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by Mark McGuire

Talking It Over

A Daily Gazette news blog
What's being talked about in the Daily Gazette, Schenectady, the Capital Region, nation and a few other places.
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Black Friday now also Black Thursday

Some malls and stores have pushed Black Friday into Thursday. There are retailers, workers and even shoppers who are not happy about it.
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The best catch ... what? All season? Century? Ever?

Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants nearly crashed Twitter Sunday night with a catch that defied physiology.
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Our turn: Snowstorm expected Thanksgiving Eve/Day

Got your snow blower ready?
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Yeah, we get hammered in winter, but Buffalo ...

After seeing scenes from up the Thruway, I'm thinking I better get to raking the leaves this weekend.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

NFL Picks Week 12

Cue Don Meredith: It's time for him to sing for me.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

NFL Picks Week 11

Time to throw some Hail Marys. Or say some. Something.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Price Chopper name axed: To be Market 32

New name to be rolled out in spring
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Thanks, vets, will have to do

"Happy Veterans Day" seems an odd construction. Saying "Thank you" does not.
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Turning weakness into strength

Matt Baumgartner translates anxiety into action, which is what makes him such a success in business.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

NFL Picks Week 10

Where are the upsets?

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