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Seventh annual Saratoga Beer Week set to begin

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Beer Week 2019 is almost here, as local breweries and beer-lovers are gearing up for the festivities. The seventh annual week-long event — which promises fun, food and fantastic beer — is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 23 this year.


Ale salvaged from 1886 shipwreck may find new life at Upstate NY brewery

COBLESKILL, NY -- Back in 1886, someone in New York City expecting a shipment of English ale never got the delivery. Now, 133 years later, an Upstate New York brewery, working with a nearby college, is attempting to complete the beer’s long journey to someone’s glass.


The Rev. Jesse Jackson to host Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 22nd annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb. 20 through Feb. 22, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. This year’s theme is 400 Years Later: Closing the Wealth Gap, Expanding Opportunity. This year’s event will feature sessions on


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to revive Amazon's interest in Maryland for HQ2 as New York deal crumbles

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he has talked with Amazon officials following the company's decision to back out of building part of its East Coast headquarters in New York City.


Region's second February Beer Week readied

SARATOGA SPRINGS & SCHENECTADY — One city’s Beer Week is over, another is about to begin. The craft brewing boom has led to a proliferation of beer festivals, and almost back-to-back February events are helping to break up the dead of winter: Schenectady’s second Beer Week wrapped up Sunday and Sara


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Energywise, We Can Have

• Both Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, echoed the need to pursue future renewable alternative energy sources, but they were clear in their recognition of the fact that we need natural gas and we need it now.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Why these sheriffs, police chiefs oppose recreational marijuana in NY

ORISKANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond joined leaders from law enforcement agencies across the state in Oneida County Thursday to publicly oppose Governor Cuomo’s proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New York.


NY-19: Delgado holding first town hall in Otsego County Monday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Congressman Antonio Delgado is scheduled to hold six town halls, and one of his first stops will be in Otsego County. The congressman represents the 19th Congressional District.


Tight 'knit' group of North Greenbush seniors share ups and downs of golden years

NORTH GREENBUSH - For the past 10 years, a group of women in the Capital Region at Summit at Eastwyck -- a senior living community in North Greenbush, has been getting together for a few hours every week to make cold weather gear to donate to families in need.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Oneonta man in serious condition after being hit by vehicle

ONEONTA- An Oneonta man is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle near Walmart. State Police said the incident happened on State Route 23 near the entrance to Walmart in Oneonta on Friday night.


Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being struck by car in Oneonta

ONEONTA (WBNG) — New York State Police say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Oneonta on State Rt. 23 around 6:54 p.m. Friday. State Police say 62-year-old Steven A. Grant of Oneonta was airlifted by LifeNet to Wilson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle. The


Man charged with four wrecks, DWI

Otsego County deputies said an Otego man was arrested on Feb. 13 after being involved in four vehicle crashes. According to a media release, Robert H. Braun, 53, left the scene of a property damage accident in Oneonta and was then involved in three more crashes, the final occurring when his truck hi


Bears men's hoops fall at Oneonta, still clinch playoff spot

ONEONTA, N.Y. --- With a red hot second half, the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons (15-10, 10-8) topped the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (13-12, 9-9 SUNYAC) 93-60 on Saturday afternoon. After a tightly contested first half, the Red Dragons got off to a 22-4 start to the second half, making 9-of-15 thr


Outraged protesters demand justice for inmate's death

The death of a Greene County inmate brought protesters to the streets demanding justice. They arrived at the former Albany DMV building 10:30 Sunday morning and began heading to the prison, questioning how Anthony Myrie died.


Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

While Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville and Gloversville are idle after receiving first-round byes in the respective brackets, seven local boys basketball teams will begin their quest for sectional championships this week.


Some Otsego County residents blame Frontier for a lack of sleep

Otsego County, N.Y. - Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Sadly, it's a problem all too familiar for some residents in Otsego County and it's a problem so bad that many are blaming their landline service provider Frontier for their lack of sleep some nights.