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Six Shot, Four Dead in Herkimer County
Six people were shot in two different Herkimer County locations with four confirmed dead. Two people were shot and killed at Gaffey's Car Wash in the Village of Herkimer and an additional four people were shot at John's Barber Shop in Mohawk. Of those four, two were killed.
Vote for Bruce Jacobs To Be 2013 Tri-City ValleyCat Bobble Head
An Albany area favorite is back - the local celebrity bobble heads that are given out at the Tri-City ValleyCat's games in Troy! This year we have a stake in this - our own Bruce Jacobs is up for getting his gorgeous face on a spring.
Saratoga Beer Summit [PHOTOS]
Who knew that your dreams could all come true in Saratoga and all in one day! If you missed the Saratoga Beer Summit, which was the capstone event of Saratoga Beer Week, then you really missed out on some great beer and cider too!
Saratoga Beer Week Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event [PHOTOS]
Albany area beer connoisseurs were out in full force at the Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event as part of Saratoga Beer Week on Thursday 2/22. A dozen breweries were represented with some of best of the best and of course rare beers. We had some favorites for the night for sure and clearly so did all of the other beer geeks in attendance.
Saratoga Beer Week Kickoff Party [PHOTOS]
We attended the official kickoff party for Saratoga Beer Week at the Olde Saratoga Brewing Co and had a blast sampling beer and having some pizza from a wood fired oven. If you missed the event dont' worry, there are plenty more happening this week where you can get in on the beer action.
Official Map for Saratoga Beer Week 2013
We're pretty excited about all of the different events that are all part of Saratoga Beer Week and we don't want to miss a thing - but there was something missing - a map! We had one dream come true when we found a week full of beer and then the beer gods said 'let there be an interactive map' and ta-da there it was.
Presidential Beer History
In observance of President's Day we take a look back at how much those who have held the office of President appreciated beer. As a matter of fact, beer was considered safer than water when the Pilgrims arrived, and they landed where they did because they were running out of beer.
Saratoga Beer Week is Next Week and Will Make All Your Beer Dreams Come True
Remember that dream you had where the world was nothing but beer, for an entire week? It wasn't a dream -- it's real. And it's happening all next week in Saratoga. Dreams do come true. The Saratoga beer festival -- 30 miles from Albany, in beautiful, idyllic Saratoga Springs -- features beer from all over New York State, rare beers, and the best microbrew beers from all of the world...
Local Beers Featured During Saratoga Beer Week
We are big fans of buying local and when we heard that there is an entire evening decided to New York State beers during Saratoga Beer Week, we just had to get our tickets. Some of our favorite local breweries are represented too. We actually have quite a few local breweries and we're lucky to have them, with more on the way. Here are some of our favorite Albany area breweries.
Official List of Beer Summit Breweries Released
Our friends that are putting on Saratoga Beer Week have just released their official list of breweries that will be on hand for the beer summit. We're pretty excited to see that some local favorites like Adirondack Brewing and Brown's are on this list right next to favorites from clear across the country such as Rogue and Stone. Check out the entire list and get your tickets now - before they're g
Albany Area Snow Emergency List
Some people are calling it Nemo but most people are calling it a blizzard, which is what it is. Many cities in the Albany area have snow emergency policies for snow removal, so check our list to make sure you don't get towed or violate the emergency order!
Albany School Closings and Weather Information
Have you heard we're getting a storm? We haven't had much winter in the past two years so any storm delivering any amount of snowfall gets people all excited. We're expecting a pretty big storm though and many schools decided to close ahead of the storm. Our list of closings is continually updated as is our real time weather.