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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. AM THROUGH WED. NIGHT

Low pressure developing off the Southeast coast will quickly move northeast tracking south of New England through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning and fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Albany's Irish museum celebrates Saratoga's 150th

ALBANY (AP) -- As the 150th anniversary of the first thoroughbred races held in Saratoga Springs is being celebrated in the Spa City, a new exhibit in Albany focuses on the Irishman who's credited with starting it all.
 
The exhibit, titled "The Irish and Horse Racing: John Morrissey," recently opened at the Irish American Heritage Museum in downtown Albany.
 
It tells the story of the Irish-born Morrissey, who was raised in Troy and went on to become a Tammany Hall enforcer, prizefighter, gambling hall owner and politician. He opened a casino in Saratoga, then launched the resort spa's first racing season on Aug. 3, 1863.
 
Under his guidance, Saratoga grew into the nation's top racing venue after the Civil War.
 
The 150th anniversary of that inaugural season is being celebrated Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
 
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