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Upstate New York officials who found out a planned natural gas pipeline could go through sites containing prehistoric artifacts have been barred from getting more details because of a federal law aimed at preventing looting.

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There were two major announcements Thursday at the University at Albany.

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Albany residents have a chance tonight to weigh in on a manual being drafted to make city streets safer.

The City of Albany and the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) are presenting the first of two public meetings to gather input into a policy and design manual that will lay down guidelines for the creation and installation of sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, crosswalks, road diets, traffic calming measures, bus pullouts and more.

Siena College today inaugurated Brother Ed Coughlin as its 11th president.

11th-Ward Council member Judd Krasher introduced legislation that would repeal Albany's new trash fee
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan revealed her proposed 2016 budget last night at City Hall.

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The skeletal remains of more than a dozen 18th-century African-American slaves unearthed in upstate New York a decade ago will be reburied.

Homecoming Tonight For "Nightmare Code" Director

Oct 1, 2015

A local filmmaker returns home tonight for a one-night screening of Nightmare Code, a psychological sci-fi thriller that looks at where technology could be taking us in the not too distant future. Mark Netter was raised in Delmar and attended Bethlehem Central High School before studying film and TV production at NYU. He is the director, co-writer and producer of Nightmare Code, which will be screened at the Spectrum in Albany.

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The University at Albany and Albany Law School have announced a deeper affiliation that officials say creates important new academic opportunities for students, novel research and grant prospects for faculty, and advances the region’s role as a leader in higher education and innovation.

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Pope Francis proclaimed the internet was a gift from God. Amanda Scarpinati might just be inclined to agree with that.  Scarpinati's four-decade search for a nurse who cared for her as an infant burn victim came to fruition in a matter of hours days, thanks to social media...

A former employee of an upstate New York college has been charged with stealing more than $250,000 in electronic items from the school.

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