• New York Prepares for Two More Regions to Open

    New York Prepares for Two More Regions to Open
    With the Mid-Hudson and Long Island regions set to reopen this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced new safety measures for public transit in those areas.
  • Big hospitals got millions in federal aid. One area practice got $87

    Big hospitals got millions in federal aid. One area practice got $87
    During the pandemic, Adam Favro, a chiropractor in Saratoga Springs, watched his patient caseload drop from about 100 patients a week to roughly 20, as he changed operations to maintain social distancing and hygiene.He limited the amount of staff at his practice, Turning Point Chiropractic, and had to furlough his associate doctor. When a check arrived in April with federal funds meant to help keep physicians afloat, Favro received $87.
  • Congressional candidate says donations in her name are ID theft

    Congressional candidate says donations in her name are ID theft
    ALBANY - Congressional candidate Liz Joy says she is once again being harassed, this time due to illegal contributions that were made in her name to left-leaning causes.Joy, who is challenging U.S. Rep Paul Tonko for New York’s 20th district on the Republican line in November, said that donations were made in her name to the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations, Black Lives Matter and Act-Blue, a fundraising site for democratic campaigns and progressive causes.
  • Former Siena great Ronald Moore playing in bubble

    Former Siena great Ronald Moore playing in bubble
    Moore, a point guard who is Siena's all-time leader with 823 assists, is playing for Men of Mackey in the $1 million, winner-take-all tournament. His team is scheduled to play Heartfire (featuring former Schenectady star Mark Lyons) in the first round on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
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  • New land in Saratoga County will create snowmobile trail, and more connections between parks

    New land in Saratoga County will create snowmobile trail, and more connections between parks
    Almost 5,000 acres of forest land in northern Saratoga County will be protected from development with completion last week of an agreement between local communities, the Open Space Institute and a private, German-based timber company.
    In addition to protecting the woodlands, the  Boeselager Working Forest” agreement paves the way for a long-sought snowmobile trail from Corinth to Great Sacandaga Lake and it protects a prime moose habitat.
  • Airport in line for $4.15M for jet bridge improvements

    Airport in line for $4.15M for jet bridge improvements
    COLONIE — The Albany International Airport will receive $4.15 million in federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation for various safety and quality improvement projects, according to an announcement from U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer.The money will be used to remove the over-the-wing portion of two jet bridges used by Southwest Airlines in the C concourse, and the replacement of four older jet bridges in the A and B concourses, airport spokesman Dou
  • Allie B's owner remakes corner lot in Albany's West Hill as a message of hope

    Allie B's owner remakes corner lot in Albany's West Hill as a message of hope
    ALBANY – Kizzy Williams always wanted to own land. Something that was hers, a stepping stone to wealth, security and a future.
    Growing up in Harlem, the idea never seemed like a possibility. With New York City real estate prices, owning property was something for rich people, an unattainable dream. Visible but always out of reach.
    “Living in the projects, my family just didn’t own land,” she said.
  • Visitor ban takes toll on NY nursing home residents, loved ones

    Visitor ban takes toll on NY nursing home residents, loved ones
    Before the pandemic, Anne Heim made the 40-mile trek north from her home in Greene County to visit her brother in a nursing home about once a week.Capistran Heim, a Franciscan friar who spent over 50 years working as a missionary in Brazil for the Holy Name Province, is a resident of the Teresian House nursing home in Albany. He’s 86, blind and struggles to retain memories and details of his life due to dementia.Anne’s visits, consequently, had become a lifeline to both his
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  • Visitor ban takes toll on New York nursing home residents, loved ones

    Visitor ban takes toll on New York nursing home residents, loved ones
    Before the pandemic, Anne Heim made the 40-mile trek north from her home in Greene County to visit her brother in a nursing home about once a week.Capistran Heim, a Franciscan friar who spent over 50 years working as a missionary in Brazil for the Holy Name Province, is a resident of the Teresian House nursing home in Albany. He’s 86, blind and struggles to retain memories and details of his life due to dementia.Anne’s visits, consequently, had become a lifeline to both his
  • On reopening, states are on their own

    On reopening, states are on their own
    ALBANY – On Monday, New Jersey opened its indoor malls, welcoming customers back into the shopping monoliths for the first time in months.The same day, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered a coronavirus briefing from New York City – a metropolis just a stone’s throw away from its southern neighbor – where he doubled down on a decision to delay the reopening of malls in New York. He had initially included them in phase four of the state’s reopening plan but changed course
  • CDTA plans to phase in normal operations

    CDTA plans to phase in normal operations
    You'll soon see more buses on the streets of the Capital Region. CDTA said it plans to reopen services in phases, with most trunk routes returning to full service beginning Sunday, July 12.Other services will be phased in during the summer.Some trunk routes may actually see more service than previously, as the transit authority moves to increase capacity to permit social distancing among passengers.
  • Clifton Park girl's message in a bottle reached girl same age in North Carolina

    Clifton Park girl's message in a bottle reached girl same age in North Carolina
    CLIFTON PARK – A day at the beach has ended in what two girls from different states hope will be a lifelong friendship.On May 23, then 11-year-old Clifton Park resident Sofia Wilson tossed out a bottle into the ocean off the coast of Florida. It was found 10 days later, washed up on a North Carolina beach by another 11-year-old, Sarah Beth Walters.
  • Online tools meant to help socially isolated seniors

    Online tools meant to help socially isolated seniors
    A new effort to tackle the long-standing social isolation and loneliness problems that older adults, people with disabilities and veterans often experience, which has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, has been launched.It's called the MENTAL Health Challenge, being started by the federal Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to develop a software platform allowing individuals to access the right solutions for them, after dis
  • Capital Region Gives: Local Make-A-Wish chapter grants 1st wish since start of pandemic

    Capital Region Gives: Local Make-A-Wish chapter grants 1st  wish since start of pandemic
    COBLESKILL— Once the public began to realize the gravity of the novel coronavirus in March, Make-A-Wish decided to put a hold on all travel wishes. However, the organization is still working to fulfill local wishes.Most travel and other types wishes are presently on hold per the directive of Make-A-Wish America, affecting 50 wishes in the local chapter alone. But this doesn’t mean all wishes are put on pause. A Cobleskill teen who wanted a pool was still able to have her wish granted
  • Albany Med, Glens Falls Hospital affiliation takes effect

    Albany Med, Glens Falls Hospital affiliation takes effect
    Glens Falls Hospital is now officially part of the Albany Medical Center health system, the organizations announced this week.The hospitals agreed to form an affiliation in October 2019, and sought approval for the arrangement from the state Department of Health and Federal Trade Commission. They received the green-light earlier this year, and the affiliation formally took effect July 1.“Glens Falls Hospital has long been a partner in care with Albany Med,” said Steven Frisch, a seni
  • Work crews repair water-main break in Colonie

    Work crews repair water-main break in Colonie
    COLONIE — Repair crews were at the scene of a water-main break Friday morning on Central Avenue.The repairs were being made to a pipe under the road near the intersection with Reynolds Street.
  • Podcast: How a wooden phallus became the symbol of a Wilton man's fight with the town

    Podcast: How a wooden phallus became the symbol of a Wilton man's fight with the town
    Reporter Wendy Liberatore spares no detail in recounting the saga of a 7-foot pine penis sculpture that became the center of a Saratoga county squabble.Also in this episode, education reporter Rachel Silberstein talks about high school graduation ceremonies taking place in the region, and how some districts may not be following the rules.And real estate reporter Leigh Hornbeck takes us inside one of the region's most interesting buildings, the ornate Ballston Spa Village Hall.
  • Jason Gough's forecast: Scattered showers could lead to severe weather

    Jason Gough's forecast: Scattered showers could lead to severe weather
    An uninvited and "unforecasted" cluster of storms decided to fire up and spread south yesterday afternoon, throwing a lot of lightning and directing its wind to bring down some trees.
    While some may have been sticking pins in little Jason Gough dolls, I was doing my best George Carlin impression, adding more words to his "7 you can't say on television". Those environments can be tough to forecast, but that's of no consolation. I hate it when that happens.
    The forecast going forward will be bette
  • Two primary winners emerge in Albany area

    Two primary winners emerge in Albany area
    First Ward Councilwoman Sonia Frederick won her first primary election campaign after being appointed to her seat last December.
  • Siena's Brendan White stays confident amid minor league uncertainty

    Siena's Brendan White stays confident amid minor league uncertainty
    White, a 26th-round pick of the Detroit Tigers last year, is still in the game and plans on being around for a while.
  • Absent students key group for Capital Region census count

    Absent students key group for Capital Region census count
    ALBANY – When the coronavirus pandemic forced college students to head home in March leaving UAlbany’s uptown and downtown dorms as well as those at other Capital Region campuses empty will have a strong presence when the 2020 Census is tallied.Students, prisoners, nursing home residents and others living in group living quarters make up as much as 10 percent of local cities’ population.  They’re not the traditional resident neighbors think about when they consider w
  • Ex-Saratoga sheriff deputy faces additional charge for alleged child sex assault

    Ex-Saratoga sheriff deputy faces additional charge for alleged child sex assault
    A former Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy is facing an additional felony charge as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted two girls under the age of 13.
  • Ex-Saratoga deputy faces additional charge for alleged child sex assault

    Ex-Saratoga deputy faces additional charge for alleged child sex assault
    A former Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy is facing an additional felony charge as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted two girls under the age of 13.
  • Stewart's brings back Civility ice cream

    Stewart's brings back Civility ice cream
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops said Thursday it will bring  back  its Civility ice cream. The company said, "with a world divided, Stewart’s Shops thought everyone could use a scoop of Civility."Stewart’s Shops president Gary Dake said, “Nice people really do make people nicer," said Stewart's President Gary Dake. "In these uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone to be more respectful, courteous and kind to one another. A scoop of Civility ice cre
  • New York has collected 6k air-travel surveys but many ignoring request for info

    New York has collected 6k air-travel surveys but many ignoring request for info
    The state Department of Health on Thursday said government workers had collected more than 6,600 questionnaires from travelers who have landed at New York airports in the four days since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed a 14-day quarantine for people entering New York from states with high rates of coronavirus infections.But the effort to monitor the travelers and mandate compliance has not been seamless, with thousands of travelers declining to fill out the forms and at least one airline &mdash
  • New York state to open pools for July 4 weekend

    New York state to open pools for July 4 weekend
    New York state's public pools will open over the upcoming July 4 weekend, the governor's office announced.The pools will be opened under the conventional scheduled observed in the past by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, but social distancing rules will limit the number of people allowed in the pools.Visitors will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and sign-in with contact information in case health workers needed to trace contacts if any bathers beco
  • New health care manufacturer, Hometa, comes to Albany

    New health care manufacturer, Hometa, comes to Albany
    The subsidiary of a major Mexican health care manufacturer has chosen the Capital Region to open a new plant building medical  devices such as intravenous tubes, anti-microbial products and syringes.
  • Schenectady citing some for fireworks violations

    Schenectady citing some for fireworks violations
    SCHENECTADY - Amid mounting public pressure to crackdown on illegal fireworks, the city earlier this week prosecuted a person for the first time this summer for igniting illegal fireworks in public in violation of the city code.City Attorney Andrew Koldin said Jason Starks was arraigned Wednesday in City Court for not having the required permit to discharge fireworks in public, which the defendant subsequently pleaded guilty to, agreeing to pay a $200 fine to resolve the matter.
  • Iroquois Museum outdoor exhibit explores stereotypes

    Iroquois Museum outdoor exhibit explores stereotypes
    HOWES CAVE — For well more than a century, pop-culture representations of Native Americans have almost always been stereotypes. The savage warrior and the inscrutable pipe-smoker of the 19th century gave way to to the viciousness of mid-20th-century depictions of alcoholism, and today we Native Americans portrayed as shamans or nouveau riche, rolling in money from casinos and tax-free cigarettes. The Iroquois Indian Museum explores the limited roles given to Native Americans, who hail from
  • Reformer groups call for end to Cuomo's executive power

    ALBANY - Reformer groups have joined the calls to end Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive power given to him to respond to the global public health crisis.A letter penned Wednesday to Cuomo and state legislative leaders by Common Cause New York, NYPIRG, the League of Women Voters of New York and Reinvent Albany calls for the Legislature to pull back on Cuomo’s expanded power and restore the balance of power.

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