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Bed Bugs, Stink Bugs, Which Bugs Survived the Polar Vortex
That whole Polar Vortex thing wasn't too much fun to deal with.  Even though it's not surprising to have cold temperatures during the winter in New York.  However, it looks like some bugs survived, and some may have not made the cut.
Oddly enough, I read a list on PestWorld&n…
Three New Taxes Planned if Pot Becomes Legal
If marijuana becomes legal, it looks like you might have to expect at least three new taxes to go with it.
I’ve read a few things about this now, initally after seeing an article in the Times Union about a weed forum that happened this week at a local college...
‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Coming Back With a Reboot
‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is coming back, with new cases and the influence of ‘Stranger Things’.
CBS 6 Albany posted about the return of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ for a new generation.  According to the post, the original creators of &…
Some New Yorkers are Getting Foodstamps Early Due to Shutdown
Well, here’s another aspect of the government shutdown that has hit New York.
Some New Yorkers have gotten their February food stamps early in fear that the food stamp program will run out of money due to the continued shutdown.  According to a post on newyorkupstate...
Metallica’s Million Dollar Donation to Community Colleges
Metallica has gone and totally one-upped themselves.
As 2018 comes to an end, the organization ‘All Within My Hands’, funded by Metallica, has raised a ton of money and is not putting it to use.  The Times Union reported that money raised by events such as a benef…
New York is Number One for Population Loss in the Country
Looks like people are leaving New York... more than any other state nationally, to be accurate.
Apparently, New York tops the states for population loss, with the highest rate nationally.  According to cbs 6 Albany, 48,510 people left New York from July, 2017 to July, 2018...
Pro Baseball Games to Start an Hour Earlier in 2019
In 2019, some MLB games may be starting an hour earlier.
Sunday night games to be exact.  I've seen this now in a couple different places, but originally read the report at abc news, and I have to say, I'm a total fan of the idea. Plus, it looks like this will affect four Yankees-…
Local Musician Gets 3rd Grammy Nomination
A figure in the Capital Region music scene has been nominated for a Grammy award for the 3rd time.
Pretty cool to see the Capital Region and music on that level currently.  David Alan Miller, a director of the Albany Symphony, earned his third nomination for a Grammy this year...

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