Category Archives: Capital District

  • Sneak preview: Vintage in Albany

    Sneak preview: Vintage in Albany Vintage, a new, large wine bar in Albany’s warehouse district that is owned by Mike Graney of Graney’s sports bar on New Scotland Avenue in Albany and Graney’s Stout, across the street from Vintage, is due to open later this week. The official corporate…

  • Ex-Erie County official faces Albany rape charge, report says

    Ex-Erie County official faces Albany rape charge, report says The former head of Buffalo’s Department of Social Services is expected to be taken into custody on rape and criminal sex act charges Monday afternoon in Albany County Court, according to multiple reports. Al Dirschberger was ordered to resign on…

  • Would-be burglar sprays fire extinguisher at police

    Would-be burglar sprays fire extinguisher at police HUDSON — A man who appeared to be extremely intoxicated tried to make his escape from police by spraying them with a fire extinguisher, according to police. Source: Times Unition Would-be burglar sprays fire extinguisher at police

  • Hack-a-thon set for downtown Schenectady

    Hack-a-thon set for downtown Schenectady SCHENECTADY – Transfinder and the New York BizLab are hosting the first-ever Hack Tech Valley, a 24-hour software coding hack-a-thon Feb. 10 to Feb. 11 at Schenectady County Community College that will have $5,000 in prizes. Source: Times Unition Hack-a-thon set for downtown Schenectady

  • New chancellor envisions zero-carbon SUNY

    New chancellor envisions zero-carbon SUNY ALBANY — In her first annual address to the State University of New York community, new Chancellor Kristina Johnson pledged to boost the public system’s reputation on the national stage as a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Source: Times Unition New chancellor envisions…

  • Former RPI attorney becomes chief of staff at Siena

    Former RPI attorney becomes chief of staff at Siena COLONIE – Charles Carletta, the longtime general counsel at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, has been named chief of staff at Siena College in Loudonville. Source: Times Unition Former RPI attorney becomes chief of staff at Siena

  • Man who set stepfather on fire receives maximum sentence

    Man who set stepfather on fire receives maximum sentence SCHENECTADY — A man who poured gasoline on his stepfather and then used a lighter to ignite it received a sentence of 25 years to life in prison Monday morning in state Supreme Court. Source: Times Unition Man who set…

  • Kendrick Lamar headed to SPAC

    Kendrick Lamar headed to SPAC Kendrick Lamar is bringing his “Championship Tour” to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, Live Nation has announced. Also performing: Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Sir, Lance Skiiwalker and Zacari. Source: Times Unition Kendrick Lamar headed…

  • National Grid rate plan has support from variety of interests

    National Grid rate plan has support from variety of interests ALBANY – National Grid’s proposed new rate plan – which will add about $3.50 this spring to the average monthly gas and electric bill – was crafted by a wide variety of business, environmental and government groups, including Tesla, the…

  • Sloppy start to the week — and watch for slick spots

    Sloppy start to the week — and watch for slick spots ALBANY — Watch your step, and keep your eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel: The Capital Region will kick off what’s expected to be a roller-coaster weather week with a nasty mix of rain and…