The public is invited to a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis research.
The historic Fort Orange Club in the heart of downtown Albany is hosting "Autumn Mix and Mingle," to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donna Clark is executive director of the foundation. She says the November 1st event is an adults-only evening of wine and beer tasting and great food selection, and all for a good cause:
It is being hailed as a "win-win" for citizens and government: the final curtain in Albany's "battle to save Ladder 1."
In an effort to balance her 2015 budget, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan proposed shaving a million dollars in annual expenses by eliminating Ladder 1 from service in the South End, where it would be first responder to any oil train disaster. Firefighters and their union were up in arms. "The South Station will remain open."
Monolith Solar, which engineers, designs and installs solar energy modules is expanding in the Capital Region.
Monolith will build its new headquarters, and research and development and manufacturing facility in the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands. The project will create 76 new jobs. Monolith also plans to install a solar farm on site, producing enough electricity to power most of the tech park.
The President and Dean of Albany Law School is stepping down. Penny Andrews made the announcement Tuesday; she'll stay on through the end of the 2014-15 school year and is expected to aid in the strategic plan for the college's future. Andrews did not elaborate. Professor Alicia Ouellette, former associate dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life, will serve as the interim dean.
Anti-casino activists in East Greenbush are anxiously awaiting a town zoning vote scheduled for tonight. Meanwhile, anti-casino forces in Schenectady remain steadfast in their opinion the historic Stockade neighborhood is no place for a gaming hall.
Albany firefighters, incensed over Mayor Kathy Sheehan's budget proposal that would eliminate Ladder 1, have kicked their public awareness campaign to save the company up a few notches.
On October 1st, Mayor Sheehan released her 2015 spending plan for the city. Her plans to shutter Ladder 1, located near the Port of Albany and neighborhoods bordering tracks used by "oil trains," did not go over well with firefighters.
The firefighters, who last year responded to more than 22,000 calls for help, fear taking Ladder 1 out of service will imperil the entire city.