The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions
Gazette Oscar Contest: Columnist gives her picks

Gazette Oscar Contest: Columnist gives her picks

If you entered The Daily Gazette's 2016 Oscar Contest, it's time to compare your predictions against those of columnist Sara Foss.

A day for good deeds in Saratoga County

SARATOGA COUNTY

A day for good deeds in Saratoga County

If a stranger buys you a cup of coffee for no reason this coming Monday, it may be more than a random act of kindness on the stranger’s part.

Albany flower show has people thinking spring

ALBANY

Albany flower show has people thinking spring

For Mary Shedd of Voorheesville, the dull shades of winter are almost over.

Hudson River provides ice for 'Frost Awakens' in Schuylerville

SCHUYLERVILLE

Hudson River provides ice for 'Frost Awakens' in Schuylerville

Troy White cut into the deep frozen river near the Champlain Canal on Sunday afternoon.

What's it like outside? The WeatherBug knows

What's it like outside? The WeatherBug knows

Is it stormy or sunny? What’s the speed of that monster wind barreling down State Street? At miSci in Schenectady, visitors can see live weather data in the museum’s front lobby.

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

CAPITAL REGION

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

Under the Great Sacandaga Lake are the remains of the towns that it flooded in 1930, sand-covered foundations exposed when the water levels fall low enough.

Dog lovers sneaking into unfinished Glenville park

GLENVILLE

Dog lovers sneaking into unfinished Glenville park

Glenville residents are so excited about the coming town dog park, they’ve started hopping the fence and letting man’s best friend off the leash before it’s time, according to town officials.

Schenectady papillon earns Best of Breed at Westminster

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady papillon earns Best of Breed at Westminster

Nearly four decades ago, Sandra Haber began training her golden retriever Taffynd, who she said was “very naughty.”

Schenectady's Restaurant Week starts Feb. 22

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady's Restaurant Week starts Feb. 22

This year’s restaurant week includes more than 20 participating restaurants throughout Schenectady County.

Union prof: Men's romantic perceptions reflect themselves

SCHENECTADY

Union prof: Men's romantic perceptions reflect themselves

What does it mean when a woman smiles at a man smiling at her in a bar? According to research by a Union College professor, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

Pediatrician championing law for teen drug testing

AMSTERDAM

Pediatrician championing law for teen drug testing

Longtime Amsterdam pediatrician Govind Rao continues to champion legislation that would require drug testing for teens at doctor visits. Really, he insists, the costs for the tests would be “nothing” compared to what’s spent now on treatment, rehab and the costs of drug-related crime for people who become addicted.

Risque business: Store associates help men shop for lingerie

Risque business: Store associates help men shop for lingerie

Not many guys are passionate about shopping. They’re not crazy about shopping for passion, either.

No snow? It’s still a go

CAPITAL REGION

No snow? It’s still a go

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

columnists & blogs