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FYE owner banking on holiday boost

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Trans World Entertainment Corp., the Albany-based owner of the FYE music-video-games retail chain, has a new chief executive, who was just a month into the job last week when he participated in the company’s quarterly earnings call.

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.

No turkey, still trying for buck

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
No turkey for Thanksgiving, but still looking for a buck
Father and disabled son plan cross-country run

Father and disabled son plan cross-country run

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Evans family sat at their table and gave thanks.
It was too early for turkey last Thursday, but not for stuffing.
Envelopes, that is.

Change has been smooth for UAlbany football team

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Transition from Ford to Gattuso at UAlbany smooth

Johnstown doctor overcame cocaine addiction

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
A doctor and coroner from Johnstown, Sherman S. Kathan, was described in several 1893 newspaper accounts as becoming suddenly insane from eating cocaine.

More cash for Adirondack smart growth

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
The Cuomo administration will invest $400,000 into smart growth in the Adirondack Park, the Department of Environmental Conservation said this week.

Belber never stops pitching

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
NCAA men’s basketball committee: “Gimme shelter.”
Times Union Center general manager Bob Belber: “We can work it out.”
NCAA: “Can’t buy me love.”
Belber: “I can’t get no satisfaction.”
Today’s trip down the jukebox playlist is brought to you by blockbuster success stories at the arena on South Pearl Street.

Porter savoring big victory

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
With a straight and simple game that adapts to challenging conditions well, Zach Porter won the biggest tournament of his career over the weekend.
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.

Saratoga Lake anglers quietly successful

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Seeing 15 to 20 vehicles with boat trailers in the Saratoga boat launch parking lot at this time of the year usually means there’s a walleye bite. I later found out a few pike were biting, Getting information from a fisherman is difficult.

Money at heart of net neutrality debate

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
According to Richard Parsons, proponents of net neutrality don’t understand “how the capital markets work.”

Siena is a hard team to figure out

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Don’t believe the hype.
The Siena Saints aren’t bad, but they’re not all that good, either. Not right now.

Let's get ready to rumble

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
We’ll all be encountering more rumble strips — those narrow cuts in pavement at the center or outside lines of a highway — as a new state policy puts them on more highways.

Ed Sullivan and his Amsterdam roots

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Television star and newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan’s parents were married in Amsterdam on September 22 1896, five years before he was born.

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