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Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

COOPERSTOWN

Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

Mike Piazza cried.
Everybody cries. Almost everybody anyways.

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

If you are bored with the same old stroke play or match play golf events, how about something different?

Amsterdam sparkled in 1925 expo


America was prospering in 1925 and local businesses staged Amsterdam’s Progress Exposition and Auto Show that year to show off that prosperity.

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

If you drive up to Lake George, you’ll pay to park, not just on Canada Street, but even on some of the side streets.

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

Don’t even try to take the mystery out of a horse.

Saratoga will do just fine

Saratoga will do just fine

This year, it’s all on Saratoga.

Striped cards culprits in fast-food security breaches

Striped cards culprits in fast-food security breaches

In the past month, a handful of Capital Region sites appeared on lists of restaurants affected by security breaches at fast-food chains Wendy’s and Noodles & Co.

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

There are ghosts at Saratoga Race Course.
And they aren’t getting any sleep this week.

Looking back on an extra-cool week of music

Looking back on an extra-cool week of music

In last week’s music overload, I first hied myself (thanks, Carl Strock) to the Green River Festival near Northampton on July 8, mainly to see NRBQ, who headlined its first (1986) edition.

Racing season brings Pletcher family back to area fishing holes

Last week, I took out some regular visitors to Saratoga Springs during the thoroughbred racing season to the upper Hudson River between Schuylerville and Stillwater, and it was four hours of action.

Sacandaga Park packed them in a century ago


Everyone from church groups to grocery store workers to local socialists visited Sacandaga Park near Northville a century ago.

If drug stores closed, space would fill up fast


A decade ago, we bemoaned the proliferation of small-box drugstores with drive-thrus, which seemed to have designs on every vacant street corner in the region.

Douglas’ dobro echoes sounds of Flatt, Scruggs

Douglas’ dobro echoes sounds of Flatt, Scruggs

Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas will be on the Music Haven stage on Sunday.

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

The queen was grouchy in her stall.

Sometimes, hunters need to take a stand

Once again, many New York State hunters (not all of us) are only thinking about what they hunt, ignoring other hunters dealing with anti-hunter pressure.

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

I wonder what Tim Duncan did on Monday.

New technology finds home on golf range

Scott Hoffman, owner of Northway Golf Center, knows his business must be constantly changing in order to keep a dwindling customer base happy.

Herrick likely to remain on GOP scene

In a small surprise in a year that’s been full of startling political developments, Saratoga County Republican Chairman John Herrick won’t be seeking re-election to that post.

Aviation pioneer Edward Heath conducted plane tests in Amsterdam area

Aviation pioneer Edward Heath conducted plane tests in Amsterdam area

Aviator Edward B. Heath tried to fly his first airplane at the Antlers golf course in Fort Johnson in 1910. The golf course is now called Rolling Hills.

Phone service decision on hold for now

Raise your hand if you still have a land-line telephone. I do, although I also carry a smartphone. Having both puts me in a demographic group that skews older.

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