Category Archives: Capital District

  • Dog attacks 7-year-old in Troy

    Dog attacks 7-year-old in Troy TROY – A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized last week after being brutally attacked by a dog, police said on Monday. The dog is being held by Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and a dangerous dog hearing is scheduled for Thursday. The dog — a Rottweiler…

  • Troy and cops union battle over captain promotion

    Troy and cops union battle over captain promotion TROY – A vacant police captain’s position has led to a court battle between the city and the Troy Police Benevolent Association, which is pushing for one of three sergeants to be promoted, according to court papers. This court action brought…

  • Spa City Mayor expected to run for re-election

    Spa City Mayor expected to run for re-election SARATOGA SPRINGS – Mayor Meg Kelly, along with other incumbent Democrats, including Commissioner of Accounts John Franck, Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan and Supervisor Tara Gaston, will be seeking re-election. The city’s Democratic Committee Chair Courtney DeLeonardis made the announcement in…

  • Capital Region Chamber to honor two at annual dinner

    Capital Region Chamber to honor two at annual dinner The Capital Region Chamber will honor a banker and a youth center director during its annual dinner to be held March 28 at the Albany Capital Center. Source: Times Unition Capital Region Chamber to honor two at annual dinner

  • New subscription renewal puzzles some Proctors customers

    New subscription renewal puzzles some Proctors customers SCHENECTADY — A new practice by Proctors that automatically renews season subscriptions for existing customers — before they know what shows they’ll be buying tickets for — has confused some customers and incensed others. Subscribers have until the end of the day…

  • Mohawk Taproom owners managing City Squire in Schenectady

    Mohawk Taproom owners managing City Squire in Schenectady From Steve Barnes’ Table Hopping blog: City Squire Ale House Kitchen & Bar, which opened 11 months ago on the site of the razed original City Squire, a staple of Schenectady’s upper Union Street for 40 years, is now being operated…

  • Pilot boosts hospital forensics for upstate N.Y. sex assault victims

    Pilot boosts hospital forensics for upstate N.Y. sex assault victims In rural communities nationwide, sexual assault victims seeking care and forensic examination from their local emergency department are often faced with two options — get it from someone untrained, or get it elsewhere. Source: Times Unition Pilot boosts hospital…

  • Phillips Hardware planning larger Altamont store and gas station

    Phillips Hardware planning larger Altamont store and gas station GUILDERLAND – Phillips Hardware is planning to replace its store on Route 146 in Altamont with one twice its size and is also planning to build a gas station and convenience store next door. Source: Times Unition Phillips Hardware planning larger…

  • Voorheesville unites to raise funds for brothers who lost mother

    Voorheesville unites to raise funds for brothers who lost mother VOORHEESVILLE — Paige Parker spent her entire career helping others. She counseled juvenile delinquents, aided those struggling with abuse and adversity and offered support to anyone who needed it. On Friday, Feb. 15, she passed away. Now, the Voorheesville…

  • Cuomo proposes seat belt requirement for automobile back seats

    Cuomo proposes seat belt requirement for automobile back seats ALBANY – New Yorkers might soon be required to wear a seat belt no matter how old they are or where they’re sitting in a motor vehicle. Tucked into the budget amendments released on Friday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo…