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Scrooge You! Albany Pulling Plug on Holiday Lights Because it was Actually Popular
It felt like it was only a matter of time, but now it's official.  After years of battle between City of Albany officials and the Albany Police Athletic League, an agreement was reached. Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, arguably one of the cities most popular attractions, will be moving to a new location after its 25th and final winter inside Washington Park. ...
Whitehall, NY’s Annual Sasquatch Calling Contest a Howling Good Time
Last year, disappointment filled the air of Washington County.  Absent were the shrieks from Sasq-wannabees throughout Washington County when the annual Sasquatch Festival and Calling Contest was put on hold due to Covid. But this year, the annual celebration of Sasquatch was back in Whitehall, NY, and some would say it was bigger and hairier than ever.   W...
Asteroid Two Times the Size of Albany’s Tallest Tower Will Pass Earth Today
Note to asteroid: Please DO NOT try to squeeze under the Albany County Rail Trail Bridge in Bethlehem or the Glenridge Road bridge in Glenville.  You'll simply be added to the list of "I think I can's" who thought wrong! A pretty decent-sized asteroid, roughly twice the size of the Corning Tower in Albany, will pass by Earth today. No bigg...
A Covid Casualty Last Year, Kris Kringle Coming to Schenectady This Year
Not even the magic of the season could prevent city officials from canceling the popular Schenectady Holiday Parade last September, which would have been the Electric City's 52nd year. But on Friday, Schenectady officials announced that Christmas is in the city is back, and Covid won't be canceling Kris Kringle this season, for now...
Finally, Two Overrated Chick-Fil-A’s Are Coming to the Capital Region!
My gosh, what's up with the Capital Region's obsession with Chick-fil-A? Has any area done more clucking about the arrival of a fast-food chain more than we have? Great news: We're getting 2 Chick-fil-A's in the area sometime soon.  So, can we cool it with all the hype, speculation, rumors, and proposed buildings, etc.? I...
Relive Storytown’s Nostalgic Charm with Rare Photos Taken in 1954
When it comes to Lake George's history and charming nostalgia, including the very early days of Storytown USA and The Great Escape, few are more knowledgable than Bob Carroll. Carrol lives in Los Angeles now, but he was born in Johnstown and lived in the Capital Region for many years.  Hi...
HBO Cast and Crew Film in Albany Despite Alleged Bullying by Director
The notice came out to Albany residents late last week detailing many of the road closures in the city beginning on Monday 8/16 and lasting through Wednesday 8/19 as cast and crew return to work on the HBO series White House Plumbers.  We won't know until shooting begins if series stars Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux will be here as well, donning their 70's attire,  filming the Watergate drama
Chillin’ Like a Villian: Cuomo Relaxes by Pool in Albany While Career Sinks
While the media circus gathers in Albany, New York covering the latest sexual harrassent allegations against Governor Cuomo, the Gov. himself appears to be staying relaxed, calm and as cool as can be.  And as the near tidal wave of former allies call for his resignation, the Governor on Thursday remained afloat, chilling poolside with his secretary. ...

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