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One of The Most Notorious New York Jails To Close
One of the most notorious jail complexes in New York is going to be closing.
In a vote that passed 36-13, one of New York's most infamous places will be shutting down by 2026.  As reported by the Times Union, Rikers Island Jail Complex will be shut down and replaced by four smalle…
Millions May be Invested in Local Hemp Processing Plant
There are plans to invest millions into a hemp processing plant, and it would happen not far from the Capital Region.
According to News Channel 13, Sheldon Roberts who is a graduate of UAlbany, is responsible for the plans.  He is hoping to open a hemp processing plant, according to the rep…
Mick Foley Crashes Nursing Home Before Coming to Capital District
Talk about an unusual pit-stop on the way to the Capital Region.
Mick Foley made an appearance at Heroes Hideout at Colonie Center yesterday for a meet and greet event.  But not before stopping at a nursing home in New York.  At first it seems like an odd place for a WWE Hall-of-Famer …
Catch Metallica Tonight in Albany on the Big Screen
Attention attention! Wednesday just got a whole lot more awesome, because tonight you can catch Metallica perform -on the big screen- right here in the Capital Region.
Metallica: S&M2 is coming to select theaters here in the Capital Region.  ...
Incubus Rocks Capital Region Back to 1999
This past Friday night, the Capital Region got rocked back to 1999 with Incubus.  And I have to admit, I almost wanted to stay there.
Incubus make a stop at the Palace Theatre for their current tour, celebrating 20 years of their pivotal album "Make Yourself"...
Troy Maintenance Repair Leads to Oldest Find in the Nation
An ordinary maintenance repair led to a historic discovery in one area of the Capital Region.
The Capital Region has so much history, and in particular, Troy is full of it.  Now?  The history books may be changing a little bit.  The Times Union posted about a historic find in Troy…
Pokemon Playing Fan Saves the Day For Lost Rockstar in NY
Even rock-stars get lost sometimes.  But image walking down the street, playing Pokemon Go, and one just rolls up next to you, asks you for directions, and then takes you for a ride? Oh, and THEN drops tour hints?
Yeah, that happened to Tim Lord of Western New York on Sunday...
Capital Region Woman to Compete on 'Wheel of Fortune'
A Capital Region woman is going to be competing on "Wheel of Fortune" this Monday  (Oh- and living out some of my game-show dreams).
Of course I'm going to have to cheer on Melissa Grega or Troy, who the Times Union reported on as an upcoming competitor on Monday…

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