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Cuomo Hints at Return of State Fairs
The sites, the sounds, the smells, the demolition derby;  anyone else longing for the return of state and county fairs?  Well, you're not alone.
We know how much people in the Capital Region love state and county fairs - it's part of our DNA.  Hopefully with a little good fortune, a few more months o…
Saratoga Man Assaults Elderly Walmart Worker
Short tempers and quick fuzes seem to be the norm these days, but even so, this isn't exactly the type of greeting anyone should have to deal with inside a Walmart, especially when you're just doing your job.
Police say a local Walmart employee has a fractured wrist after he was pushed to the ground …
Upstate Man Wins $1Million Super Bowl Contest
I honestly don't remember seeing this particular Mountain Dew commercial during the first half of the Super Bowl a few weeks back, but apparently there were a million reasons to watch it.  In case you did miss it, Mountain Dew's Super Bowl spot was used to promote their newest flavor …
Thin Ice Takes Life of South Burlington Man
A 22-year-old South Burlington, VT man may have thought the Lake Champlain ice surface he stood atop was thick enough to support him.  Unfortunately, it wasn't.  Trapped underneath a sheet of ice in freezing cold water for 10 minutes, at least a dozen Burlington firefighters rushed to the scene in a…
Wife of Injured Sergeant Gives Hopeful Update
A colleague of mine told me she was inside one of the many Capital Region businesses supporting K9 Sergeant Joe Iachetta and the place, a marketing and sign business in Clifton Park, was mobbed.
Iachetta, the 30-year-old husband and father was severely injured on Monday morning when his car collided …
Saratoga Diners Devour ‘Split The Bill’ Promotion
Many thought it was a great idea when it was initially introduced, and as expected, restaurant-goers in Saratoga County really chewed it up on Thursday night.  The very first 'Split the Bill' promotion was a huge success and will likely be back in you missed it on Thursday. Thousands supported the o…
Upstate Funk: Why the Abundance of Skunks Lately?
I think skunks are adorable.  On the rare occasional I see one waddling through the parking lot here at the GNA studio, I want to run out and get a closer look.  Chrissy has reminded me in the past that despite my love for wildlife, skunks aren't to be messed around with.  As much as I've always wan…
Survey: Albany is King of Upstate Cities
I grew up in Albany.  I live in Albany.  I love Albany.  So I may be a bit biased here and I write this knowing full well that haters will say there's no way it's possible.  But I'm here to not only report it, but I believe it.
Back in October, a survey listed Albany as the 16th best "small city…
Iachetta Strong: Capital Region Stands Tall for Injured Sergeant
The Capital Region has proven once again that when times get tough, when someone is struggling or when a community is in need, we pull together.  There is no greater example of this than the outpouring of love and support for injured K9 Sergeant Joe Iachetta of the Albany County Sheriff's …

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