Category Archives: Capital District

  • Rotterdam reopens Crane St./Altamont Ave. intersection

    Rotterdam reopens Crane St./Altamont Ave. intersection ROTTERDAM — The intersection of Crane Street and Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam is reopened to traffic following a water main break discovered Friday. Turning lanes from Altamont Avenue onto Crane Street will remain closed until further notice as repairs to the water main…

  • Filtering, flushing is set for Hoosick Falls

    Filtering, flushing is set for Hoosick Falls Top officials of the Cuomo administration came to this community on Friday to provide an update on their efforts to install water filters and flush out existing water supplies — and ferret out what could be other sources of the chemical in…

  • UAlbany president: 'We expect students to tell the truth'

    UAlbany president: 'We expect students to tell the truth' ALBANY — University at Albany President Robert Jones said Friday that he had no reason to initially doubt the allegations of three black students now accused of lying about being the victims of a hate crime on campus. “Hindsight is…

  • I-90 work will close lanes Saturday morning

    I-90 work will close lanes Saturday morning ALBANY — Two lanes will be closed on eastbound Interstate 90 over Broadway, between Exits 6 and 6A, from 5 to 10 a.m. Saturday for bridge joint repair. Motorists entering I-90 eastbound from Route 9, Arbor Hill and Loudonville, should also watch…

  • George Washington helps Albany Institute mark 225 years

    George Washington helps Albany Institute mark 225 years ALBANY — The Albany Institute of History & Art, New York’s oldest museum, celebrated its 225th birthday on Friday. The museum staff, elected officials and a George Washington reenactor marked the day with a birthday cake and some remarks. Source: Times…

  • Struggling schools identified in Albany, Schenectady, Troy

    Struggling schools identified in Albany, Schenectady, Troy In all, 188 schools were identified as priority schools, meaning they did not show progress in ELA or math, combined, or had persistently low graduation rates for accountability groups (racial/ethnic groups, low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities). The Capital…

  • Burst pipe in Rotterdam causing traffic woes

    Burst pipe in Rotterdam causing traffic woes ROTTERDAM – Motorists should avoid the busy intersection of Crane Street and Altamont Avenue because of a water-main break, police said. Town work crews are still trying to determine the severity of the rupture. Both streets are closed in the area closest…

  • Campbell Avenue sinkhole work resumes

    Campbell Avenue sinkhole work resumes Work was halted Thursday as heavy rains caused more water-saturated soil and roadway to collapse into the expanding 20-foot-deep hole. The sinkhole opened Sunday. […] part of Campbell Avenue has been closed as city Department of Public Utilities crews work to repair the line.…

  • Four charged with credit card fraud in Colonie

    Four charged with credit card fraud in Colonie COLONIE – Four people are charged with trying to use phony credit cards to make purchases, and police say a machine to make fraudulent cards was found in their motel room. A search of their motel room at the Motel 6…

  • Second Albany man convicted of ID fraud

    Second Albany man convicted of ID fraud […] Albany man convicted of ID fraud Prather Jones, 64, was found guilty Thursday of two counts of identity theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, all felonies. Source: Times Unition Second Albany man convicted of…