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Ice anglers are dedicated

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Great Sacandaga Lake draws 2,000 entrants for ice fishing tournament

Adults get it wrong again

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
The Little League World Series is no longer about kids

Odds officially against startups

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Here’s a sobering statistic from Gallup: Since 2008, more businesses have been dying annually in the U.S. than have been forming.

Remembering Dean Smith: A Saratoga perspective

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
They told Scott Cherry to just shoot at one end of the gym at Saratoga Central Catholic High School.
And shoot.
And shoot. If your arms fall off, so be it.

Woods having 'major' problems

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Tiger Woods' pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors has come to a stop

Don't feel sorry for Orange

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
I met some buddies in Syracuse for the Orange’s 72-70 buzzer-beating thriller over Virginia Tech at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, and little did we know that by Wednesday afternoon, the orange glow from that win would be extinguished.

People’s Silk Store part of fabric of life in Amsterdam

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Samuel L. Kupferberg’s ancestors were in the fabric trade, so it was only logical that he pursued that line of work.

March is the month of great blizzards

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
If you’re sick of the snowy days and cold nights of the last couple of weeks, I’m here to remind you that it’s only February, and historically the worst storms come in March.

Doubles tourney always draws big field

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Sunday’s Huck Finn Mixed Doubles, set for 10 a.m. at Sportsman’s Bowl, is perhaps the most popular tournament on the schedule.
Wynn, Barone reunite at Low Beat

Wynn, Barone reunite at Low Beat

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Steve Wynn and Richard Barone belong to a community of musicians who collaborate, separate, then recombine, like ionized atoms. They'll be playing together at the Low Beat on Saturday.

Barbie must get back to business

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

The holidays were tough on Barbie.

Giving a gift of life

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
This much, Laura Pacheco knows:
There’s a little boy out there who’s 2 years old. He’s alive somewhere in the world.

Oh, there is a game, also

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
After all the hype, a game will be played tonight

Ballston weighs a slower approach

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Maybe every town in Saratoga County that has transformed from cow country into a country club suburb in the past 50 years has gone through an identity crisis.

Grandfather of Seahawks star was from Amsterdam

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s grandfather was a high school basketball star in Amsterdam.

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