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Improv rockers moe. back home for shows

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Formerly Albany-based improv-rockers moe. is the latest band to play homecoming shows here. They play Tuesday and Wednesday at the Palace Theatre — their second batch of multi-night New Year’s shows here.

Best anglers to compete in Bassmaster Classic

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Bassmaster Classic to begin Feb. 20

Internet killed ‘category killers’

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Stores like HomePlace, Circuit City, Borders and Builder's Square, once among the feared “category killers” of retail, have all been, well, killed off.

Tartans' goals haven't changed

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
The Scotia-Glenville boys’ basketball team is again the No. 1-ranked Class A team in the state.
What comes with that is the usual blowback whenever a team is crowned.

Hits keep coming for Siena

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Siena's Patrick Cole suspended indefinitely

Weird is the new normal

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Based on ESPN’s NFL power rankings just before the start of the season compared to Week 16, I put the 32 teams into five categories as we head into the penultimate weekend, with a mishmash of playoff spots still to be sorted out.

Yule tales of yore in Rug City

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Amsterdam retail sales records were broken in the 1902 Christmas shopping season, according to a newspaper account.

Are trout the coal-mine canaries of lakes?

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
For scientists in the trenches studying animal behavior, there’s absolutely no doubt the climate is changing, and wildlife are adapting to it — or not.

Santa's sleigh full of goodies

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
If you are still shopping around this holiday season for your favorite kegler, Santa has plenty of bowling presents on his sleigh.
Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
In a wondrously odd mutual-admiration mash-up, Nick Lowe brings his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday with Los Straitjackets as his band.

Warmth, comfort key on ice

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fishing ice time limited by comfort, warmth

New use for an old standard

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A typewriter! I thought that office workhorse had been sent to the museum years ago by the computer.

Strong voices, not afraid to use them

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
As usual, the NFL produced its weekly cornucopia of highlights and sound bites.
I cracked up when Johnny Football got his comeuppance, and cringed at Jerry Jones’ clumsy high-five with Chris Christie. I actually watched the Saints-Bears game.
But the only clip I searched for and watched more than once is almost six minutes long and took place on Monday, in the lockerroom at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Future of Siena-UAlbany rivalry in jeopardy

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
UAlbany wants to play home games against Siena

Enough hands on deck for DEC?

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Usually, it’s been green groups and state employee unions who have shouted loudest when cuts were proposed at the state Department of Environmental Conservation. This week, though, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli entered the debate with a report that was totally unsurprising in its conclusions, but filled with the kind of detail it takes a numbers-crunching auditor to collect.

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