December 2008

Interesting in 2008: Crisan's Claudia Calabria

Interesting in 2008: Matthew Loiacono

Interesting in 2008: Leah Golby

Interesting in 2008: the guy on the big pink bike

Interesting in 2008: the roller derby ladies

Interesting in 2008: Naomi Seldin

Stuff to do this weekend

Interesting in 2008: Bruce Roter

Happy Holidays

Gifts that say Albany -- literally

Bussed to distraction

What New Yorkers think about the soda tax

There's always room for pie

Paterson annoyed by Senate chatter, horse found murdered, mortgage rates way down, shoe repair business way up

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a fare increase

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Santa Claus came from Troy?

Bah, humbug

They're pretty something

Eliot Spitzer is highly ranked

Craig and his wonderful list

Standoff ends in suicide, vote today on bus fare increase, Saratoga recreation center drama continues, a low-key bank robbery

Baby, it's cold outside

The benefit concert for WEXT

Senator Jackson?

Where Caroline stands

Not part of the whole

Scrooged at The Palace

It snowed, pharmacy held up with a grenade, man stewed before bank heist, Paterson in Iraq, hope for ESP skating rink?

A quick recap of the week

AOA's holiday gift guide

Don't Bogart the Egg Nog

Paterson on soda

Stuff to do this weekend

Totaling up the "other" taxes

Cool

Bank robbery involves chase, fake beard and -- possibly -- gunfire, local unemployment rate up again, DA says RPI student's death a mystery, that's not Jimmy Tedisco

Find those crows a job

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Pendant necklaces from Elissa Halloran Designs

So long Shake Shake

The Frankencake at Cheesecake Machismo

More budget reaction, power almost completely restored, Kennedy goes upstate, Pine Hills residents upset about crime, police say penis guy wasn't wearing shirt or shoes

Palinesque

The Sol Lewitt retrospective at MASS MoCA

What's up in the Neighborhood

Dollar Tree: not your typical dollar store

Ladyfriend

Rock climbing, anyone?

Paterson budget has everyone complaining, RPI layoffs start, Caroline headed upstate, student found dead, penis guy arrested again

Who has the best egg nog?

Overheard at Uncommon Grounds

New taxes in the "other" category

Wine coming to a supermarket near you?

Suction

A quick read of Paterson's proposed budget

Albany Art Room Gift Certificates

David Geurin

Paterson budget proposal out today, thousands still without power, CDTA says rapid bus line moving forward, UAlbany plans to chill out

Scandalous!

A pricey lunch

You. In a movie. In Troy.

Dague on Kulbida

Hand cream from Saratoga

SNL's David Paterson skit

Tens of thousands still without power, Paterson to propose "obesity tax," friend says Bruno indictment likely, SPAC renovation on ice

The Santa Speedo Sprint

A quick recap of the week

Getting a grip

Local Red Cross shelter info

Udderly

Ice storm photos

Snow, ice, power

Stuff to do this weekend

Belgian beer from Brewery Ommegang

Ice storm knocks out power, violence at Albany High said to be out of control, Freihofers sold, alleged puppy-napping in Troy

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Layoffs coming to RPI

A note to CDTA

Raking it in

Target demo

Craig and his wonderful list

Crumbs

Holiday treats for furry friends

Former judge indicted for alleged shakedown, thousands of ghost tickets issued, police say dog starved to death, car smashes into florist

What's up in the Neighborhood

Tea from The Good Leaf

Sought after

Unbelievably cheap blazers at the Gap

Tuned in

Our first meal at The Standard

Deal for state Senate control crumbling, ban on texting and driving, Lydia Kulbida being let go, Tutunjian says he'll go to jail over budget, reps speak out against cow fart tax

Fare hike petition

Albany's biggest parking ticket scofflaws

Amnesty ends Friday!

The Peppermint Pig

Top Senator

Rainbow

Budget drama in Troy, charges against Schenectady cops dismissed, Smith's leadership of Senate off to weird start, NYRA forecasts finish in the money

The Standard

Here's Jimmy

Scraped

Weingarten

T-shirt spotting

Drinking chocolate at Crisan

Sweet Senator Caroline?

New plan for Albany Convention Center, tech park for Arsenal, pepper spray fog sends six to hospital, ESP skating rink protests

A quick recap of the week

Hudson under $100

Sniffle

Serpentine Hair

A gift forever

Stuff to do this weekend

Siena vs. UAlbany

Happy Birthday, Martin

Democrats strike deal for control of state Senate, Schumer touting Gillibrand, longtime Saratoga sheriff gets challenger, wrong way driver causes four accidents, students organize for french fries

Uncle Sam's: a sweet secret?

Streetwalking, Victorian style

Roller derby's back this weekend

Eliot Spitzer's best policy

Pickup plows into family of pedestrians, ESP skating rink won't open, Saratoga packs 'em in for Gillibrand, ghost ticket investigation urged

What's left of Heritage Park

What's up in the Neighborhood

Bundle of joy

The $20,000 baby

Sit still

More honors for Frozen River

Kaczmareks got "family plan" plea deal, early retirment incentives for state workers?, drug stores everywhere, bus fare price war

Ra Ra Riot this Thursday

Joe Bruno is all about sunshine now

Fence

How produce gets here from the West Coast

Fired up for the New Year

Former Schenectady police chief to plead guilty, chip fab clears another hurdle, Paterson "disturbed" by list, Jumpin' Jacks waterfront to get makeover

CDFI RIP

Who will be NY's next senator?

Shrouded

Overheard Sunday afternoon

Inside the Global Research Center

The glitter Jesus

New York needs a new senator, driver hit by trains charged with misdemeanor, ESP skating rink on ice?, Reilly has headlock on UFC, Troy officials fight over door lock, Garcia's closes

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My grandmother has Alzheimers and sometimes comes to stay with us in Troy. Last week the absolutely highlight of her day was seeing the hundreds of crows that came streaming by the window at our apartment. I watched her go from completely unresponsive to engaged... stringing questions together and returning to her old joyful self for the half hour she watched those birds was enough to endear crows to me forever.

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