Category Archives: Capital District

  • Albany College of Pharmacy raises $40K for cancer society

    Albany College of Pharmacy raises K for cancer society ALBANY — The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ annual Relay for Life event on Friday raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. More than 450 students, faculty and staff participated. Source: Times Unition Albany College of Pharmacy…

  • Free pancakes Tuesday at IHOP

    Free pancakes Tuesday at IHOP IHOP – Colonie, 16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised almost $20 million to support charities in their local communities including life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for pediatric patients at Children’s…

  • UAlbany's Peter Hooley films cancer-awareness ad

    UAlbany's Peter Hooley films cancer-awareness ad ALBANY – Peter Hooley, a senior and key member of the University at Albany men’s basketball team, is featured in a public service announcement for colon cancer prevention month. The PSA, created by UAlbany, the state Department of Health and the American Cancer…

  • Troy fire damages attic

    Troy fire damages attic TROY – Firefighters kept flames from spreading out of the attic of a home that caught fire Monday morning on North Lake Avenue. The fire began at about 8:30 a.m. in a two-story home at 25 N. Lake Ave. Firefighters were able to get inside…

  • Driver escapes after car plunges into Hudson River, deputies say

    Driver escapes after car plunges into Hudson River, deputies say QUEENSBURY – A drunken driver was able to climb out of his car as it slowly sunk into the Hudson River Sunday night, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. McKenna was given an alcohol-breath test that showed he…

  • With 'Downton Abbey' ending, 10 favorite bygone finales

    With 'Downton Abbey' ending, 10 favorite bygone finales The habitually forlorn Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Bates (Brendan Coyle) found happiness, at last, in parenthood with the birth of a healthy baby boy. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) buried the hatchet with her sister, arranging for Edith (Laura Carmichael) to cross…

  • Man dies in Amsterdam fire

    Man dies in Amsterdam fire TOWN OF AMSTERDAM – A 59-year-old man died when fire tore through his home early Sunday morning, deputies said. Piotr Dolvak died in the 1 a.m. fire that consumed his home at 185 Waite Road. Montomery County deputies firefighters battled freezing temperatures and a…

  • Dry vegetation could mean early, dangerous brush fires, officials say

    Dry vegetation could mean early, dangerous brush fires, officials say FONDA – Officials in mostly rural Montgomery County are urging residents to limit outdoor burning because of dry conditions. The county’s emergency management office say the county has already dealt with grass and brush fires, including one that injured…

  • Dylan to perform at Tanglewood July 2

    Dylan to perform at Tanglewood July 2 Bob Dylan is coming to Tanglewood at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, the venue announced. Mavis Staples will be the opening act. Dylan has performed twice at Tanglewood — first in 1991 and again during the 1997 season. Tickets range from…

  • Mercury could be near 70 on Wednesday in Albany area

    Mercury could be near 70 on Wednesday in Albany area ALBANY – If you were looking for a day to play hooky this week, Wednesday might be your day. Forecasters say the day-time temperature will be in the 50s on Monday and Tuesday but it could come close to…