Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • New Wadsworth a tale of both need, promise

    New Wadsworth a tale of both need, promise ALBANY -Most of the narrative surrounding the construction of a new Wadsworth Center, which is the state’s famed public health lab, has focused on where the facility should be located. Albany’s political leaders have said the new $750 million health research…

  • "Tremendous potential": How legalization of hemp can help New York industry

    "Tremendous potential": How legalization of hemp can help New York industry The market for hemp globally includes over 25,000 products over sub-markets like textiles, automotive and furniture, among others, and U.S. hemp product sales were estimated at $700 million in 2016, according to a report by the Congressional Research…

  • 2 overnight fires destroy a dozen buildings in Albany

    2 overnight fires destroy a dozen buildings in Albany ALBANY — Fire devastated two city blocks early Sunday as it spread to at least 12 buildings on Sheridan Avenue and Quail Streets in separate blazes. An estimated 72 people have been displaced, according to estimates provided by the city…

  • Saratoga County residents fear they'll drown in development

    Saratoga County residents fear they'll drown in development Scores of Saratoga County residents faithfully attend public meetings to petition elected officials to stop the encroachment of housing developments in a county where population has doubled in the last 50 years. The residents, who live in towns that run along…

  • FBI probe focused on Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse's campaign funds

    FBI probe focused on Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse's campaign funds COHOES — An FBI investigation of Cohoes Mayor Shawn M. Morse is focusing on his use of political campaign accounts, according to interviews with multiple people familiar with the investigation. Federal authorities are also examining Morse’s time and attendance…

  • Cool weather, cold beer adds to fun at Saranac's Octoberfest

    Cool weather, cold beer adds to fun at Saranac's Octoberfest UTICA — The signs of fall are easily spotted — pumpkins, flannels and chilly weather, to name a few.Wrap all of those together with a live band, some beer and some fun activities, and you’ve got a sense of how the…

  • Community News for Sept. 30, 2018

    Community News for Sept. 30, 2018 ROMEDorfman Center plans Oktoberfest in Lake George tripThe Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., is hosting a bus trip to the Oktoberfest in Lake George on Sunday, Oct. 7.Enjoy a celebration of fall, fun and food, as Canada Street is transformed into…

  • Community News for Sept. 29, 2018

    Community News for Sept. 29, 2018 ROMEGet $20 for completing smoking cessation classRome Memorial Hospital is offering a free smoking cessation class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, and 17, in the hospital’s classroom, 1500 N. James St. Use the Bartlett Wing entrance off East Oak Street…

  • Community News for Sept. 28, 2018

    Community News for Sept. 28, 2018 HERKIMERBe the Match Bone Marrow Registry drive setHerkimer County Community College will be hosting Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, upper lobby.Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed…

  • Community News for Sept. 27, 2018

    Community News for Sept. 27, 2018 REGIONLocal residents attend FFA regional conferenceMembers of the New York State FFA Alumni and Supporters, President Paulette Schiebel and Treasurer Sheila Sreca, both of Vernon, along with Jennifer Rollins of Madison and Charlie Jennison of Unadilla Valley, recently joined others throughout the region…