November 2008

A quick recap of the week

Happy Thanksgiving

Local Black Friday pregame

TightKnit

What's up in the Neighborhood

Seasonal

Carrie Haddad Photographs

Stuff to do this weekend

Paterson warns of "deeper" cuts in school funding, new budgets for Saratoga and Troy, new jobs at arsenal, turkey to go more popular

Local Donors Choose projects

The Megabus arrives

How to score a deal at an estate sale

Express

Home prices holding steady, Jennings starts up re-election campaign, RPI center will focus on extraterrestrial life, family gets Oprah makeover

EVOOs

We watched the Ashley Dupre interview so you don't have to

Free cab rides

New York State surplus on eBay

A (very cool) fungus grows in Troy

Family's SUV hit twice by trains, proposals include paying for parking in Saratoga, road salt costs up, state saving money on tree lighting

A quick recap of the week

Puckish

Green Depot

Capital Hills

TwinkleStudio

Stuff to do this weekend

Unemployment rate up over a year ago, Soares looks to crack down on DWI, Troy stores will be on Oprah, DiNicola has a brain tumor

More people looking for work?

Saratoga cinema?

Craig and his wonderful list

The records keep spinning at Blue Note

Paterson goes looking for help in DC, Gillibrand on list to replace Clinton, Albany gets an upgrade, infamous B&B gets new purpose

What can we expect The Standard to be?

Beaujolais

Scenes from a breakdown

What's up in the Neighborhood

The B3nson Family Funsgiving

State leaders do nothing but point fingers, trouble counting ghost tickets, new city hall for Troy, big increase for bus ridership

Know of a great place to volunteer?

Kim Dunham

Free ride

The Wrap -- the workhorse of winter fashion

Twilight and ticket prices

Offsite

Budget session stalling before it starts, Albany ghost tickets stopped, murdered UAlbany student's parents call for info, Saints come out smoking

Rex Smith loves his car dealer

Good times

Blue Fiddle Gifts

Cranksgiving

Well, if I hadn't spitzered myself...

State leaders meet and get nothing done, Troy needs a fire truck, UAlbany students charged with rape, truck hits overpass

Parking violation

A quick recap of the week

Does this count as "Indian Summer"

Stuff to do this weekend

Slogan

A Dinosaur for the Capital Region?

APD searching possible Bailey murder witness, school districts says cuts will be hard to cover, union says layoffs will endanger public safety, bike registration proposed

Crafty and local

Bombers sells salsa in a jar?

Foul

The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Reaction to Paterson's proposed budget cuts, DA candidates broke rules, beer can DNA leads to plea, paying for horse retirement

Scientists! Severe! Red Lions!

A quick read of the Paterson budget plan

Spectropia

What's up in the Neighborhood

Yes (Men), it's a fake

Paterson says budget cuts will involve "a big knife," state economy in recession, recycling urged in effort to save money, proposed Saratoga horse park would be pricey

Get your media geek on

Upstate is hot

The Heroes of Troy

Marv Cermak needs a blog

Tyler Boudreau

The early bird gets the turkey

Unions scoff at Paterson's suggestion, SUNY tuition increased proposed, cop accused of threatening to kill ex-wife, state holds back stem cell research funding

Leaving a mark

To the inauguration and back... in a day

Eggstraordinary

Sudhir Venkatesh at Siena

Mars

Horse vandals get treatment they deserve

Paterson expects cuts to Medicaid and schools, food pantries running low, copper pipe ripped off from church, high-end development planned for Cohoes

A quick recap of the week

Beer garden grows

Stuff to do this weekend

Death in the rearview

Food for fines

It was just too easy

Troy deploys gun shot detector, Albany targets blight, movies for gym class, poll worker says students weren't turned away, IMAX screen opens

Off the hook

Why there wasn't a line to vote

The Tournament of Pizza finals

Drinking, formal wear and fake horses don't mix

Community development through chocolate

Local voter turnout down, hundreds of Senate staffers looking for work, Gillibrand's national star rising, burned man set himself on fire

Election night incident

Who needs a magic wall or holograms?

What's up in the Neighborhood

Manute Bol at Union

How the Capital Region voted for president

Election results digest, Democrats have tentative majority in state Senate, burned body found in street, express train plan stopped

The Paper Sparrow: light and sweet

Farewell, lever voting machine

Round 3: The Semi-Finals

Bike polo back and forth

Record voter turnout expected, ballet season shortened, flooding in Monument Square, airport getting new eateries

Election night parties

Jackbitten

Checking out the Schenectady Greenmarket

The WEXT Top 15

The Tournament of Pizza semi-finals

Turning thoughts into action

No tax increase for Schenectady?, cop gets backup from passerby, Saratoga mini-Chopper food won't be pricy, a bounty from tainted Booty

A quick recap of the week

The Scoop

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