Television viewers in the Albany area may have been checking to see if they were on the right channel as familiar local news personalities began showing up on other stations.
Two Capital Region TV stations have merged their news departments. Amy Cutler is one of WTEN ABC News 10's on-screen reporters now doing double-duty appearing on Fox's WXXA. Viewers got their first hint something was happening in December when Cutler appeared on Fox23 covering the Sandy Hook School Shooting in Connecticut.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Uncle Sam statues will begin popping up this spring in the upstate New York city that lays claim to being the birthplace of the iconic symbol for the United States.
Thirty white fiberglass statues depicting a man with a goatee and wearing a tall hat were delivered last week to downtown Troy. Artists will decorate the life-sized statues, which will be installed on Troy streets in April.
Dr. Susan Scrimshaw, president of The Sage Colleges, congratulates bestselling author Anna Quindlen as she receives an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at The Sage Colleges' 95th Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 2012.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Capital District college plans to establish a new education center in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was a doctoral candidate in the college's educational leadership program.
Hochsprung, five other educators and 20 children were killed in the Dec. 14 mass shooting at the school in Newtown, Conn.
Flanked by the avatar of IBM's Watson computer, IBM Research Scientist Dr. Chris Welty (left) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Naveen Sundar discuss potential new ways the famous computer could be used. IBM donated a version of its Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university in the world to receive such a system. Rensselaer students and faculty will explore new uses for Watson and ways to deepen its cognitive computing capabilities
In 2011, IBM's Watson supercomputer made national television history when it appeared on the "Jeopardy" program and knocked out two of the show's top champions. Now, the computer is in college.
RPI is the first university in the world to receive a Watson computer system from IBM - Just like the flesh-and-blood students who will work on it, Watson left home to sharpen its skills. Course work will include English and math. It will spend three years in Troy.
A reminder for motorists using the Dunn Memorial Bridge to cross the Hudson River .
Beginning Monday, lanes on the Dunn Memorial Bridge will be closed so workers can remove safety screening that was installed back in 2011 to protect peregrine falcon nesting boxes while construction crews worked nearby.
Electric technology has come full circle in two different ways affecting two upstate communities.
A power generation station in Columbia County that dates back to the 19th century has been restored to service. The Stuyvesant Hydro Electric Station came back online in December providing power to National Grid, albeit on a temporary basis. The facility is nearly completely rehabilitated.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines.
The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.