Capital Region News

Capital Region News
5:36 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Amber Alert Canceled After Body Of Missing 5-Year-Old Found

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UPDATE: 19-year old Arrested On Murder Charge

New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.

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Capital Region News
6:14 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

ALCO Tunnels Pique Anti-Casino Group's Concern

The corner of Erie Blvd. and Nott St., where the Schenectady casino would be located.
Credit David Giacalone

A Schenectady anti-casino group's environmental objection to the proposed Electric City casino site has fallen on deaf ears, as the state's Gaming Facility Location Board moves ahead with plans to announce its decision Wednesday in Albany.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Public Hearing Scheduled For Toxic Toy Bill

Researchers found a dozen toys on store shelves containing lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and more – toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancers, cognitive impairments and hyperactivity.
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A growing national awareness of dangerous, or so-called "toxic," toys on store shelves has sparked debate over how to protect children from products containing harmful substances.  The spotlight is shining on New York State, as local governments try to deal with the issue.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Rail Inspectors Discover Numerous Critical Safety Defects

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced completion of the latest round of targeted crude oil tank car and rail inspections.

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Capital Region News
4:39 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Piece Of Americana At Troy's Victorian Stroll

A piece of Americana is on display this weekend in the Collar City.

Gramercy Communications says it will display the original newspaper copy of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” at its open house between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the Troy Victorian Stroll on Sunday, December 7th.

Gramercy's offices are located at the former home of the Troy Sentinel newspaper, which operated at 225 River Street between 1823 and 1832 and carried the first publication of “Account of a Visit from Saint Nicholas” on December 23, 1823.

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Capital Region News
12:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Albany, Troy Councils Act On 2015 Budgets

Credit Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

On deadline day, the Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s 2015 budget last night. The proposed $176 million budget was approved by an 11-4 margin. But across the river, city councilors in Troy chose not to bring an amended spending plan to a vote last night.

Albany's budget comes with a 1.4 percent tax hike for taxpayers. It stays under the 2 percent cap, so homeowners will get a full rebate through Governor Cuomo’s tax cap initiative.

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Capital Region News
8:22 am
Tue December 2, 2014

A Night Of Action On Albany And Troy Budgets

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The Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s 2015 budget last night. The proposed $176 million budget was approved by an 11-4 margin after some stumbles last week when the Council tabled the vote. The meeting closed a $15 million budget deficit by making more than $5 million in recurring cuts. The mayor’s first budget was approved on deadline day.

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Capital Region News
10:38 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Albany Budget Passes

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Tonight, the City of Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s first city budget, a proposed $176 million budget for 2015.

“This is a fiscally responsible budget that controls taxes, prioritizes public safety, and invests in the future of all our neighborhoods,” Mayor Sheehan said, “and I’d like to thank the Common Council for working together and their overwhelming support of the budget.”

The budget was passed by an 11-4 margin.

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Capital Region News
12:03 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Albany, Troy Down To The Wire In Budget Processes

In early October, the mayors of Albany and Troy released their 2015 budget proposals. The road from introduction to enactment has been a rocky one for both municipalities.

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Capital Region News
4:56 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Across America, it is a week of dichotomy. For many, Thursday means a massive feast, but Thanksgiving also helps shed light on the 17 percent of Americans who struggle with food insecurity. Faith groups, low-income residents, anti-hunger groups, and Congressman Paul Tonko assembled today in Albany at Emmanuel Baptist Church for the annual Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger.

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