Donuts At This Saratoga Springs Bakery Among Best In Country, New Ranking Says Donuts At This Saratoga Springs Bakery Among Best In Country, New Ranking Says
Donuts At This Saratoga Springs Bakery Among Best In Country, New Ranking Says Their donuts may have four sides, but this boundary-pushing bakery isn’t for squares. Saratoga County’s Darling Doughnuts – located in Saratoga Springs at 441 Broadway – is among the best donut shops in the country by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. The eatery placed No. 7 as determined by an “expert panel” and voted on by readers, according to the outlet, which sought to find those donut destinations offering “a unique charm and personal touch” not found at large chains. Under the direction of co-owners Natascha Pearl-Mansman and Glenn Severance, Darling Doughnuts sells a mouth…
Meet Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist In North Jersey Meet Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist In North Jersey
Meet Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist In North Jersey Mark Morton, the lead guitarist of legendary heavy metal band Lamb of God, is ready to tell his story. Morton is signing copies of his new book "Desolation: A Heavy Metal Memoir," at Books and Greetings in Northvale on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. In the book, Morton reflects on his career as the band's lead guitarist and lyricists while also talking about his battle with addiction and eventually going into recovery. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mark Morton (@mark.duane.morton) Morton, whose battles with addiction began after th…
Swampscott Native, Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy Says He Beat Cancer Swampscott Native, Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy Says He Beat Cancer
Swampscott Native, Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy Says He Beat Cancer Dave Portnoy, the Barstool Sports CEO who famously opens a bottle of champagne when one of his "enemies" falls, can pop a cork after announcing he beat cancer.  The Swampscott, Massachusetts, native, first revealed the diagnosis on an episode of Barstool's "The Dozens Trivia" game show as his team, The Zitis, was being announced.  “A lot of pressure. This is all that matters. We’ve been waiting for all season,” the 47-year-old said, sporting a large bandage on his neck. “I have cancer, by the way. No big deal.” Portnoy expounded on the announcement in a video about the diagn…
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps As temperatures soar across Connecticut on the first day of Summer, smart business owners across the state are offering free items to cool off, including bottled water and vanilla milkshakes. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index is expected to reach 101 degrees on Thursday, June 20, in Hartford County, while other areas of the state will bake with temperatures in the upper 90s to nearly 100 degrees. To help cool off and stave off heat stroke, cities and towns have opened cooling centers, including in Fairfield County in Bridgeport.  Meanwhile, savvy business owner…
Watch Riverside Reflections: A New Video Series By St. John's Riverside Hospital Watch Riverside Reflections: A New Video Series By St. John's Riverside Hospital
Watch Riverside Reflections: A New Video Series By St. John's Riverside Hospital S1 E1 Riverside Reflections. A NEW video series by St. John's Riverside Hospital delves into real conversations with those who help make our #CommunitySTRONG. NEXT EPISODE | Watch Preview Monday, June 24th at 7pm featuring Dr. Raffaele Milizia, Chair of Emergency Medicine & AVP of Medical Affairs. Watch, Like, & Subscribe TODAY!
What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV
What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV Curious about someone’s zodiac sign? Just check their license plate. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday, June 5, introduced its latest series of custom license plates: the 12 zodiac signs. Astrology enthusiasts can select their corresponding zodiac symbol, like a scorpion for Scorpio, a bull for Taurus, or a lion for Leo. Plates can be purchased on the DMV’s website, over the phone, by mail, or through a local DMV office.  Drivers can expect to pay $60 for an assigned plate number or $91.25 if they opt for a personalized one. New Yorkers can already …
Jon Stewart Plays Drums In Band's Surprise Performance At Asbury Park Music Festival Jon Stewart Plays Drums In Band's Surprise Performance At Asbury Park Music Festival
Jon Stewart Plays Drums In Band's Surprise Performance At Asbury Park Music Festival Comedian Jon Stewart is finding time to rock out on the Jersey Shore after returning to host 'The Daily Show' on Mondays in 2024. Stewart played the drums for the band Church and State at Asbury Park Brewery on Saturday, June 15. The appearance was during the Asbury Underground arts and music crawl that was part of the statewide North to Shore Festival.  The comedian who owns a Colts Neck animal sanctuary said the band made its "premiere performance" at the Cookman Avenue brewpub. "We have never played in public," Stewart said at the beginning of the band's set. "I certainly have nev…
Work Begins On Apartments In Ulster, Kingston, Saugerties Work Begins On Apartments In Ulster, Kingston, Saugerties
Work Begins On Apartments In Ulster, Kingston, Saugerties Construction has begun to rehabilitate 212 affordable apartments in three cities and towns in the Hudson Valley. According to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, all three properties are in Ulster County in the cities of Kingston and Saugerties and the town of Ulster. The properties will undergo extensive capital improvements, including sustainability upgrades and the introduction of new energy-efficiency measures. “To make housing more accessible and affordable, we need to increase supply and preserve the homes we already have,” Hochul said. “This project in the Hudson Valley provides over 200 ho…
Check Out The Hidden Gem Of Greenport For Summer Beach Getaway Check Out The Hidden Gem Of Greenport For Summer Beach Getaway
Check Out The Hidden Gem Of Greenport For Summer Beach Getaway If you are ready for a little sun and sea but don't want to spend a fortune or fight crowds, a hidden gem on Long Island might be just the spot. In a recent survey of seaside communities to vacation in by "Conde Nast Traveler, they visited little-known spots and found what they called a hidden gem in Suffolk County: the village of Greenport. Often called the "anti-Hamptons," Greenport is known for its small boating community and Victorian architecture. "It's marked by a sleepy charm with all the benefits—great food, great wine, and great beaches—without the attitude or formality," the…
'Great Addition': New Restaurant In East Hampton Cited For 'Well-Balanced, Delicious' Fare 'Great Addition': New Restaurant In East Hampton Cited For 'Well-Balanced, Delicious' Fare
'Great Addition': New Restaurant In East Hampton Cited For 'Well-Balanced, Delicious' Fare A new French restaurant on Long Island promising classic bistro fare in a warm atmosphere is delighting diners just weeks into business. Village Bistro – located in East Hampton at 10 Main Street – held its grand opening in early May 2024. Under the direction of owner Adam Potter, the 90-seat restaurant serves a number of French-inspired dishes, like croque monsieur made with comte cheese, bechamel sauce, and ham. Or the ricotta cavatelli, available with bolognese or classic tomato sauce. Diners can also choose from appetizers like tuna tartare, escargot, and heirloom tomato tart, and dess…
FDA Warns Against Microdosed' Chocolate After PA Resident Sickened FDA Warns Against Microdosed' Chocolate After PA Resident Sickened
FDA Warns Against Microdosed' Chocolate After PA Resident Sickened Consumers should avoid Diamond Shruumz branded chocolate, cones, and gummies, federal regulators say.  Twelve people, including one Pennsylvania resident, became sick after eating Diamond Shruumz products, which according to the company's website contain a "proprietary blend of nootropic and functional mushrooms." The Food and Drug Administration said consumers reported a variety of symptoms including seizures, central nervous system depression (loss of consciousness, confusion, sleepiness), agitation, abnormal heart rates, hyper/hypotension, nausea, and vomiting. Of the 12 peopl…
Taylor Swift's Childhood Summers, Family Photos Featured In Stone Harbor Museum Exhibit Taylor Swift's Childhood Summers, Family Photos Featured In Stone Harbor Museum Exhibit
Taylor Swift's Childhood Summers, Family Photos Featured In Stone Harbor Museum Exhibit As pop star Taylor Swift spends the summer performing across Europe, a Cape May County museum is showcasing her time vacationing on the Jersey Shore as a girl. The Stone Harbor Museum opened its 2024 Taylor Swift collection, according to a news release on Thursday, June 13. The Berks County, Pennsylvania, native spent summers at her family's vacation home in the borough from 1992 to 2004. Swift sang at the Coffee Talk cafe on 97th Avenue as a teen before her international rise to fame. "We hope that the 2024 Taylor Swift collection at the Stone Harbor Museum will now bring new and old…
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene Adding to the melting pot of dining options throughout Fairfield County, a new restaurant specializing in authentic Georgian cuisine opens this weekend. The much anticipated Cheese & Bread opens in South Norwalk on Friday, June 14 ( reservations are already sold out) at 68 Washington St.  The brainchild of seasoned restaurateurs Andrea Archvadze and Akaki Andguladze, who came to the US from Georgia (between Turkey and Russia), opened the original Cheese & Bread concept in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in 2023.  Their casual neighborhood eatery, which specializes in authentic Georg…
'Excellent' Pizzeria Opens Sixth Location In Babylon 'Excellent' Pizzeria Opens Sixth Location In Babylon
'Excellent' Pizzeria Opens Sixth Location In Babylon A popular pizzeria has opened yet another location on Long Island — and so far, it seems to be just as popular as its prior eateries. The Pizzeria of Babylon, located at 606 Montauk Highway, officially opened its doors in April, marking the business’ sixth spot. In its first few weeks of operation, it appears that The Pizzeria of Babylon has left hungry customers satisfied. “Summer vibes are on point. [The] menu is extensive and more than just pizza for sure!” wrote Michael Anthony in a Facebook post to the Long Island Restaurant Group. He continued that the bar area of the new buildi…
Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend
Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend Got a dad who loves bacon? Wendy's has you covered. Starting on Friday, June 14, and lasting through Sunday, June 16, national fast-food chain Wendy’s is offering up a buy-one-get-one Baconator deal for Father’s Day. The deal applies to all four types of Baconators — including the Baconator, Son of Baconator, Pretzel Baconator, and Breakfast Baconator — and is an in-app-only promotion, meaning customers will need to sign up for free, according to People Magazine. An original Baconator includes two beef patties (about a half-pound of beef total), American cheese, six pieces of Applewood …
Extras Sought For Popular HBO Series Filming In Albany, Schenectady, Troy Extras Sought For Popular HBO Series Filming In Albany, Schenectady, Troy
Extras Sought For Popular HBO Series Filming In Albany, Schenectady, Troy Ready for your closeup? Filming for the third season of HBO’s “The Gilded Age” is set to resume in the Capital Region this summer, and producers are on the hunt for background actors. Grant Wilfley Casting is looking for Albany and Rensselaer County residents to be extras in scenes that will be filmed in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy between Monday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 23. Those interested must be comfortable working around smoke, have no allergies to wool, and have no visible tattoos, according to the casting call. All actors must attend a costume fitting, set to begin on Wednesda…
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery A famous chef whose group runs multiple restaurants across the Hudson Valley has designed a delicious two-course summer prix fixe at a popular Northern Westchester restaurant. Chef Peter X. Kelly, the owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, designed the prix fixe for Apropros restaurant in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., a Michelin-recommended eatery located at The Abbey Inn.  Related Report - 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide Kelly now serves as the restaurant's culinary director, helping to design a menu featuring meals…
Clerk's Mistake Lands Severna Park Man $10K, $200K 'Pick 5' Prizes Clerk's Mistake Lands Severna Park Man $10K, $200K 'Pick 5' Prizes
Clerk's Mistake Lands Severna Park Man $10K, $200K 'Pick 5' Prizes What started as a mistake nearly a year ago landed an Anne Arundel County man a $200,000 prize playing a Maryland Lottery game. Severna Park native John Ambrose can thank an incompetent clerk for his six-figure win, as well as a $10,000 prize a year ago, after his numbers accidentally got mixed up playing Pick 5.  The 67-year-old's story began in 2022, when he started playing his game of choice, and decided he wanted four of his five digit number to represent 7s, with a different number in the middle. One night, while watching TV, Ambrose saw the number "77377" and sure enough, he had…
Family Affair: Father, Son Serve Together At Toms River Fire Department Family Affair: Father, Son Serve Together At Toms River Fire Department
Family Affair: Father, Son Serve Together At Toms River Fire Department Helping others runs in the Rice family’s blood.  Matthew Rice, 23, grew up surrounded by it.  His grandmother was an ICU nurse, his grandfather a police officer, and his dad, Dave, 47, is an EMT and firefighter. Matthew himself just graduated with his master’s degree in fire science: Explosion & investigation. One of the best ways for father and son, Dave and Matthew, to spend time together is volunteering with Toms River Fire Co. No. 2 in the Toms River Fire Department. “It can be a challenge at times volunteering together,” Dave laughed, “but it’s a lot of fun, a lot of ca…
Game Show Redemption: Elmwood Park Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right' Game Show Redemption: Elmwood Park Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right'
Game Show Redemption: Elmwood Park Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right' Alessandra Curcio said she suffered "game show blackout" when she was told to "Come On Dowwwwwwn" on a recent episode of "The Price is Right." The Elmwood Park resident appeared on the episode which aired Monday, June 3, winning $65,000 in prizes and cash, getting to play the Showcase Showdown, and winning Master Key.  CBS/Price Is Right (Provided by Alessandra Curcio) As part of her prizes, Curcio won a cruise to Margaritaville, a stay in the Bahamas and a trip to the Cook Islands near New Zealand. Curcio's trip out to Los Angeles involved a connection to another iconic game s…
'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed 'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed
'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed A well-known Salem witch failed to ensorcell the judges or the crowd during their "America's Got Talent" audition this week.  Borah the Witch appeared on the "Audition 3" episode of the popular talent show on Tuesday, June 11.  Video of Borah's audition was not released online, but a summary said the comedian did a tap dance while boiling a potion on stage before being buzzed by the judges and booed by the crowd.  Borah hexed those who X'ed them before leaving the stage. The potency of the magical shunning is unclear as the show continued without issue.  Borah, better …
'Love Island USA' Hosting Fan Event In Lake Como To Find Next Contestants 'Love Island USA' Hosting Fan Event In Lake Como To Find Next Contestants
'Love Island USA' Hosting Fan Event In Lake Como To Find Next Contestants "Love Island USA" is coming to the Jersey Shore to find some of its next islanders and bombshells on the popular reality dating show. The series streaming on Peacock said it'll hold a "villa pop-up" event at Bar Anticipation on 16th Avenue in Lake Como. The 18-and-older event will be free and run from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Hopeful contestants will be able to record audition tapes for the show. "Come answer some cheeky casting questions, strut your best islander walk, get your make-up done, hang with your favorite former islander, enjoy photo ops, and show us your rizz – all in …
Martha Stewart Attends Annual Gala In Purchase Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Martha Stewart Attends Annual Gala In Purchase Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary
Martha Stewart Attends Annual Gala In Purchase Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart was one of the attendees of an annual gala celebrating the 85th anniversary of a nonprofit dedicated to serving county youth.  The 82-year-old Stewart, a longtime resident of the hamlet of Katonah, was seen at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester's 29th Annual Humanitarian Award Gala on Friday, June 7.  The event, held at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, celebrated the 85th anniversary of the organization, which runs programs for youth aged six months to 18 years from more than 40 …
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Kingston Bakery John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Kingston Bakery
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Kingston Bakery A bakery and restaurant owner in the region is having the time of his life selling comedian John Oliver bear cakes after a fake fight with the funnyman over restaurant equipment from a closed Red Lobster. The whole "fight" began when Oliver, who had purchased kitchen equipment from a closed Red Lobster in Ulster County, recreated the restaurant in his studio to serve the audience the signature Cheddar Bay biscuits. He also commented on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, June 2, about someone who had posted a sign on the door of the closed restaurant saying they wanted to buy some k…
Retired Rye Brook Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case Retired Rye Brook Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case
Retired Rye Brook Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case A retired Westchester County detective appeared on an episode of a true crime television series focusing on the notorious murder of Ben Novack, Jr. at a hotel in the area.  Retired Detective Sergeant Terence Wilson of the Rye Brook Police Department appeared on an episode of Oxygen Network's "Sins of the South," the department announced on social media on Tuesday, June 11.  The episode, which aired on Sunday, June 9, focused on the July 2009 homicide of Ben Novack, Jr., who was killed while staying at the Rye Town Hilton on July 12, 2009.  Related Report - New TV …
Trip For Gas Turns Into $1M 'Mega Million' Win For Regular Lottery Player From Adelphi Trip For Gas Turns Into $1M 'Mega Million' Win For Regular Lottery Player From Adelphi
Trip For Gas Turns Into $1M 'Mega Million' Win For Regular Lottery Player From Adelphi A Maryland Lottery player won twice on a recent Mega Millions drawing, though one prize was decidedly larger than the other.  When "Ping Pong Champ," a self-described Lottery regular, realized she had two winning tickets, one for $3, and one worth $1,000,000, she says that she had an immediate plan. The woman opted to cash out the $3 winning ticket for a $2 Mega Millions ticket for the next drawing, plus a $1 scratcher, while stashing the $1 million ticket in a safe place until she could make it down to Lottery Headquarters, officials said on Tuesday. She said that she went about her …
Winning $5 Million Scratch-Off Sold In Pennsylvania Winning $5 Million Scratch-Off Sold In Pennsylvania
Winning $5 Million Scratch-Off Sold In Pennsylvania There's a newly minted millionaire! Someone who paid $50 for a MONOPOLY Own It All scratch-off lottery ticket won $5 million, the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission announced on Tuesday, June 11. The ticket was sold at the Speedway located at 3180 Oregon Pike in Leola. The store will get $10,000 for selling the big winning ticket. The Lottery Commission reminded players that all Scratch-Off prizes expire one year from the game's end-sale date posted at palottery.com. Winners should immediately sign the back of their ticket and call the Lottery at 1-800-692-7481. There are four more top …
Skin Safety Tips Skin Safety Tips
Skin Safety Tips As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to head to the beach, gear up for sports, and enjoy the outdoors! At this time of year, it’s more important than ever to remember to keep these skin safety tips in mind. Care for your skin. Overexposure to the sun can result in health complications, including skin cancer. Remember these sun safety tips as you and your family spend time outside this summer: Take extra precaution between 10am and 4pm, when the sun is at its strongest Apply sunscreen liberally and evenly over all exposed areas of your body Look for sunscreens that provide an SPF of at l…
West Hartford Pizzeria Zephyr's Gets Long-Awaited One Bite Review From Dave Portnoy West Hartford Pizzeria Zephyr's Gets Long-Awaited One Bite Review From Dave Portnoy
West Hartford Pizzeria Zephyr's Gets Long-Awaited One Bite Review From Dave Portnoy Dave Portnoy did little to settle the competition between three rival Conecticut pizzerias on his latest One Bite pizza rating stint. The Barstool Sports CEO has been sampling pies from pizzerias in West Hartford, including Zephyr's Street Pizza on Farmington Avenue, owned by Dante and Stephanie Cistulli. Cistulli was in the shop when Portnoy dropped by, and became emotional, saying his visit couldn't have come at a better time. The pizzaiolo explained business has been tough lately, but seemed to be picking up for summer. He knew the momentum from Portnoy would do him a world of good. Cis…
'First-Timer' Hits $190K Lottery Jackpot In La Plata 'First-Timer' Hits $190K Lottery Jackpot In La Plata
'First-Timer' Hits $190K Lottery Jackpot In La Plata A bit of beginner's luck and a spontaneous decision led to a life-altering Lottery win for a Maryland woman. A first-time player from La Plata struck gold on a FAST PLAY ticket, winning a $190,383 progressive jackpot prize that reportedly left the first-time player speechless when she realized her massive win. The woman said that she purchased a $10 FAST PLAY Grand Progressive ticket on a whim after seeing how large the jackpot had risen during a trip to Walmart on Drury Drive in La Plata. "It was surreal," the anonymous player, going only by the moniker "First Timer," stated. "I’ve always…
Popular Avon Restaurant Known Of Its 'Huge' Portions Closing Popular Avon Restaurant Known Of Its 'Huge' Portions Closing
Popular Avon Restaurant Known Of Its 'Huge' Portions Closing This story has been updated. A popular Connecticut restaurant with a well-known sister on Martha's Vineyard is closing a year after its opening. Hartford County Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta, located on West Main Street in Avon, said on Facebook that its last day would be Sunday, June 9. The restaurant, known for mixing pasta with all kinds of fresh seafood, veggies, and more, didn't offer a reason for closing. Fans of the restaurant were dismayed and took to Facebook to express their sadness.  "So sorry to hear this .. your food is delicious!!!" said one. Another wrote: "Oh no! I’m so sorr…