troy http://wamc.org en Shrinking Troy Could Lose HUD Funding http://wamc.org/post/shrinking-troy-could-lose-hud-funding <p></p><p>New York Senator Chuck Schumer was in Troy today to kick off his campaign to prevent the Department of Housing and Urban Development from reforming the Community Development Block Program in a way that would remove the Collar City from eligibility.</p><p>People count. A census tally of the number of residents that came up 54 citizens short could cost Troy funding the city has come to rely on.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 93268 at http://wamc.org Shrinking Troy Could Lose HUD Funding Lucas Confectionery and Browns Brewing http://wamc.org/post/lucas-confectionery-and-browns-brewing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s an exciting time for food and drink in Troy, NY and either of our next two guests would provide a great bite and beverage before or after an American Music Festival Event.</p><p><a href="http://www.lucasconfectionery.wordpress.com/">Lucas Confectionery</a> in Downtown Troy wine bar that also features craft beer, coffee drinks, cheeses, small plates, confections and desserts. Their setting pays tribute to the building’s confectionery history, using reclamation materials to create a design inspired by the industrial era of the City of Troy. The Grocery offers a wide range of quality cured meats and artisan cheeses. Craft beer, wine by the glass, baked goods, snacks, pasta, and local sauces are also available, along with daily household items. Both Lucas Confectionery and The Grocery are owned by Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They join us along with Kelly Brown, Greg Stacy, and Paul Minbiole from <a href="http://www.brownsbrewing.com/">Brown’s Brewing</a> in Troy. They have been brewing and serving dependable Ales &amp; Lagers from the Hudson Valley since 1993.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90462 at http://wamc.org Lucas Confectionery and Browns Brewing The Arts Center Of The Capital Region http://wamc.org/post/arts-center-capital-region-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.artscenteronline.org/">The Arts Center of the Capital Region</a> engages people in the creative experience – they are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation through classes, camps, exhibits, and presentations.</p><p>This past Monday night, The Arts Center hosted a screening of the 2004 documentary - Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie, as part of the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/americanmusicfestival/">Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival</a>.</p><p>Christopher Marblo is the President of The Arts Center of the Capital Region and he joins us now to tell us what is new and upcoming.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90459 at http://wamc.org The Arts Center Of The Capital Region Joan Tower http://wamc.org/post/joan-tower <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Composer Joan Tower, began writing music in 1956 at the age of 18. Orchestras around the world have played her works. She is currently Asher Edelman Professor of Music at Bard College, where she has taught since 1972.</p><p>Tower is widely regarded as one of the most important American composers living today. She has made lasting contributions to musical life in the United States as composer, performer, conductor, and educator. Her works have been commissioned by major ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including the Emerson, Tokyo, and Muir quartets and the orchestras of Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.</p><p>She also has worked with amazing soloists, including: Carol Wincenc, David Shifrin, John Browning and Dame Evelyn Glennie who will be performing Tower’s Strike Zones for Percussion and Orchestra for Saturday night’s festival concert.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90461 at http://wamc.org Joan Tower Troy Police: City Will Be Safe And Secure This Saturday Night http://wamc.org/post/troy-police-city-will-be-safe-and-secure-saturday-night <p>After a series of shootings, residents of Troy are being assured they'll be safe this weekend.</p><p></p><p>Officials in Troy invite you to come downtown over the weekend. There will be more police presence and visibility, especially around the vicinity of 4th and Congress streets, near Kokopellis nightclub, the scene of a January melee, and home to Gino's Pizza, where a gunman sprayed five customers with shots during the wee hours this past Sunday. The victims all survived, and police aim to reassure citizens it's safe to visit the Collar City.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:02:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 89486 at http://wamc.org Troy Police: City Will Be Safe And Secure This Saturday Night Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall http://wamc.org/post/schumer-fema-ok-67m-troy-seawall <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at Troy's Hudson River waterfront this morning to call for $6.7 million in federal spending to reinforce the Collar City's seawall.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly approve $6.7 million in federal funds for much-needed repairs and improvements to the Troy seawall, which was severely damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene three years ago.&nbsp; “We’re gonna fight hard for it.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:20:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 88251 at http://wamc.org Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues http://wamc.org/post/capital-region-mayors-discuss-housing-issues <p>Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.</p><p>The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities &amp; Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:15:43 +0000 Lucas Willard 88016 at http://wamc.org Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues FBI Backs Away From Troy PD Investigation http://wamc.org/post/fbi-backs-away-troy-pd-investigation <p>The FBI has elected NOT to investigate a Capital Region police force.</p><p>The FBI has no interest in looking into Troy Police involved in the<a href="http://wamc.org/post/incident-kokopellis-finding-racism-where-some-say-there-none" target="_blank"> January 25th brawl at Kokopellis</a> Night Club.</p><p>Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says he was notified by officials from the bureau on Tuesday that they will not be investigating the actions of the police officers who responded to a call from the club.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:39:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 86836 at http://wamc.org FBI Backs Away From Troy PD Investigation Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty http://wamc.org/post/troy-housing-authority-employees-guilty <p></p><p></p><p>New York State officials have announced guilty pleas by former Troy Housing authority employees.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:54:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 86046 at http://wamc.org Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy http://wamc.org/post/rensco-chamber-first-tenant-proctors-troy <p></p><p>A Troy landmark has a new lease on life and a new tenant.</p><p>Proctor's was built in the early 20th century for vaudeville performances by Capital District entrepreneur Frederick F. Proctor, who built another theater with his name in nearby Schenectady. The theater flourished for decades, but closed in 1977. The city of Troy acquired the property through foreclosure a year later.</p><p>In the early 2000s, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acquired the building, hoping to use it partially for office space while keeping the theater.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84781 at http://wamc.org RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy