Category Archives: Capital District

  • Albany vacant building list to help target problem properties

    Albany vacant building list to help target problem properties The city finally has its arms around its vacant buildings – all 1,044 of them. Less than a year into the task of combining multiple running lists of vacant buildings and various other data from different departments, Samuel Wells –…

  • Police: Greene County traffic stop leads to heroin bust

    Police: Greene County traffic stop leads to heroin bust A couple stopped for a traffic violation on County Route 23B was allegedly in possession of a large quantity of heroin, New York State Police said. Source: Times Unition Police: Greene County traffic stop leads to heroin bust

  • Developers' discovery of Rensselaer leads to apartment boom

    Developers' discovery of Rensselaer leads to apartment boom RENSSELAER – Developers have discovered what city officials call the “Rensselaer Triangle” with  their multi-million dollar investments to build 210 apartment units over the last year has increased the city’s housing units by 4.5 percent. “Rensselaer is in the center of…

  • Status uncertain for Saratoga Brewing

    Status uncertain for Saratoga Brewing Saratoga Brewing, founded in Saratoga Springs in 1997 and producer of its own line of beers as well as a busy contract brewer for other labels, appears to have closed, at least temporarily. Two senior employees tell me they believe it is out of…

  • AG Schneiderman sues feds over net neutrality roll-back

    AG Schneiderman sues feds over net neutrality roll-back Albany State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was among nearly two dozen state attorneys general to sue the federal government Tuesday over its roll-back of Internet neutrality rules last month. Twenty-two attorneys general filed a challenge in U.S. District Court in…

  • Forest rangers rescue wounded snowboarder on Mount Marcy

    Forest rangers rescue wounded snowboarder on Mount Marcy State forest rangers used a helicopter to rescue a snowboarder on Mount Marcy who bled profusely after his mouth was punctured by a stick, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation. The 32-year-old Staten Island man was injured while he was…

  • Lawsuit tossed on farm workers' collective bargaining rights

    Lawsuit tossed on farm workers' collective bargaining rights Albany The state’s farming industry has fended off a lawsuit that sought to give farm hands the right to collective bargaining after the state had chosen not to resist the challenge. New York Farm Bureau President David Fischer called this month’s…

  • Albany area to get 4 to 6 inches snow by Wednesday

    Albany area to get 4 to 6 inches snow by Wednesday Steady snow is headed to Albany but it’s not a ferocious storm, the National Weather Service says. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday because slippery roads are expected. The advisory includes the Capital…

  • Capital Bank opens branch in Schnectady

    Capital Bank opens branch in Schnectady Capital Bank is opening a new branch at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, its first location in that city. The 2,000 square-foot bank at the corner of Erie Boulevard and Rush Street includes a drive-thru window and a drive-up ATM. The Galesi Group is…

  • AG: Troy officer cannot be prosecuted in 2016 shooting death

    AG: Troy officer cannot be prosecuted in 2016 shooting death ALBANY – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has determined that a Troy police sergeant cannot be prosecuted for the April 2016 fatal shooting of unarmed motorist of Edson Thevenin. A report released Tuesday, following a more than one-year investigation…