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New York Giants got played at NFL Draft

New York Giants got played at NFL Draft

Eli Apple, the New York Giants’ first round pick at No. 10, is a solid choice. Big and fast, he went right around where I thought he would.

Girls' lacrosse goalies face the toughest shot in sports

Girls' lacrosse goalies face the toughest shot in sports

Bethlehem lacrosse goalkeeper Katherine Chiarella scrunched her nose like she smelled something bad.

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

An unlikely comeback extended the season for the Siena College men’s golf team and gave first-year head coach Steve Jensen quite a thrill.

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park should have a new represenative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors soon.

Fooling the ragman


In his day, ragman Harry Demsky was better known in Amsterdam than his son Isadore.

NFL Draft: Two QBs, then … ?

NFL Draft: Two QBs, then … ?

The Los Angeles Rams are not tipping their hand on whom they are selecting with the first overall pick in tonight’s NFL Draft (8 p.m., ESPN and NFL Network, streamed on NFL.com and ESPN3) — other than to say it will be a quarterback.

Wine trail has good chance to take hold


It was a bright Sunday morning when two dozen of us piled into a tour bus for an excursion to Finger Lakes wine country.

A new area to hunt turkeys in Saratoga County

Whenever I mention a .410 bore shotgun for turkey hunting, I get a considerable amount of, “Not enough gun.”

McKay returns to Van Dyck with political show

McKay returns to Van Dyck with political show

On Friday, pop’s try-anything quicksilver girl Nellie McKay brings her “Follow the Money: An Election-Themed Show” to the Van Dyck (237 Union St., Schenectady) where she played a brilliant show last April.

Albany Devils are in win-now mode

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Albany Devils are in win-now mode

Having taken care of business at home by winning the first two games of their best-of-five playing series against the Utica Comets — and doing so in impressive fashion — the Albany Devils can exhale, relax even, as they head into Game 3 tonight at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Bigley is still chasing PGA Tour dream

Bigley is still chasing PGA Tour dream

Although the clock keeps ticking, Bryan Bigley refuses to give up on his dream of playing on the PGA Tour.

Plays are pretty, but hits are prettier

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Plays are pretty, but hits are prettier

This was a game of long feeds for breakaways and perfect setups in front and a behind-the-back show-stopper of a pass.

Jazz Fest in New Orleans a rite of passage for many

No Jazz Fest in New Orleans for me this year, thanks for asking. But when son Zak’s friend Mary said she was going it, I realized how much I love Jazz Fest even without going, this time...

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former Clifton Park county supervisor Anita M. Daly will be staying on Saratoga County’s payroll, it turns out.

Central Bridge barbershop fire claimed seven lives


An early-morning blaze in a building housing living quarters and a Central Bridge barbershop claimed the lives of seven members of the Teale family on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1926.

Swipe? Dip? New chip-enabled credit cards causing confusion

I was excited to get my new chip-enabled credit card, sure it would help cut down on the number of times I’d been mailed a replacement after a retail data breach.

Youths have chance to compete in turkey hunt

Anyone taking a youngster on this weekend’s youth hunt should register for the Eighth Annual No Fee Turkey Hunting Contest and Barbecue ,sponsored by Mike Auriemma and Dick Andrews on Saturday.

Carlene Carter’s music builds on family legacy

Carlene Carter’s music builds on family legacy

When John Mellencamp’s “Plain Spoken Tour” hits Albany’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, Carlene Carter opens: a surprising, perfect match. “We do two songs together,” said Carter, adding that she joins Mellencamp halfway through his show before he shifts to full-on rock mode with his band.

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

The Foxes embody one of the most incredible underdog stories in the history of team sports — no, really — which, of course, also makes them a prime vehicle for one of the enduring phenomena of sports fandom: The bandwagon jump.

NFL mock draft: Some solid picks, and some pokes in the dark

NFL mock draft: Some solid picks, and some pokes in the dark

With the first round of the NFL Draft approaching on April 28 — that’s next week already, folks — there is, as always, intrigue, starting right at the top.

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