Capital Region News

Saratoga
4:24 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

2013 Saratoga Jazz Festival Line-up

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the lineup for the 36th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, one of the most celebrated and longest running jazz events in the world.

Two-days and two-stages of live, world class jazz comes to Saratoga at the end of June. SPAC President and Executive Director Marcia White says this year's roster of artists is nothing short of electrifying.

The jazz festival will be held on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The festival will be topped off by a fireworks display

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Capital Region News
3:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Safer Streets For Albany

Safe streets are the goal of every major city. Albany is no exception, as details begin to surface regarding plans to improve traffic flow while accomodating pedestrians and cyclists. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Capital Region News
12:19 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Capture The Energy Conference in Troy

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Credit WAMC Dave Lucas

Business and energy industry leaders have gathered in Troy for the two-day "Capture the Energy" conference.

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA helped sponsor the event, organized by New York Best, a consortium of government, academia and private industry focused on developing the energy storage industry in New York State.

Michael Field is with the Raymond Corporation in Green, New York just North of Binghamton. He says with new technologies, those new jobs will come.

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Capital Region News
11:21 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Trouble With Wind Turbines

Residents in one Columbia County community have had it with wind turbines:  neighbors along Carson Road on Winchell Mountain in Ancram say they've been awakened in the middle of the night by noises as loud as foghorns or hovering helicopters, so intense that the windows in their houses rattle.

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Capital Region News
8:36 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Man Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

  Police on Monday arrested a man who took a concealed gun into the Doane Stuart School.  

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Capital Region News
5:02 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Albany Academy Celebrates 200th Anniversary

This afternoon Albany Academy launched a 15-month bicentennial celebration.  The symbolic chiming of the clock tower bells, rung for the first time in 84 years, commemorated the beginning of a third century of education at the Albany Academies. Students, parents, faculty and alumni gathered at the Boy's School Front Circle to mark the 200th anniversary.

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Catskills
7:50 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill

  

Looking for something to do today? A Cinderella story of sorts is taking place this weekend in the Catskills. 

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Capital Region News
7:43 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Housing Board May Face Re-organization

Saratoga County is highlighted in red.
Credit wikipedia.org

There's trouble ahead for a local Housing authority. 

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Capital Region News
12:02 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

UAlbany & Capital Region Leaders Support New SUNY Capital Plan Request

UAlbany President Robert Jones
Credit WAMC/Dave Lucas

The new president of the University at Albany is appealing to Capital Region business and community leaders to support a new five-year funding plan.

President Robert Jones presented a plan that calls for $293 million over five years for critically important capital improvements, renovations, and upgrades to the university’s aging campus facilities, spanning more than 5.8 million square feet.  He says the revitalization and renewal plan will preserve the university’s existing infrastructure while creating an estimated 2,500 Capital Region jobs.

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Capital Region News
6:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge - Saratoga jobs up in 2012

New statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that from June 2011 to June 2012 Saratoga County experienced the largest employment growth in New York State at 3.1 percent, with strong job growth in manufacturing and leisure and hospitality.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge for his reaction to the positive numbers

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