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Demand on local food pantries still high

LATHAM

Demand on local food pantries still high

Even with the economy on the upswing, local food pantries are more in-demand than ever. "Every week, we are completely empty when we close our doors," said Kim Sheppard, executive director of Bethesda House in Schenectady.

Residents celebrate ribbon cutting at The Summit senior living complex

WILTON

Residents celebrate ribbon cutting at The Summit senior living complex

The new 110-unit community sits on 12 acres just off Route 50.

Glitter & green: Trees decked out creatively at festivals

Glitter & green: Trees decked out creatively at festivals

With December here and Christmas just 24 days away, people will warm up for the holidays by visiting one — or several — festivals in the Capital Region. Tree stands are also up in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Queensbury and Amsterdam, among other places.

Capital Region residents join Dakota pipeline protest

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region residents join Dakota pipeline protest

When Stacey Midge, associate pastor of the First Reformed Church in the Stockade, traveled to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota on Monday to spend a few days with the water protectors, the Oceti Sakowin Camp was already blanketed in snow.

Families seek green on Black Friday

Families seek green on Black Friday

Some capital region families opted to spend the retail holiday in the great outdoors as they hunted for the perfect Christmas tree.

Black Friday melts into the weekend for many local shoppers

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Black Friday melts into the weekend for many local shoppers

With deals lasting through the holiday weekend, crowds seem less frantic -- and less stretched for time -- than in years past.

Black Friday isn't just about the deals anymore

CAPITAL REGION

Black Friday isn't just about the deals anymore

The retailer shift to week-long deals and the nightmarish tales of Black Fridays past have many opting out of the mega shopping "holiday" and choosing to spend the day off catching up with friends or relaxing with loved ones.

Dancing cop brings smiles to Black Friday shoppers

GREENWICH

Dancing cop brings smiles to Black Friday shoppers

The Cambridge-Greenwich police officer was helping to promote the department's annual toy drive.

Thousands line State Street for annual Holiday Parade

SCHENECTADY

Thousands line State Street for annual Holiday Parade

Thousands of people lined State Street Saturday evening for the annual Gazette Holiday Parade, a longtime Schenectady tradition that signals the start of the holiday season in the Electric City.

Distance before dinner: Thanksgiving morning races popular as ever

Distance before dinner: Thanksgiving morning races popular as ever

Running in Thanksgiving morning road races has become as much a tradition as mushroom gravy for the dressing and second helpings of pumpkin pie.

Blessings power place of goodwill in Schenectady

Blessings power place of goodwill in Schenectady

“I think God called me to help poor people,” said Maldonado, pastor of the Spanish-speaking congregation that meets at State Street Presbyterian Church in Schenectady.

Aiken still passionate about the cause she started

Aiken still passionate about the cause she started

Doris Aiken was 51 years old when she started Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID), an organization that began in her home in Schenectady and took root across America.

Over-55 community gets up-close look at beekeeping

Over-55 community gets up-close look at beekeeping

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, an over-55 community three miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, is buzzing with activity.

Don't miss tonight's Gazette Holiday Parade

SCHENECTADY

Don't miss tonight's Gazette Holiday Parade

The Daily Gazette Holiday Parade always brings a big crowd to downtown Schenectady. This year’s big show, the traditional start of the holiday season, begins Saturday at 5 p.m.

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Friday

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Friday

The Gloversville Holiday Parade on Friday is anticipated to be even bigger than last year’s installment, which attracted thousands of people to the city’s downtown neighborhood and was the biggest parade on record, according to organizer Ryan Lorey. Participation this year, he said, is up about 10 percent over last year.

In Bellevue, safe crossings, smiles, friendships

In Bellevue, safe crossings, smiles, friendships

Donna Riggi, 70, has been a crossing guard for the City of Schenectady for the past 40 years.

Stanton's life-long fight celebrated

JOHNSTOWN

Stanton's life-long fight celebrated

The "intellectual matron of the women’s suffrage movement" was born in Johnstown 201 years ago yesterday.

Supermoon will be closest to Earth since 1948

Supermoon will be closest to Earth since 1948

Sunday night, when the moon rises into the dark sky, you can expect a spectacular show.

'Seinfeld' character to dish out soup Saturday

ALBANY

'Seinfeld' character to dish out soup Saturday

He’s known to TV viewers as the “The Soup Man” or “The Soup Nazi” on the long-running “Seinfeld” on NBC, which continues today in reruns and streaming on Hulu.

Veteran's son, grandson complete Mt. Fuji quest

SCHENECTADY

Veteran's son, grandson complete Mt. Fuji quest

Inside, part of Charlie Merriam is still the young naval officer who tried on a whim to climb Mt. Fuji when he was a member of the U.S. occupation forces in Japan in the months after World War II.

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