The History of the 4th of July and the Declaration of Independence

(WETM) – The 4th of July is a holiday that is celebrated each year in the United States to commemorate the Nation’s independence from Great Britain. This year marks the 245th year since the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the United States broke ties with Great Britain and the monarchy. While there will be … Read more

4th of July grilling ideas and tips

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. 4TH OF JULY GRILLING IDEAS The 4th of July is synonymous with two things: fireworks and grilling. Backyards, patios and parks across America fill with friends and family for the celebration of U.S. independence with million of grills firing up. For many experienced backyard chefs, … Read more

North Country Weekend Calendar: Where to see fireworks above the treetops

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Break out the grills, hot dogs and New York-legal firework varieties, and then pray for no more rain. Rainy weather in the 60s is set to stick around through Saturday, with Sunday getting a little drier just in time for Lake George and Ticonderoga to light up the sky. Here’s … Read more

New York lights up landmarks for gay pride

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that landmarks across the state would be lit up in rainbow colors—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet—to celebrate Pride month. Take a look at some well-lit local landmarks below: Landmarks across NYS to be lit red, black, and green in celebration of Juneteenth … Read more

Juneteenth spurs revival of ‘abolition amendment’ by lawmakers

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Georgia Rep. Nikema Williams told … Read more

Master it with Mary: Homemade snacks for Dad

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) Sunday is Dad’s big day and if you don’t know what to get him, News10’s Mary Wilson shows us a twist on some classic munchies he’s sure to love. Father’s Day Pictures! Dads can be tricky to shop for, but these tasty homemade snacks—spiced nuts, beef jerky, and gourmet popcorn—may just be … Read more