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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Record's Top Five News Stories of 2013

I've said it before and I'll write it again....People love lists, especially at the end of the year while folks are wrapping up one year to prepare for another.

While I was reading AOA's recap of fellow journalists' most interesting stories of 2013 (for which I discussed my favorite subject - Sangamon Mills in Cohoes), I started to wonder what The Record's top stories were.

As it happens, our top news story was an article I wrote based on a tip from a Rensselaer County resident who sent us a photo of a Hoosic Valley yearbook caption which described students as "some tall guy", "Creepy smile kid", and "isolation kid", among others.

The superintendent at the time said that it was an honest mistake. The story went "viral" with rewrites on it by the Huffington Post and it even went across the pond.

Not much has been heard from the yearbook editors or advisers.

But here are our top five stories for 2013, written by yours truly, our former reporter Ian, and current city reporter Andrew:

1- Yearbook Caption Mistake 

2 - State Budget   

3 -  Children's Museum of Science and Technology becomes part of CNSE

4 - Colorectal Cancer Drug Developed by Regeneron Approved for Sale in Europe   

5 - Building in North Central, once slated for Demo, Being Renovated 


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