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Excelsior Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open
While searching through my own financial aid stuff for graduate school, I noticed on News 10 abc that the application cycle for the Excelsior Scholarship is now open!  Now, this doesn't apply to me as I am a graduate student.  However, for undergraduates going to SUNY and CUNY sc…
The Work Day Distraction Reaches Gloversville!
A huge congratulations to John and the crew at Glove City Taxi for winning this week's Work Day Distraction!  While Gloversville was a trek from Albany, it was TOTALLY worth it!  It's so great to meet Q103 fans, and people who work hard and rock...
Forest-Destroying Beetle Found for First Time in Albany
The Southern Pine Beetle, an extremely destructive beetle that kills trees and forests, has been found for the first time in Albany according to the Times Union.  The beetle was trapped in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve near Rapp Road, and the Times Union reports that this is the farth…
Health Organization Warns of New Wave of Flu Virus
News 10 abc has reported about a warning by the CDC of a new wave of the flu virus happening now.  For people who aren't aware (as some aren't), the flu virus has multiple different strains.  As reported by News 10 abc, the A-strain had been more dominant in the beginni…
Capital Region Residents Sent Warnings on Water Contaminants
Water contamination alert! (Yes, Again. Because this is not the first water alert that I've written about and I'm sure it won't be the last). Levels of the contaminate Haloacetic Acid (a byproduct of the disinfectant process) have been found at average levels in public water supply th…
Law Passed By NY Senate To Charge Drug Dealers with Homicide
It's no secret that drug addiction is an issue, and a pervasive one at that.  Overdoses and opiates are constantly in the news, and to me this epidemic doesn't seem to be slowing down.  New York is working to try to bring some accountability to the dealers however, with the New York Senate passing a…

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