The terrorist group Islamic State has beheaded three Westerners held captive in the past month, including two Americans. Western Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says the United States should maintain its no ransom policy.
America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace.
John Dale was the Albany Police department's first black sergeant and lieutenant.
He became a detective and a supervisor, serving as Chief from 1989 to 1995. The Korean War combat veteran joined the force in 1958 as a ptrol officer and worked his way to the top. Albany activist Alice Green tells the Times Union Dale was well-liked and always cordial, even when they disagreed, and was often called upon to be a liaison between police and the city's black community. He received many awards for his police work and for his commitment to community. John Dale was 80.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in the headlines this week, after multiple allegations of child abuse surfaced. He faces charges in Texas for whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. His lawyers say the charges they’re unfounded, and Peterson, who was publicly subjected to corporal punishment as a child, is both defending his parenting skills and his place in the NFL.
LATHAM - A.R. Gurney is as much a historian as he is a playwright. His newest play, “Family Furniture,” being offered at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham through October 11, is a detailed portrait of life as it was lived in the 1950s.