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Troy man to spend the rest of his life in prison for death of 6-year-old boy

TROY, NY (WRGB) — The man found guilty in the 2020 death of a young boy in Troy has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life behind bars. Kevin Cox, 42, was convicted back in April at the Rensselaer County Courthouse following a two-week trial. He's guilty of murdering six-year-old Davonte Paul.
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Capital Region residents vote on school budgets; school boards

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. — Capital Region residents voted on their respective school district budgets and board of education members on Tuesday. Residents approved a $126,903,272 budget for the 2022-2023 school year. Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education. Unofficial results of the budget vote were 575 yes...

Delano Burrowes’ interactive ‘Great Barrington Project’ happening this week, with culminating event Sunday at Saint James Place

GREAT BARRINGTON — In 1903, Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois prophesied a staggering truth: “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” he said in “The Souls of Black Folk,” a collection of essays on race — many published prior in The Atlantic Monthly — now considered a seminal work in the history of sociology and African American literature. Almost 12 decades after Du Bois penned these words, a second native son is following suit. This week Delano Burrowes, a Brooklyn-based writer and visual/performance artist unveiled his latest and most ambitious undertaking to date, The Great Barrington Project: Unbleaching the Souls of Black Folk.

Puppy found abandoned at Troy gas station continues to heal

The Rottweiler puppy found in a box at a gas station in Troy back in February continues his recovery. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says little Deniro will now continue his recovery at the Rottie Empire Rescue in Saratoga Springs. Deniro was only 12-weeks-old when he was found abandoned with...

Massachusetts State Lottery winner: 3 $100,000 prizes won Monday; sold in Lowell, Salisbury and Great Barrington

The top lottery prizes in Massachusetts Monday were three $100,000 winners. One of the tickets was for the game “Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club” and it was sold at a Shell gas station in Great Barrington. Another $100,000 winning ticket was sold at Dicks Variety North in Salisbury. It was for the game Mass Cash. And the final $100,000 winning ticket was for the game “$15,000,000 Money Maker.” It was sold at King Liquors in Lowell.

Pets and Vets 5/18/22

Got a pet? We've got a vet! Actually two vets. Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland/Saratog and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs join us to tackle your pet questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. To join the conversation, give...

Stop! Think Twice Before Killing These Beneficial Weeds!

If there was an official plant for the month of May here in Massachusetts, it would surely be the dandelion. Whether you’re in Pittsfield, Sheffield, Adams or Savoy, this ubiquitous weed is EVERYWHERE. That said, think twice before getting out the herbicide, because dandelions are actually useful weeds and good for the environment!

Still Wary Of COVID? Here Are 10 Berkshire Restaurants That Offer Outdoor Dining

Massachusetts is currently experiencing another wave of COVID infections even after experts were thinking that Spring's warmer weather would quell another surge. Please do not take this post the wrong way, I am in NO WAY saying that eating indoors is unsafe or a virus super spreader. I am just saying transmission of COVID is less likely outdoors and if you are still wary about getting infected, eating outside may be a nice option to enjoy yourself and/or support a local establishment.

New coffee brand opening Albany, Troy locations

A start-up coffee brand is driving into two local locations. Motor Oil Coffee will open up spots in Troy and Albany. Right now you can only buy their products at local farmers markets, festivals and on Amazon. The Troy location opens this month in partnership with 518 Craft. It will...