kail team takes top prize in fishing tournament

Last Sunday, the Saratoga Rowing Association, Lee’s Camp Ground and Saratoga Tackle hosted a “Fish, Fun and Food” end-of-the-season bass tournament on Saratoga Lake.

Retailers getting to work on staffing for holidays

Come Friday, you could walk into a Macy’s store, interview, and get hired on the spot as part of the company’s National Hiring Day. At Target, Oct. 14 and 15 are on the calendar as “dedicated hiring events.”

Beatles film successfully evokes thrill of an era

Beatles film successfully evokes thrill of an era

When I hied myself to Proctors GE Theater for the last showing of Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” last week, I didn’t know what to expect. Filmmaker Howard’s cumbersome title underlines the difficulties of re-telling a tale every boomer knows in our bones by claiming a chapter for a fresh cultural vision.

A look back at the top-10 golf stories

A look back at the top-10 golf stories

Autumn officially began this week, and that signals the final stretch of the golf season.

Author says man was wrongly executed


Tara Hime Norman believes that hired hand Lewis M. Roach was wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit over a century ago.

Getting to work closing ‘skills gap’

SARATOGA COUNTY

Getting to work closing ‘skills gap’

I guess it makes sense: Unemployment is low in the Capital Region’s most-prosperous county, so it’s tougher for companies with jobs to offer to find competent people who aren’t already working somewhere else.

Sometimes, love is the best medicine

TROY

Sometimes, love is the best medicine

The little girl in the blond wig, the Michigan State shirt and the “Big Ten Champions” hat, the one at the top of the ladder with the jolly green giant, isn’t with us anymore.

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Blues mama Maria Muldaur plays the Van Dyck on Saturday, and bluesman’s daughter Trixie Whitley plays Club Helsinki on Sunday.

Outdoors conference, and a good day of fishing

Last weekend, I attended the 49th annual New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s annual conference in Clymer in Chautauqua County, with the headquarters at the Peek ‘N Peek resort.

Area code overlay on a tight schedule

Area code overlay on a tight schedule

John Manning doesn’t know why telecommunications carriers serving northeastern New York believe they need so many phone numbers.

Gifford, Stoffer qualify for USGA 4-Ball Championship

Gifford, Stoffer qualify for USGA 4-Ball Championship

Both Jim Gifford and Chad Stoffer have been around the block a few times when it comes to stellar golf accomplishments.

Riding on the top of the caboose


A 1950 excursion for railroad enthusiasts in the Mohawk Valley was enjoyed by all, even though some of the goings on would be frowned upon today.

DEC addressing High Peaks crowding


For me, a good hike involves at least a little solitude in which to commune with nature.

Berkshire Bank becoming a force in small business lending

A confluence of events led Berkshire Bank to set its sights on increased small-business lending. So in Year 1, the bank beefed up the lending staff; in Year 2, they were “ready to rock.”

As summer wanes, another weekend of festivals

As summer wanes, another weekend of festivals

Late-season festivals cluster on the calendar; a glorious mess: Irish 2000 in Ballston Spa, FreshGrass bluegrass at MASSMoCA in North Adams, Jazz at the Lake on Lake George, indie-, alt- and roots rock on Pearl Street.

For good bass fishing, head to Ballston Lake

This past weekend, the Mohawk Valley Anglers Club attracted 15 teams to Ballston Lake and they caught some very good fish.

Albany would love to get games that North Carolina lost

Albany would love to get games that North Carolina lost

The controversial North Carolina state law commonly called HB2, or the “bathroom bill,” cost Albany one basketball game.

Wentraub gets an albatross

Wentraub gets an albatross

Jay Wentraub didn’t believe his buddies when they told him the ball dropped into the cup.

Amsterdam's industry thriving in ’40s, much of it aiding war effort

Industries ran at full tilt during World War II, according to a Chamber of Commerce booklet called “Little Journeys into Industrial Establishments of Amsterdam,” written by Earl O. Stowitts.

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