Category Archives: Capital District

  • Dozens of police respond to Albany High for fights Thursday

    Dozens of police respond to Albany High for fights Thursday ALBANY — Police responded to Albany High School on Thursday afternoon for a “pretty serious” series of fights that broke out among groups of students during an “unannounced fire drill,” district spokesman Ron Lesko said. Source: Times Unition Dozens…

  • More funding available to reduce climate change effects on agriculture

    More funding available to reduce climate change effects on agriculture Funds totaling $2 million are available through the third round of a grant program intended to help farms decrease their impact on the environment and prepare for weather events, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. Source: Times Unition More funding…

  • 7 students at Brockport college arrested in hazing probe

    7 students at Brockport college arrested in hazing probe BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Police say students who were part of an unrecognized fraternity at SUNY Brockport tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group’s house. Police say nine men, including seven students at the College…

  • Berkshires groups push for seasonal rail service

    Berkshires groups push for seasonal rail service A panel studying restoration of passenger rail service between New York City and Berkshire County, Mass., is considering a route that would take it through the Capital Region. The Berkshire Flyer would travel along Amtrak’s Empire Corridor to Rensselaer, then reverse direction…

  • Former Palace leader expected to take over Cohoes Music Hall

    Former Palace leader expected to take over Cohoes Music Hall Holly Brown, the former executive director of the Palace Theatre in Albany, is projected to become the new general manager of the Cohoes Music Hall when the City Council votes Tuesday on a proposed agreement between the city and…

  • Pearl Harbor Day still a vivid memory

    Pearl Harbor Day still a vivid memory ALBANY – The day which will live in infamy will always resonate with Barbara Bartholomew. She was in the car when she heard the news on the radio that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And all she could think of was her…

  • Lawmaker wants 'dreamers' to keep driver's licenses after program ends

    Lawmaker wants 'dreamers' to keep driver's licenses after program ends ALBANY — Proposed legislation would allow undocumented immigrants protected under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to keep their driver’s licenses after the program ends in March. Democratic Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda of the Bronx also backs a…

  • CEG study says R&D spending up at schools

    CEG study says R&D spending up at schools ALBANY – Local colleges and universities spent $562.4 million on research and development during fiscal 2016, according to research by the Center for Economic Growth in Albany, a 5.4 percent increase over the previous year, or $28 million. Source: Times Unition CEG…

  • Lethal heroin deal leads to prison for Saratoga Springs man

    Lethal heroin deal leads to prison for Saratoga Springs man ALBANY — A Saratoga Springs man who gave a lethal batch of heroin to a woman who later died of an overdose was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison. Matthew Charo pleaded guilty in the case in…

  • Polar vortex arctic blast headed for Capital Region

    Polar vortex arctic blast headed for Capital Region Albany Now might be the time to make sure the furnace is in good shape, as a Polar Vortex that has brought two bone-chilling winters to the Northeast this decade will be bringing an Arctic blast into the Capital Region next…