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A hero’s honor

Tonko rewards local man’s fight to honor another soldier

A local Korean War veteran’s elation was only beginning to subside two days after attending the 2015 State of the Union address, with him proudly pulling his gold-tinged ticket out an envelope.

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Super game plan

Local experts piece together a fool proof plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The day is soon upon us when the best gladiators of the gridiron converge into battle to signal the climactic end of another dramatic season.

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Love thy #selfie

Local high school tackles the global phenomenon

The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.

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New year, new library director

Altamont Free Library trustees appoint Joseph Burke to leadership post

Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees selected Joseph Burke to be the library’s new director last month from a pool of 19 candidates. Burke officially stepped into his new role on New Year’s Day, with his contract initially for one-year.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Monsters on the loose

Monster Jam to unleash vehicular mayhem

Either from the immense heights to which they are built — measuring as high as 11 feet — or the primal scream emitted by the revving of a 1500-horsepower engine, the given name of Monster Truck is fitting.

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A city’s lost heritage

Albany residents regain perspective of life in storied South End

Once upon a time, the governor took the visiting princess on a journey to survey his capital city. As they both traveled by car over potholed streets and tenant houses in shambles, the governor was said to be embarrassed. Is that not how stories with princesses usually go?

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Snow on the hills

Despite chaotic weather, there is snow on the hills and ski season is in session

Judging from the valleys, the winter weather has been hit-or-miss for local skiers.

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Year in Review: Looking back

There was plenty to speak about in 2014

A look back at the year that was in the towns of Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland.

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Government watchdog

Local educator wants to keep government on task through a museum with humorous theme

As Governor Andrew Cuomo makes preparations for the new year, Bruce Roter continues working on celebrating a different side of politics by means of a proposed museum.

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First Night returns

Saratoga New Year’s Eve celebration marks 19th year

In the span of nearly two decades, Saratoga Springs has transformed itself from the place to be in August to the most happening New Year’s Eve jaunt this side of Times Square.

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Icy wonderland

Ice castle craftsman brings cheer to Stratton Mountain

This winter, Ice Castles, LLC brings a one-of-a-kind experience to Stratton Mountain as it unveils a spectacular icy forest in the heart of the Vermont ski resort.

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Getting the call

Delmar resident received Grammy nomination for sound engineering

Allison Reichman was checking Facebook on the morning of Dec. 5 when she first saw the announcement. Her husband, Nathaniel Reichman, had been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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Bethlehem Chabad’s Hanukkah celebration grows

Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars

Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.

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Get into the groove

Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group

It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?

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