Capital Region News

Capital Region News
3:55 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Shots Fired... Albany Reacts

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Shaken by yet another round of gun crime in Albany, elected officials, community leaders and private citizens gathered together for a downtown brainstorming session Tuesday.

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3:36 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Free TV In Jeopardy

The picture is fuzzy as to whether the FCC will pull the plug on some over-the-air TV stations.
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The U.S. government is auctioning off chunks of the broadcast spectrum - which could force some local television stations off the air, onto cable.

The same federal government cited in that ubiquitous "Buy Clear TV" commerical is planning to pull the rug out from under at least some of that "free over the air tv" ---

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12:15 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Nov. 1 In Albany

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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:

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4:59 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

The Madison Goes LIVE!

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Albany's Madison Theater is going to feature live performances.
 

The Madison Theater's  live entertainment venue will open Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.

Dan Laiosa is the Madison's general manager. He says "It's the final phase of our renovations at the theater"

The opening show features live jazz from the Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet.

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12:34 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

The Rescue Of Ladder 1

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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."   

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7:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Gun-Toting Student Arrested In Albany

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Two Albany City School District employees are being let go after allowing a student carrying a loaded gun into school even though he set off a metal detector.

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12:28 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Albany Group Plans To Occupy The Future

Occupy organizer Daniel Plaat, at the Social Justice Center in Albany, October 19, 2014.
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Key personnel  with Occupy Albany gathered late Sunday afternoon to reflect on the past, present and future of the movement.

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4:21 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Monolith Solar Expanding To Slingerlands

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.

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9:10 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Albany Law Dean Will Step Down

There’s a change atop Albany Law School.

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.

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9:04 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Anti-Casino Voices Strong In East Greenbush, Schenectady

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.

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