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Northeast Casinos Opening But Locals Must Wait
Crowds have missed casinos and casinos have certainly missed crowds.  Two of the more prominent casinos in the Northeast, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, opened their doors on Monday in Connecticut.  Turning Stone Resort Casino is planning for a June 10th opening.  Closer to home, Rivers Ca…
Local Marina's Taking Reservations for Boat Rentals
When we look back on Memorial Day 2020, we'll probably spend as much time thinking about what we "could and couldn't do" as much as we did remembering the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  With that being said, a much needed break from the pandemic (and some …
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…
14 Most Mispronounced Places in the Capital Region
We are lucky to live in the vast, beautiful upstate region of New York, more specifically known to us simply as the "Capital Region."  But the reality is, that's about as simple as it gets. I've lived in this area my entire life, and the differences between towns, cities, villages, and ham…
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,…
Troy Farmers Market Taking Online Orders
The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, thought by many as the premiere farmers market in the Capital Region, is now offering online orders and contactless pick-up two times a week.  This comes as great news to many of those wanting to support this tremendous farmers market.

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