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Man Wrestles Shark On New York Beach

It's been an interesting summer on the beaches of New York and sharks have been a big part of that intrigue. From late June to mid- July, six people were attacked by the beasts of the deep on the Empire State's southern shores. However, since that time, no swimmers have been attacked by the razor toothed predators. On Sunday, one beachgoer on Long Island appeared to be turning the tide on one shark.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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ALBANY, NY

10 Favorite Restaurants The Capital Region Has Lost In 2022

Running a restaurant is not an easy business. It's a high stress job with high turnover, performance, and scrutiny. Add tough economic times, and it makes for another hard year for many Capital Region restaurants. 2020 and 2021 saw the end of many foodie favorites and while that's slowing in 2022, we've still had more painful goodbyes.
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How Impressive Was This NAL Championship For The Albany Empire?

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ALBANY, NY

The Gilded Age Filming In Troy! Do You Recognize These Scene Locations?

There is an excitement in the air of the Capital Region as the HBO series 'The Gilded Age' brings Hollywood to your hometown. According to Townsquare Media, the second season of this period piece, starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and others, have been filming in Albany, Cohoes and Troy for much of the month of August.
TROY, NY

Motley Crue’s Stadium Tour Pulling $5 Million Per Show

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50 Years Ago: The Band Boldly Reshapes With ‘Rock of Ages’

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Why 10 Famous Rock Albums Never Made It to No. 1

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Water Closes Popular Colonie Center Store! When Will They Reopen?

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COLONIE, NY

Luke Bryan Takes Advantage of SPAC Stop, Visits Downtown Saratoga: Where Was He?

During previous visits to SPAC, Luke Bryan has been known to get out and about in Saratoga Springs. His latest visit was no different!. One of the things I love about Luke Bryan, and really all of our Country favorites, is even though he is a superstar - he is super approachable and friendly, will always take time to talk with fans, and still loves to get out and about just like anyone else when it comes to the cities and towns he visits on tour.
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Why Are So Many Fish Dying In New York Waters This Summer?

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, thousands of dead menhaden, also known as bunker have washed up on the shores New York this summer along the shores of the Long Island Sound. Large dye-offs of bunker are not totally rare given a number of factors. This summer, many of those environmental variables were more than evident in July, causing massive fatalities of the ever popular bait-fish.
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Geezer Butler Accident Prevented Black Sabbath Reunion at Games

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