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One man's thirst led to downtown Saratoga revival
SARATOGA SPRINGS

One man's thirst led to downtown Saratoga revival

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
What a group of friends didn’t realize when they took over a dingy bar with no name was their business venture would transform Caroline Street’s makeup from a grungy side street into a bustling commercial corridor some consider the Spa City’s Bourbon Street.
 
Instagrammers trying to throw out Schenectady trash (talk)
SCHENECTADY

Instagrammers trying to throw out Schenectady trash (talk)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
A contingent of more than 1,000 Instagram users is crushing hard on Schenectady, their pride declared in the comments and likes on two growing Schenectady-themed accounts.
 
Auriesville shrine a religious experience even for doubting Thomases
AURIESVILLE

Auriesville shrine a religious experience even for doubting Thomases

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Walking around the grounds of the Kateri shrine in Auriesville, even the most unabashed and unapologetic doubting Thomas might begin to wonder about their lack of faith.
 
Montgomery County plans for life without casino
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County plans for life without casino

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Montgomery County is out of the running for a casino, but local officials are prepared with other plans for economic development in the area.
 
Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Spending time with horses is exactly what Saratoga Race Course’s Horse Sense exhibit lets you do.
 
Schenectady students wage water balloon war for a good cause
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady students wage water balloon war for a good cause

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Two teams competed in the Splash Down tournament, a twist on the popular game Capture the Flag that was part of a four-hour fundraiser organized by four Schenectady High School students to raise funds and awareness for Doctors Without Borders.
 
GLENS FALLS

Some of state's House hopefuls dip into own cash

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Some House candidates across New York are digging deep into their own pockets this election.
 
Annual Iroquois festival a chance to share culture
HOWES CAVE

Annual Iroquois festival a chance to share culture

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
On the first day of the two-day 33rd annual Iroquois Indian Festival on Saturday at the Iroquois Indian Museum, the Iroquois — or rather, the Haudenosaunee, as they prefer to be called — shared their culture through dancing, storytelling, food and crafts.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

No-nonsense Aldean tops ‘bro-country’ bill at SPAC

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Friday night saw two of the “bro-country” phenomenon’s biggest acts — Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line — draw a huge crowd to the venue on the last weekend of its pop concert season.
 
LAKE GEORGE

DWI alleged after multi-car Lake George crash

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A Queensbury man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police said he caused a multi-vehicle crash Friday in Lake George.
 
MOREAU

Northway crash leaves man, 84, trapped in car

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
An 84-year-old man had to be pulled from his car after it rolled over Saturday morning on the Northway in the town of Moreau.
 
NISKAYUNA

Union, Niskayuna school district reach terms

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education approved an agreement with the union representing the district’s support staff Thursday that will gradually bring bus drivers back onto the local payroll after outsourcing transportation just over a year ago.
 
Horse deaths have officials concerned
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Horse deaths have officials concerned

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed.
 
Vietnam vets honored in Saratoga for ‘unpopular’ service
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Vietnam vets honored in Saratoga for ‘unpopular’ service

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Roughly 50 Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans were recognized for their service Friday during a brief ceremony in Congress Park aimed at thanking veterans during a 50th anniversary commemoration of the war.
 
 

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