Capital Region News
4:21 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Collar City Arson Watch

Credit Andrew Magill, flickr

Troy's Mayor and Chief of Police will meet with Lansingburgh residents tonight.   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.

The fires were set about 10 to 15 minutes apart in a 10-block radius in Lansingburgh. No one was hurt, but a vacant house on 3rd Avenue was extensively damaged.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:54 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: The Settler War In Palestine

Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the frontier was closed in the 20th century. Settler conflict with Native Americans over land and atrocities on both sides was continual. This isn’t the whole story but it is important.

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New York News
3:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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New England News
3:38 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Massachusetts Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The Book Show #1357 - Joanna Rakoff

    At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moved to New York City and took a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She was tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail.

Her memoir of that time is called: My Salinger Year.

Hudson Valley News
1:49 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Public Hearings Focus On DEC Proposal For Indian Point Summer Closures

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A proposal from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to force the closure of Indian Point during periods of the summer season to cut down on fish kills is the subject of public hearings Tuesday in Westchester County. Both sides say they want to protect the Hudson River, but the methods differ.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bob Goepfert: Saratoga Shakespeare's "MacBeth"

At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance.  Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

New Political Action Committee Formed In Vermont

Credit Vision to Action Vermont

A new political action committee has been formed in Vermont. Founders of the bi-partisan PAC plan to support candidates who will promote and advocate for fiscal responsibility.

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Capital Region News
12:33 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

CDTA Gets "Smart"

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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.

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Central New York News
12:32 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Utica College Students Visit Ancient Albanian Archaeological Site

Utica college students taking a class on osteology - the study of bones - in Albania's Butrint National Park
Credit Tom Crist

Earlier this summer, a group of students from Utica College and a few other schools spent three weeks at an ancient archeological site in southern Albania. It was the most recent group to take part in an unlikely collaboration between the college and a national park in a little known part of the world.

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