Double The Fun: Pair Of $500K Winning Lottery Tickets Sold At Convenience Store In Region Double The Fun: Pair Of $500K Winning Lottery Tickets Sold At Convenience Store In Region
Double The Fun: Pair Of $500K Winning Lottery Tickets Sold At Convenience Store In Region You could say lottery lightning struck twice at a convenience store in the region. A pair of PICK 10 tickets – worth $500,000 each – was sold in Albany, at the Mobil station located at 247 New Scotland Avenue, New York Lottery announced. The lucky tickets were purchased for the drawing held on Sunday, April 14. PICK 10 numbers are drawn from a field of one to 80. To hit the jackpot a player must match their 10 numbers to 10 of the 20 winning numbers drawn. Players can check their ticket’s status on the New York Lottery website.
$19K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region $19K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region
$19K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region A five-figure lottery prize is up for grabs after someone purchased a winning ticket at a convenience store in the region. The top prize-winning TAKE 5 ticket – worth $19,311 – was bought in Albany, at the Stewart’s Shops at 285 New Scotland Avenue, New York Lottery announced. It was purchased for the midday drawing held on Tuesday, April 9. Players can check their ticket’s status on the New York Lottery website.
'Fresh, Delicious Food': New Restaurant In Region Garnering Rave Reviews 'Fresh, Delicious Food': New Restaurant In Region Garnering Rave Reviews
'Fresh, Delicious Food': New Restaurant In Region Garnering Rave Reviews A new Mexican restaurant in the region is already delighting diners just days into business. Rensselaer County eatery Al Punto Picante – located in Rensselaer at 1204 Washington Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Twelve 04 – held its grand opening on Tuesday, April 9. The restaurant had not established a website or social media channels as of Friday, April 12, but Rensselaer Mayor Mike Stammel described Al Punto Picante as a “culinary gem that promises to tantalize your taste buds with delicious Mexican flavors.” It would appear that others agree; the restaurant has already rack…
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers If you enjoy a quiet working environment and don’t mind rubbing elbows with a few ghosts, this could be the opportunity for you. The New York State Department of State is looking for volunteers to take part in the first annual “Caring for Your Cemetery Day,” on Saturday, April 27. Organizers said the idea is to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for and preserving cemeteries, especially heading into the spring season. The department is also hoping to gin up more interest in cemeteries among younger people and recruit future volunteers or even officers and…
Popular Pizza Guru Impressed By Eatery In Region: 'Really, Really Good' Popular Pizza Guru Impressed By Eatery In Region: 'Really, Really Good'
Popular Pizza Guru Impressed By Eatery In Region: 'Really, Really Good' Despite burning both his finger and mouth, Dave Portnoy gave this local pizzeria his stamp of approval. The self-proclaimed pizza expert and Barstool Sports owner was in Schenectady on Monday, April 8, and decided to stop by Prima Pizzeria on State Street for his popular “One Bite Pizza Reviews” series on YouTube. He seemed pleased right out of the gate, describing his pie as appearing “good” and “wintery.” “When I say wintery, thick, big crust, lots of cheese, lots of bread, and that makes sense,” Portnoy said before calling attention to the pizza’s “good undercarriage.” After burning hi…
National Guardsman From Region 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Deadly Chopper Crash National Guardsman From Region 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Deadly Chopper Crash
National Guardsman From Region 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Deadly Chopper Crash To say that Jacob Pratt has a long road to recovery is an understatement. The New York National Guard soldier, a Rensselaer County native from the city of Rensselaer, remains in intensive care after being the sole survivor of a helicopter crash on the US-Mexico border that killed three others. According to the Joint Task Force North, Pratt was aboard a UH-72 Lakota chopper when it went down while flying near Rio Grande City, Texas on Friday, March 8. Earlier Report: NY National Guard Members Killed In Triple-Fatal Crash Return Home; Funerals Set The crash killed New York National G…
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says As New York residents prepare to gaze up at the sky during the upcoming historic solar eclipse less than a week away, a Westchester County eye expert is giving tips on how to properly view the event while using protection.  Known as the "Great North American Eclipse," the astronomical event will cross the United States on Monday, April 8, and bring a partial eclipse to the Hudson Valley. According to experts, such a spectacle can be dangerous to view without eye protection because the sun continues to emit harmful ultraviolet rays, and gazing directly at it can cause severe damage to th…
New Apartments With Work-From-Home Amenities Coming To Hudson Valley New Apartments With Work-From-Home Amenities Coming To Hudson Valley
New Apartments With Unique Amenities Coming To Poughkeepsie By this summer Hudson Valley residents looking for an apartment will have a chance to check out a new development customized for the work-at-home lifestyle. Located in Dutchess County in the town of Poughkeepsie 44 Springside, is the brainchild of Tinkelman Architecture to bring the latest in contemporary living with a five-story, mixed-use building. The building will have 28 apartments and include a top-floor community room, gym, event/workspace, and rooftop terrace as well as an indoor swimming pool on the ground floor. The company said the apartments offer expansive windows wood veneer …
$10 Lottery Ticket Turns Into $1M Payday For Area Player $10 Lottery Ticket Turns Into $1M Payday For Area Player
$10 Lottery Ticket Turns Into $1M Payday For Area Player A man from the region hit a massive jackpot after taking a chance on a $10 lottery ticket. Albany County resident Michael O’Brien, of Watervliet, claimed a top prize of $1 million on the New York Lottery’s “Holiday Treasure” scratch-off game. He received a single, lump sum payment of $475,230 after paying taxes. O’Brien snagged the winning ticket in Watervliet, at the Stewart’s Shops located at 2488 2nd Avenue. New York’s scratch-off games generated more than $4.4 billion in total sales during fiscal year 2022-2023, according to lottery officials.  Of that, school districts in Alban…
This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say
This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say Looking for a new place to live? This village is the best not only in Long Island's Nassau County but in the state of New York. According to Niche’s 2024 rankings, the Nassau County village of Great Neck Plaza took the No. 1 spot on the site’s “Best Places to Live in New York” list. It also tops the “Best Places to Live in Nassau County” rankings. For the most accurate ranking possible, Niche evaluates a variety of factors, including crime rates, cost of living, diversity, and more. Earning an overall grade of “A+,” Great Neck Plaza has top marks in public schools, health and fitness, o…
Seasonal Allergies: What You Need To Know, According To Sun River Health Seasonal Allergies: What You Need To Know, According To Sun River Health
Seasonal Allergies: What You Need To Know, According To Sun River Health Spring has sprung, and we are all eager to head outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. However, for people with allergies, this often isn’t possible without sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Whether it’s tree pollen, weeds, pets, or mold, we need to understand what’s causing our allergies and how to keep them under control. What’s Making You Sneeze? Pollen grains are the tiny cells that are needed to fertilize plants, and it’s likely that they are causing your springtime misery. These pollen grains, produced by trees, grasses, and weeds, are very small and very light. They are designed t…
'We Want To Send Our Love': It's (Permanent) Closing Time For Hudson Valley Deli 'We Want To Send Our Love': It's (Permanent) Closing Time For Hudson Valley Deli
'We Want To Send Our Love': It's (Permanent) Closing Time For Hudson Valley Deli A favorite deli in the region is permanently closing after 10 years in business due to the high costs of everything from eggs to insurance. The owners of the popular Orange County restaurant, Wolfies of Warwick say Saturday, March 30 will be its last day. With tears, owner Sarah Carew said the rising costs are so prohibitive that the decision was made to close despite the many friends she has made, the love for her employees, and the smiles of the customers. "We just can't keep paying the high prices or pass along the increases to our customers any longer," Carew said.  The restauran…
Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings
Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings A pair of locales in the Hudson Valley are among the 300 best places to live in America, according to brand-new rankings. According to Niche, factors used in determining its rankings were: Public Schools Crime & Safety Housing Nightlife Good for Families Diversity The two communities selected from the Hudson Valley are both in Westchester County: Ardsley: No. 122: The village with a population around 5,000, "offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes," according to Niche, which also noted that "there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks," an…
Jackpot! $19.2M Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Region Jackpot! $19.2M Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Region
Jackpot! $19.2M Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Region An incredibly lucky player hit a multimillion-dollar payday on a lottery ticket sold in the region. One jackpot-winning New York LOTTO ticket – worth $19.2 million – was sold in Schenectady for the drawing held Saturday, March 23, New York Lottery announced. It was not immediately clear where the ticket was purchased. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing are 06-20-38-48-52-54 and the Bonus Number is 46. New York LOTTO drawings are televised every Wednesday and Saturday. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize. Find out more on the New York Lottery website.
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip If you're making travel plans to view the upcoming total solar eclipse in the Northeast United States, you're certainly not alone.  The total solar eclipse, which will occur on Monday afternoon, April 8, will involve the moon passing between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking the sun and causing the sky to darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  Earlier Report - 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions Because the eclipse is predicted to be the longest and most visible in the US in 100 years, plenty of enthusiasts are…
Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism' Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism'
Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With Wnbc: 'Giant In American Journalism' To celebrate journalism legend and localresident Chuck Scarborough's 50th year with NBC 4 New York, the network will hold a week of tributes that will look back at memorable moments throughout his career.  To commemorate  the 80-year-old Scarborough's lengthy career, NBC 4 New York will hold a ceremony on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. during which the Empire State Building will be illuminated in the journalist's honor. Those who want to watch this special event can stream it live on the station's "NBC New York News" channel.  Additionally, at 4 p.m. on Monday, the network …
$18K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region $18K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region
$18K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Region A winning lottery ticket worth over $18,000 was sold at a convenience store in the region. The top prize-winning TAKE 5 ticket – worth $18,739 – was sold in Albany at the Sunoco station located at 656 Albany-Shaker Road. It was sold for the midday drawing held on Tuesday, March 19, New York Lottery announced. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website.
Where's Albert? 11-Foot Gator's Seizure From NY Home Sparks Backlash: 'Kind Of Messed Up' Where's Albert? 11-Foot Gator's Seizure From NY Home Sparks Backlash: 'Kind Of Messed Up'
Where's Albert? 11-Foot Gator's Seizure From NY Home Sparks Backlash: 'Kind Of Messed Up' Where is Albert the alligator? That’s what a New York man and his thousands of supporters are demanding to know after state wildlife officials seized his 11-foot, 750-pound gator from his home. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officers showed up to Tony Cavallaro’s Erie County residence in the town Hamburg on Wednesday, March 13, after learning that he had built an addition to his home and installed an in-ground swimming pool to keep the gator. Officers accused Cavallaro of allowing members of the public, including children, to get into the water and pet Albert while the all…
Actresses Wanted For Movie Filming In Hudson Valley Actresses Wanted For Movie Filming In Hudson Valley
Actresses Wanted For Movie Filming In Hudson Valley Those looking for their chance to appear on the big screen may want to check out a casting call for a period movie about to start filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Warner Bros. feature film set in the 1930s is looking for background extras to portray Great Depression-era working women, according to a casting call posted on Backstage. The film, titled "Shotgun Wedding," is set to start filming in Yonkers on Friday, April 12.  Those interested in being extras in the film must be okay with adopting a period-appropriate haircut, have no allergies to wool, be fine with working…
Your pricechopper.com account is a one-stop shop! Your pricechopper.com account is a one-stop shop!
Your pricechopper.com account is a one-stop shop! At Price Chopper and Market 32, we serve as your ultimate destination for all your grocery and floral needs. Even better, the majority of our locations feature a pharmacy for added convenience! With a network of over 130 stores spanning six states—New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire—we offer unparalleled convenience. We’re also big on community and local partnerships, and partner with a variety of farmers, producers and organizations from right here in the Northeast. What sets us apart? Our AdvantEdge Rewards program and online account that comes…
Globe-Trotting Record Seeker Makes NY Stop On Quest To Drive 75 Countries Globe-Trotting Record Seeker Makes NY Stop On Quest To Drive 75 Countries
Globe-Trotting Record Seeker Makes NY Stop On Quest To Drive 75 Countries What drive around the world would be complete without a stop in the Empire State? Sinan Mohammad agreed, making a pit stop on Long Island Wednesday, Feb. 28, during his ambitious quest to travel by car through 75 countries in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record. The 30-year-old Indian national began his arduous trek in Mangalore, India in March 2023, setting out solo in a custom painted Mahindra Scorpio SUV. He hopes to cover roughly 60,000 miles by August 2024. As of early March, he had already driven nearly 30,000 miles across three continents. Mohammad received a warm welcome from…
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals From one “tortured poet” to another: the uber-famous Taylor Swift is related to another famous wordsmith, who happens to be from Massachusetts. Taylor Swift, the internationally-loved pop star who recently announced her upcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department,” was discovered to be related to iconic poet Emily Dickinson, NBC’s TODAY Show announced on Monday, March 4. According to Ancestry, who revealed the star-studded lineage to TODAY, Swift and Dickinson are both descendants of a 17th-century English immigrant, who was an early settler in Connecticut, in the Hartford County t…
$50K Powerball Ticket Purchased In Hudson Valley $50K Powerball Ticket Purchased In Hudson Valley
$50K Powerball Ticket Purchased In Hudson Valley One lucky winner in the Hudson Valley purchased a third-prize-winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000. The ticket was sold in Orange County at the Smokes 4 Less store at 59 North Plank Road in Newburgh for the Wednesday, March 6 game. The winning numbers for the game were: 6-19-28-44-60, Powerball of 10 No word yet on who the winner is. The winning numbers for the Powerball game are drawn from a field of one to 69. The red Power Ball is drawn from a separate field of one to 26.  The Powerball drawing is televised every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
'Crucial' Financial Literacy Programs Aim To Help Low-Income Families In Region, Beyond 'Crucial' Financial Literacy Programs Aim To Help Low-Income Families In Region, Beyond
'Crucial' Financial Literacy Programs Aim To Help Low-Income Families In Region, Beyond Leaders in Albany are seeking to help New Yorkers better manage their money. The New York Department of State has awarded a total of $1.1 million in grant funding to 11 community organizations to establish financial literacy programs. The programs, open to individuals at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, will offer one-on-one coaching with financial professionals as well as education on budgeting and money management. Participants will receive information on homeownership, improving their credit scores, and decreasing dependance on credit card debt.  The program…
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations The battle of the burgers is back. Nominations are open for the New York Beef Council’s eighth annual “Best New York Burger” competition. Hopeful restaurateurs and their dedicated followers have until Friday, March 1 to toss their names into the running. Voting will take place between Wednesday, March 6 and Monday, April 1. The top 10 burger joints will then get an anonymous visit from judges sometime during the month of April. During their covert operations, judges will score hamburgers based on factors like taste, presentation, creativity, and service. …
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say If the shorter, darker days of winter have you singing the blues, you’re not alone. Nearly 10 million Americans experience what psychologists have dubbed seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, according to Boston University. A form of depression, SAD typically rears its head during late fall or early winter and dissipates during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Symptoms may include feeling sad most of the day, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, and having low energy. Some sufferers also report oversleeping, overeating, and having difficulty concentrating. While the best c…
Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl
Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl A Hudson Valley high school student who has persevered despite his cerebral palsy diagnosis and was presented with an award from the New York Giants was also able to enjoy a free trip to the Super Bowl.  Putnam County high schooler Eduardo Recinos, a student at Putnam Valley High School, was presented with the 2023 Heart of a Giant award by the New York Giants in early December 2023. In addition to getting the chance to meet Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Recinos was also gifted four tickets to the Super Bowl, which was held on Sunday, Feb. 11.  Earlier Rep…
Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie
Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie Bagel lovers will soon have a chance to sample one stuffed with all kinds of fillings including pizza, chicken parmigiana, or even a Reuben when a cult favorite opens a second shop in the Hudson Valley.  Moonrise Bagels, which opened its first shop in Ulster County in 2021 in Woodstock, announced its stuffed bagels have been such a success that it now plans to open a Dutchess County location in Poughkeepsie.  The new hotshot bagel shop that was featured on the Today Show, and can even be shipped across the country through Gold Belly will be located within the Hudson Heritage Deve…
Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches
Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches If you couldn't help but notice pop superstar Taylor Swift's "87" necklace that she was sporting during the Super Bowl, you certainly weren't alone.  The necklace, designed by Westchester County native Stephanie Gottlieb of Scarsdale, was worn by Swift in tribute to her boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl by defeating the San Fransisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday, Feb. 11.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stephanie Gottlieb (@stephaniegottlieb) Swift's fans noticed the necklace en ma…