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Tops American Grill goes beyond typical diner

Tops American Grill goes beyond typical diner

Predictably decent food and service at reasonable prices are all part of a diner’s character. But Tops American Grill in Rotterdam brings the customer beyond the standard diner experience.

Elmer Avenue School has unique architectural, cultural history

Elmer Avenue School has unique architectural, cultural history

The Elmer Avenue neighborhood that Jane Ann Schermerhorn Ellis Smitley created back in the first decade of the 1900s continues to change.

Debate rages on in Capital Region over use of ethanol-blended fuels

CAPITAL REGION

Debate rages on in Capital Region over use of ethanol-blended fuels

Rotterdam’s Mike Carpenter will take no chances.

Glenville, ropes course owner at odds over permit

GLENVILLE

Glenville, ropes course owner at odds over permit

A ropes course opened last week in town without the proper permit in place, the town said.

After 40 years, Soap Box Derby returns to Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

After 40 years, Soap Box Derby returns to Schenectady

For the first time since the nation celebrated its Bicentennial, an American institution is returning to Schenectady.

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

GLENVILLE

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

The town of Glenville’s newest restaurant will be a mix of new and old. The Glass Tavern Restaurant will open next month on the ground floor of Socha Plaza 115, the newest in the cluster of buildings on Route 50 owned and operated by Socha Management.

Sun, sand & supper: Delicious meals for the beach

Sun, sand & supper: Delicious meals for the beach

Can’t you just picture it? A fiery sun sinking below the horizon, casting shades of orange, yellow and red on the shimmering ocean.

TSA offers tips for quicker trips through security

COLONIE

TSA offers tips for quicker trips through security

The Transportation Security Administration had a record-breaking number of passengers pass through its checkpoints during the first five months of 2016, and it anticipates the summer to be even busier.

Glenville ropes course opens after some rocky moments

GLENVILLE

Glenville ropes course opens after some rocky moments

Mountain Ridge Adventure, a challenge course and zip line park in West Glenville, officially opened Friday after months of controversy and discussion.

Soroptimist garden tour is Saturday

Soroptimist garden tour is Saturday

Cathy and David Wood’s garden, at their home at 1218 S. Country Club Drive in Niskayuna, is one of eight on the Soroptimist International of Schenectady’s annual garden tour this Saturday.

Open-access database is launched to help in fight against cancer

The Genomic Data Commons, a part of the National Cancer Institute, will initially contain the raw genomic and clinical data for 12,000 patients, with more records to come as researchers contribute to it, officials said. Besides detailed analyses of the molecular makeup of cancers, the database will include which treatments were used and how the patients responded.

‘Liquid’ cancer test offers hope for alternative to painful biopsies

‘Liquid’ cancer test offers hope for alternative to painful biopsies

The blood tests, known as liquid biopsies, represent one of the hottest trends in oncology.

The families that can’t afford summer

In 2014, parents reported planning to spend an average of $958 per child on summer expenses. Those who can’t afford camps or summer learning programs cobble together care from family members or friends, or are forced to leave children home alone. Self-care for 6- to 12-year-olds increases during the summer months, with 11 percent of children spending an average of 10 hours a week on their own.

New minister, church to note anniversaries, look to bright future

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New minister, church to note anniversaries, look to bright future

Like many protestant ministers who enjoy spending time with an old book, Kate Forer has a deep appreciation of history.

Down to earth Compton’s has good food, friendly service

Down to earth Compton’s has good food, friendly service

Compton’s on Broadway is probably not the first place that comes to mind when you’re thinking about Saratoga Springs restaurants. Someplace swanky or an upscale coffee joint, with sidewalk seating perhaps, but not this small diner.

Aviation fan, 12, is eager guide at Aerosciences Museum

GLENVILLE

Aviation fan, 12, is eager guide at Aerosciences Museum

Educating one’s self can be a lot fun. Just ask 12-year-old Isaiah Gershon, a volunteer guide at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum on Route 50 in Glenville.

Unified basketball is competitive fun

CAPITAL REGION

Unified basketball is competitive fun

In her two years playing for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake unified basketball team, the grin has rarely left Kelly Griffin's face.

Movies help us remember heroism of D-Day

Movies help us remember heroism of D-Day

For John D. Long, D-Day becomes real during the opening scenes of 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan.”

CDTC approves $97M for road, bridge, trail projects

SARATOGA & SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

CDTC approves $97M for road, bridge, trail projects

Regional transportation planners on Thursday approved $97 million in new federally funded construction projects, including paving and bridge work in Schenectady and a major recreation trail extension in Saratoga County.

Survey shows marked increase in boat traffic on Lake George

LAKE GEORGE

Survey shows marked increase in boat traffic on Lake George

More people are boating on Lake George, following a decade of declining boat registrations, according to a new study. It also found that the southern basin of the long, narrow lake approaches crowded boating conditions on peak weekends and holidays.

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