Category Archives: Capital District

  • Schenectady dermatology office expanding into historic Broadway building

    Schenectady dermatology office expanding into historic Broadway building Schenectady Upstate Dermatology is expanding its existing medical and surgical office in downtown Schenectady. The practice is planning on purchasing its current building at 461 Clinton St. and renovating a second historic building at 318 Broadway to create an expanded office.…

  • Internet service in Capital Region a story of the haves, have nots

    Internet service in Capital Region a story of the haves, have nots Albany Imagine not having high-speed internet at home. That may be hard to do for people who live in towns like Wilton, Niskayuna, Clifton Park, Guilderland and Bethlehem. But in some towns in rural Washington and Warren…

  • More districts to begin in-school coronavirus surveillance testing

    More districts to begin in-school coronavirus surveillance testing Watervliet City Schools will begin testing at least 10 percent of its on-site students and staff next week, school officials have announced. The testing will be administered by school nurses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on a rotating basis starting with…

  • Mechanicville pays more legal fees for FOIL denial

    Mechanicville pays more legal fees for FOIL denial Mechanicville has again paid legal fees for denying a Freedom of Information request. City council Commissioner Barbara McGuire took the city to court after it denied her access to fellow city council Commissioner Anthony Gotti’s text messages. In a settlement agreement…

  • Verizon adding high-speed internet in Hoosick

    Verizon adding high-speed internet in Hoosick Verizon is installing fiber-optic cables in the town of Hoosick as part of its agreement with the state to upgrade its high-speed internet network upstate. The expansion of Verizon’s high-speed internet servivce in Hoosick is part of a 2018 agreement with the state…

  • Cuomo: 74 percent of vaccine in New York has been administered

    Cuomo: 74 percent of vaccine in New York has been administered New York has administered 74 percent of the state’s supply of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Friday. The Cuomo administration has been criticized for a bumpy roll out of the program as…

  • PEF sues New York for inadequate paid sick leave for coronavirus

    PEF sues New York for inadequate paid sick leave for coronavirus Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence on Friday filed a lawsuit against New York for its failure to provide adequate paid sick leave for state employees who have had to quarantine or isolate beyond the 14 days allotted…

  • ValleyCats sue Major League Baseball, Houston Astros for $15M

    ValleyCats sue Major League Baseball, Houston Astros for M The Tri-City ValleyCats have sued Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros for their unilateral decision to end their affiliation with the minor-league organization. The suit seeks in excess of $15 million, ValleyCats chairman Doug Gladstone said Friday morning. Source:…

  • New York graduation rates increased during pandemic when standards were lowered

    New York graduation rates increased during pandemic when standards were lowered New York graduation rates climbed steadily higher in 2019- 2020, a school year upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the most recent data from the state Education Department. In the Capital Region, 23 high schools saw higher…

  • Police investigating suspicious death of woman in car at Troy hospital

    Police investigating suspicious death of woman in car at Troy hospital Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman found dead in a car that brought her to Samaritan Hospital’s emergency room, Troy police said Friday. Source: Times Unition Police investigating suspicious death of woman in…