Category Archives: Capital District

  • Photos: Family fun at Schenectady's MiSci

    Photos: Family fun at Schenectady's MiSci SCHENECTADY — Capital Region families enjoyed time together at Schenectady’s Museum of Innovation and Science at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend Saturday. Among the current exhibits on display art Return of the Dinosaurs!, featuring animatronic replicas of the prehistoric…

  • Troy's Knickerbacker Pool opens after repairs finished

    Troy's Knickerbacker Pool opens after repairs finished TROY — Knickerbacker Park Pool will open for its regular hours Saturday after city workers repaired three leaks in the pool. Recreation Director George Rogers said the repairs took most of the day Friday to complete at the pool in the city’s…

  • Scattered power outages reported in Capital Region from fast moving storms

    Scattered power outages reported in Capital Region from fast moving storms SCHENECTADY — Scattered power outages affecting 758 customers across the Capital Region were reported Saturday morning by local utilities following Friday’s late afternoon storms. In Saratoga County, 39 customers in Clifton Park, Moreau and Ballston lacked electricity, according…

  • New citizens to be sworn in at Saratoga battlefield and in Albany

    New citizens to be sworn in at Saratoga battlefield and in Albany STILLWATER — The Capital Region will see new citizens sworn in at naturalization ceremonies on the Fourth of July at the Saratoga National Historical Park and at the Empire State Plaza. The ceremony at the battlefield will…

  • New York July 4 fireworks sales expected to surge over weekend

    New York July 4 fireworks sales expected to surge over weekend Marvin Sontz, who runs a Phantom Fireworks sales tent in the Colonie Center parking lot, said Friday a downward trend in sales over last year is likely due to the novelty of being able to buy handheld and…

  • Cuomo-touted Start-Up NY program stalls, creates 332 jobs in 2015

    Cuomo-touted Start-Up NY program stalls, creates 332 jobs in 2015 The program, one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s highly touted initiatives, gives new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years if they set up shop in designated zones on or near eligible university or college campuses,…

  • Countdown to Opening Day

    Countdown to Opening Day A horse from trainer H. James Bond is worked Friday on the main track at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs. The main track was opened for training for the first time this season. Saratoga’s 40-day thoroughbred racing season begins on Friday, July 22. Source:…

  • Troy man admits weapons charge in Albany

    Troy man admits weapons charge in Albany ALBANY — A Troy man who drove through the town of New Scotland last winter armed with a loaded .22 caliber handgun, metal knuckles, a slap jack and a wooden baton in his car will face 4½ years in state prison under…

  • 15 years for selling heroin in Albany

    15 years for selling heroin in Albany ALBANY — A judge sentenced a heroin trafficker who sold the deadly drug from Clinton Street to 15 years in prison Friday. John Valentin, 48, who was convicted in February of selling and possessing the drugs, was found with 44 bags of…

  • Superfund cleanup efforts 'running on fumes'

    Superfund cleanup efforts 'running on fumes' Public records indicate there are 85 federal Superfund sites in New York, which are considered the most severe environmental pollution cases, and also roughly 465 state Superfund sites that pose “a significant threat” to public health or the environment. The Superfund sites don’t…