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No snow? It’s still a go
CAPITAL REGION

No snow? It’s still a go

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
With weather that feels more like April than February, winter events that rely on snow and ice are seeing changes -- but forging ahead.
 
Schalmont grad's behind-the-scenes Super Bowl gig
ROTTERDAM

Schalmont grad's behind-the-scenes Super Bowl gig

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Schalmont High School graduate Shawn Gillen will work at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday.
 
Cummings remembered as caring friend, dedicated cyclist
SCHENECTADY

Cummings remembered as caring friend, dedicated cyclist

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
John Cummings was a private man who valued his independence, but if people were talking about cats or bicycles he would happily join the conversation.
 
WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man
AMSTERDAM

WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Mario Checca saw life for what it was. "He was definite in the way he did things,” Pauline Kretser, Checca’s daughter, said. “He knew what he wanted and looked at life in a matter-of-fact way." Checca, a decorated World War II veteran and former prisoner of war known for his service and bravery, died this week.
 
'Light the Night' to showcase work of 6 Schenectady non-profits
SCHENECTADY

'Light the Night' to showcase work of 6 Schenectady non-profits

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
If it weren’t for Community Fathers Inc., William Rivas said he wouldn’t be alive today. He is the director of Community Fathers, one of six Schenectady non-profits taking part in tonight's Light the Night event at a Scotia church.
 
YWCA returning to roots of mission
SCHENECTADY

YWCA returning to roots of mission

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
The YWCA has been promoting women’s rights for more than a century now, but unfortunately it’s a battle that is not yet won.
 
Schenectady Justice Forum aims for collaborative effort

Schenectady Justice Forum aims for collaborative effort

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Small groups taking small steps is a start, John Cutro argued, and when you use that criteria, the first meeting of the Schenectady Justice Forum was an unqualified success.
 
Experts say it's not time for cyber panic
CAPITAL REGION

Experts say it's not time for cyber panic

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Ted Koppel, the former anchorman of television’s well-regarded “Nightline” late-night news show, is worried about cyberattacks and has written a book on the subject. Local cyber security and engineering experts don’t believe in any cyber panic.
 
Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast
STILLWATER

Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
It was the final Frost Faire in Joe Craig’s long career with the National Park Service, and he really wanted to go out with a bang. It didn’t happen. And a lack of snow was disappointing, but that may have helped draw more people to the event at the Saratoga Battlefield.
 
Three generations of Eagle Scouts in Thurnau family

Three generations of Eagle Scouts in Thurnau family

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
Carl J. Thurnau’s favorite memory from his time as a Boy Scout was in 1952, when he traveled to a scout camp in New Mexico.
 
Avid readers still haunt used book stores in the electronic age

Avid readers still haunt used book stores in the electronic age

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
When the cold winds blow, it’s time to curl up with a book. And on Union Street in Schenectady, at The Whitney Book Corner and W. Somers Bookseller, thousands of used books await bibliophiles who hope to escape winter’s fury.
 
Union among colleges banning hoverboards
SCHENECTADY

Union among colleges banning hoverboards

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
Hoverboards may be the next “Back to the Future” fun gadget for the young and agile — but they aren’t welcome at Union College or a growing number of college campuses nationwide.
 
Brisk business for brisk weather

Brisk business for brisk weather

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
Newberry Knitting Co. in Rotterdam has been keeping hands, legs warm since 1946
 
Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
France wanted to say “Merci!” World War II was over, and French citizens decided to thank the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to their war-ravaged country during the late 1940s.
 
For Sa'fyre, lots of love ... and understanding, too
ROTTERDAM

For Sa'fyre, lots of love ... and understanding, too

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
“Believe it or not,” the message in the card reads in part, “I was in your shoes too, well kind of.” So begins a message from one of the more than a million cards and packages sent to 8-year-old arson survivor Sa’fyre Terry as part of December’s worldwide outpouring of holiday cheer.
 
 

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