Category Archives: Capital District

  • A government shutdown would affect Albany area workers

    A government shutdown would affect Albany area workers A shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government is looming Friday night as Congress works to come to an agreement on a spending plan. Dozens of agencies and millions of employees nationwide would be affected by the shutdown, some of which are…

  • State works to keep National Grid rate hike in check

    State works to keep National Grid rate hike in check ALBANY – National Grid and state regulators have reached an agreement to raise gas and electric rates slowly over the next three years, with increases to monthly bills being limited to less than $3.50 this year. Source: Times Unition…

  • Bell named ValleyCats manager

    Bell named ValleyCats manager The Tri-City ValleyCats will have a new manager for the third year in a row. The Houston Astros, Tri-City’s parent club, announced today Jason Bell will manage their New York-Penn League affiliate in Troy in 2018. Bell replaces Morgan Ensberg, who went 34-39 in his…

  • Trump calls Schumer to White House to avoid shutdown

    Trump calls Schumer to White House to avoid shutdown WASHINGTON, D.C. — With less than 10 hours to go before a government shutdown, President Donald Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer to the White House for what appeared to be a one-on-one meeting of the outer-borough opposites.…

  • Shutdown battle and blame game go down to wire

    Shutdown battle and blame game go down to wire WASHINGTON _ Time appeared to be running out as the Senate faced an 11th-hour vote Friday to prevent a government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled a vote on a stop-gap measure two hours before the midnight deadline.…

  • Schumer joins calls to stop Adirondack rail car storage

    Schumer joins calls to stop Adirondack rail car storage Calling it “just about the worst place one can imagine for a junk yard of old railcars,” U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Friday called on the federal Surface Transportation Board to prohibit their storage on tracks in the Adirondack…

  • While Albany waits for state response, another error found on tax rolls

    While Albany waits for state response, another error found on tax rolls While city officials wait for the state to weigh in on whether privately-owned properties leased by a state authority warrants their tax-exempt status, Albany’s assessor has found another error in the capital city’s tax rolls. Acting Assessor…

  • Downtown Schenectady building to return to tax rolls

    Downtown Schenectady building to return to tax rolls A three-story office building at 530 Franklin St. in Schenectady will undergo nearly $500,000 in renovations and return to the tax rolls. Chris Spraragen of Schenectady is purchasing the building from Northern Rivers Family of Services, a nonprofit that acquired the…

  • GE Power signs $330 million service contract for Mexican power plant

    GE Power signs 0 million service contract for Mexican power plant SCHENECTADY – GE Power has signed a 25-year, $330 million maintenance services contract with the owners of a new 907 megawatt power plant called Norte III being built in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just south of El Paso, Texas. Source:…