Category Archives: Capital District

  • Severe storm moving into the Capital Region

    Severe storm moving into the Capital Region A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the entire Capital Region until 11 p.m. Friday. Damaging winds could reach 60 mph, and forecasters cannot rule out large hail and a tornado, the National Weather Service reports. The storm could bring torrential…

  • Some stars missing, but Alabama still a quality race at Saratoga

    Some stars missing, but Alabama still a quality race at Saratoga If the heavy hitters showed up, oh, would Saturday’s 138th running of the Grade I, $600,000 Alabama have been one for the ages. The 3-year-old filly division was having a stellar year, and if the equine stars had…

  • Troy detectives investigating petition fraud case

    Troy detectives investigating petition fraud case TROY – City detectives are investigating a complaint filed by the Democratic candidate for Rensselaer County district attorney that a party committeeman filed a Working Families Party petition with three allegedly fraudulent signatures. The case was assigned in the detective bureau and the…

  • Rollover stops traffic at I-90, I-787 interchange

    Rollover stops traffic at I-90, I-787 interchange ALBANY — The rollover of a semi trailer on the westbound ramp to Interstate 787 south has closed that ramp as well as the ramp connected Interstate 90 west to I-787 north due to the presence of rescue vehicles and what appears…

  • U.S. military veteran visits Kateri peace conference in Fonda

    U.S. military veteran visits Kateri peace conference in Fonda Fonda Retired U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright, 71, was a diplomat in Freetown, the capitol of Sierra Leone, when rebelling soldiers overthrew the president, shot civilians and used machetes to chop others’ limbs off in the streets. The embassy closed…

  • Ribbon-cutting next Friday for a design store in Troy

    Ribbon-cutting next Friday for a design store in Troy Elite Design Granite of Clifton, N.J., has opened a second location at 151 Fourth St. in downtown Troy and will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Friday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. Source: Times Unition Ribbon-cutting next Friday for a design…

  • Albany Co. Land Bank hits 300th property sale

    Albany Co. Land Bank hits 300th property sale Since the land bank began in 2014, it has sold 300 of the roughly 750 properties it has acquired in Albany County. About half the sales are vacant lots nestled in some of the most socio-economically distressed neighborhoods of the capital…

  • Update: Goldstock's permanently closed

    Update: Goldstock's permanently closed Goldstock’s Sporting Goods, an independent retailer in Glenville selling sporting equipment and gear, is closed, according to their Facebook page. Originally, they said they were closed ‘until further notice’ On Friday sales manager, Andy Kausch released a statement to the media explaining the closure is…

  • Suit: Judicial officials covered up sexual harassment

    Suit: Judicial officials covered up sexual harassment ALBANY — A female attorney who was demoted and later fired from her job as a law clerk after accusing an acting state Supreme Court justice of sexual harassment filed a federal lawsuit this week accusing New York’s top judicial officials of…