Category Archives: Capital District

  • Gillibrand shutdown vote fortifies her place on Democrats' left wing

    Gillibrand shutdown vote fortifies her place on Democrats' left wing WASHINGTON _ In voting Monday with stalwart progressives like Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to keep the government shutdown going, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand solidified her position at the molten core of the Democratic Party’s left wing.With…

  • Pharma suits moving ahead

    Pharma suits moving ahead SARATOGA SPRINGS — The recent lawsuit filed by Saratoga County against pharmaceutical companies will for the time being be consolidated with dozens of other similar actions in New York, a lawyer representing several Capital Region counties said. Joseph Ciaccio, an attorney with Mahattan-based Napoli Shknolnik…

  • Watch: Albany Arena Football team announces name

    Watch: Albany Arena Football team announces name We’re live at the Palace Theater, where the Arena Football League team will announce its name tonight at 6 p.m. Source: Times Unition Watch: Albany Arena Football team announces name

  • Fees cut on solar installation program at HVCC

    Fees cut on solar installation program at HVCC Troy A national solar energy company is partnering with Hudson Valley Community College to launch a new solar photovoltaic installation job training program. Cypress Creek Renewables, which has an office in Slingerlands, is investing $25,000 in the project, which will be…

  • Protesters put Confederate flags on museum jockey statues

    Protesters put Confederate flags on museum jockey statues Saratoga Springs More than a dozen lawn jockeys—painted in elegant racing silks and pale peach skin— in front of the National Museum of Racing were hung with Confederate flags Tuesday night before dawn. Someone who claims to be a participant emailed…

  • Cuomo: Dreamers will remain eligible for Medicaid in N.Y.

    Cuomo: Dreamers will remain eligible for Medicaid in N.Y. ALBANY – New York recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy will remain eligible for state-funded Medicaid, regardless of any federal changes to the program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Source: Times Unition Cuomo: Dreamers will remain eligible…

  • Skidmore chefs take top place in culinary competition

    Skidmore chefs take top place in culinary competition A team of chefs from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs earned its fifth consecutive gold medal for culinary excellence in a cooking competition, conducted according to the rules of the American Culinary Federation, that was held at the college on Jan.…

  • Lawmakers want New York to enforce net neutrality

    Lawmakers want New York to enforce net neutrality Don’t mess with our internet.That’s the message a group of lawmakers are sending via a proposal that would force internet service providers to charge the same price for all their transmissions or lose their state government contracts.Sponsored by Albany Democratic Assemblywoman…

  • Time will tell what changes in Albany County Legislature means

    Time will tell what changes in Albany County Legislature means The throne wasn’t seized with the help of dragons, but change in a leadership in the Albany County Legislature that’s been largely stagnant for a quarter century has left many doing double-takes. Albany Democrat Gary Domalewicz succeeded Legislator Frank…