Capital Region News

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Area politicians and community leaders met Monday in Albany to launch the 2016 "Countdown to Coverage" campaign, marking the beginning of this year’s open enrollment period.

Rupert Millard

Community leaders from across the Capital Region are gathering Monday for the launch of the "2016 Countdown to Coverage" campaign.

WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

First responders across Albany County will soon be able to make radio contact with one another through a new countywide interoperable radio system.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

A $7 million overhaul is getting started after a groundbreaking Thursday at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.


WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York State Department of Transportation officials say work is nearly completed on the replacement of two critical bridges on one of the busiest stretches of highway upstate.  The $22 million project in the town of Colonie is on track to be finished by the end of the month.

Albany High School opened in 1974, and voters in Albany will be asked on election day to approve an almost $200 million renovation for the 41-year-old building that currently houses more than 2,200 students in grades 9-12. For more on the project, and what it could mean for taxpayers, we spoke with the president opf the Albany School Board President, Ginnie Farrell.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Lawmakers in Albany County have passed legislation that penalizes operators of local crude oil storage and transfer facilities that fail to report spills in a timely manner.

Song For A City

Oct 13, 2015
WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

It's been said "there's a song for every city."

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to walk Albany via a network of 100 new “smart” signs ... 

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Over the Columbus Day holiday some local schoolgirls opted not to take a day off. They came away from a workshop having learned the most important lesson of their lives.

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