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Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Grammy winning pianist-singer Jon Cleary brings his funky Absolute Monster Gentlemen to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday.

A look at science of meetings

A look at science of meetings

By some estimates, we spend anywhere from six to 23 hours a week sitting in meetings, depending on our position in an organization. The higher up we are, the more hours we meet.

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

If a 73-9 team falls in the NBA playoffs, does it make a sound?

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

As a club professional at Golf Galaxy of Albany, John Neet’s job is to help golfers enjoy their favorite game more by teaching them a better way to swing, chip, pitch and putt.

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

Don't bet on real re-privatization.

Sir John Johnson made a narrow escape in 1776

The man for whom Johnstown may have been named narrowly escaped capture there by rebel forces who were coming to arrest him in May of 1776.

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

In Saratoga Springs, the days of the old college dormitory — known more derisively than affectionately — as the “Pink Palace,” are numbered.

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats start 15th season tonight.

Internet changing model for buying a home

Are you ready to buy a house online, as you would a laptop or shoes? Rick Sharga sees it becoming commonplace within the next 10 years.

Rain doesn't damper fishing fun for Make-A-Wish kids

Several weeks ago, 70 young anglers and their parents braved a rainy Sunday morning to participate in Ryan’s Farmers Market Kids 18th Annual Fishing Contest for the benefit of Make-A-Wish kids in our area.

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton sings at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Friday — her first major U.S. swing in nearly 20 years.

Jacob Snell: Political force in Montgomery County

Jacob Snell was a large man. Snell also loomed large in politics in Montgomery County and New York state in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When he died, newspapers called him “one of the best known Republicans in the state.”

A safer way to view the Adirondack mountains

In the Adirondacks there are few sights more distracting than the view of the High Peaks from Route 73 where it meets Route 9N — and distracted driving is a bad thing.

Dollar General gets good read on the female millennial

Dollar General gets good read on the female millennial

At Dollar General, the female millennial already represents 12 percent of shoppers and 24 percent of sales. Because she wants healthy food items and likes to try new products, the chain just introduced a new private brand, Heartland Harvest, to appeal to her “better for you” side.

Chandler to celebrate bocce, bourbon in Troy

Chandler to celebrate bocce, bourbon in Troy

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic will play The Hangar on Friday, featuring songs from “Bocce & Bourbon: Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis and David Greenberger.”

Having an understanding wife helps makes hunting fun

Having an understanding wife helps makes hunting fun

In today’s column, I’d like to talk about the outdoorsman’s wife. For an example, I’m very proud to use my wife, Rosemary, when it comes to “understanding” the importance of my many fishing/hunting trips.

Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

ALBANY

Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

If you’ve kept track of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k for the last 10 years or so, you recognize certain trademark moments and elements.

Big dream worth big risk for UAlbany hurdler

ALBANY

Big dream worth big risk for UAlbany hurdler

When University at Albany 400m hurdler Grace Claxton crossed the finish line in the NCAA quarterfinals in Jacksonville, Fla., a little more than a week ago, she immediately put her hand to her mouth.

Schenectady's Phil Chrys tapped for Weedsport hall of fame

Schenectady's Phil Chrys tapped for Weedsport hall of fame

Schenectady resident Phil Chrys never saw the Hall of Fame induction coming — just like the season nearly four decades ago that got him there.

Raymond Overbaugh, from loom repairman to artistic gunsmith


A man who repaired looms for an Amsterdam carpet mill set up shop as a gunsmith in 1948 and thereafter made his living crafting custom rifles and repairing firearms.

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