Capital Region News http://wamc.org en Luther "Ticky" Burden Fundraisers Set http://wamc.org/post/luther-ticky-burden-fundraisers-set <p>Former New York Knicks guard <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Burden" target="_blank">Luther "Ticky" Burden</a> has been diagnosed with a rare heart disease and is being treated at a Manhattan hospital. Two local fundraisers are being held to give the NBA star a helping hand.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 95626 at http://wamc.org Luther "Ticky" Burden Fundraisers Set Downtown Albany: Open For More Business http://wamc.org/post/downtown-albany-open-more-business <p></p><p>Vacant downtown Albany office buildings may soon be welcoming new tenants.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 95555 at http://wamc.org Downtown Albany: Open For More Business County Official: Move Residents Out Of Harm's Way http://wamc.org/post/county-official-move-residents-out-harms-way <p></p><p>Albany County Executive Dan McCoy &nbsp;wants people moved OUT of a neighborhood bordered by railroad tracks.</p><p>Ezra Prentice Homes consists of sixteen buildings and 179 units . Federalized in the mid 1980′s, the property sits right off I-787 &nbsp;and backs up to a railroad storage yard.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; McCoy has been pro-active in the battle against those so-called “oil trains” that carry crude and often park on rails near the buildings. He says it's not a matter of if an oil spill will happen, but rather a matter of when.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:16:09 +0000 Dave Lucas 95533 at http://wamc.org County Official: Move Residents Out Of Harm's Way Nano Deal Reconstituted http://wamc.org/post/nano-deal-reconstituted <p>Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chief Executive Officer Alain Kaloyeros today announced a three-way financing agreement for the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building currently under construction on the college’s Fuller Road campus.</p><p>The under-construction, $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — hence ZEN — that generates its own power.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 95516 at http://wamc.org Nano Deal Reconstituted Nano Deal Evaporates http://wamc.org/post/nano-deal-evaporates <p>Citing "misinformation in the media" that led to a "misunderstanding of the intent of the application," the Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering withdrew its application to the Albany County Industrial Development Agency for financing for a new building at the Washington Avenue complex.&nbsp;</p><p>The under-construction $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — or ZEN — that generates its own power. Although located in the Albany city limits, it will generate zero tax dollars.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 95436 at http://wamc.org Nano Deal Evaporates Albany Airport To Get Upgrade http://wamc.org/post/albany-airport-get-upgrade <p>Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.</p><p>U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:33:44 +0000 Dave Lucas 95463 at http://wamc.org Albany Airport To Get Upgrade Collar City Arson Watch http://wamc.org/post/collar-city-arson-watch <p></p><p>Troy's Mayor and Chief of Police will meet with Lansingburgh residents tonight.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mayor Lou Rosamilia and Police Chief John Tedesco will be at Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club 6:30 tonight for a Neighborhood Watch meeting - they're hoping to calm residents' fears and perhaps gain a little intel that will lead to the identification and arrest of an arsonist following a series of suspicious fires early Monday morning.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:42 +0000 Dave Lucas 95462 at http://wamc.org Collar City Arson Watch CDTA Gets "Smart" http://wamc.org/post/cdta-gets-smart <p>New technology and changing social norms are impacting public transportation. "Smart" devices, electric buses and smoking all are being scrutinized by the Capital District Transportation Authority.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:33:22 +0000 Dave Lucas 95421 at http://wamc.org CDTA Gets "Smart" Capital City Battles Blight, Aging Infrastructure http://wamc.org/post/capital-city-battles-blight-aging-infrastructure <p>Like so many other cities across the nation, Albany has had to deal with urban blight and aging infrastructure. When an old house along the city's storied Clinton Avenue crumbled, the mayor took immediate action.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:17:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 95180 at http://wamc.org Capital City Battles Blight, Aging Infrastructure EPA/Amtrak Train Emissions Public Meeting Tonight http://wamc.org/post/epaamtrak-train-emissions-public-meeting-tonight <p>Tonight, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck will host a public meeting to discuss Amtrak train emissions at the Rensselaer Rail Yard. The gathering is in response to residents' concerns about diesel smoke at the yard's Amtrak maintenance facility.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:37 +0000 Dave Lucas 95079 at http://wamc.org EPA/Amtrak Train Emissions Public Meeting Tonight