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Out-of- home ads thrive in ’Net age


It’s hard to imagine a medium unaffected by the Internet, but so-called out-of-home advertising — think billboards, bus wraps and ad kiosks in malls — can make that claim.

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival put 21 acts on two stages Saturday and Sunday, both perfect weather days, with free cookies. Crowds seemed smaller than usual, but typically mellow and friendly: a happy human rainbow that works every time.

Record turnout for Great Sacandaga fishing competition

The winner list shows the fish were definitely biting.

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

There was a time when it wasn’t unusual for Jesse Braverman’s baseball teams to give him a commemorative t-shirt at the end of a high school season.

Amsterdam held a raucous 150th birthday bash in 1954

Amsterdam observed its 150th birthday with a 10-division parade and other celebrations in July 1954. The sesquicentennial was a joyous and raucous event that took place at the beginning of the end of the city’s years as a carpet-manufacturing center.

Capital Region projects to focus on pedestrian safety

A teenage girl’s death last week while trying to cross a busy highway in Cohoes has been prominent in the news, with her family, friends and city officials justifiably upset.

Auriemmas' annual youth turkey contest draws 42 hunters

Eight years ago, Amsterdam turkey hunters Mike and Michele Auriemma and Dick Andrews held their first free spring youth turkey hunting contest, which included a barbeque at their house that afternoon.

Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Cleary among varied performers at jazz fest

Grammy winning pianist-singer Jon Cleary brings his funky Absolute Monster Gentlemen to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday.

A look at science of meetings

A look at science of meetings

By some estimates, we spend anywhere from six to 23 hours a week sitting in meetings, depending on our position in an organization. The higher up we are, the more hours we meet.

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

If a 73-9 team falls in the NBA playoffs, does it make a sound?

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

As a club professional at Golf Galaxy of Albany, John Neet’s job is to help golfers enjoy their favorite game more by teaching them a better way to swing, chip, pitch and putt.

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

When talking NYRA, there is one sure thing in horse racing

Don't bet on real re-privatization.

Sir John Johnson made a narrow escape in 1776

The man for whom Johnstown may have been named narrowly escaped capture there by rebel forces who were coming to arrest him in May of 1776.

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

In Saratoga Springs, the days of the old college dormitory — known more derisively than affectionately — as the “Pink Palace,” are numbered.

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats start 15th season tonight.

Internet changing model for buying a home

Are you ready to buy a house online, as you would a laptop or shoes? Rick Sharga sees it becoming commonplace within the next 10 years.

Rain doesn't damper fishing fun for Make-A-Wish kids

Several weeks ago, 70 young anglers and their parents braved a rainy Sunday morning to participate in Ryan’s Farmers Market Kids 18th Annual Fishing Contest for the benefit of Make-A-Wish kids in our area.

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton sings at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Friday — her first major U.S. swing in nearly 20 years.

Jacob Snell: Political force in Montgomery County

Jacob Snell was a large man. Snell also loomed large in politics in Montgomery County and New York state in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When he died, newspapers called him “one of the best known Republicans in the state.”

A safer way to view the Adirondack mountains

In the Adirondacks there are few sights more distracting than the view of the High Peaks from Route 73 where it meets Route 9N — and distracted driving is a bad thing.

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