By TED ANTHONY, AP National Writer

BEIJING (AP) — A pile of figure-skating rubble created by Russian misbehavior. A new Chinese champion — from California. An ace American skier who faltered and went home empty-handed. The end of the Olympic line for the world's most renowned snowboarder. All inside an anti-COVID "closed loop" enforced by China's authoritarian government.

The terrarium of a Winter Games that has been Beijing 2022 is winding to its end.

Closing Ceremony - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 16
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 20: Fireworks explode over the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, and the skyline of the city during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on February 20, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images)
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It caps an unprecedented Asian Olympic trifecta and sends the planet's most global sporting event off to the West for the foreseeable future with no chance of returning to this corner of the world until at least 2030.

Wynn Hospital at MVHS Construction Tour in Utica, NY

MVHS's Bob Schoefield ushered a tour of the current state of construction at the new Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica on Friday, February 11, 2022. The project is on-schedule and is expected to be completed and open in Fall of 2023.Bill

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If you grew up in the Hudson Valley or tri-state area, the likelihood is you visited the Catskill Game Farm. If you're looking to relive those sweet childhood memories why not buy The Old Catskill Game Farm?

Did You Know This? 11 Vintage Upstate General Stores and Five and Dime Stores

We all have memories of those great little five and dime stores and general stores of our youth. They were the heartbeat of our communities. They sold just about everything, you could get a pretty good meal in most of them, and of course the showstopper was always the rows of penny candies. Upstate still has plenty of these stores around (some of them 100, 150, 170 years old!). Here is a list to start you on your trip back to the general stores of your youth. They are all great!