Category Archives: Capital District

  • National Grid truck crashes into Hudson in Troy

    National Grid truck crashes into Hudson in Troy Three heavy-duty tow trucks pulled the truck out of the water about 6:30 a.m. near the federal lock off Bond Street in the city’s Lansingburgh section. Police were on the scene but have not yet briefed the press on the accident.…

  • Fire closes Western Avenue, Guilderland, overnight

    Fire closes Western Avenue, Guilderland, overnight GUILDERLAND — Western Avenue was closed between Dunnsville and Settles Hill roads overnight while the Guilderland Fire Department fought a fire. The road, also known as Route 20, reopened about 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. Source: Times Unition Fire closes Western Avenue, Guilderland, overnight

  • Red Cross aids family after Schodack fire

    Red Cross aids family after Schodack fire A fire struck a home on Beaver Road Schodack around midnight Wednesday, according to the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers provided financial assistance for necessities such as food and clothing to two adults. In a…

  • Watch for fog early in Albany area, then sunny

    Watch for fog early in Albany area, then sunny Watch for fog early in Albany area, then sunny A slow-moving low pressure system will gradually move toward New York with an increase of scattered showers Thursday into Friday and cooler temperatures. Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers after…

  • Ballston Spa seeks crowd to greet reality TV show

    Ballston Spa seeks crowd to greet reality TV show On Thursday, 47 souped-up and decked-out cars and trucks will screech to a halt on the village streets. That’s where the finish line for an episode of the action-adventure TV series “Fireball Run” ends. […] the public is invited to…

  • Clifton Park residents oppose expanded Northway Church near Northway exit

    Clifton Park residents oppose expanded Northway Church near Northway exit CLIFTON PARK — Nearly 100 residents crammed into Town Hall to ask the Planning Board to stop Northway Church from building a 75,000-square-foot sanctuary on Usher’s Road. On Tuesday night, residents of the northwest corner of the town, near…

  • Troy library's $1.2M budget for 2017 approved

    Troy library's .2M budget for 2017 approved TROY — City voters approved a 2017 budget of $1,122,550 for the Troy Public Library Tuesday by a 443-94 vote. New materials, increased security and staff raises are included in the budget, which increases spending by 5.49 percent and the tax levy…

  • NYPA fears canals will short-circuit its finances

    NYPA fears canals will short-circuit its finances Board members at the New York Power Authority on Tuesday were warned they’ll have to tighten their belts now that the agency has been handed the responsibility for running the state Canal Corporation. What would have been a $43 million surplus at…

  • No property tax increase for Albany in mayor's plan

    No property tax increase for Albany in mayor's plan A proposed 2017 budget sent to the Common Council will have cuts across the board, no new fees and no property tax increase, Budget Director Rachel McEneny said Tuesday. The state-funded report, to be completed by the PFM Group, is…

  • Colonie chases zombies for sale

    Colonie chases zombies for sale After his death in August 2015, Caswell met Gallachi and moved to his house on Wade Road in the Latham area of town. There are zombies wearing gas masks, stabbed through the heart, with bulging eyes and devil’s horns. Hands, feet and bones hang…