Podlaski's mantra: Walk, don't run

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Walking is so simple.
One foot in front of the other. Easy game.
Walking just got much more complicated for Meaghan Podlaski.

Musical offerings come in pairs this week

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Stuff happens twice this week: two big MASS MoCa shows, two Van Dyck guitar shows, a double-named band at the Low Beat, a married duo at The Egg, two stars we might not expect to see together at the Palace, two very different divas, and two unusual instrumental quartets.

Peck's Lake once again big winner for writers

Thursday, June 19, 2014
When Schenectady’s famous NBA player and coach Pat Riley coined the phrase “three-peat,” he was referring to his team’s three successive NBA championships. The phrase could also be used by the 15 New York State Outdoor Writers who were guests of Fulton County Tourism and Peck’s Lake last month.

Friendly’s bids for comeback

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friendly's, the family restaurant chain founded by a pair of brothers in Massachusetts nearly 80 years ago, is trying to right itself after a tough couple of decades best remembered for corporate infighting, a succession of new owners, abrupt closings and a quick trip to bankruptcy court.

Even in the U.S., soccer is unifying

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I started my day on Monday by listening to some genius call Martin Kaymer a Nazi. It’s the kind of moment that gets me humming “I’m-proud to-be an-American.” Like, really sarcastically.

ALS tourney's future uncertain

Monday, June 16, 2014
One of the most successful charity golf tournaments in the Capital Region is going through a transition phase. The 24th annual ALS Mem­orial has raised an almost unbelievable $1,378,000 in net proceeds for the ALS Regional Center at St. Peter’s Hospital, including $127,000 last year, but co-chairman Scott Daly is concerned about what will happen after this year’s popular event is held June 25 at Van Patten Golf Course.

Nothing like OT with Cup on line

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Oh, man, I love this. It’s so hockey, the way these names skitter across your eyes and carom to weird, dangerous places, only to stop on the doorstep of a little miniature snow fort.

NCAA playing defense

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Do you know what NIL is?
If your answer is “what Cameroon scored against Mexico on Friday,” nice try, but that’s not what I was looking for.
While everyone has been immersed in the attention-grabbing swarm of World Cup, Stanley Cup, NBA championship, U.S. Open or some combination thereof, the Trial of the Century began on Monday. No, really.
On the 20th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson Trial of the Century, we only had to wait 14 years for the 21st century’s version.
What, you hadn’t heard?

Reporter Donlon preserved Amsterdam history

Saturday, June 14, 2014
The deck was stacked against reporter and historian Hugh P. Donlon of Amsterdam in the 1930s.

Charging stations added at Albany International Airport

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Albany International Airport has rolled out new services for people driving electric cars or who are heading for the cheese shops and ski slopes of Vermont.

More fish biting in warm weather

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Finally, we have warm weather and the fish are definitely biting.

SUNY Adirondack ideal place to start

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Ed Bartholomew, the economic development chief in Warren County, doesn’t expect a flood of inquiries now that SUNY Adirondack’s plan for participating in START-UP NY is approved. But he does expect interest from companies.

Humble pie is on the menu

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
It’s Mea Culpa Wednesday.
In the spirit of apology, I’ll start with myself for the careless use of a word in a column that appeared on May 30.

A lot to get excited about

Monday, June 9, 2014
I assure you that racing showed its good side in a variety of ways at the Belmont, not the least of which was the emergence of Tonalist as a player in the 3-year-old colt division.

Simone seeks Gazette County Am title

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Fomrer GazetteNewspaper in Education Capital District Junior titlist.

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