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Times Union Center Gets Ready to Host March Madness
This March, college basketball madness is going to land in the Capital Region.
For the first time in 17 years, March Madness is going to be happening in our home turf, with the road to the Final Four happening at the Times Union Center...
Stewart's Has Something New For the Holidays This Year
This year for the holiday season, Stewart's Shops have something new to treat yourself with.
Nope, not whole new line of ice cream flavors.  Not a new ridiculous holiday coffee craze either (thankfully).  What's new this year?  Well, you can decorate your tree with a little b…
Will Bail Reform Actually Happen in New York?
Bail reform?  More criminals on the streets?  I’ve heard so many people talking about bail reform and what’s going to happen come January.
In case you haven’t heard, laws were passed earlier in the year which impact those being held after arre…
Rest in Peace Ed Dague, TV News Icon
Ed Dague, a local icon for television news, passed away on Sunday.
The Times Union reported that the famous anchor passed away at the age of 76.  Ed Dague was a face known to the likes of CBS, NBC, and WNYT.  He also however in his later years became known unfortunately for suffer…
Why I Want to Take On Some of these WWE Total Divas
Let me start with this disclaimer- this is not a post bashing other girls, or saying that I'm better than the WWE Divas.  BUT, maybe you can help me understand.
I am on this ever-learning process about WWE.  I didn't start watching until later on in life, and have some huge w…
List of Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday for thanks.  It's also become known as a holiday for shopping and sales, with Black Friday creeping into stores opening on the holiday in recent years.
However, a lot of stores are going to be closed for business on Thanksgiving...
Warren Miller's 'Timeless' Kicks Off Ski Season in Albany
For life-long winter sports fans, Warren Miller is an institution.  Before action sports movies were mainstream, and production companies like Teton Gravity existed, there was Warren Miller.
For decades, Warren Miller and his production company have released films, highlighting the world of winter sp…
Tool: Cell Phone Free as the Most Respected Band in Rock
Tool.  An institution. Legendary. Pure rock. And beyond respected by their fans.  The proof?  Well, aside from the crowd size, the energy, the live show.  It's the cell phones.
When was the last time you went to a concert where not one person held their phone up...
Albany County Flavored-Tobacco Ban Goes Up In Smoke
Well, the vote wasn’t a blowout but a local proposed ban on flavored tobacco products did go up in smoke.
Sorry, do not pass go, do not collect $200.  The proposed legislation I’m referring to was for a local law to ban the sale of flavored tobacco produ…

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