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CHESTERTOWN u Willie L. Cleveland, 79, of White Schoolhouse Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

QUEENSBURY - It has been five days since Clifton Park resident Stephanie Darwak and her 12-year-old daughter saw a woman get hit by a car and thrown through the air as she crossed Route 9. But they can't get what they saw out of their minds.

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Lake George has had a number of names over the hundreds of years that human inhabitants have enjoyed its clear, pure water and the spectacular views provided by the mountains around the lake.

On Saturday around 5 p.m., Glens Falls resident Amber Lynch said she was out for her usual walk on the bike path in Glens Falls from Sandford Street to the bridge above Quaker Road, when a man exposed himself in front of her.

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BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) - The Academy Awards will have 10 best-picture nominees instead of the usual five starting next year, improving the odds for films such as "The Dark Knight," a fan and critic favorite that was snubbed last time.

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FORT EDWARD u Wilfred "Grumpy" Baldwin, 83, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Indian River Nursing Facility in Granville.

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HUDSON FALLS u Billy Drake, 79, of Farm Way, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his home.

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WASHINGTON - Shaking off a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night, declaring the "time for bickering is over" and the moment has arrived to protect millions who have unreliable insurance or no coverage at all.

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WASHINGTON - Ted Kennedy wakes up mornings in his house on Cape Cod to a packet of news clippings put together by his wife. If there's a hearing going on in Washington, D.C., he watches on his computer.

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The current state of the economy may encourage us to downgrade spending, but it doesn't mean halting your home upgrades. Look to the smallest room in the house to make the biggest imprint, and look to yourself to make the difference. Don your overalls and bust out the hammer - here's how to …

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WARRENSBURG - Byron H. Paynter Sr., 60, of River Street, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

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WASHINGTON - With the help of Hollywood, those historic, grainy images of the first men on the moon never looked better. NASA unveiled refurbished video Thursday of the July 20, 1969, moonwalk restored by the same company that sharpened up the movie "Casablanca."

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Bolton Landing, about 10 miles north of Lake George Village, is a distant cousin to its better-known neighbor.

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WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans alike are denouncing Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie" at President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress, an extraordinary breach of decorum for which the South Carolina Republican swiftly apologized.

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Good Prospect, a 5-year-old gelding from New York, took first place in the first race on Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Course, giving racing officials hope that Good Prospect is a good omen for the six-week summer meet.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - The quintessential Broadway entertainer was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Hall of Fame Sunday, after a rousing "Gala on Broadway" event Saturday night.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 27 people were killed Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, marring a national holiday declared to celebrate the departure of U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities after six years and three months of war.

At some regional campgrounds, roughing it in the wilderness doesn't have to be so rough. In fact, it's possible to swat the bugs by a campfire while watching cable TV and surfing the Web.

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Voters across the state are heading to the polls today to vote on their district's school budget. The Post-Star will update this site with information from each district as it becomes available. Check back for live updates throughout the night.

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New York 125th Re-enactors transport the remains of an unknown Civil War era New York State soldier during a military funeral at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetary on Thursday, September 17, 2009 to mark the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.

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COBLESKILL (Schoharie County) u Mrs. Marjorie (Boorn) Cooper, 90, formerly of Middleburgh, Schoharie, Bolton Landing and currently of Early Woodland, Cobleskill passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital.

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OSLO - President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.