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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.

Give a friend a mini-garden, the gift that keeps on growing

Give a friend a mini-garden, the gift that keeps on growing

The options are endless for these beautiful displays of herbs, greens and flowers.

Trump criticized for ‘the Indian’ comment

CAPITAL REGION

Trump criticized for ‘the Indian’ comment

Mohawk elder Tom Porter says he doesn’t follow politics that closely these days, but the recent comments by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump aimed at Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have caught his attention.

Cycles of life: Motorcyclists ready for Americade

Cycles of life: Motorcyclists ready for Americade

The first of tens of thousands of visitors will roll into Lake George this weekend for the 34th annual Americade touring rally.

Mind over meat: Achieving better grilling through science

Mind over meat: Achieving better grilling through science

With summer upon us, it’s a good time to share this collective wisdom to help us all achieve better grilling through science.

Gold Medal Flour recalled by General Mills over E. Coli concerns

General Mills Inc. is voluntarily recalling an estimated 10 million pounds (4.5 million kilograms) of flour over E. coli concerns after customers who used the baking staple reported getting sick during the last five months.

In Schenectady, a time for picnics and remembering veterans

SCHENECTADY

In Schenectady, a time for picnics and remembering veterans

Fran Suggs remembered family member Ruby Olivia Jones on Monday.

Napoli Don is dedicated to authentic flavor

Napoli Don is dedicated to authentic flavor

You might think it’s a part of a chain, but it’s not. Napoli Don is polished in concept, service and design, but that’s due to hard work and good preparation, not because it’s part of some carefully cultivated corporate plan.

Passengers behaving badly: The real reason we freak out on planes

Passengers behaving badly: The real reason we freak out on planes

Planes: They're where we get drunk. Where we brawl. Where we disable the restroom smoke detectors and light cigarettes. Where we glare at crying children. Where we jam our knees into the backs of the fellow travelers who dare recline their seats. Where we allow our racial paranoia to imagine terrorist threats in the seats around us - a man taking a nap before takeoff, a college student speaking Arabic on the phone, an Ivy League economist scribbling some differential equations on a notepad.

Just shy of 106, Florida man shares his secret

Just shy of 106, Florida man shares his secret

Just days shy of his 106th birthday, Lou Sohn says the most important thing in life is happiness.

Grilled seafood makes for Mediterranean-diet friendly treat

Grilled seafood makes for Mediterranean-diet friendly treat

One of the hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet is eating a variety of fish and other seafood.

Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit

Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit

Say goodbye to all '.@' as Twitter gets rid of some of its rules. Among other changes, people will be able to retweet themselves, and media attachments will no longer count as characters against the limit.

Does baby powder cause cancer? Research into a possible link has been mixed

Does baby powder cause cancer? Research into a possible link has been mixed

Berg was the first of thousands of women with ovarian cancer to file a lawsuit against the consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson, claiming that Baby Powder caused their disease and pointing to a long trail of studies linking talc to the cancer. The research dates to 1971, when scientists in Wales discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical tumors.

Stewart's Shops recalls store brand trail mix

Stewart’s Shops has issued a recall on all 5 ounce bags of its private label Stewart’s Shops Sunshine Cranberry Delite.

Plant-based, the Beyond Burger aims to stand sturdy among meat

Plant-based, the Beyond Burger aims to stand sturdy among meat

Companies making plant-based alternatives to a variety of animal proteins are popping up everywhere

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

CAPITAL REGION

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

Northeast supermarket chain Hannaford is testing a pilot program in Capital Region stores whereby misshapen, discolored or off-sized fruits and vegetables — just as good to eat but not as uniformly attractive as regular produce — are offered at a special display bearing the name of the program: Misfits.

Historic Eastfield Village keeps traditional arts, trades alive

Historic Eastfield Village keeps traditional arts, trades alive

For most people, it’s hard to imagine historic Eastfield Village in Nassau without Don Carpentier.

Cousin’s offers Dominican flavors

Cousin’s offers Dominican flavors

It is hard to miss. The outside of the building at 1549 Carrie St. in Schenectady is painted sky blue. The walls inside the restaurant are phosphorescent lime green.

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

NISKAYUNA

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

For many, Niska-Day is not just about the parade or the fair or performances.

It’s a family affair at sixth annual Walk-n-Roll for spina bifida

SCHENECTADY

It’s a family affair at sixth annual Walk-n-Roll for spina bifida

Eight-year-old NyAisha Linen brought her whole family to the sixth annual Walk-n-Roll for spina bifida in Schenectady’s Central Park on Saturday, organized by the Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY).

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