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Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

SCHENECTADY

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

A local artist made portraits of the animals lost in the fatal Jay Street fire last year and donated them to their owners.

Blastoff ! Fireworks season set to launch

CAPITAL REGION

Blastoff ! Fireworks season set to launch

The skies above the Capital Region will begin to light up on Saturday in celebration of America’s 240th birthday.

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

Strawberry Fest turned Upper Union Street into a giant block party on Saturday, one of at least four festivals that played out across Niskayuna and Schenectady on a warm and sunny day that seemed to beckon residents outdoors.

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Rick Coté has put in his time with Movado Group.

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

In the 140 years since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, few people have known about the dress a Cheyenne woman is believed to have made from the uniforms of dead soldiers.

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Dionne Warwick used to sing “Walk On By.” Dr. Robert E. Benton isn’t a music expert — he’s in the cardiology business — but he agrees with Dionne’s exercise advice.

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

SCHENECTADY

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

Each year the need for Schenectady Inner City Ministries' Summer Meals lunches grows, and this year the organization is adding breakfast to the program.

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

With their unique tools and their intuition, dowsers believe they can tap into that mysterious treasure trove we call our subconscious mind.

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

Strawberries across the Capital Region are being plucked from fields and turned into homemade jams and put on shortcakes now that the “pick your own” berry season has begun.

Owner of Puzzles Bakery in Schenectady eyes second location

SCHENECTADY

Owner of Puzzles Bakery in Schenectady eyes second location

Puzzles Bakery & Cafe has been everything Sara Mae Hickey hoped it would be when she opened it, and more. So she’s looking to do more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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