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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.

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.

SCCC contract approved

Project at county offices will cost $87k more due to delay

Renovations paving the way for Schenectady County Community College to fill a floor at the Albany County’s offices can now officially begin, after some lawmakers questioned the contractor’s legitimacy.

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Grannies turn attention to gun control

Group makes domestic issue target of vigil

Dot Richards joined more than 20 other grannies and grandpas on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the busy intersection for a vigil calling for an end to gun violence, both in wartime and domestically. Cars beeped their horns every few minutes in support as protestors held signs reading “More Peace” and “War Breaks Grannies’ Hearts.”

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Love forever

76 Diner owner Athena Loupessis has witnessed scores of Valentine’s Day engagements, including her own

The first time he proposed, she said she would think about it. He didn’t get down on one knee, but told her he thought she was the right girl for him. It was not love at first sight, she said, and she was cautious. The second time, only a few weeks later, he came to her holding a huge heart filled with candy, a single rose and a card that read “Love Forever.” This time, she said yes. It was Valentine’s Day.

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Local girl is on a mission

Recent college grad looks to community in helping Nigerian kids discover art

This spring, 22-year-old Megan Ambrosino will have a one-way ticket to Ilorne, Nigeria in order to be the sole art teacher at an all-girls boarding school. If teaching halfway around the world wasn’t a big enough challenge, the school has only the bare minimum when it comes to art materials, and Ambrosino isn’t sure what kind of access she’ll have in the city to purchase supplies.

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Restaurant Depot opens for business

New warehouse caters only to eateries and similar businesses

Restaurant Depot, at 22 Warehouse Row in Colonie, is a 68,000-square-foot facility that sells fresh meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, beverages and supplies to restaurant owners. With 100 locations nationwide, this is the only Restaurant Depot in Upstate New York, the next closest being in Hartford, Conn.

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Morning traffic takes its toll

Spike in parent drop offs spur safety concerns at North Colonie school

An unexpected wave of morning traffic at a local elementary school led educators to plead with parents to keep safety in mind and send their children to school on the bus if at all possible.

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Vets want to remember the fallen

Project to hang memorial flags seeks community support

Since World War II, more than 560 Capital District residents have lost their lives while serving the country and Regan, a Vietnam veteran, knows these fallen soldiers need to be remembered.

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