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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.

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.

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