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Nov. 27—Update: Residents in some higher elevations woke to blanket of snow; look for more Sunday into Monday ALBANY — Just call it White Friday. The first snowflakes of the winter season were observed at Albany International Airport on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany, making it the second-latest snowfall on record logged for Albany. The latest-ever first snowfall ...

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Skiers in Massachusetts can head to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, which has just kicked off the 2021-2022 ski season. Saturday marked opening day at the mountain, with four of eight lifts running and five of 27 trails open. “Our snowmakers and groomers worked their butts off to help us open today, and we even got an inch or two of natural snow last night,” reads the Wachusett Mountain ...

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Nov. 27—ALBANY — Just call it White Friday. The first snowflakes of the winter season were observed at Albany International Airport on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany, making it the second-latest snowfall on record logged for Albany. The latest-ever first snowfall recorded in Albany occurred on Nov. 27, 1889, well over a century ago. Friday's dusting comes nearly a ...

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Nov. 27—The weather has been cooperative and even more important, the COVID-19 virus has faded to the extent that the 2021-22 ski and snowboard season is opening this weekend with fewer of the restrictions that enthusiasts saw last year. While many indoor ski lodges are maintaining occupation limits and mask or vaccine requirements, restrictions on how many people can ride the ski lifts have ...

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KILLINGTON, VT – After being put on ice for a year, the superstars have returned to Superstar this weekend. The HomeLight Killington FIS Women’s World Cup ski race, which has met with record crowds and high acclaim since it returned to New England in 2016, was put on hold last year when international race officials modified the calendar to reduce the amount of travel because of the COVID-19 ...

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HOLYOKE — Retailers are hoping for a proper comeback in holiday shopping after last year’s Black Friday sales suffered under COVID-19 restrictions. Shoppers flocked to the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside as early as 4:30 a.m. Friday to get a leg up in the competition for the best sales. And while the mall seemed energized, the consensus among shoppers was it was busy — but not Black Friday busy. “It ...

NEW YORK — Kyle Rittenhouse could get more than $3 million for a book about how he shot dead two men and wounded a third during riots in Wisconsin last August, people in the know tell me. While many Democrats believe Rittenhouse, 18, belongs in jail, most Republicans are treating him like a hero. He’s being offered jobs by GOP Congress members and he met with former President Donald Trump at ...

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A man has been charged with murder after Texas authorities say he shot his wife in the face, then tried covering up her death. The murder charge against Christopher Collins came Nov. 24, nearly a week after Yuan Liang, 46, was found dead inside their home in Cypress, just outside Houston. At the time of Liang’s Nov. 18 death, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said they were dispatched for a ...

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One of the scarier, yet, often forgotten events of the immediate post-9/11 world in South Florida will be depicted in an upcoming National Geographic series produced, in part, by film legend Ridley Scott. “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” follows Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn as FBI special agents investigating the anthrax attacks that occurred just weeks after 9/11. The show is set to be available ...

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As the Vietnam War started to look like a hopeless quagmire in 1966, a Vermont senator named George Aiken famously suggested that America could save its troops by simply declaring victory and coming home — regardless of the actual situation on the ground. Aiken passed away in 1984, but his spirit seems to be guiding America’s COVID-19 policy as the second anniversary of the pandemic looms. ...