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The Wedding Zinger: Cuomo Wants Distance on the Dancefloor
In a few weeks, those weddings that have been put on hold for the last year or so will be happening at venues throughout the Capital Region and with it comes some new guidelines.  Some might call Governor Cuomo The Wedding Zinger after a series of new Covid "wedding rules" were recently la…
Despite Uncertainty, Schaghticoke Fair Announces 2021 Dates
While many Capital Region outdoor venues are planning to reopen with limited capacity in the next month or so, Governor Cuomo has been non-committal on the reopening of state and county fairs.  In fact, the Governor recently expressed his love for the Great New York State Fair in hopes of having a d…
Great Escape Announces Opening Date, New Park Guidelines
It's taken nearly a year, but things do appear to be (sort of) getting back to normal. Talks of concerts, sporting events and theme parks reopening are the glimmer of hope we need to get to the other side  Just last week, we learned that the Governor announced that certain outdoor venues may begin r…
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 …
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 …
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…
Cuomo Callously Jokes About Lifting 10pm Curfew
Ask any restaurant owner in the Capital Region their thoughts on the Governor's mandate insisting that all bars and restaurants close at 10PM sharp, and you'll be sure to get a serious answer.  Local businesses are seriously in jeopardy of not surviving the pandemic, and bar and restaurant owners ar…
What if the $900 Million Winner Came from Gilboa, NY
Imagine for a second if the person who won tonight's $900 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot was from a place the size of let's say Gilboa, New York.
The thought only popped into my head because with a population of roughly 1,200 people, it's comparable in size to Lonaconing, Ma…
14 New Yorkers Win Sizable Piece of Powerball Jackpot
According to the New York Lottery, there was one single $730 million dollar winning ticket sold in Maryland from Wednesday nights drawing and 12 second prize winners of a million dollars.  The second place winners were scattered all over the country, but none were from New York State.
While New Yorke…

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