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Retiring Saratoga Sergeant Gets One Final Call [Video]
I can only imagine what was going through this officer's mind as he listened to a radio call congratulating him on his retirement.  I got choked up watching the video as it seemed like the perfect way to send off a proud man who gave his city - and his community - so much.
Cape Never Comes Off For September Hometown Hero
Maureen White-Schock of Ballston Spa is not only on the front lines at Albany Medical Center dealing with the high stress, high demand job of the health care world during the pandemic, but continues her job when she gets home. While she certainly is grateful to be blessed with a wonderful husband an…
Alt 103.5 Honors Dynamic Duo From Castleton
We were able to track down Joanna Finkle while she was hard at work at the Crisp Cannoli. Joanna makes up 1/2 of the dynamic duo that operate the popular bakery/cafe in Castleton where her and her brother Jason not only feed hungry customers, but give back as well. One of their best customers, a wom…
Bill Would Ban Local School's 'Race-Based' Name
As pressure builds for professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins to change their longtime team name or nickname, local high schools could be facing the same kind of change.  Many schools in the Capital Region have nicknames or mascots that are linked directly to Native American heritage…
Alt 103.5 Honors Mom & Son Dynamic Duo
Laurie Barrett and her 17-year-old son Brandon from Mechanicville are June's 2020 Hometown Heroes.  What an absolute pleasure it was getting to know these two very philanthropic, caring people.  It's nice to know that during these trying times, people are using their ex…
St. Rose's Julia Gargano Voted Off Early on Idol
Many of us in the Capital Region turned on American Idol at 8pm hoping for an exciting and proud night for our area.  Shortly after 8pm, reality set in on one of America's most popular reality shows.  21-year-old Julia Gargano, the Staten Island native and St. Rose singer/songwriter was the casualty…
St. Rose Senior Soars to American Idol Top 11
Julia Gargano admitted to Brian and Chrissy from the GNA morning show last week that while she's on 'pause' and at home with her family on Staten Island, she really misses playing at her comfy coffee houses in Albany.  Most of all though, she misses her buds from the College of St. Rose whom she'd b…
Mechanicville Hero Turning Dreams into Reality
May's Hometown Hero sounds like one of the most generous and kind men you'll want to know. His name is Jim Welch and he's from Mechanicville. Jim does something truly unique for children in need by offering up the gift of a comfortable place to sleep. Jim and a group of volunteers donate their time,…
Captain Mom-Erica: February's Hometown Hero
When we talked to Lieutenant Erica Debie from the Ballston Lake Fire Department to inform her that she'd been nominated to be February's Hometown Hero she immediately corrected us. "I'm the Captain now, guys" she quickly informed us.  The promotion happened recently and we were thrilled to…

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