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Woman dies two weeks after fire at Slingerlands home


Nazzerine Donato, the 91-year-old woman who was flown to the burn unit at Westchester Medical Center after a fire last month at her Slingerlands home, has died, according to an obituary.


Churchill: Thevenin cover-up stains troubled Troy police department

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Those are two adjectives that came to mind after I read the report on the shooting of a black motorist by Troy police.

Temperature spike on way in Albany area

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The Capital Region is closing in on a major temperature increase.


Fire strikes Rensselaer house

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RENSSELAER -- Occupants of a house on the 900 block of Broadway were routed by fire late Wednesday night. There were no injuries


Suspected DWI crash shuts down Niskayuna's Route 7

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An SUV collided into a tractor plowing the roads near Route 7 and Shannon Boulevard Wednesday evening, leaving the road closed for the rest of Wednesday night, according to news reports.

Cohoes fire victims frustrated by fund distribution process

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Seven weeks after Cohoes was rocked by a massive fire that devastated part of its downtown, the city has decided to pass the $106,000 donated to the fire's victims over to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. But some of the fire…


NY schools warn of possible cuts under proposed Cuomo budget

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New York education officials and advocates aren't embracing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2019 state budget, even as it proposes a 3 percent or $769 million hike in state aid to schools this coming school year.

Retired Albany detective appointed to Rensselaer County job

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TROY – A retired Albany Police Department detective has been named as Rensselaer County's STOP-DWI coordinator, County Executive Steven McLaughlin announced Wednesday.

Troy officials won't explain errors they claim exist in AG's shooting report

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TROY – City officials would not explain Wednesday what Mayor Patrick Madden asserted were factual errors in the State Attorney General's Office report critical of city police's investigation of the fatal officer-involved shooting of a DWI…

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From mini-bars to autonomous cars: What else is in Cuomo's budget plan

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ALBANY — Attention hotel mini-bar aficionados: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget has good news for you.

Prospective jurors review list of figures in corruption trial

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Prospective jurors in the upcoming federal criminal trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are being asked to note any potential conflicts with dozens of individuals whose names or testimony may be part of…

State releases plan to shift from income to payroll taxes

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ALBANY - The state Department of Taxation and Finance on Wednesday issued a preliminary plan for instituting a payroll tax that would help New York wage earners avoid paying state income tax.

Rensselaer County Clerk's Office starts e-filing of land records

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TROY -- The Rensselaer County Clerk's Office is now accepting the electronic filing of land records such as deeds and mortgages, County Clerk Frank J. Merola said Wednesday.


EPA weighs thousands of reactions to Hudson PCB dredging

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency got about 2,000 comments from people and groups over whether the seven-year, $1.7 billion PCB dredging project of the Hudson River has been a success, the agency said Wednesday

Cashless tolling amnesty initiative starts Jan. 22

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Non-E-ZPass customers using the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge/Tappan Zee Bridge replacement can enter their license plate, state and zip code at thruway.ny.gov/amnesty to see how much they owe.


New York sues Trump administration over smog rules

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New York is pushing the administration of President Donald Trump to make five other predominantly coal-burning states reduce air pollution that is forming smog in New York.

Schenectady-based Transfinder reports 20th year of record revenue

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SCHENECTADY - Transfinder, the Schenectady-based transportation software company, generated record revenue of $13.67 million in 2017, an 8 percent increase over the previous year when it brought in $12.65 million in revenue.


Catskills casino to open on Feb. 8


MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — The Resorts World Catskills casino northwest of New York City is set to open on Feb. 8 Resorts World Catskills will be the fourth of four Las Vegas-style casinos to open in upstate New York under an amendment to the…

Apartments, office building to fill Sixth Avenue block in Troy

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A project in the works for more than three years is moving ahead in downtown Troy, the city's mayor announced Wednesday.


See how Cuomo budget affects your school district

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed increasing state aid to New York public schools by $769 million or 3 percent this coming school year, for overall aid of $26.4 billion. See how Capital Region school districts would be affected by the…

Ex-Chamber chief to temporarily head United Way

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Wallace Altes, who headed the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO for a dozen years, has been named interim president and CEO of the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

FuzeHub getting ready for next round of innovation grants

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ALBANY - FuzeHub, an state-supported nonprofit that lends manufacturing expertise to small to medium sized companies across the state, is getting ready to accept applications for its latest round of grants.

Court hearing in $6.5 million Price Chopper OT settlement now Friday

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SCHENECTADY - The so-called fairness hearing in Price Chopper's $6.5 million overtime pay settlement with current and former department managers across the northeast is taking place Friday now instead of Thursday.

State Police use stun gun on man after he damages patrol vehicle

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A Cortlandt man is facing multiple felonies after he allegedly damaged a State Police cruiser and threatened his neighbors with a fence post.


Corrosive soil partly to blame for water main breaks in Spa City

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Cold temperatures and aging infrastructures are a bane to water mains. And in Saratoga Springs, there's another factor – corrosive soil. In the past few days, two water lines burst – an eight-inch on South Broadway on Sunday night and a…


Airline to offer nonstop flights between Albany, Myrtle Beach

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A regional airline will begin offering nonstop flights between Albany and Myrtle Beach, S.C., on April 5. Elite Airways, with a fleet of CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 regional jets, will offer service on Thursdays and Sundays, with fares beginning…

Spectrum bringing gigabit internet to NY quickly

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ROTTERDAM - Charter Communications is bringing high-speed internet to New York state faster than expected after acquiring the Time Warner Cable system back in 2016.


Liar in fatal Schenectady fire gets 9 years in prison

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ALBANY - Bryan Fish, the last defendant accused of perjury in a deadly fire that nearly led to the prosecution of an innocent man, was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday.

Warrant Wednesday: Incest, domestic violence suspects sought

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A man accused of incest and another wanted for domestic violence-related crimes are part of the Warrant Wednesday initiative by the State Police.


Jury acquits Albany man of stabbing

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ALBANY - A jury acquitted a 23-year-old city man who authorities accused of repeatedly stabbing a 27-year-old man while yelling "I'm going to kill you."