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Fade to Gray: Life of a columnist

For those of you who have never written a weekly column, I thought I’d share what it’s like. Before we get to that though, let me remind you how I came to writing this column more than twenty years ago. Back around 1995 I was working freelance for...
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Maggie Harrington-Esko Tapped as PHS Principal

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After working in many different positions at Pittsfield High School for more than 16 years, Maggie Harrington-Esko has been tapped as the new principal. She will replace Henry Duval, who is retiring in the fall after nearly 30 years in public education. Esko began her career...

Kyle Murphy wins 2022 Elite Men Pro Road National Championships

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Murphy of Townshend, Vt. won the 2022 Elite Men Pro Road National Championships on Sunday,. Murphy completed 17 laps of the 6.8-mile route with a time of 4:27:48, just three seconds ahead of the second-place cyclist, Tyler Stites of Tuscon, Az. The total length of...

Cheshire Holds Dedication for Father Tom Campsite

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Three years after the town received its official Appalachian Trail Community designation, nearly 100 community members gathered for a dedication of the Father Tom Appalachian Trail campsite. The site, located at 6 Main St., is named after former pastor of St. Mary's Church, the Rev. Thomas...
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Columbia High School celebrates graduating Class of 2022

TROY, N.Y. — Columbia High School celebrated its graduating Class of 2022. The commencement ceremony was held on a warm, sunny summer morning in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College. The Blue Devils adorned in blue and white caps and gowns were full of excitement with...

Greenwich Fire Department deputy chief dies

GREENWICH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Friday, Greenwich Fire Department announced that department Deputy Chief Brian Buell had died as a result of occupational cancer. Buell spent 33 years with the department. “As we reflect on Chief Buell’s legacy, remember it’s all for the good of the company,” wrote Greenwich...

Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild awards five scholarships

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Five area high school seniors were the recipients of $1,500 scholarships from the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild. Aubrey French and Anna Lail, both of Schuylerville High School; Brooke Henderson of Stillwater High School; Sophia Ostrander of Ballston Spa High School; and Quinn Ragan of Saratoga Springs High School were honored by the Guild program, now in its 32nd year. The program provides scholarships to students based on academic achievement, community service, and a desire to pursue a career in healthcare.

John Sebastian’s Jug Band Village at the Bearsville Theater

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Leading an all-star band, singer, songwriter and Lovin’ Spoonful leader John Sebastian took a full house on a trip from the Delta blues to Greenwich Village’s jug band music. Early arrivals to the show were treated to a short and chilly dedication ceremony which officially (and appropriately) named the newly-renovated Bearsville Theater’s back porch after Sebastian, Freddy Neil and Tim Hardin, plus a preview of John’s wife Catherine Sebastian’s down-memory-lane photography exhibit.
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Household Hazardous Waste disposal program to be held in Schodack

TROY, N.Y. — Rensselaer County, the City of Troy, and the Town of Bethlehem, are partnering on an inter-county Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program for 2022. The program consists of six events. These events, currently scheduled throughout the second half of the year, provide residents of the participating...

Clark Art Features 'Rodin in the United States'

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — One of the largest exhibits of the works of Auguste Rodin seen in the United States in the past 40 years is now on view at the Clark Art Institute. The exhibit consists of 50 sculptures and 25 drawings from American museums and private collections that collectively demonstrate the story of the collectors, agents, art historians, and critics who worked to make Rodin known in America.

Concert in Troy supports Ukrainians amid Russian invasion

TROY, NY (WRGB) — The Troy Music Hall hosted a benefit concert Sunday for Ukrainians, in the wake of the nearly 5-month Russian invasion. CBS 6's photojournalist Julia Rushlow gives us a look at the show's spotlight on Ukrainian heritage.

Pittsfield man wins $1 million on scratch ticket

PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Berkshire County man has one million reasons to smile after his wife made a recent errand run. Mass. Lottery spokesperson Christian Teja said that William Cassavant of Pittsfield asked his wife to pick up two scratch tickets while she was running errands. She stopped at Lipton Mart in Pittsfield, but the store was closed for five minutes. She decided to wait for it to reopen, bought “$4,000,000 Brilliant Titanium” tickets, and brought them home.

Powered by volunteers, 53 beds built for children in need

YORKVILLE — To help ensure local children have the opportunity to sleep in their own bed and not on the floor, National Grid employees gathered at the Meyda Tiffany factory, 55 Oriskany Blvd., to volunteer with the local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and help build more than 50 beds for kids in need.