Category Archives: Capital District

  • Bennington blood tests show high PFOA

    Bennington blood tests show high PFOA Blood tests of 477 Bennington-area residents found the chemical PFOA in their systems at an average level almost five times the national average, the Vermont Health Department said Tuesday. The samples were taken from people whose private water wells were contaminated with the…

  • Momentive makes final offer to Waterford workers

    Momentive makes final offer to Waterford workers WATERFORD — Executives at Momentive Performance Materials say the company is done negotiating a new contract for its unionized workers at its Waterford and Willoughby, Ohio, silicones plants and has given the IUE-CWA its final offer. Momentive is offering a three-year deal…

  • Troy City Council to discuss new City Charter's problems

    Troy City Council to discuss new City Charter's problems TROY — The City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to discuss omissions in the City Charter that took effect July 1. Interpreting the new charter has caused difficulties between Council President Carmella Mantello,…

  • Sewage spill hits Mohawk River in Amsterdam

    Sewage spill hits Mohawk River in Amsterdam AMSTERDAM — Sewage from the city’s wastewater treatment plant flowed into the Mohawk River on Tuesday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported. A pipe broke on the sewer line and leaked into the adjacent Chuctanunda Creek, which flows into the Mohawk,…

  • Opioid investigation leads to cache of drugs

    Opioid investigation leads to cache of drugs KINDERHOOK — A Niverville man faces drug charges after a monthlong investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and State Police. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Columbia Greene Shared Services Response Team participated in the investigation. Source: Times Unition…

  • Sunny, warm Wednesday in Albany area

    Sunny, warm Wednesday in Albany area Temperatures will continue to be rather warm through the remainder of the week with the chance for showers and thunderstorms returning for Thursday through Friday, forecasters said. On Thursday, the greatest threat of showers and thunderstorms will be across the northwestern part of…

  • Albany Convention Center project reaches high

    Albany Convention Center project reaches high Gavin Donohue, chairman of the Albany Convention Center Authority joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and others to watch as a steel beam was lifted to the highest point of the Albany Capital Center during a topping-off ceremony on Tuesday in Albany. Source: Times…

  • Hillary Clinton makes history at Democratic convention in Philadelphia

    Hillary Clinton makes history at Democratic convention in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton formally became the first woman in American history to win a major political party’s presidential nomination — a mark she passed first on the votes collected in the state-by-state roll calls, and then by acclamation at the motion…

  • Two running to lead Saratoga County Republican Committee

    Two running to lead Saratoga County Republican Committee Two prominent Saratoga County Republicans are seeking to succeed retiring committee chairman John Herrick. Steve Bulger, a district director for Congressman Chris Gibson, and Scott Kingsley, vice chair of the committee, are running for the top job with the Saratoga County…

  • Albany police: Series of armed robberies hit city cab drivers

    Albany police: Series of armed robberies hit city cab drivers Series of armed robberies hit city cab drivers Two armed robbers have hit city cab and delivery drivers five times this past month, Albany police said. The alleged thieves, a pair of men wielding handguns, have made off with…