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Tops Markets continues expansion

Executives with Tops Friendly Markets were “crazy busy” this week getting ready to switch nameplates on stores acquired in the Hudson Valley through the merger of two European supermarket giants.

Eric Guillot is a 'jenius'

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Eric Guillot is a 'jenius'

The toys are on the wall and not in the attic.

Christiana returns home for a good cause

Christiana returns home for a good cause

The Yarnapalooza Charity Concert on Sunday at Centre Street (308 Union St. at Broadway, Schenectady) brings singer-songwriter-guitarist Blake Christiana back to his home town — with his band Yarn.

Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

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Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

Connor Hankin led Scorpiancer out into the small field in the Oklahoma Annex on Fifth Avenue Monday morning so his horse could nibble on some clover.

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

A few of us stragglers hung around the Saratoga Race Course pressbox Saturday night to watch the race from California.

Feeding the soldiers who guarded Lock 13


Margaret Cook fed soldiers who guarded Lock 13 on the Mohawk River/Barge Canal against sabotage in World War I. Margaret, my grandmother, lived south of the waterway in Randall along what is today’s Route 5S.

Old boss has high praise for Sobol


Arts administrator Elizabeth Sobol’s journey from Miami Beach to Saratoga Springs — 1,500 miles due north, and as far from an ocean or Great Lake as you can get in New York state — has a Schenectady connection.

How will Macy’s plan play out locally?

Get ready to hear more of this word: “overstored.” Macy’s executives used it last week to explain why they will shutter 100 stores by early next year.

The lady is a champ

For the first time this year in the local bass tournament contests, a woman has won.

Alex Slomka, Heavenly Echoes to play today


Some summer free-show series have wrapped up: Alive at Five, Music Haven and a few others; yet some few free shows remain.

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

Don Arceneaux used to send signals to his daughter Abby when she was on the pitching mound for Mechanicville High School’s softball team.

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Holes-in-one are every duffer’s dream shot.

Picture book recalls wartime memories

Two years after the end of World War II, Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam published a small picture book called “Smoke: The Story of a Fight.”

Saratoga County eyeing tax cap exemption

The lowest-taxed county in New York state will look for the first time at whether to break the state’s tax cap.

Plenty of big bass in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain continues to yield five-bass tournament catches of 20-plus pounds.

Toby Keith imposing musically, charitably

Toby Keith imposing musically, charitably

As Toby Keith returns to SPAC on Sunday, I’m reminded that he is both an imposing sight and more than meets the eye.

Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

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Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

Some friends of mine are housing some friends of theirs who flew all the way from California for Zenyatta’s Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday.

Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

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Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

Frosted’s performance in the Met Mile could be summed up with a “Wow.”
His Whitney win at Saratoga Race Course drew a collective “Wait, what?”

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

It’s been 30 years since a Capital Region player won the New York State Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, and even some home cooking hasn’t helped reverse that trend in recent years.

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

It’s been just over a year since I spent three hours on the bleachers of a sweltering high school gym, running out of ink over all the things people had to say about a proposed Wal-Mart store in Ballston.

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