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Porter savoring big victory

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
With a straight and simple game that adapts to challenging conditions well, Zach Porter won the biggest tournament of his career over the weekend.
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.

Saratoga Lake anglers quietly successful

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Seeing 15 to 20 vehicles with boat trailers in the Saratoga boat launch parking lot at this time of the year usually means there’s a walleye bite. I later found out a few pike were biting, Getting information from a fisherman is difficult.

Money at heart of net neutrality debate

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
According to Richard Parsons, proponents of net neutrality don’t understand “how the capital markets work.”

Siena is a hard team to figure out

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Don’t believe the hype.
The Siena Saints aren’t bad, but they’re not all that good, either. Not right now.

Let's get ready to rumble

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
We’ll all be encountering more rumble strips — those narrow cuts in pavement at the center or outside lines of a highway — as a new state policy puts them on more highways.

Ed Sullivan and his Amsterdam roots

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Television star and newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan’s parents were married in Amsterdam on September 22 1896, five years before he was born.

Capullo can still deliver big numbers

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Marty Capullo Jr. doesn’t keep track of how many 300 games or 800 triples he rolls these days.
But the 41-year-old Towne Bowling Academy proprietor remains ultra-competitive.

Group sets sights on Spa City bag ban

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The group looking to rid Saratoga Springs of single-use plastic bags expects to stage a dry run for some city officials of the presentation it will make to the City Council Dec. 2.
Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Several veteran artists playing here this week echo Woodstock. One of them, Arlo Guthrie, played the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969, and he returns to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.

Hunters will be out in force Saturday

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The majority of the big-game hunters in New York state will be heading for the Southern Zone’s deer woods Saturday. It’s from this large zone that the majority of deer are harvested each season. Last year’s total harvest was 208,325, of which 94,195 were mature bucks. A mature buck is one that is at least 1.5 years old.

Patsos exposes Saints to Dutchmen on ice

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Road trip! It’s well-documented that one of the ploys used by Siena’s Jimmy Patsos as a basketball coach is to take his team on decidedly non-basketball field trips when they’re on the road

Amsterdam and the flu pandemic of 1918-19

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
When the world-wide influenza pandemic struck in 1918, Amsterdam had its share of disease and death.

Exit 11A likely still a pipe dream

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
A $500,000 engineering study is going to look at all the thousands of cars and trucks flowing into and out of the Malta-Stillwater area and what road improvements might help handle them.

Change can be good: Trust me

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Note to self: do not go to Central Park on Sunday.
I really don’t want to have a “Dude, Where’s My Race?” moment.
I’ve been covering the Stockade-athon 15k race since 1988, before four of the top 10 finishers from last year’s race were even born.
To say that you develop certain raceday rhythms and routines over the course of that many years is a gross understatement.

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