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What's New in Albany, Schenectady & Troy
The devastating Jay Street blaze that took four lives and displaced more than 60 people on March 6th was a low point for residents, businesses, and the community as a whole. Schenectady is resilient, though, and is determined to rise from the ashes. To help jump start that effort, a fundraiser will be held on April 1st to support businesses that have been lost, damaged, or closed as a result of the inferno.
Sara Mae Hickey, owner of Puzzles Bakery & Café, has opened a dining establishment that truly stands out from the rest in the area. Puzzles is focused on what individuals can do, not what they cannot and has provided much needed employment opportunities to a typically under-employed population.

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Know a Mom who really goes above and beyond? Let her greatness be known! Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Mother of the Year Contest!

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The Scotia-Glenville boys basketball team won a second consecutive state title and its 53rd game in a row at the Glens Falls Civic Center this past weekend.

Do YOU think science rules? Then don't miss Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" on March 25th at 5:00 pm in the SEFCU Arena for a FREE lecture and copy of his new book!

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Looking for the best spots for Easter Brunch on April 5th in the Capital Region? Consider dining out for Brunch this Easter - it's not only a convenient option, but also offers the perfect time to relax and unwind with family over great food!

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Looking for great Easter egg hunts to help bring in Spring? Check out our list of kid-friendly Easter events coming up in the Albany area! Perfect for little ones and family fun alike, plus who can turn down an opportunity for free candy?

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More than a week after a massive fire engulfed twin apartment complexes on Jay Street, the aftermath is still taking its toll on the city of Schenectady. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy issued a State of Emergency that went into effect last night at 7:30 p.m. and will last through March 21st at noon.
We're talking about Peter Hooley's game winning three-pointer of course! A storybook ending took place this past Saturday for Hooley and the UAlbany men's basketball team. With 1.6 seconds left in the game against Stony Brook, Hooley made a three-point shot bringing the final score to 51-50 - giving Albany its third America East tournament title in a row.

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The project has been in the works for years, but the March 16 start date for construction of the Albany Capital Center is finally here! The 82,000 square foot convention center being built on Eagle Street will cost approximately $66.5 million and will take almost 2 years to complete, but will fill the need for conference space in downtown Albany.

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Image From Albany Convention Center Authority


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