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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...
David’s Bridal Goes Bankrupt
Well, that’s not an exciting wedding-related announcement!
David’s Bridal has filed for bankruptcy.  However, according to a post by WNYT, if you’ve already ordered a dress- you’re safe.  The company is in more than $400 m…
91,000 Pounds of Turkey Recalled Before Thanksgiving
91,000 pounds of turkey have been recalled, not long before Thanksgiving!
According to News 10 abc, the Jennie-O company is recalling 91,000 pounds of ground turkey, due to concerns for salmonella.  There’s been a big salmonella outbreak across the country, so this latest re…
Drug Takeback Day This Saturday in the Capital Region
This Saturday, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting it's annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
For the 16th year in a row, the Drug Takeback Day is being held to help people safely get rid of old, expired, or not-used prescription medications...
NY is Part of a Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak in 29 States
So much for a delicious chicken dinner.
Chicken is apparently the culprit in a big Salmonella outbreak that has hit 29 states.  Here's the big issue though (on top of just Salmonella)- according to News 10 abc, testing done showed that the Salmonella involved in the outbreak was resist…

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