Capital Region News

Capital Region News
12:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

New Bishop Of Albany Installation/Ordination Today

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas / Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

Today marks the official change of leadership for the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.

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2:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Central Ave. Merchants Welcome The Low Beat

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

With longtime Albany music club Valentine’s now shuttered, WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports the scene has shifted across town.

Howard Glassman ran Valentine’s, an important stop for local and indie rock groups, for years before an Albany Med expansion plan spelled the end for the club in December.

"There's plenty of reasons for people to come up this way, and not just to see music. They can come have dinner, and then go see music," said Glassman.

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5:04 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Albany County Leaders Agree To Establish County’s First Land Bank

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Municipal  leaders announced this afternoon they've agreed to establish Albany County’s first land bank. The initiative sets the stage for revitalization of blighted neighborhoods, a longstanding problem ... 

County Executive Dan McCoy announced that an application has been filed with the NYS Empire State Development Corporation to formally establish the Albany County Land Bank, to "restore the community."

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4:18 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Albany County To Seek Consultant To Assist In Reviewing Health Impacts Of Crude Oil Processing

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has announced that the county will issue a Request For Proposals for a consultant to complement the health and safety study by the Albany County Department of Health on the impact of crude oil and the heating of crude oil at the Port of Albany.

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2:09 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

County Sheriff Supports Casino Proposal

Add one more voice of support for an Albany Casino -  The Exit 23 or E23 as it's called casino proposal got a strong endorsement from Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple - the Sheriff dashed a letter off to the developer and Capital OTB expressing his "unequivocal support for Project E23' - which sits on land owned by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's family, its strategic location isolating it from Albany neighborhoods.

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1:49 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tech Company Opening Schenectady Office

Credit Quirky

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rolled out the welcome mat for "Quirky" - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Quirky, an invention company headquartered in New York City, will open an office in downtown Schenectady. Quirky will occupy two floors at the Center City building at 433 State Street, with plans to create 180 new jobs in downtown Schenectady within the next three years.

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1:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

FBI Backs Away From Troy PD Investigation

Chief John Tedesco
Credit City of Troy NY Police Department

The FBI has elected NOT to investigate a Capital Region police force.

The FBI has no interest in looking into Troy Police involved in the January 25th brawl at Kokopellis Night Club.

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says he was notified by officials from the bureau on Tuesday that they will not be investigating the actions of the police officers who responded to a call from the club.

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10:09 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Schenectady Schools Capital Project Vote Today

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A $70 million dollar city school district building project is up for a vote today in Schenectady: The project is phase one of a renovation initiative to fine tune the district with a number of k-through-5 grammar schools, a trio of middle schools and two high schools. Voters will have to approve each phase - this first one entails  the district building an addition at Howe Elementary School, replacing Van Corlaer Elementary School stage with classrooms and closing Elmer Elementary.

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4:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Albany Casino Plan Presented To Common Council

Aerial view of the approximate location of the planned Albany casino.
Credit Google Maps

Capital District OTB has partnered with a Rochester developer - they've come up with a $300-million idea to build a casino at Thruway Exit 23.  Albany Common Council members were briefed on the plan Friday afternoon.

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12:35 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Albany Diocese Raises $310,000 For Typhoon Relief In Philippines

Bishop Howard Hubbard (L) presented Dr. Carolyn Woo (Center) with a $310,000 check for typhoon relief. (Officials and students also appear in the photo).
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

On Thursday, St. Pius School in Loudonville was the backdrop for a thank-you ceremony at a student assembly for all the work and support that came from the Capital Region for recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. 

The deadly November 2013 storm, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated some coastal areas of the Philippines.  Catholic Relief Services CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo discussed her recent trip to the Island Nation where she surveyed the damage and where Catholic Relief Services has been helping typhoon victims for over a year.

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