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NFL let Suh off too easy

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
The NFL had a chance to hit Ndamukong Suh where it hurt, and stepped off instead.

California Chrome gets nod on Horse of the Year ballot

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
California Chrome earns Horse of the Year vote for Eclipse Awards

Task force to target ash borer

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
The emerald ash borer, which lives up to its name in being both emerald green and destructively boring to ash trees, has arrived in the Capital Region.

Union's NCAA title tops charts

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Rummaging through 2014, it soon becomes clear that stuff I wrote about since Jan. 1 falls in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Busy Guidarelli active in league play

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Mike Guidarelli finds time for bowling leagues

West Mountain much improved

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
New management has improved West Mountain

Improv rockers moe. back home for shows

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Formerly Albany-based improv-rockers moe. is the latest band to play homecoming shows here. They play Tuesday and Wednesday at the Palace Theatre — their second batch of multi-night New Year’s shows here.

Best anglers to compete in Bassmaster Classic

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Bassmaster Classic to begin Feb. 20

Internet killed ‘category killers’

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Stores like HomePlace, Circuit City, Borders and Builder's Square, once among the feared “category killers” of retail, have all been, well, killed off.

Tartans' goals haven't changed

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
The Scotia-Glenville boys’ basketball team is again the No. 1-ranked Class A team in the state.
What comes with that is the usual blowback whenever a team is crowned.

Hits keep coming for Siena

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Siena's Patrick Cole suspended indefinitely

Weird is the new normal

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Based on ESPN’s NFL power rankings just before the start of the season compared to Week 16, I put the 32 teams into five categories as we head into the penultimate weekend, with a mishmash of playoff spots still to be sorted out.

Yule tales of yore in Rug City

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Amsterdam retail sales records were broken in the 1902 Christmas shopping season, according to a newspaper account.

Are trout the coal-mine canaries of lakes?

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
For scientists in the trenches studying animal behavior, there’s absolutely no doubt the climate is changing, and wildlife are adapting to it — or not.

Santa's sleigh full of goodies

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
If you are still shopping around this holiday season for your favorite kegler, Santa has plenty of bowling presents on his sleigh.

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