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Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

Sunday, May 24, 2015
A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.

 

All eyes on Coen brothers as Cannes readies for Palme d'Or

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.

 
Pipeline projects nothing new in Schoharie County

Pipeline projects nothing new in Schoharie County

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Schoharie County is the final destination of both the recently unveiled Northeast Energy Direct project, backed by Philadelphia-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, and the Constitution Pipeline, which has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is waiting now on a few final permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Army Corps of Engineers.
 

Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers

Saturday, May 23, 2015
YOLA, Nigeria -- Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in Saturday of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers’ throats and chopping them to death.
 
Putting flags on veterans’ graves sign of respect, history lesson for Scouts
SCHENECTADY

Putting flags on veterans’ graves sign of respect, history lesson for Scouts

Saturday, May 23, 2015
A small crew of Scouts from Troop 357 in Schenectady, with help from parents and friends, poked two-foot tall flags into the ground and ensured 600 men and women from the past would be remembered over the holiday weekend.
 

At least 4 injured at amphitheater campground in Washington state

Saturday, May 23, 2015

GEORGE, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office has identified the man who drove his car into the Gorge Amphitheater campground, injuring three people and himself.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools mainstreaming program sees success

Saturday, May 23, 2015
A psychologist and a counselor are assigned, full-time, to three Ready To Learn classes. The goal of the program: to get students to the point where they are ready to learn.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Couple gives additional 120 acres to Skidmore College

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Michael and Margaret Roohan of Wilton have donated an additional 120 acres of wooded land they own in Greenfield to Skidmore College.
 
Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history
DUANESBURG

Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history

Saturday, May 23, 2015
About 400 participants gathered this weekend for the War of the Roses Medieval Fair at Indian Lookout Country Club, organized by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
 
ALBANY

Music review: Isbell nixes stereotype of South’s music

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized Southland.
 
ROTTERDAM

Crews work to repair water main in Rotterdam

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Residents of the Westside Avenue area of Rotterdam were advised to restrict water use Saturday as crews repaired a water main break near Roselawn Avenue.
 

NYC tells Al Sharpton’s daughter not to delete online posts

Saturday, May 23, 2015

NEW YORK — New York City lawyers have asked the Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter to preserve photos she posted online of herself hiking amid a personal injury lawsuit.
 

Troy beats Scotia-Glenville in Class A baseball semi

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Troy's Hughes beats Scotia-Glenville 4-1 in Class A baseball semi.
 

Author to discuss 6 Revolutionary War veterans' photographs

Saturday, May 23, 2015
An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.

 
ALBANY

Ex-Drive-By Trucker delivers hard-edged music about rusting rural America

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized southland. On Friday at The Egg, Alabama-born ex-Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell instead made hard-edged, clear-eyed music about rusting, half-abandoned rural America – bypassed by the interstates, by progress and by recovery – where frayed finances fracture families into shards of drugs and violence. Collecting those shards into a mirror, he sang an image of desperation; and it was beautiful.
 
 

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