Category Archives: Capital District

  • CBO: 24 million would lose health insurance under GOP plan

    CBO: 24 million would lose health insurance under GOP plan The long-awaited Congressional Budget Office analysis of the GOP’s Obamacare replacement painted a grim picture of America’s health care system if the measure becomes law, projecting 24 million would lose insurance by 2026. Not surprisingly, Democrats unfurled their “I-told-you-so”…

  • Bigger ban on foam rejected

    Bigger ban on foam rejected The expansion would have encompassed all food service businesses inspected by the Albany County Health Department, but doesn’t apply to raw meat, poultry or seafood sold to be cooked at home, or for appliances packaged in foam. GOP Legislator Todd Drake of the Latham…

  • Yale a cappella group performs in Albany

    Yale a cappella group performs in Albany ALBANY — Members of Yale University’s a cappella singing group Mixed Company ran a singing workshop at Albany High School on Monday. The group includes Yale sophomore Isaac Young, who is an Albany High and Delaware Community School alumnus. Mixed Company held…

  • Strevell locked up pending sentencing

    Strevell locked up pending sentencing Joseph Felix Strevell, a former New York deputy secretary of state awaiting sentencing for financial crimes and lying to federal authorities, was sent to jail Monday after a U.S. magistrate judge revoked Strevell’s release because he was charged with driving without a license and…

  • Storm to take toll on travel

    Storm to take toll on travel Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide state of emergency as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and told all “nonessential” state workers to stay home. At Albany International Airport in Colonie, Southwest and JetBlue canceled their Tuesday flights Monday afternoon while other carriers were in…

  • UAlbany women to take on No. 1 UConn

    UAlbany women to take on No. 1 UConn The University at Albany women’s basketball team will be tackling the biggest of tasks in the NCAA Tournament. The Danes’ first-round opponent is Connecticut, which has won 107 consecutive games and is the overall No. 1 seed in the event. UAlbany…

  • Times Union Center eyeing return of Arena Football, indoor lacrosse

    Times Union Center eyeing return of Arena Football, indoor lacrosse Once the Albany Devils finish their American Hockey League schedule, which they hope will include a long playoff run, Times Union Center will be without a pro sports tenant for the first time in its 27-year existence. Bob Belber,…

  • Clifton Park man charged with child porn

    Clifton Park man charged with child porn CLIFTON PARK — A town man faces child pornography charges after an investigation by the State Police Troop G Computer Crimes Unit. David A. Chank, 71, was charged Monday with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance…

  • Police: Man faces sex charges against teen he met in Scouts

    Police: Man faces sex charges against teen he met in Scouts EAST GREENBUSH — A town man was accused of inappropriate touching of a teen he knew through Boy Scout activity, the East Greenbush Police Department said Monday. Charles P. McKay, 22, was charged with sexual misconduct, forcible touching…

  • Cuomo gives state workers a snow day

    Cuomo gives state workers a snow day A state of emergency will begin at midnight in advance of what’s expected to be a nasty late-winter storm, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Source: Times Unition Cuomo gives state workers a snow day