Capital Region News

Capital Region News
12:36 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Capital Region Embraces 'National Take Back Day'

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Over the weekend, Americans observed the eighth annual "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," an initiative to educate citizens about the potential abuse of medications that may be found around the home.  Residents are being encouraged to make the one-day drive an everyday occurrence. 

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11:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

County Official Welcomes New E-Cigarette Rules

The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes has support from an upstate New York official.

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3:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Successes, Challenges Of Boosting Manufacturing In Capital Region

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This week, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries hosted the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Regional Meeting.

Scientists, engineers and researchers joined manufacturers at RPI Thursday to assess the future of manufacturing in the Capital Region by contrasting it with the strengths and challenges of manufacturing around the nation.  Officials agreed:  things are looking good.

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6:38 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Knickerbocker Film Festival

The Knickerbocker Film Festival is under way this week, commemorating five years of presenting emerging filmmakers to New York’s Capital Region.

The festival opened at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy on Friday: tonight it's back in Albany for four days of screenings at the Madison Theater, the Linda, and Spectrum 8 Theaters.

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1:57 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Report: Casino Developers Ditching Saratoga For East Greenbush

The owners of Saratoga Casino and Raceway are reportedly withdrawing their plans for a full-scale casino in Saratoga Springs.

Capital Region News
12:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Mayor Sheehan Kicks Off "Albany Earth Week"

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This morning at City Hall, Mayor Kathy Sheehan proclaimed the beginning of “Earth Week” in Albany. The mayor was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko and other government and business officials to discuss ongoing community-centric initiatives and upcoming events.

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3:20 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall

NY Senator Charles Schumer at the Troy Seawall.
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at Troy's Hudson River waterfront this morning to call for $6.7 million in federal spending to reinforce the Collar City's seawall.  

Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly approve $6.7 million in federal funds for much-needed repairs and improvements to the Troy seawall, which was severely damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene three years ago.  “We’re gonna fight hard for it.”

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7:04 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Albany Mayor Reviews First 100 Days In Office

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan highlighted key initiatives launched during her administration’s first hundred days this morning at the Washington Park Lakehouse.

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1:49 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Shootings Linked To Gang Activity

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Residents of one area city have been dreading the warmer weather, fearing it will lead to increased street shootings. Police believe they have identified what triggered the gun violence, and they think the string is over.

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6:51 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Albany Store Sold Bedbug-Infested Matresses

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Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that the county has filed a series of lawsuits against Albany furniture stores for illegal business practices including selling mattresses infested with bedbugs to clients of the Department of Social Services. The lawsuit filed against Seraj Enterprises, DBA 99 Cents and More, of 141 S. Pearl St. and two other firms alleges that the company engaged in fraud for violating the terms of its contract with the county by illegally substituting household items included on vouchers provided by DSS.

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