Category Archives: Capital District

  • Albany council inaction on trash fee puts $1.5M in revenue at risk

    Albany council inaction on trash fee puts .5M in revenue at risk Council members contend the resolution enacting the $180 per-unit fee for trash collection from small apartment building requires the council to approve a new schedule for 2017 in order for the city to send out the bills.…

  • Legionella bacteria, but no illness, at Schenectady nursing home

    Legionella bacteria, but no illness, at Schenectady nursing home “In cooperation with the state Health Department, we treated our water system and are confident it is safe today,” Olsen said. A recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Saratoga Springs had sickened 18 people as of the last report from…

  • Cops: Bookkeeper steals $835,813 from Albany's Zone 5

    Cops: Bookkeeper steals 5,813 from Albany's Zone 5 A marketing agency bookkeeper stole $835,813 over the course of seven years by forging, cashing and concealing business checks, police said. Quentin was the accounting manager for Zone 5, an Albany-based marketing and communications company that primarily works for colleges, hospitals…

  • Serial rapist Ashley loses court battle

    Serial rapist Ashley loses court battle ALBANY — A convicted serial rapist suspected in the 2005 murder of a 14-year-old Albany girl lost in court again — this time on his appeal of prison discipline he received for stabbing correction officers. Darius Ashley, 41, who is serving a 45-year…

  • Capital Region a top finisher in development awards

    Capital Region a top finisher in development awards The Capital Region received $83.1 million in grants, tax breaks and bonding opportunities in the sixth round of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards, which were announced Thursday afternoon at The Egg. Almost half of the Capital Region’s allocation will…

  • Schenectady restaurant owner found dead

    Schenectady restaurant owner found dead Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford declined Thursday to comment on Plakas’ cause of death, saying the department is awaiting autopsy results. Several people familiar with the incident said it appears Plakas, who was found in the restaurant about 8 p.m. Wednesday, died of an…

  • NHL's Golden Knights denied trademark because of Saint Rose

    NHL's Golden Knights denied trademark because of Saint Rose In a statement, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league will formally respond by a June 7 deadline outlining why it believes the name should be registered “in co-existence” with that of Saint Rose “just as a number of…