• Siena men's basketball takes on Yale Wednesday

    Siena men's basketball takes on Yale Wednesday
    The Saints (2-2) decided to take on the challenge in the first game of a two-year contract, with the Bulldogs (2-2) returning the trip to Albany next season.“James has done a great job,’’ Maciariello said. “They’re a tough team. They took Oklahoma State to the wire (in a 64-57 loss in Stillwater, Okla. on Sunday). … But we want to play against the best and that’s what you have to do if you want to build a program and get to where we want to get.”S
  • On eve of historic impeachment vote, a weekend break

    On eve of historic impeachment vote, a weekend break
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi left the nation's capital and headed back to upstate New York, ready to spend the weekend with a stack of transcripts, mulling over what may be the most important decision of his political career.The Utica-area Democrat is one of just a handful of members of Congress who had not made up their minds over whether to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald J. Trump. After the House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to approve
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  • Town settles over refusal to process same-sex marriage request

    Town settles over refusal to process same-sex marriage request
    The Town of Root in Montgomery County has reached a settlement with the Cuomo administration over the town clerk’s refusal in 2018 to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple.The New York State Division of Human Rights reached the settlement agreement with the town, which will pay a $20,000 civil fine and penalty to the state. The Town of Root also agreed to adopt new non-discrimination policies ensuring equal opportunity to obtain a marriage license, to train employees on the relevan
  • Chilean crash a reminder of challenges faced by 109th Airlift Wing

    Chilean crash a reminder of challenges faced by 109th Airlift Wing
    SCHENECTADY — For several decades, members of the 109th Airlift Wing have  been providing logistical support to research efforts at the South Pole without any major mishaps, according to Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara at the Stratton Air National Guard Base.But that’s not to say the Air National Guard members don’t realize the inherent risks and dangers that come with the  job. A tragic reminder of the peril  came with the deadly crash earlier this week of a C
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  • Chilean crash a reminder of challenges also faced by 109th Airlift Wing

    Chilean crash a reminder of challenges also faced by 109th Airlift Wing
    SCHENECTADY — For several decades, members of the 109th Airlift Wing have  been providing logistical support to research efforts at the South Pole without any major mishaps, according to Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara at the Stratton Air National Guard Base.But that’s not to say the Air National Guard members don’t realize the inherent risks and dangers that come with the  job. A tragic reminder of the peril  came with the deadly crash earlier this week of a C
  • UAlbany still working toward full roster for America East play

    UAlbany still working toward full roster for America East play
    As they prepared Friday afternoon for their final nonconference home test, and their last game in SEFCU Arena for four weeks, the University at Albany basketball coaches and staff looked ahead at what they hope will be in place when America East play begins in January.That would be a full roster of available players.The Great Danes (5-6), on a three-game losing streak, play host to Niagara at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sophomore forwards Adam Lulka (ankle) and Malachi de Sousa (knee) have returned to the
  • Colonie's Blessings Tavern reopens 3 years after devastating fire

    Colonie's Blessings Tavern reopens 3 years after devastating fire
    Blessing's Tavern reopened Wednesday for the first time in three years after a car ran into restaurant causing it to start on fire. The restaurant has been open since 1950, and is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Colonie.
  • Schenectady downtown revitalization group will meet

    Schenectady downtown revitalization group will meet
    The first meeting of the Local Planning Committee for Schenectady Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, at SUNY Schenectady in the Elston Hall Lally Mohawk Room.
  • A missed mono diagnosis cost a former Capital Region teen her life

    A missed mono diagnosis cost a former Capital Region teen her life
    Ariana Delfs, a 17-year-old Florida girl who grew up in the Capital Region, died suddenly last weekend of complications from mononucleosis, also known as mono or the kissing disease. Her parents say her doctors missed the symptoms, and want to raise awareness of mono's rare but serious side effects.
  • Federal judge dismisses Merola's challenge to Green Light measure

    Federal judge dismisses Merola's challenge to Green Light measure
    ALBANY — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola's legal challenge to the state's new Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented individuals to obtain driver’s licenses.Merola had been seeking a preliminary injunction blocking the law, formally known as the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, from going into effect on Saturday.The 17-page decision by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe did not address the core issues surrounding the law,
  • ValleyCats president: Minor-league baseball "unified" after meetings

    ValleyCats president: Minor-league baseball "unified" after meetings
    Major League Baseball has put forth a controversial proposal to reduce the number of affiliated minor-league teams from 160 to 118. The Troy-based ValleyCats are reported to be safe under this plan, circulated to public officials. Several U.S. representatives have formed a bipartisan Save Minor League Baseball Task Force."I have not seen the plan, and it's been told to us that we're not on the cut list,'' said Murphy. He stressed he hasn't focused on that list because nothing is finalized.Murphy
  • National Grid doesn't want geothermal developer to have 'party' status in pipeline debate

    National Grid doesn't want geothermal developer to have 'party' status in pipeline debate
    ALBANY — National Grid wants to keep a geothermal company as well as several environmental groups from being designated as "interested parties” as the state deliberates on whether to clear the way for the development of a 7-mile gas pipeline between Albany and Rensselaer counties.National Grid wants approval from the state Public Service Commission to build its E37 gas line under the Hudson River between Bethlehem and East Greenbush, saying it would fill a gap in its regional pipelin
  • Volunteers sought for holiday housing miracle in Wilton

    Volunteers sought for holiday housing miracle in Wilton
    WILTON – Every holiday season, The Giving Circle looks to perform a miracle.But this year, it needs help. The nonprofit is seeking carpenters, plumbers and electricians as well as painters and anyone who can work on demolition to make a family’s new home accessible to their wheelchair bound daughter.
  • Father of Missing Toddler Named Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources

    Father of Missing Toddler Named Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources
    The father of a missing 1-year-old Ansonia girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert has been named a suspect in the investigation into the homicide of the girl’s mother, two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to NBC Connecticut.
  • Man, 60, injured in fall from roof of Delmar church

    Man, 60, injured in fall from roof of Delmar church
    BETHLEHEM — A man received serious head injuries after falling from the roof of St. Stephens Church in Delmar on Friday afternoon.
  • Man, 60, injured in fall from Delmar church's roof

    Man, 60, injured in fall from Delmar church's roof
    BETHLEHEM — A man received serious head injuries after falling from the roof of St. Stephens Church in Delmar on Friday afternoon.
  • Capital Region Gives: Special Olympics NY launches workforce development program in Albany

    Capital Region Gives: Special Olympics NY launches workforce development program in Albany
    Special Olympics New York is expanding its leadership program for athletes by adding a workforce development component this spring.The organization is partnering with New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID), which is a nonprofit dedicated to creating jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities. There would be classroom activities to teach students how to prepare for job interviews and write a resume, and then a process where NYSID tries to match them up with different corporate partn
  • 12-year-old's death investigated in Columbia County

    12-year-old's death investigated in Columbia County
    AUSTERLITZ -- Columbia County sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a 12-year-old in the town of Austerlitz.Sheriff David P. Bartlett said at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 the sheriff's office responded to a Route 9 home to assist EMS with an emergency medical call involving the child.Deputies and State Police assisted emergency medical personnel with medical care until the Chatham Rescue Squad took the child to the Columbia Memorial Hospital.  The child was later taken to the Albany
  • UAlbany faces $11.4 million deficit

    UAlbany faces $11.4 million deficit
    ALBANY — Students and faculty members at the University at Albany rallied on Monday for greater state investment in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and protested rising tuition costs.UAlbany is facing an $11.4 million hole in the school's budget, which college leaders say stems largely from lower than expected enrollment numbers. A spokesman for the university noted that the decline in international enrollment,  16 percent in the last academic year, may have had an outs
  • UAlbany copes with $11.4 million deficit

    UAlbany copes with $11.4 million deficit
    ALBANY — Students and faculty members at the University at Albany rallied on Monday for greater state investment in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and protested rising tuition costs.UAlbany is facing an $11.4 million hole in the school's budget, which college leaders say stems largely from lower than expected enrollment numbers. A spokesman for the university noted that the decline in international enrollment,  16 percent in the last academic year, may have had an outs
  • Longer stretch of Watervliet's 19th St. closed after pipe bursts

    Longer stretch of Watervliet's 19th St. closed after pipe bursts
    WATERVLIET - A water-main break closed a portion of 19th Street on Friday.The street, which runs through the heart of Watervliet's business district, is closed between Fourth and Fifth avenues, police said. The street carries Route 2 between Colonie and the Congress Street Bridge in Troy.
  • Burst pipe closes portion of 19th Street in Watervliet

    Burst pipe closes portion of 19th Street in Watervliet
    WATERVLIET - A water-main break closed a portion of 19th Street on Friday.The street, which runs through the heart of Watervliet's business district, is closed between Fourth and Fifth avenues, police said. The street carries Route 2 between Colonie and the Congress Street Bridge in Troy.
  • Ex-NBA Commissioner Has Emergency Surgery After Brain Hemorrhage in Midtown Restaurant

    Ex-NBA Commissioner Has Emergency Surgery After Brain Hemorrhage in Midtown Restaurant
    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage while having lunch not far from league headquarters. The league had no update on his condition Friday. The 77-year-old Stern underwent the operation at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital after he was stricken at a midtown restaurant. Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA’s longest-tenured commissioner...
  • Police: Woman Stabs Husband, Herself in New Jersey Casino

    Police: Woman Stabs Husband, Herself in New Jersey Casino
    A woman was hospitalized under police guard Friday after authorities said she stabbed her husband and herself in a casino hotel. Security at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City received a call about an argument on Wednesday morning and they called police after going to the room. Officers found a husband and wife from Edison had sustained serious stab wounds. Detectives...
  • Winter weather advisory north of the Capital District

    Winter weather advisory north of the Capital District
    If you're traveling north of the Capital District, a winter weather advisory has been issued for the northern Mohawk Valley into the Adirondacks as well as the Green Mountains.This is in effect from 1:00 this afternoon until midnight tonight.
  • Afternoon weather update: Some slippery travel

    Afternoon weather update: Some slippery travel
    If you're traveling north of the Capital District, a winter weather advisory has been issued for the northern Mohawk Valley into the Adirondacks as well as the Green Mountains.This is in effect from 1:00 this afternoon until midnight tonight.
  • Police: Fireworks found in Clifton Park mailbox

    Police: Fireworks found in Clifton Park mailbox
    CLIFTON PARK - An explosive device was found Wednesday in a mailbox at a home on LaCosta Drive, a street that is a short distance from the home where a child was injured by a package bomb on Christmas Eve 1996.So far, State Police say they have no evidence that links the package of commercial fireworks that was wrapped in duct tape and left in the mailbox on LaCosta Drive with the notorious bombing on nearby Timber Terrace that left then 10-year-old Jordan Reardon with cuts and burns over 27 per
  • Explosive device found in Clifton Park mailbox

    Explosive device found in Clifton Park mailbox
    CLIFTON PARK - An explosive device was found Wednesday in a mailbox at a home on LaCosta Drive, a street that is a short distance from the home where a child was injured by a package bomb on Christmas Eve 1996.So far, State Police say they have no evidence that links the package of commercial fireworks that was wrapped in duct tape and left in the mailbox on LaCosta Drive with the notorious bombing on nearby Timber Terrace that left then 10-year-old Jordan Reardon with cuts and burns over 27 per
  • Discovery of explosive device echoes notorious Clifton Park bombing

    Discovery of explosive device echoes notorious Clifton Park bombing
    CLIFTON PARK - An explosive device was found Wednesday in a mailbox at a home on LaCosta Drive, a street that is a short distance from the home where a child was injured by a package bomb on Christmas Eve 1996.So far, State Police say they have no evidence that links the package of commercial fireworks that was wrapped in duct tape and left in the mailbox on LaCosta Drive with the notorious bombing on nearby Timber Terrace that left then 10-year-old Jordan Reardon with cuts and burns over 27 per
  • Pros: Man Charged in NYC Drug Packaging Mill Threw Toxic Fentanyl Powder at Cop

    Pros: Man Charged in NYC Drug Packaging Mill Threw Toxic Fentanyl Powder at Cop
    Seven people are facing charges of operating a fentanyl packaging operation in New York City — and one the accused is also facing assault charges for allegedly throwing toxic fentanyl at a police officer, prosecutors and law enforcement officials announced Friday. Members of the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force, Group Z-21, obtained a search warrant for a...

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