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Canada effort way off Target

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. pushed into Canada in 2013, opening store after store in rapid succession. Last week, the cheap-chic discounter admitted the foray was a flop and announced plans to leave the country, shutting all 133 of its Canadian stores.

Some tips to hunt rabbits and what you will need

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Hunters seek help in hunting rabbits

Union lacking a spark

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
The Mayor’s Cup trophy is only two years old, but it already has a crack in the base.
Should’ve hired the Shakers.

Games should be lots of fun

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Despite the Las Vegas lines, the NFL conference championship games are delicious matchups

MAAC is just trying to keep up

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference isn’t trying to keep up with the Joneses, but it is trying to keep up with the Smiths, who are trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Amsterdam family's market spanned 70 years

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
The Castler family operated a meat market on East Main Street in Amsterdam from the 1930s through the 1950s. In the 1950s, Charles Castler went into partnership with Langdon Cross. The name of the store was shortened to Castler’s Market.

$2 million dedicated to cleaning Lake George

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
The Fund for Lake George said it will spend nearly $2 million this year to address the lake’s environmental problems, ranging from invasive species to rising salt levels caused by wintertime road salt runoff.

Dorstek back in top form

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Sonny Dorstek has always been one of the most intimidating match-play bowlers I’ve ever known.

Adams a true pioneer

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Saratoga teacher and coach Brenda Adams made sure girls' sports were treated taken seriously
Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Like Jim Gaudet and His Railroad Boys last weekend, Sean Rowe — another Local 518/national attraction — has sold out Caffe Lena, this Sunday. Fortunately, Lena’s (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs) has added a Monday afternoon show.

Some things to look for at SHOT Show

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Outdoors columnist Ed Noonan takes a look at what may be found at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Upstate becoming worth the venture

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
For many years, upstate was a “flyover” zone for venture capital: a region ignored by big East Coast investment firms on their way to promising deals elsewhere. That thinking may be changing.

Playoffs were worth the wait

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
There was a moment of cognitive dissonance for me on Monday night when Ohio State won the national championship.
It was when I realized that, well, the NCAA finally got something right.

Taking a run at Geesler a challenge

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
St. Johnsville's John Geesler has run 407.324 miles in six days, one race

NYRA needs to take action

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
There has been a depressing and mystifyingly concentrated string of horse deaths since racing at Aqueduct shifted to the inner dirt track on
Dec. 10.

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