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How To Tick Off Someone From Upstate New York Off

Oh you think you know someone from Upstate New York? Think again. We are ticking time bombs if you mention any of the following things to us:

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Michael Thomasson Of Buffalo New York Has The World’s Largest Video Game Collection

The Guinness Book of World Records has verified that Michael Thomasson of Buffalo New York has the world's largest video game collection. So how many games does he have? 

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Zach’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

2014 will be here in just a few days. It's a perfect time to look back at 2013. As a writer, it's always fun to look back at previous stories and see which ones were the most successful. So, that's what I did. I compiled a list of the top stories I wrote in 2013. The list is based on the page views and Facebook "likes" the stories received. Enjoy!

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Wintertime in Clinton, NY–Zach’s Weekly Snaps

As much as I dislike winter, there is a certain beauty that the season brings to the area. Every year, I try my best to like wintertime; however, no matter how much I try, the snow and cold make it miserable. This year, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this very cold season, I decided to focus on the beauty this season has to offer. So, I would like to share with you a few photos I took in Clinton highlighting the beauty of wintertime. Here's the latest edition of Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Wintertime in Clinton, NY.

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What Is Cabbage Night?

What is commonly referred to as "cabbage night," or "mischief night" in the United States is observed on October 30th, the day before Halloween.

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5 Famous People Who Lived in Clinton

I am fascinated with all the history around us in this area. Central New York has been home to many very famous people. But CNY is a big area. Let's talk about a smaller area where famous people lived. Let's talk about the small Village of Clinton. Can you name five famous people who lived in Clinton? Here are five famous people who, at one time in their lives, lived in Clinton, NY. 

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Being Vegan at the New York State Fair [PHOTOS]

It's fair time. Yes, the Great New York State Fair is in full swing. And for many people, the highlight of the annual fair is the food. There's a lot of meat, a lot of dairy products and tons of deep fried anything you can imagine. What is a vegan to do? Where can a person who doesn't eat meat or dairy products have a meal? Well, I found a few places. 

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Local Summer Farmers Market Takes Root at New Location; Begins in May

I am a huge fan of farmers markets. I have been to many farmers markets stretching from Utica to Rochester, and everywhere in between. It's always a good day when there is time to stop at a farmers market. And, speaking of a good time to go to a farmers market--mark your calendars for Sunday, May 19  because that's when the Westmorland Summer Farmers Market begins, according to the market's Facebook page. In addition, the market will be at a new location this year.

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Mayor Ed Koch Led New York City Through Challenges of ’70s, ’80s

Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978-1989, passed away Friday morning from congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital. He was 88 years old.

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Man, Baby Shot In Brooklyn’s Herbert Von King Park

Brooklyn, NY (WIBX) - A man and a baby have been shot in Brooklyn, according to a report by NBC New York.

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FBI Foils Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve Building in New York

A man drove from Long Island, New York, into Lower Manhattan earlier today in a van he thought was filled with explosives. He parked the van close to the Federal Reserve building, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and planned to detonate it using a cell phone from a nearby hotel.

The explosives, however, were fake.

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Lin On Me [VIDEO]

New York Knicks new superstar, Jeremy Lin, is turning the Big Apple upside down! Restaurants and bars are starting to name drinks and food dishes after him. The next time you're in New York you can get a Lintini at Arctica or wet your whistle with a Lin and Tonic

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