Category Archives: Capital District

  • Mechanicville boys' basketball continues to make the most of a short season

    Mechanicville boys' basketball continues to make the most of a short season On a night where the two most veteran members of the Mechanicville boys’ basketball roster excelled, it was the youngest member of the squad that helped the Red Raiders gain significant separation from Waterford on Friday night.…

  • Siena basketball loses regular-season finale

    Siena basketball loses regular-season finale The Saints (12-4 overall, 12-4 league) are Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season champions with Monmouth, who beat Rider earlier in the day. Siena is still the No. 1 seed in the MAAC Tournament. Canisius’ Majesty Brandon scored the winning basket on a jumper from…

  • Head chefs quit New World Bistro after less than 8 months

    Head chefs quit New World Bistro after less than 8 months Hannah and Zachary Welton, married chefs who moved cross-country during the pandemic last summer to run the kitchen at New World Bistro Bar in Albany following the departure of its celebrated founding chef, Ric Orlando, have resigned. Source:…

  • Lawmakers react to reports Cuomo aides hid true number of nursing home deaths

    Lawmakers react to reports Cuomo aides hid true number of nursing home deaths ALBANY — The latest reports that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration scrubbed a state Department of Health report to hide the true number of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus provided fuel for lawmakers…

  • Albany man indicted in 2018 shooting on First Street

    Albany man indicted in 2018 shooting on First Street ALBANY – Twenty-nine-year-old Lasmire Taylor was indicted Thursday by an Albany County grand jury on felony attempted murder and weapons charges. The indictment stems from a shooting that was reported to the Albany Police Department on the morning of Dec.…

  • $31.5M in grants to preserve state's farmland

    .5M in grants to preserve state's farmland ALBANY — More than $31.5 million is being awarded through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grants program to protect and preserve 15,600 acres on 22 New York dairy farms and eight non-dairy farms, keeping the land productive. In the Capital Region, funds will…

  • Senate votes to strip Cuomo of pandemic emergency powers

    Senate votes to strip Cuomo of pandemic emergency powers ALBANY — The state Senate voted to strip Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of his emergency powers Friday, but not without lengthy debate split across party lines where Republicans blasted the bill as a “sham” for not repealing the directives Cuomo…

  • Troy's State Street garage sees new stair tower installed

    Troy's State Street garage sees new stair tower installed TROY – Welders were busy working on the new stair tower at the State Street parking garage Friday that the city erected to replace the original stairs that were ripped down in early January. The new set of stairs is…

  • Ex-facilities director at Empire State College gets probation for $31,000 spree

    Ex-facilities director at Empire State College gets probation for ,000 spree The former facilities director at SUNY Empire State College was sentenced to three years of probation Friday for using the the college’s taxpayer-funded credit card to ring up more than $31,000 on personal expenses. Erik K. “Rick” Reimann,…

  • Shatner boldly going back to Fort Ticonderoga in July

    Shatner boldly going back to Fort Ticonderoga in July In a sure sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be loosening its grip on summer seasonal planning, the Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour has announced that “Star Trek” stalwart William Shatner will visit Fort Ticonderoga for a July 23-24…