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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC already at 80 percent of new capital campaign goal

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday announced a $5 million capital campaign that has already raised 80 percent of that goal.

Arts and crafts store helps women victims of trafficking gain respect

SCHENECTADY

Arts and crafts store helps women victims of trafficking gain respect

Quilting and cross-stitch, knitting and sewing, stamping and crochet. Whatever your craft, there are materials and tools for it at Her Treasure Box, a new arts and crafts thrift store on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady.

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

For decades throughout the 19th century, farmers in and around the village of Scotia were responsible for Schenectady County earning the distinction as the broom corn capital of the world.

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day this year is doubly a cause for celebration for one Saratoga Springs business, Mango Tree Imports — it deals only in Fair Trade goods, and May 2016 marks its 10th anniversary.

BarreFlow hits some of those neglected muscles

BarreFlow hits some of those neglected muscles

There are a lot more muscles in the human body than most workout programs will hit. So a couple of local fitness entrepreneurs are building a business out of a full-body exercise program.

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

ALBANY

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Fest came on the tail end of a rainy week in the Capital Region, but on Saturday overcast skies never made good on their threat as sizeable crowds moved among the tulip beds or lounged on the grass in Washington Park.

Kernochan gains Eagle Scout rank

Kernochan gains Eagle Scout rank

Carl Kernochan, son of George and Christine Kernochan of Ballston Spa, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 1, sponsored by Ballston Spa United Methodist Church.

More Baby Boomers going back to school to learn new skills

More Baby Boomers going back to school to learn new skills

If you are a Baby Boomer and you are thinking of going to college, you won’t be alone on campus.

Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

On Saratoga Road in Glenville, sun splashes through the front window of Eileen Curwen’s shop and nurtures pots of lavender, aloe and eucalyptus lined up on the windowsill.

Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

When Larry Steffler was in his late 40s, he was really stressed out. Then he discovered Laughter Yoga, which not only got him through college, it helped him survive AIDS and cancer.

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Putting words down on paper was always something that came easily for Penny Meacham. Getting up in public and reading them, however, was a much different story.

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