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Bikini Video Shot in Albany

I was curious today about how the Albany area was represented on YouTube, and I learned something new. Who knew that Albany had bikini competitions?

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Flickr user Anthony Quintano
Flickr user Anthony Quintano
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House Destroyed by Fire, Family Left with Nothing but a Bill for the Water

It's a horrible thing to have to lose your home, regardless of the circumstance, especially at this time of year. But could you imagine being charged for the efforts to save your home? A couple here in the Albany Area are facing just that situation.

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Empire State Plaza Ice Skating Rink Opens Friday

Now that you're done with the Thanksgiving feast and the rush of door-busting, big ticket Black Friday items have been purchased, you're probably ready to relax and start to enjoy some of the holidays.  If you're looking for a fun day out with the kids or some romance with the lady, strap on some blades and hit the ice skating rink over at the Empire State Plaza that opens today.

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Nine Arrests Made at Albany Hazing Incident

How'd you spend your Friday night? Perhaps lying on a basement floor with your face submerged in water, while being spanked with a wooden paddle and begging for mercy? No? Perhaps if there was cold water being poured on your head from a garden hose? Still doesn't sound fun? Albany police didn't think it was so great either when they arrived at 470 Hudson Ave. in response to a noise complaint. 

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Colbert Nation
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Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report’ To Feature Albany Area + Local Journalist

If you've never seen an episode of Colbert Report, you might want to tune in tonight for the first time. Our very own Albany will be featured on the 30-minute series at 11:30 on Comedy Central. My former teacher, food and arts writer for the Times Union, Steve Barnes will also be on the episode. 

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Election Day
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Albany Area Local Election Results

We have a lot of races in the Albany area with some of them being more major than the others but all equally important. Here are the results of the races that have been called. We will be updating the data as new numbers come in.

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Best Local Places For A Taco

Last night I ordered myself up a nice 12 box of tacos to go for dinner.  Upon my eighth soft shelled delight, I pondered - who severs up the best tacos around here?  After extensive research, I have compiled a list.  Which taco joint would you add?

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Category: Around Albany, Food Tags: , ,
Sandy 10/29 - 11PM
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The Latest Update on Sandy for the Albany Area

We're going to keep you updated every time there is a change in information or new information about Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. Please keep checking back and refreshing the page to display the latest information. 

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Viriyincy, flickr
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Albany Area + Capital Region Power Outage Map for Hurricane Sandy

If you are in the dark, chances are you’re looking at this on a smart phone. If you’re wondering about an outage in your neighborhood, need to report an outage, wondering how long it’ll last, and other information, then check out the map below. 

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Sandy to Bring More Wind Than Irene + Less Water

 

For Albany area residents there is a touch of a silver lining with Sandy as the National Weather Service in Albany has stated that we should see more wind rather than rain when Sandy hits late Monday  and early Tuesday. Irene dumped around six inches of rain on the area but Sandy is expected to only bring between one and two inches. 

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Phil Roeder, flickr
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List of Albany Area + Capital Region Shelters for Sandy

With Sandy headed toward the Albany area, the Red Cross will be opening eleven shelters throughout the Albany area starting Monday, October 29, 2012. We have the list of shelters that has been announced thus far and some instructions for those seeking shelter. 

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. 

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