Category Archives: Capital District

  • RPI hockey tops Colgate for second straight win

    RPI hockey tops Colgate for second straight win The Engineers won for the sixth time in 29 games Friday, using a couple of tie-breaking goals from Evan Tironese in the second period on the way to a 5-2 victory against Colgate. Viktor Lilegren scored with about 5:30 left before…

  • Schoharie County home burns; firefighter hospitalized

    Schoharie County home burns; firefighter hospitalized The extent of the damage to the house, which has a tin roof, was not immediately known but Desmond and Furman said the fight was in a “defensive mode.” […] Friday, an afternoon fire on Hyde Street, Saratoga Springs, resulted in five people…

  • Photos: Ice bar in Round Lake

    Photos: Ice bar in Round Lake A a 30-foot ice bar was featured at The Mill on Round Lake on Friday, Feb. 3 2017 in Round Lake, N.Y. Also at the ice bar were ice sculpture shuffleboard, ice sculpture high top tables, ice sculpture benches and an ice sculpture…

  • Albany district names co-principals for temporary middle school

    Albany district names co-principals for temporary middle school Albany’s newest middle school will have two leaders when it opens this fall, the city school district announced Friday. Longtime educators Malik Jones and Kandie Antonetti were named co-principals of the temporary middle school at 50 North Lark St., which will…

  • Bank heist suspect catches bus, then cops catch him

    Bank heist suspect catches bus, then cops catch him NISKAYUNA — A Schenectady man who robbed the Trustco bank at knifepoint Friday afternoon and then tried to make his getaway on a CDTA bus faces criminal charges, according to Niskayuna police. Deputy Chief Michael Stevens said Michael Jones has…

  • Community Loan Fund of Capital Region secures $3.5M

    Community Loan Fund of Capital Region secures .5M The grant — specifically, from the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund — was matched with grants and donations from individuals, businesses and organizations including KeyBank Foundation, NBT Bank, the City of Albany’s Capital Resource Corporation and SEFCU. The money, which…

  • A windy, seasonably cold Friday in Albany area

    A windy, seasonably cold Friday in Albany area Lake-effect snow will affect portions of the western Adirondacks and western Mohawk Valley into the weekend, the National Weather Service said. The lake-effect snow band is expected to extend farther inland today and remained focused in the vicinity of the Route…

  • Schumer, AARP rallies seniors over Medicare

    Schumer, AARP rallies seniors over Medicare In what likely  be a recurring theme, especially as the 2018 Congressional elections approach — Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and AARP urged seniors on Friday  to get involved by writing their representatives about the need to protect Medicare from the kind of block…

  • Time to order trees, shrubs from DEC

    Time to order trees, shrubs from DEC More than 50 species of trees and shrubs from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Saratoga Tree Nursery are available to public and private landowners and schools. Rows of trees and shrubs planted at right angles to prevailing winds can create an…