Ballston supervisor pushing Astorino

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Ballston town Supervisor Patrick Ziegler and his wife, Mary, have founded Upstate for Astorino, which Ziegler described as an independent group of volunteer supporters of Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive running against the well-financed re-election campaign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Northern Bowlers Association ceases operations

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
For now, and perhaps forever, the Northern Bowlers Association is dormant.
According to executive director Karl Bieber, there will be no NBA this year, removing one option for scratch tournament bowlers who enjoyed competing once a month on tough conditions.
Jukebox: APFJ, Lake George part of jazz weekend

Jukebox: APFJ, Lake George part of jazz weekend

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
April was Jazz Appreciation Month, but this could be live jazz month.

Lake George free launch now closed to the public

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
If you plan on boating/fishing on Lake George and planned to launch at the free boat launch on Beach Road in Lake George, you can’t. According to DEC, the Lake George Beach Improvement Project, which includes the launch, will be closed to the public until 2015 for safety reasons.

Maybe cereal makers can cater to the dinner crowd

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Kellogg's, one of the country’s leading cereal makers, has watched sales in that category flatline as consumers bypass the cupboard in the morning.

Theater of the absurd

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The hypocrisy of the NFL has just about passed the point where it can even be satirized.

In support of brand boycott

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
My best friends when I was a kid were twins who lived next door. The best thing in the world was watching NFL games in their family room every Sunday.

Boat-washing law a fallacy without backing

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Making sure your boat is clean, drained and dry before you launch it is now the law of the land in New York state, not just at Lake George.

1883 mill blast was sparked by lantern

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
An Amsterdam-area factory explosion in 1883 claimed one life and made news across New York state.

AHL can't get it right

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Not big on these “report card” style columns, but it seemed like a natural fit since the American Hockey League took a couple of summer courses.
Outdoor events dwindle as summer ends

Outdoor events dwindle as summer ends

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
The sun sets before evening show times these days, as outdoor music events get scarce. Music mostly moves indoors, now.

Days numbered for delivery drivers?

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
Technological advances decimate or eliminate occupations all the time: think Thruway toll-takers, gas station attendants, switchboard operators, door-to-door salesmen, movie house projectionists. Drones might do the same someday to delivery drivers.

Racing makes up for a lot

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The racing was great. That’s a given. There were moments that we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives, like the Jimmy Jerkens Travers exacta, Wise Dan’s incredible comeback and track announcer Tom Durkin’s retirement.

Durkin makes a classy exit

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
The story is over.
Our favorite storyteller has closed the books on his career, the thick personal thesaurus that he filled with nouns, adjectives and verbs, and the drab, thin program that he filled with rainbow ink to guide him through each race card.
On a gray, rainy Sunday, track announcer Tom Durkin jauntily spun a sodden final yarn in the Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course, and now will go about the business of a retired person.

Jolly Swingers still going strong

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course is home to many fun, loyal and “experienced” golf leagues.
Its playability, challenge and overall enjoyment from several different tees are several of the reasons it’s one of my favorite courses in the entire Capital Region — and I’ve played on my share.

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