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History buff soldiers on

Reenactor wants to see the Henry Knox Trail designated an historic trail

Dave Fagerberg is on a mission, and he’s not going to stop walking until he completes his goal.

A taste of Italy, and of heritage

“Viva Italia” fundraiser replete with food, drinks and entertainment

Through a joined love of Italian culture, one local organization is hoping to share its heritage the best way possible – through Italian food and entertainment.

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The line of duty

BC student starts a fundraiser to buy police dogs ballistic vests

Bethlehem High School senior Rachel Piccolino decided to take her canine adoration to the next level by raising money through local animal shelters and hospitals to purchase ballistic vests for police dogs.

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The brewers bring it on

Annual Battle of the Brews benefits the Red Cross

The 16th Annual American Red Cross Battle of the Brews will be setting up its tents this upcoming Travers weekend, with a taste for everyone from the occasional sipper to the certified cicerone.

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Lord & Taylor coming back to Crossgates

Retailer plans to open two-story department store in fall 2014

Lord & Taylor will be returning to Crossgates Mall under new ownership, with plans to open its doors in the fall of 2014.

New fracking law questioned

Republican lawmakers claim lack on environmental review compromises law

The Albany County Legislature passed a local law last week to keep hydrofracking waste out of the county, but some members of the Republican minority are asking the county executive to veto the law on procedural grounds.

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Perfect fit

Habitat ReStore finds new, larger home

After only five years at its original location, the Habitat for Humanity Capital District ReStore has outgrown its home on North Pearl Street in Albany and will be opening new, much larger doors on Fuller Road this month.

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Local dance studio's quest reaches the stars

Colonie dance team gains national traction

Just last month, The World of Dance studio’s dance team was named the Federation of Dance Competitions Studio of Excellence for 2013 at the StarQuest National dance competition in Virginia Beach, Va., making it the third year the studio took home the top prize out of 55 other studios nationwide.

State feeling good about real estate

Siena study finds attitudes about market are definitely positive

A study released by the Siena Research Institute at Siena College last week found that for the first time in almost four years, the state’s residents feel the real estate market is on the upswing.

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Activists, lawmakers urge to pass Local Law C

Anti-fracking protesters say process byproduct is toxic

Lawmakers and local and statewide activists stood outside of the Albany County Courthouse last Tuesday voicing their concerns about keeping hydrofracking waste off the streets of Albany County.

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