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Police say a protest today could tie up traffic in downtown Albany.

The City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development and the Capital District Transportation Committee are hosting a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of Washington Avenue near the University of Albany’s uptown campus.

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An Albany-area postal center has reopened after three postal workers were sickened when they encountered an unknown substance.  

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The parent company that runs the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany is suing hip-hop group Migos stemming from a melee at a 2015 concert.

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The city of Albany is getting more than $3 million in state funding to turn a lightly traveled interstate ramp into an elevated park giving pedestrians and bicyclists access to the Hudson River.

"We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best." ~ Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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A blast of snow for some, a wintry mix for others. Officials across upstate New York are scrambling to meet the challenge of the latest storm.

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Although city voters kept Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a second term in November, Albany is losing a city hall fixture in the new year. Carolyn McLaughlin was elected to the Albany Common Council in 1997, representing the Second Ward. The Democrat most recently served as Common Council President, a city-wide office, capping a public service career that spans two decades. McLaughlin, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor, is being succeeded by Common Council President-elect Corey Ellis. McLaughlin sat down this week with WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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A former city of Albany employee has been found guilty of killing two 23-year-old women.

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Albany police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at Levels Banquet Hall on North Pearl Street around 2:45 a.m.

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If an ambitious project in the works to transform a section of Albany's New Scotland Avenue across the street from St. Peter's Hospital comes to fruition, it  would rival development that has sprung up farther down the avenue around Albany Medical Center.

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In an era of online shopping, bare downtowns and big box stores, Albany County Legislators and local leaders gathered Tuesday to honor a brick-and-mortar business celebrating its 150th year in Albany.

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Albany police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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