A new lifestyle magazine with in-depth articles focusing on what it means to live in the Capital Region is making its debut this spring.
518Life, from the Times Union's magazine division, will be published monthly and include home and health care coverage previously found in the Times Union's other magazines, HealthyLife and Life@Home.
The debut issue, for example, features a cover story, "The Changing Face of the Capital Region," which examines the increasingly diverse population and the factors driving it. That article is by Chris Churchill, who joins us this morning. We are also joined by the Executive Editor of the magazine, Janet Reynolds.
Capitalize Albany Corporation is getting ready for the tuesday launch of its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Capitalize Albany's Director of Economic Development Sarah Reginelli and Communications and Marketing Assistant Amanda Vitullo.
There will be 3 events to be held next week: the kick-off event (open to the public) on Tuesday November 19th , the tour of nano-tech (this is an internal tour) on Wednesday November 20th, and the young professionals event (also open to the public) on Thursday November 21st.
In a race that could end up deciding which party controls the New York State Senate, the final vote count may not be in for two or more weeks.
The new 46th senate district is nearly deadlocked with Republican Assemblyman George Amedore trailing Democratic School Board member Cecilia Tkaczyk by 139 votes with 7500 absentee and affidavit ballots due to be counted in the coming weeks.
Saying the time was right, long time Albany area New York Assemblyman Ronald Canastrari announced today that he will not seek re-election after more than 20 years in office. Canastrari, a democrat from Cohoes, serves as the Assembly Majority Leader. He said the decision to leave was not an easy one. Canastrari looked back on his career today, telling WAMC’s Brian Shields what he considered to be the most important bills he helped to pass while in Albany.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to introduce a plan for state campaign finance reform. Supporters of what they refer to as a “fair election system” are holding a press conference this hour outside the Rensselaer County Board of Elections office in Troy.
Charles Albanetti, communications director with Citizen Action of New York, tells WAMC’s Brian Shields the coalition wants a system where candidates are as even as possible when it comes to campaign financing.