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Northeast is alone in deep freeze

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
If you’re tired of feeling like a freezer waffle, do not — I repeat, do not, for any reason — look at what the National Climate Prediction Center is saying.
'Miracle,' from behind the wheel

'Miracle,' from behind the wheel

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
The arena suddenly was too small to contain the people and bubbled over and burst with loud, raucous, uncontainable joy.
Then the street they spilled onto was too small. The bars became catch basins.

Amsterdam barber was black political leader

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
An Amsterdam barber, Robert A. Jackson, may have been active in the Underground Railroad and was an African American political leader in the late 1800s.

Hearley stays focused, sees averages soar

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
Justin Hearley makes a living in the golf business, so it’s no surprise when he shoots low scores in Northeastern New York PGA events.
But recently, the Christian Brothers Academy graduate is posting some eye-popping scores on the lanes, as well.

Online security still no easy task

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Friday the 13th also was the day President Obama convened a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford University in California to promote public-private collaboration on many online fronts, including payment technologies. Everyone promised to play nice and pull on the same oar, but after my own Friday the 13th experience, I remain skeptical.

L.L. Bean known for quality products, services

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
L.L. Bean has grown into billion-dollar company
'Mountain Club' immerses friends in music

'Mountain Club' immerses friends in music

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
At the Mountain Music Club, a crew of old friends gathers in the extra-cold season to listen to, talk and obsess about music. This annual guys’ get-together features musical contributions from each, with listening sessions punctuated by snowshoeing or XC skiing; old bourbon is also involved.

Hooley touched by an angel

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Players and coaches deal with injuries and the uncertainty and disruption that come with them all the time.
Even if there’s no formula, at least they have experience to lean on when somebody goes down.

Sports has been a staple of SNL

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Sports has always been a part of "Saturday Night Live"

Love and marriage in the Rug City

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
The Sanford clan in the Mohawk Valley took steps in the 1800s to establish ties with another family of means in the lower Hudson Valley.

Taking a fresh look at a 'Miracle'

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Disney isn’t in the journalism business, but it’s fitting, during a week in which we lost Bob Simon of CBS News and David Carr of the New York Times, that we get the other side of an important and compelling story that Disney has told in that gauzy Disney way.

Past returns to haunt Saratoga County

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Avoiding the questions of whether there are paupers’ graves at the original 19th century poor home site in Milton and the recent financial costs of running Maplewood Manor, there’s still the troublesome legacy of what came between — the old Barkersville infirmary in Providence.

Masters Championship has top-notch field

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Some of the best bowlers in the state will be competing not only for a hefty check, but also for plenty of pride and prestige when the 25th annual New York State Masters Championship is held March 7 at Spare Time Latham.
Glen David Andrews near the top of Big Easy musicians’ family tree

Glen David Andrews near the top of Big Easy musicians’ family tree

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Glen David Andrews would fill plenty of space in any New Orleans musicians’ family tree. You can hear family when he blasts the mic at the Parish Public House (388 Broadway, Albany) on Sunday with trombone or voice.

Ice anglers are dedicated

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Great Sacandaga Lake draws 2,000 entrants for ice fishing tournament

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