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McLaughlin supports Wadsworth for Rensselaer County

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TROY - Count Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin among those who would like the state Department of Health to built its new $750 million Wadsworth Center in East Greenbush.

Mild spring days ahead in Albany area

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COLONIE - Forecasters say Thursday will epitomize spring weather.

Queensbury man accused of violating order of protection

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QUEENSBURY - A town man was arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly violating his order of protection, Warren County Sheriff's Office said.

ESYO appoints new music director

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Carlos Ágreda, a conductor with international symphonic experience, has been tapped as music director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, assuming the baton from Helen Cha-Pyo as she wraps up her 16th and final season.

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UAlbany business school appoints new dean


The University at Albany appointed a new dean Wednesday to lead the School of Business starting in August.


GOP nominates Molinaro for governor

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro won the Republican nomination for New York governor on Wednesday, promising that if elected he would take on corruption and entrenched special interests while working for "everyday…

One stabbed in Schenectady, reports say

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Schenectady police are investigating after officers on patrol found a man lying in the middle of State Street with multiple stab wounds.

National Guard to recognize Memorial Day

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ALBANY (AP) — Members of the New York National Guard and employees of the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs are holding a Memorial Day ceremony at their headquarters in suburban Albany.


Capital Region towns lead state population growth

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ALBANY -- The Capital Region is New York State's boomtown with six of the 15 fastest growing communities clustered within commuting distance of the State Capitol, hospitals, universities and research centers.


Schenectady police seek missing vulnerable woman

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The Schenectady Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Margaret A Sevrie a missing vulnerable adult after she was last seen on Elm Street at about noon Wednesday, May 23.

Republicans tap Molinaro for governor


Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro won the Republican nomination for New York governor on Wednesday, promising that if elected he would take on corruption and entrenched special interests while working for "everyday New Yorkers" of…

Schneiderman inquiry starts


The special prosecutor investigating former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has started conducting interviews with the women whose allegations of violent slapping, choking and other abuse led to his resignation this month, The…


Schenectady mayor in no hurry over Lady Liberty's fate

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SCHENECTADY – David Giacalone is encouraged by the fact that a dirt lot next to the bus shelter facing State Street in Gateway Park where the city's Statue of Liberty replica is supposed to occupy remains vacant.

Photos: State officials, Gold Star mothers honor fallen veterans in Albany

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ALBANY — State labor officials, Gold Star mothers and other loved ones of fallen veterans gathered at the state office campus Wednesday to honor U.S. veterans.

EPA again limits press access on Day 2 of pollution summit

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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency doubled down on its ban of reporters at its chemical-pollution summit, barring reporters for the second day in a row as questions about the agency's commitment to controlling dangerous…




Hard to bring down UAlbany lacrosse's Tehoka Nanticoke

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Tehoka Nanticoke is the team co-leader with 81 points for No. 2 seed UAlbany, which enters its first-ever championship weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Great Danes (16-2) take on No. 3 Yale (15-3) in a national…

North Greenbush supervisor to pay $5,000 in disputed contribution case

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NORTH GREENBUSH – Supervisor Lou Desso will pay $5,000 that a Rensselaer City Court judge ruled was a owed to the popular Moscatiello Family Italian Restaurant and was not a campaign contribution, his attorney confirmed Wednesday.

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Adirondack cab companies defrauded Medicaid of millions, IG says

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The owners and operators of 10 medical taxi companies serving the Adirondacks and Capital Region were arrested Wednesday on charges they defrauded Medicaid and the Workers Compensation system of millions of dollars.

Introducing: More Albany Skyway designs

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ALBANY - Initial designs of the Albany Skyway were revealed recently ahead of the capital city applying for a $10 million downtown revitalization grant from the state.

High school basketball tourney attracts big bucks

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ALBANY - One of the Capital Region's biggest sports-related events is happening this Memorial Day weekend.

Cuomo stays silent on federal probe of campaign donations

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign is refusing to answer questions about its receipt of $250,000 in political donations that are being examined as part of a federal grand jury investigation.

IBM's John Kelly speaking at EDC luncheon


QUEENSBURY - John Kelly III, who heads cognitive solutions and research for IBM, is going to be the keynote speaker at the EDC Warren County annual luncheon in July.

Troopers probe upstate crash that killed 2 off-duty NYPD officers


SHANDAKEN, N.Y. — State Police investigators probing the early Sunday car crash that killed two New York City police officers — one of whom had just been married — said the men's rented 2018 Maserati was "traveling at a high rate of speed"…

State workforce reboot effort debated

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to reboot its workforce development system, and Melinda Mack has some ideas on how to do it.

Pillars of the Turf select 12 to head to horse Hall of Fame

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Twelve new members, including 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery and three generations of the Whitney family, will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame after being elected by the Pilars of…


The secret to Stewart's success? Help your employees

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It doesn't hurt that Stewart's milk and ice cream win awards, or that their eggs come from a local farm in Schuylerville. All of it is really fresh, said Gary Dake, president of Stewart's Shops and the latest in a line of Dakes to operate…


Colonie Community Development programs receive federal funding boost

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COLONIE — After seven years of budget cuts, the Town of Colonie's Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are getting more money in their pockets.

Schodack pushes forward on mystery warehouse project

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Town planners will hold a public hearing next month on a million-plus-square-foot warehouse whose tenant still remains a mystery.

Feds move to seize NXIVM-related properties in Halfmoon

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HALFMOON — The Justice Department has moved to seize two residences in Halfmoon where branding ceremonies and sexual encounters involving NXIVM leader Keith Raniere allegedly took place, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S.…

Saratoga Partnership launching 'cultural index' to measure impact

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is launching its first ever "cultural index" to measure the impact that the county's many arts, cultural and entertainment venues.

Best, worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

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The highest gasoline prices in four years apparently won't deter travelers this holiday weekend. AAA is projecting nearly 42 million people will be on the road, the rails and in the sky, the most in a dozen years.