December 2013

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Interesting stories to cover 2013

Stuff to do this weekend

Favorite local foods 2013

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night...

Stuff to do on New Year's Eve

"So what am I supposed to do? Say 'Hey governor! Are you the governor?'" Rabideau said. "So I go 'A-C!,'"

Where to get gingerbread cookies?

The Airing of Grievances 2013

Many local bridges in less than good condition, fatal shooting on Grand Street in Albany, new plan for Troy snow removal

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Looking up State Street, almost a century ago

Too warm to skate

To do: Get a flu shot

Where to find appetizings?

Stuff to do this weekend

More than a thousand attend memorial for State Police trooper, another state Assemblyman accused of making sexual comments to staffers, Troy towing snowbound cars

Daisy Baker's flooded

A few more bits about the proposed BusPlus Washington-Western line

Targeted

A good painter, especially for spaces with high ceilings?

Open/closed

Craig and his wonderful list

Livingston v. Moore

Holiday gift list: Lydia Kulbida

Flags at half staff for Trooper Cunniff, alleged Toys for Tots theft a misunderstanding, CDTA on track for highest ridership since 1980s

Digital New York

Phantogram. And a guy with an owl.

Crossgates expansion plan

Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.

Rolling investments

What's up in the Neighborhood

"We know not to whom we are indebted for the following description of that unwearied patron of children..."

DeFazio's (finally) gets a Tournament of Pizza trophy

Trooper hit by truck dies, construction on Albany convention center could start by June, Saratoga considers Code Blue, Waterford expecting mules

Underrated things about a snowy day

TWCN

Cuomo admin has OK'ed Albany convention center

Holiday gift list: Jim Larson

Park South redevelopment plan advances

Death puts focus on resources for the homeless in Saratoga County, big turnout for casino meeting, Colonie trying to shut down "disgusting" motel

Household income and poverty rates in New York State -- and how Saratoga is different from the rest of the Capital Region

Digital photography classes?

Honest Weight Food Co-Op Café at ESP

It wasn't just the aquarium

Albany snow emergency 2013-12-17

Albany's snow-covered peak

Something to keep in mind while you're tucked into your warm home tonight

Holiday gift list: Nicole Lemperle Correia

It snowed, Schenectady officials deliver school funding complaint to the feds, another Uncle Sam beheaded, Albany chess queen headed to international competition

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Two new options for Park South

Holiday gift list: Alexa Bernstein

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Stuff to do this weekend

Waite sentenced to 25 years-to-life, State Police: Shen student injected another student with heroin, man dies while trying to save horses, package thefts in Colonie

Hey there, Ethan Ullman

It's history. It's theater. It's film. It's all three.

You won't believe the 2 ways this politician popped up in the media recently in this amazing must read (eye roll gif)

Craig and his wonderful list

Be it known, this chimney has been swept

Holiday gift list: Chuck Miller

Halacy back in jail on burglary charge, pro-casino group forms in Saratoga,Rotterdam keeps EMS, an invite to go sledding

Almost $83 million for Capital Region economic development projects (with a map)

From the Capital Region to Broadway

Whooooo's that?

Nog gawking

In conversation: Zak Pelaccio and Ruth Reichl

What's up in the Neighborhood

Backyard wild

Holiday gift list: Jessica Belflower

Panel proposes property tax freeze, Homeland Security officials raid rape suspect's apartment, court upholds $100,000 ruling for cat

STAR deadline approaching

Survey: Albany the most "post-Christian" city in a national ranking

Holiday gift list: Schuyler Bull

Gobble, gobble, gobble

Eat This: stocking stuffers

OK, but don't change the neon sign

Bolshoi Ballet at SPAC tickets on sale

Bomb threat at GloFo site, midday bank robbery in downtown Troy, huge former Beech-Nut plant sold, a Cracker Jack buffet

Happy birthday, Danielle

These Exalted Acres

"To be honest, I don't know"

"Downton Abbey and Gilded Age Holiday Entertaining"

Personhood status for chimps in New York?

Holiday gift list: Kaitlin Resler

Dough raised

The week ahead

Continued focus on train safety measures, NYSP: customers restrained alleged robber, Grammy nom for ASO, to school on a unicycle

Santa Speedo Sprint 2013 photos

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Portraits of Martin Van Buren, in honor of his birthday

ESP ice rink opening postponed. Again.

A Visit from St. Nicholas -- on trial

Stuff to do this weekend

Dennis Drue sentenced, investigation in apparent Albany homicide, resident permits for downtown Troy off-street parking, Siro's for sale

Maybe it was a more impressionistic take

"We can kind of view it as a Chinese concept of Disney..."

Cookie decorating at The Confectionery

"[B]usiness and pleasure often merge into one expensive blur"

Craig and his wonderful list

"[T]he only part of the planet where I truly wanted to work"

Six not-boring parking garages

Former Albany Common Council candidate arrested in drug bust, Global Foundries announces layoffs, NYRA hikes track admission, Trump for governor. Or not.

STOP. WRONG WAY.

Figuring stuff out

Where to get boots fixed up?

Band of Horses at The Egg

What's up in the Neighborhood

"A stylish stay"

Amy Schumer at the Palace

Attorneys for Albany imam pin hopes to new policy, Moreland report highlights "payback culture" in Albany, SCCC President leaving for Pennsylvania

Hey, look up

In stores, undercover

Mike Birbiglia at Troy Music Hall

Stewart's overstayed

Lydia Davis at Albany Public Library

Planning a Capital Region wedding: the venue

Escalating the War on Crows

Drawing: HAF Holiday House Tour tickets + Umana gift certificate

Moreland Commission delivers report on corruption, APD changing strip search policy, hate crime charge withdrawn, the Infamous Frozen Turkey Chase of 1987

A vision of Troy in 2016 -- from a century ago

Capital Region holiday events 2013

The 2013 Santa Speedo Sprint is this Saturday

Findings on fines

Alicia's charming Schenectady home

It's Monday. And there are discounts.

My Exit: Josh Alexander

Investigation into fatal Metro North derailment, state tax credits for businesses up sharply, NanoCollege planning chip foundry for Utica, they were first in line

The week ahead

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