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Textile teacher a war hero and a standout in baseball

William P. “Bill” Fennhahn taught Amsterdam junior high school boys the skills used in carpet-making and other textile trades. He was also was a war hero who took part in the D-Day invasion and devoted baseball player.

Birds get blame for fouling fun at beach

It seems birds and people are both to blame for the contamination scare that closed Brown’s Beach on Saratoga Lake.

Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

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Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

The town of Argentan in Normandy, France, is small, but has seen a lot.

Some big fish can be found in little lakes

Looking for a little lake to launch a boat, canoe, kayak or rowboat with/without a motor?

Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

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Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

Mike Piazza cried.
Everybody cries. Almost everybody anyways.

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

If you are bored with the same old stroke play or match play golf events, how about something different?

Amsterdam sparkled in 1925 expo


America was prospering in 1925 and local businesses staged Amsterdam’s Progress Exposition and Auto Show that year to show off that prosperity.

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

If you drive up to Lake George, you’ll pay to park, not just on Canada Street, but even on some of the side streets.

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

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Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

Don’t even try to take the mystery out of a horse.

Saratoga will do just fine

Saratoga will do just fine

This year, it’s all on Saratoga.

Striped cards culprits in fast-food security breaches

Striped cards culprits in fast-food security breaches

In the past month, a handful of Capital Region sites appeared on lists of restaurants affected by security breaches at fast-food chains Wendy’s and Noodles & Co.

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

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New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

There are ghosts at Saratoga Race Course.
And they aren’t getting any sleep this week.

Looking back on an extra-cool week of music

Looking back on an extra-cool week of music

In last week’s music overload, I first hied myself (thanks, Carl Strock) to the Green River Festival near Northampton on July 8, mainly to see NRBQ, who headlined its first (1986) edition.

Racing season brings Pletcher family back to area fishing holes

Last week, I took out some regular visitors to Saratoga Springs during the thoroughbred racing season to the upper Hudson River between Schuylerville and Stillwater, and it was four hours of action.

Sacandaga Park packed them in a century ago


Everyone from church groups to grocery store workers to local socialists visited Sacandaga Park near Northville a century ago.

If drug stores closed, space would fill up fast


A decade ago, we bemoaned the proliferation of small-box drugstores with drive-thrus, which seemed to have designs on every vacant street corner in the region.

Douglas’ dobro echoes sounds of Flatt, Scruggs

Douglas’ dobro echoes sounds of Flatt, Scruggs

Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas will be on the Music Haven stage on Sunday.

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

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Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

The queen was grouchy in her stall.

Sometimes, hunters need to take a stand

Once again, many New York State hunters (not all of us) are only thinking about what they hunt, ignoring other hunters dealing with anti-hunter pressure.

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

I wonder what Tim Duncan did on Monday.

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