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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.