March 26 practice blog

Army's spring practice resembled a live game for two five-minute periods Thursday. Army's backs were finding some running room inside and outside in the team's first full-pads session of the spring. Sophomore fullback Aaron Kemper broke off a big run. Freshman quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw seemed to find an extra gear »»Read Full Post

Excerpt from diary of Nathaniel Booth, July 15, 1849

Nathaniel Booth talks of visiting the Senate House, 40 years before it was open to the public and known as the “Senate House!” Also in this excerpt, a problem at the Newark Lime & Cement Company on the Rondout. The “Vlight Berg” reference is an area that today is known »»Read Full Post

BCANY girls basketball awards for 2014-15

Here are the winners of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York All-Section and All-Division teams for the 2014-15 season. A reminder, these teams are voted on by the local coaches. Our Varsity845 girls basketball All-Stars will be published in Saturday's newspaper.   2014-15 BCANY girls basketball All-Section teams Class »»Read Full Post

Honeysuckle Sour

Happy Thirsty Thursday! For today's post, I collaborated with whiskey expert, Samuel “Dash” Ehrenreich, to come up with a fresh new cocktail recipe. And in keeping with the spirit of the The Local Feast, we're using a whiskey produced by a local craft distillery. Catskill Provisions, keeper of happy bees, teamed »»Read Full Post

Warren looks like NYY's temporary No. 5 man

With spring training winding down, it looks like the Yankees are starting to shape the 25-man roster they'll take north for opening day. As for the No. 5 starter, general manager Brian Cashman strongly indicated on Wednesday that it is Adam Warren's job to lose. Warren, who has appeared in »»Read Full Post

Amedore is co-chairman of new "workforce" panel

State Senate Republicans have appointed nearly half their members to a new, all-GOP Senate panel that will seek ways to improve New York's employment and training programs. Among the 15 Republicans on the Task Force on Workforce Development are three whose districts cross Orange and Ulster counties: George Amedore, a »»Read Full Post


She lost 100 lbs, he was a diabetic, she overcame depression!? What is the one thing they all had in common? They all began their journey afraid, discouraged and feeling helpless but yet they overcome these life threatening issues! How? PERSISTENCE!!! Those who succeed at anything in life are the »»Read Full Post

Newburgh approves agreement with baseball league

Professional baseball is coming to Delano-Hitch Stadium this summer. On Monday Newburgh’s City Council approved an agreement allowing the six-team East Coast Baseball League to use the stadium this summer. Along with the hometown Newburgh Newts, the league fields teams based at Niagara and Watertown in New York; Waterloo, Ontario; »»Read Full Post

Dental Hygiene and Pregnancy

Richard Herman, DDS, GHVFHC Chief of Dental Services So you are pregnant. Congratulations! You have a lot going on and your body is undergoing lots of changes but don’t forget your teeth or gums. It is just a myth that the baby takes calcium from the mother and that teeth »»Read Full Post

State basketball finals on TWCS, and spillover Ch. 325

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (Ch. 323) will be televising the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys' basketball championship games from the Glens Falls Civic Center. Time Warner is also producing the girls' championship finals from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Those games will air on Time »»Read Full Post