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One Major NY Group is Speaking Out Against Legal Marijuana
There’s been a lot of talk recently about legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  However, one major group is speaking out about it.
The Times Union recently posted about the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police speaking out about legalizing marijuana,…
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...
5 Things to Never Say To an Upstate New Yorker
It's the winter here in New York.  Sure, we're all used to winters in New York.  But, it doesn't mean that being cooped up for a few months doesn't make for some level of crankiness.  So between coming back from a vacation out of state, and going into a weekend with the first big snow storm of the y…
Aquaman, Escape Room and More on the New 'MCMR'
We're back in the new year with the 'Middle Class Movie Review'! Movies are expensive- we know. And while we’re not movie experts, we are Middle Class and we can help tell you what’s worth spending your hard earned money on. Let us waste our money, and give you a verdict- from being worth rental pri…
ValleyCats Announce 2019 Game Times, Firework Dates, and More
The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced 2019 information, including game times, firework dates, and more.
The local minor-league baseball team see their home schedule start June 16th, to kick off a full season.  The ValleyCats season will also include 15 firework dates, with the last night of fir…
Local 106 Year Old WWII Vet Gets A Promotion
Talk about the ultimate birthday gift!
A local Delmar man and World War II veteran received a 'promotion' on his 106th birthday.  As reported by the Times Union, Robert Carlyn had a dream come true when he was unofficially promoted to Air Force colonel, and also received multiple …
And the Top New Year's Resolutions for 2019 Were...
It's officially 2019.  For some, that means time for resolutions.
According to a survey of 2,000 people I read at inc.com, it looks like the Top 10 resolutions for 2019 were more of the same....
You know- Diet, be healthier, drink less, quit smoking, lose weight...
Department Stores to Go Extinct in the Capital Region in 2019
2019 just barely started, and there are already a few victims!
It looks like in the coming year, a few departments stores will be completely extinct from the Capital Region.  News Channel 13 reported that the Greenwich and Queensbury Kmart stores  will be closing by March, me…
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…
Tatiana's Top 5 Live of 2018!
Here's to all of the amazing live music of 2018!
The year is officially coming to an end. It was definitely a year of great shows in and around the Capital Region.  Honestly, I think it's been the best year in awhile with just how much good live rock there was...
Free Cab Program Returns to Capital District for New Year's Eve
One too many on New Year's Eve? As cliche as it sounds, better safe than sorry, because a free cab program is returning to the Capital District for New Year's Eve!
The Free Cab Ride Home program is returning to the Capital District, courtesy of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP.…
The Worst Holiday Candies
Tis the season!  Christmas is this week, and it's time to eat, drink, and be merry.
But really, there's some awful holiday candies that year after year, just continue to exist.  Not to be a grinch, but I'm kind of a grinch with certain holiday candies...
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...
Did That Just Happen? Governor Cuomo's 'Revolutionary' Speech
I'm really interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this. By this, I mean Governor Cuomo's recent speech where he basically tried to declare us independent from the federal government.
I mean, of course he didn't actually do this- we're not free of the federal government...
Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a 'Clean Slate'
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York.
The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases alr…
The Death of the Shopping Mall in the Capital Region
The Capital Region is home to a lot of malls that have either died or are dying.  Sad, yes.
In 2018, it seems like every month, if not more, another store or chain was closing down.  This place is liquidating, that place is liquidating, and so on...
Clifton Park Country Store Shutting its Doors in 2019
A Clifton Park staple is going to be closing come 2019.
Operating through the 24th of this month, Lindsey's Country Store and Sweet Shop is going to be closing its doors for good.  The Times Union reported that while the store will be open through the 24th, it will also reopen on …
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-…