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A Rochester developer is seeking an $8 million tax break for its plan to rehabilitate dozens of blighted homes in Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas/WAMC

Absentee balloting has been the talk of Albany politics since the city’s Democratic primary in September.

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man and wounding three bystanders inside a crowded Albany nightclub last fall.

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An annual review by the office of New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found the city of Albany ranked among the most financially troubled municipalities in the state.

48 Hudson Avenue was built by Johannes van Ostrande in 1728 just outside the city's stockade walls and a few hundred yards from the old Fort Orange.
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The Historic Albany Foundation took ownership of 48 Hudson Avenue in 2013. Now, efforts to restore Albany's oldest building and someday transform it into a tourist attraction are ramping up — especially after the building next door was demolished after becoming unsafe. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently sat down with Foundation Executive Director Susan Herlands Holland.

The Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, NY is a non-profit organization that offers award-winning educational programming about the Shakers, their innovative spirit and their influence on American culture. The Society is actively concerned with preserving the integrity of the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District, site of America’s first Shaker settlement.

The Shaker Heritage Society will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration -- “Shaker Your Plate” on September 21st.

Here to tell us about that and more we welcome Starlyn D'Angelo, Executive Director of Shaker Heritage Society and board member and Chair of our Development Committee, Pilar Arthur Snead. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $1.4 million in funding for three energy-saving projects in Albany that officials say will help the city reduce greenhouse gas by 773 tons a year, saving $240,000 in annual energy costs.

St. Peter’s Hospital CEO Virginia Golden, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Acting Police Chief Bob Sears and other officials at Bethany Reformed Church, August 2017.
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An Albany not-for-profit has teamed up with the city to undertake a traffic study in a rapidly developing stretch. 

The Albany-Hudson Electric Trolley operated along the proposed trail corridor. The line transported millions of passengers over its three decades of service.
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The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail is a proposed 35-mile bicycling and pedestrian rail-trail path, running from the City of Rensselaer to the City of Hudson. Officials hope to have the trail operational by 2020.

A restored World War II B-17 bomber is making week-long stops in Plattsburgh and Albany during a 50-city tour across the U.S. and Canada.

Fire on Madison Avenue in Albany
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Fire officials in upstate New York say multiple historic buildings have been destroyed in a fire.

Authorities say the fire started around 9 p.m. on Madison Avenue near Lark Street in Albany. Crews from Watervliet and Troy assisted the Albany Fire Department in containing the blaze.

Riverkeeper patrol boat Capt. John Lipscomb

Albany and Troy have reportedly been dumping sewage into the Hudson River and not reporting it in a timely manner.

A plan to update Albany’s decades-old zoning code could be put on hold.

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Albany police are currently seeking more information about a shooting that occurred early Sunday.

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A public art project based on Albany’s famous canine resident and local landmark Nipper the Dog has taken off.

Residents of Albany are being invited to meet their refugee and immigrant neighbors at a panel discussion Thursday.

Anja Adriaans, founder of "FAN" – the Friendship Albany-Nijmegen Association.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The horrors of World War II and the humanity that emerged from it forever linked Albany with a city in northwestern Europe in a friendship forged with flowers.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

May Day has seen millions rally nationwide for worker and immigrant rights. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports from Albany’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

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The City of Albany is seeking input on a preliminary Request For Proposals (RFP) for a proposed solid waste transfer station.

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If you’ve been to Manhattan recently, you’ve probably noticed the blue Citi Bikes traveling along city streets. Now, CDTA is teaming up with CDPHP and a Brooklyn-based company to bring bike-sharing to the Capital Region. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard explains that customers will be able to choose where they’d like to see the bikes.

New York lawmakers are headed back to Albany to wrap up their work for the year.

The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to reconvene Monday to begin the last seven weeks of their annual legislative session. They've been on break for two weeks after blowing a key deadline and passing a $153 billion state budget several days late.

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Some new life could be in the cards for the old Tobin Packing Company grounds in West Albany.

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Police say a 27-year-old man has been fatally shot inside a car in Albany.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

When a water main breaks it can poke a hole in a municipal budget. Some local leaders are renewing their call for establishment of an emergency water infrastructure fund for New York.

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The once-Albany-based band Hand Habits returned this week as part of a tour behind a new record titled Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void), which was recently recognized by internet music publication Pitchfork.

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The Albany Symphony Orchestra unveiled its new season lineup Wednesday at the Palace Theatre.

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Nearly back-to-back weather systems in the last few days marked the return of typical Northeastern winter and its hallmarks: delays, closings, cancellations, snow emergencies and treacherous driving conditions.

Anti-abortion activists held rallies across the country yesterday, but many were met with counter-protestors.

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Many Albany residents were caught off-guard by the city's first significant snowfall in almost two years. They woke up today to find their cars had been towed away for non-compliance with snow emergency protocol.

The public focus on policymaking at the state Capitol has taken a backseat to the actions of the Trump Administration.  Almost from the minute the new President was inaugurated, his nonstop, frantic pace has captured the nation’s attention.

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