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Hits keep coming for Siena

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Siena's Patrick Cole suspended indefinitely

Weird is the new normal

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Based on ESPN’s NFL power rankings just before the start of the season compared to Week 16, I put the 32 teams into five categories as we head into the penultimate weekend, with a mishmash of playoff spots still to be sorted out.

Yule tales of yore in Rug City

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Amsterdam retail sales records were broken in the 1902 Christmas shopping season, according to a newspaper account.

Are trout the coal-mine canaries of lakes?

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
For scientists in the trenches studying animal behavior, there’s absolutely no doubt the climate is changing, and wildlife are adapting to it — or not.

Santa's sleigh full of goodies

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
If you are still shopping around this holiday season for your favorite kegler, Santa has plenty of bowling presents on his sleigh.
Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
In a wondrously odd mutual-admiration mash-up, Nick Lowe brings his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday with Los Straitjackets as his band.

Warmth, comfort key on ice

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fishing ice time limited by comfort, warmth

New use for an old standard

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A typewriter! I thought that office workhorse had been sent to the museum years ago by the computer.

Strong voices, not afraid to use them

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
As usual, the NFL produced its weekly cornucopia of highlights and sound bites.
I cracked up when Johnny Football got his comeuppance, and cringed at Jerry Jones’ clumsy high-five with Chris Christie. I actually watched the Saints-Bears game.
But the only clip I searched for and watched more than once is almost six minutes long and took place on Monday, in the lockerroom at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Future of Siena-UAlbany rivalry in jeopardy

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
UAlbany wants to play home games against Siena

Enough hands on deck for DEC?

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Usually, it’s been green groups and state employee unions who have shouted loudest when cuts were proposed at the state Department of Environmental Conservation. This week, though, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli entered the debate with a report that was totally unsurprising in its conclusions, but filled with the kind of detail it takes a numbers-crunching auditor to collect.

Former Amsterdam businessman built Saratoga County landmark

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
A man who started in the knitting business in Amsterdam built the lavish structure now known as Villa Balsamo restaurant off Route 50 between Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs.

Albany Cup a must-play

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Albany Cup contract, which runs out after tonight's game, must be renewed

Lichstein a coaching guru

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Long before most bowling fans even knew his name, Larry Lichstein was giving tips to all-time greats like Dick Weber, Earl Anthony and Mark Roth.
Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The holiday beats go on, in the capable hands of pianist Jim Brickman, the folk veterans of the Nowell Sing We Clear crew, our own Local-518 kids’ faves the Zucchini Brothers, and area jazz singer Jeanne O’Connor.

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