|Charity group wants your leftover eclipse glassesNews 10 ABC / 10 min. ago more|
(WCMH) – An astronomy non-profit group will soon be collecting solar eclipse glasses for a good cause. Astronomers Without Borders says it will soon announce a program to collect glasses and distribute them to schools in South America and Asia where eclipses will cross in 2019. Give your eclipse glasses a second chance! Astronomers Without Borders and its partners will be announcing a program to collect glasses after the eclipse, to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Information on how you can participate in this program to spread STEM resources around the world will be coming soon so gather them up. Don’t waste. Donate!
|Man in custody, to be evaluated after standoff in Albany - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 7 h. 50 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABCMan in custody, to be evaluated after standoff in AlbanyNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A man is in custody after police had an apartment surrounded on Lark Street. Around 6:50 p.m. Monday, police responded to an apartment at 191 Lark St. for a report of a person inside with a weapon. Police had their long guns ...Lark Street reopens following Albany incidentSpectrum Newsall 6 news articles »
|Man in custody, to be evaluated after standoff in AlbanyNews 10 ABC / 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A man is in custody after police had an apartment surrounded on Lark Street. Around 6:50 p.m. Monday, police responded to an apartment at 191 Lark St. for a report of a person inside with a weapon. Police had their long guns drawn as they surrounded the apartment. They also brought in high risk negotiators to try and talk with a man inside. The man was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. He was evaluated at the scene by EMS and then taken to Albany Medical Center for further evaluation. He did not have any injuries, police said. Lark Street between Washington Avenue and State Street was closed during the incident. People who live in that area were not able to get in or out of their homes. CDTA also rerouted buses.
|3 buildings demolished after fire spreads on First Street in Albany - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 9 h. 49 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABC3 buildings demolished after fire spreads on First Street in AlbanyNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A woman is being called a hero after alerting families to an early morning fire in Albany. The fire started at an abandoned building at 315 First St. in Albany, but flames quickly spread to nearby homes with people inside. The ...Families flee as fire spreads through Albany buildingsAlbany Times UnionCrews responding to fire on 1st Street in AlbanyWRGBall 4 news articles »
|Staten Islander Sal Albanese to debate Bill de Blasio WednesdayAlbany News / 14 h. 9 min. ago more|
To be eligible for the debate, candidates must participate in the matching funds program and must have raised and spent $174,225. While de Blasio and Albanese were the only two candidates to meet these requirements, activist Robert Gangi, entrepreneur Mike Tolkin and attorney Richard Bashner are all running in the Democratic primary on Sept.
|Funding needed following Hoosick Falls floodingNews 10 ABC / 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A church in Hoosick Falls is still reeling from flood damage and is forced to hold mass at a remote location. The governor’s office says it is days away from submitting a damage assessment to FEMA, including more than one dozen New York State counties who suffered recent flood damage. Hoosick Falls is one of those communities hoping FEMA will help with funding. The majority of the damage is in the basement. The water completely ripped up the floor boards. The flooding also damaged the walls and made a hole in the floor. “We just can’t be there right now so we’re using a school gym where we also play basketball,” Tom Zelker, Pastor Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, said. Zelker is feeling lost after flood waters destroyed their village and their place of worship. “That night the water came rampaging through the back of our church, flooded the subbasement. Water broke in through the foundation and windows, nine feet of water down there.” Pastor Tom says the fate of the church is now in the hands of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, which is currently evaluating the structural damage of the building. “We’re in tough shape right now, just bringing things back and forth to our school here and knowing where I’m going to be and where our people are going to gather and that’s really more important than anything else.” The community is sticking by one another. Two fundraisers were held over the weekend; the band Together Again raised money for a fellow member whose home was damaged during the flood; and another fundraiser helped the Ryan family. “Unfortunately, we still have some residents who are still in limbo. If you’re doing repairs keep track of everything. Take pictures so that if funding comes down the way which I’m hoping it will and I’m optimistic that it will then they can get some help,” Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen said. As for damage to public buildings and infrastructure Mayor Allen says FEMA will have to determine if the weather event is going to be declared a natural disaster. “We’re looking at $300,000 dollars of damage overall when this is all said and done, which I think is actually a viable number. You know, having about 85 to 90 percent of that covered is a lot more helpful to the village, and of course, the tax payers,” Mayor Allen said. The New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services released this statement: “DHSES has been working closely with federal and local officials, including Hoosick Falls, to document damages caused by the severe weather system that impacted much of upstate New York in late June and July. The State is on track to request a formal federal disaster declaration to cover all impacted counties by the end of the month.”
|Constitutional Convention under consideration in New York - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 14 h. 19 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABCConstitutional Convention under consideration in New YorkNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – November elections are drawing closer which means soon voters will have to decide a ballot question that only appears every 20 years whether or not they believe New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Evan Davis, a ...and more »
|Constitutional Convention under consideration in New YorkNews 10 ABC / 14 h. 29 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – November elections are drawing closer which means soon voters will have to decide a ballot question that only appears every 20 years whether or not they believe New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Evan Davis, a former counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo is suing the state Board of Elections in order to require that the question over whether to hold the convention should be placed on the front of voter’s ballots. A ruling on this decision is expected in a few weeks, however, a poll by the Siena Research Institute showed that two out of three New York voters say they do not know what the Constitutional Convention even is though 47 percent still said that they would support it. “It’s an opportunity to open up the Constitution of the state of New York,” Don Levy, Director of Siena College Research Institute, said. Levy explains from an objective point of view, that a Constitutional Convention would only look into the state of New York’s Constitution. The convention could look into changing a few of New York’s outdated laws, but its main focus would most likely be much bigger items such as changing the wording on legislator’s pensions, term limits, and even reducing the number of senators and assembly members. “The fundamental questions of government are more the issue in a full-scale Constitutional Convention.” If the Constitutional Convention, or the con con, is approved by voters this November, another election would be held in 2018 to decide who would be the delegates, the people voting on what to change in the Constitution. Levy says that this point is surrounded by some controversy since these delegates would be paid and the convention could last for months. “People have to run to be those delegates when you stop and think about it, who has the time?” Then the con con would not actually be held until 2019. The delegates would then vote on whether they want to make changes and put the decision up to voters as one ballot measure or if they want to split up different issues and put multiple measures on the ballot. New York voters would probably then not get a chance to vote on those issues again until 2020. “There have been cases in the state of New York where there were findings from a Constitutional Convention for example in 1967 that were brought forward and the voters voted them down.” As a voter, you will be able to decide on November 7 whether you think New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Right now, changes can be made to the New York Constitution as long as it is approved by two legislative bodies meaning both the Senate and the Assembly would have to approve it and then a separately elected Senate and Assembly would have to approve it again. That process would take at least three years.
|Eclipse event held at Schenectady LibraryNews 10 ABC / 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The skies are back to their normal brightness in the Capital Region after the solar eclipse. “This is my first eclipse ever in my life!” Ben Conand said. For many in Schenectady, the solar eclipse was a first. “The edge of the moon is already on the sun so I’m really excited,” Josephine said. No matter what your age, the excitement is not eclipsed. People flocking to the Schenectady Public Library to get their hands on a pair of coveted safety glasses so they can watch the rare event with their own eyes. “We had a line back up to Lafayette Street. It was a huge line of families and people of all ages here for this exciting event,” Karen Bradley, Director of the Schenectady County Library System, said. Inside the library, a live stream set up to see how the eclipse is impacting other parts of the country. In the Capital Region, we are only getting a partial effect. Bradley says coming to the library, you get much more than free glasses and a show, it’s all about education. Library staff were on hand to answer questions about the eclipse. “There’s been a lot of people wondering can you drive during an eclipse people are asking all kinds of questions so it’s kind of good people are asking and learning.” Experts say you can do just about anything during the rare solar event as long as you’re not looking straight into the sun. That’s unless you’re one of the lucky people at the public library who got their hands on a set of safety glasses. “It’s pretty cool.” If you missed today’s event, the next eclipse isn’t until 2024. It will be more of a total eclipse more centered in the Northeast.
|Cat causes wild animal concern in Albany - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 15 h. 4 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABCCat causes wild animal concern in AlbanyNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – You may have heard about that so-called wild animal spotted in the area of Buckingham Pond in Albany. Some people speculated that it was a bobcat. Others saying, it was just a large house cat. The story began circulating on ...and more »
|Cat causes wild animal concern in AlbanyNews 10 ABC / 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – You may have heard about that so-called wild animal spotted in the area of Buckingham Pond in Albany. Some people speculated that it was a bobcat. Others saying, it was just a large house cat. The story began circulating on Saturday when folks taking a walk around Albany’s Buckingham Pond spotted an odd looking creature. It was an off duty Albany police officer who snapped a photo of the animal in response to another fellow walker’s concerns. It was posted on the Albany Police Department’s Facebook page along with a precaution telling walkers to not approach the animal. The post garnered an enormous amount of attention. Some people speculating it could be a bobcat. Others poking fun saying it was the legendary Chupacabra. Many felt it was nothing more than a common house cat. It appears those folks were right! Meet Chester, a 5-year-old Maine Coon who happens to live right across the street from pond. “This time of year, he really loves to be outside,” Lisa VanRyn said. She says she and her neighbors instantly recognized Chester’s “lion” style haircut in that fuzzy Facebook photo and compared it to some of her own pictures. “I think they just caught the back end of him. At least that’s what the picture is.” She says Chester is harmless and would never hurt anyone. The Albany Police say the DEC has been contacted, but it’s growing increasingly clear that the animal in the photo is likely a pet. Out on the trail around the pond, we met Thomas Evers and his daughter. He says the off-duty officer who snapped the photo is his brother-in-law who was trying to assist a concerned citizen fearing the animal might be dangerous or rabid. “His phone was blowing up at dinner and he got a lot of cat pictures on his locker,” Evers said. “They were all razzing him over a cat. He just said, ‘Someone asks you to do something, you’re a police officer, you do it.'” As for Chester, after a few days in the news, he now seems content to get back up on perch and to stay out of the headlines.
|NYRA implementing equine health and safety measuresNews 10 ABC / 16 h. 2 min. ago more|
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New measures are being put in place to help prevent horse injury and death at the Saratoga Race Course. Seventeen horses have died so far this racing season. In response, NYRA says it is implementing new measures including additional veterinarians on hand, technology to examine horses at risk for injury, and comprehensive owner, trainer, and vet education. The measures will go beyond Saratoga and will be put into effect at all NYRA tracks.
|Is Delmar willing to go on a "road diet"?Albany News / 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
Businesses along Delaware Ave. at the four corners on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 in Delmar, N.Y. Businesses along Delaware Ave. at the four corners on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 in Delmar, N.Y. "Swifty's" bar and restaurant located at the four corners has great food and music. They often have live music and a great outdoor seating arrangement under a large tent.
|Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’News 10 ABC / 20 h. 11 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the U.S. will win “in the end,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer “a blank check” after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent. In a prime-time address billed as the unveiling of his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said the U.S. would shift away from a “time-based” approach, instead linking its assistance to results and to cooperation from the beleaguered Afghan government, Pakistan and others. Still, he offered few details about how that approach would differ substantively from what the U.S. has already tried unsuccessfully under the past two presidents. “We will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities,” Trump said. “Conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on.” Ahead of his speech, U.S. officials said they expected the president to go along with a Pentagon recommendation to send nearly 4,000 new troops, boosting the total of 8,400 in Afghanistan now. At its peak, the U.S. had roughly 100,000 there, under the Obama administration in 2010-2011. Trump said his “original instinct was to pull out,” alluding to his long-expressed view before becoming president that Afghanistan was an unsolvable quagmire requiring a fast U.S. withdrawal. Since taking office, Trump said, he’d determined that approach could create a vacuum that terrorists including al-Qaida and the Islamic State could “instantly fill.” Trump said the American people are “weary of war without victory.” “I share the America people’s frustration,” Trump said at the Army’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the White House. Still, he insisted that “in the end, we will win.” Trump’s speech concluded a months-long internal debate within his administration over whether to pull back from the Afghanistan conflict, as he and a few advisers were inclined to do, or to embroil the U.S. further in a war that has eluded American solutions for the past 16 years. Several times, officials predicted he was nearing a decision to adopt his commanders’ recommendations, only to see the final judgment delayed. The Pentagon has argued the U.S. must stay engaged to ensure terrorists can’t again use the territory to threaten America. Afghan military commanders have agreed, making clear they want and expect continued U.S. military help. But elected officials in the U.S. have been mixed, with many advocating against sending more troops. As a candidate, Trump criticized the war and said the U.S. should quickly pull out, but he also campaigned on a vow to start winning wars. Exiting now, with the Taliban resurgent, would be impossible to sell as victory. “I think there’s a relative certainty that the Afghan government would eventually fall,” said Mark Jacobson, an Army veteran and NATO’s former deputy representative in Kabul. And while Trump has pledged to put “America First,” keeping U.S. interests above any others, his national security advisers have warned that the Afghan forces are still far too weak to succeed without help. That is especially important as the Taliban advance and a squeezed Islamic State group looks for new havens beyond Syria and Iraq. Even now, Afghan’s government controls just half the country. As officers advocated for the troop increase, the Pentagon did not claim it would end the conflict. But military officials maintained it could help stabilize the Afghan government and break a stalemate with the Taliban. The setting for Monday night’s speech, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, sits alongside Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for many Americans who have died in the war. ___ Burns reported from Amman, Jordan. Associated Press writers Kathy Gannon in Islamabad and Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas in Washington contributed.
|U.S. seeing its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 yearsNews 10 ABC / 20 h. 34 min. ago more|
(AP) – Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Sky-watchers everywhere — and millions were expected to peer into the sun — fretted about the weather and hoped for clear skies for the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in practically a century. As he set up telescopes, Ray Cooper, a volunteer with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Salem, worried offshore clouds might roll in and spoil the two-minute show. “If it stays like this, it will be perfect,” Cooper said on the eve of the big day. He has seen full solar eclipses before, but never so close to home, making this one extra special. With 200 million people within a day’s drive of Monday’s path of totality, towns and parks braced for monumental crowds. Ashley Ann Sander hawks solar eclipse glasses on the side of the road to tourists approaching town for $10 a pair near Clayton, Ga., a city in the path of totality. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) In Salem, a field outside the state fairgrounds was transformed into a campground in advance of an eclipse-watching party for 8,500, courtesy of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. “It’s one of those ‘check the box’ kind of things in life,” said Hilary O’Hollaren, who drove 30 miles from Portland with her two teenagers and a tent, plus a couple friends. Astronomers consider a full solar eclipse the grandest of cosmic spectacles. The Earth, moon and sun line up perfectly every one to three years, briefly turning day into night for a sliver of the planet. But these sights normally are in no man’s land, like the vast Pacific or Earth’s poles. This is the first eclipse of the social media era to pass through such a heavily populated area. The sun, shown here shot through a white light solar filter, shows a series of sun spots as seen from Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) The moon hasn’t thrown this much shade at the U.S. since 1918. That was the country’s last coast-to-coast total eclipse. In fact, the U.S. mainland hasn’t seen a total solar eclipse since 1979 — and even then, only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness. Scientist said Monday’s total eclipse would cast a shadow that would race through 14 states, entering near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 1:16 p.m. EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland over Casper, Wyoming, Carbondale, Illinois, and Nashville, Tennessee, and then exiting near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:47 p.m. EDT. The projected path cut 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the land and was just 60 to 70 miles (96 kilometers to 113 kilometers) wide. Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois was set to see the longest stretch of darkness: 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Path of totality (AP Graphic/Nicky Forster) Mostly clear skies beckoned along much of the route, according to the National Weather Service. All of North America was on track to get at least a partial eclipse, along with Central America and the top of South America. Kim Kniseley drove overnight from Roanoke, Virginia, arriving in Madisonville, Tennessee, before dawn Monday to get a parking spot at Kefauver Park, where by sunrise dozens of folks had claimed benches and set up tents. He said Roanoke would see a partial eclipse of 90 percent, but that would have been like “going to a rock concert and you’re standing in the parking lot.” NASA and other scientists were in position to watch and analyze from telescopes on the ground and in orbit, the International Space Station, airplanes and scores of high-altitude balloons beaming back live video. Citizen scientists planned to monitor animal and plant behavior as daylight turned into twilight and the temperature dropped. NASA’s associate administrator for science missions, Thomas Zurbuchen, took to the skies for a dry run Sunday. He planned to usher in the eclipse over the Pacific Coast from a NASA plane. “Can’t wait for the cosmic moment MON morning,” he tweeted. Near Victoria, British Columbia, which awaited a 91 percent eclipse of the sun, science and math teacher Clayton Uyeda was going to watch from a ferry along with his wife. He said he was “expecting to have a real sense of connection with the heavens.” He had similarly lofty hopes for his students if they could bring themselves to look up at the sky instead of down at their electronic devices. Scientists everywhere agreed with Uyeda: Put the phones and cameras down and enjoy the greatest natural show on Earth with your own (protected) eyes. The only time it’s safe to look directly without protective eyewear is during totality, when the sun is 100 percent covered. Otherwise, to avoid eye damage, keep the solar specs on or use pinhole projectors that can cast an image of the eclipse into a box. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045.
|Firefighters battle flames in AlbanyAlbany News / 23 h. 1 min. ago more|
Fire was burning a burning a building on First Street Monday morning, the Albany Fire Department said. Firefighters were at the scene of the blaze at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
|3 buildings demolished after fire spreads on First Street in AlbanyNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 1 h. 13 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A woman is being called a hero after alerting families to an early morning fire in Albany. The fire started at an abandoned building at 315 First St. in Albany, but flames quickly spread to nearby homes with people inside. The three buildings will need to be demolished. At least one family lost everything but the clothes on their backs. Betsy Ann saw the flames jump from the vacant building to the home next door. “I was out in the back on the porch, and I saw it,” she said. “I say, ‘Oh, my gosh!’ I ran all the way around the corner to get these people out of there.” James Jones and his sons, 3-year-old Grant and 9-year-old Ethan, were fast asleep as the fire spread to their home at 317 First St. #BREAKING: Crews on scene of a fire on 1st Street in Albany. Everyone accounted for, but fire has spread pic.twitter.com/WFfDDwObhX — Samantha DiMascio (@SamanthaOn10) August 21, 2017 “She’s the one who was screaming and yelling, knocking on our door,” he said. “Betsy, thank you very much. Because of you, we all got out.” “It was really scary,” Ann said. “I knew the kids were in there, so I just immediately – bang, bang, bang – yelled, ‘Get up, get out. Don’t worry about anything else.’” The fire destroyed three buildings and everything inside. Fire crews battled relentless flames into the afternoon. Monday’s fire was the second time the Jones family will have to rebuild after a devastating fire. “We had another house fire in Watervliet.” Thankful to be safe and grateful for Ann, who said she was just doing what’s right. “They’re my friends,” she said. “They’re good people. Just helping a person out. That’s it.” At least two families were displaced. Fire investigators said squatters may be responsible for starting the fire.
|Q and A about eclipse in Cap RegionAlbany News / 1 d. 3 h. 17 min. ago more|
Astronomer Valerie Rapson looks through the viewfinder of one of her telescopes she will be using for an eclipse viewing party at the Dudley Observatory at MiSci Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Schenectady, N.Y. less Astronomer Valerie Rapson looks through the viewfinder of one of her telescopes she will be using for an eclipse viewing party at the Dudley Observatory at MiSci Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Schenectady, N.Y. ... more This is a visualization showing how the 2017 eclipse will look when viewed from Albany, N.Y. The image was created using NASA's Eyes from the Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology.
|Rapp Road reunion celebrates family, history and new signAlbany News / 1 d. 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
Children play in the yard outside one of the homes on Rapp Road, during the Rapp Road community's 60th Family Reunion Weekend on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Children play in the yard outside one of the homes on Rapp Road, during the Rapp Road community's 60th Family Reunion Weekend on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Wayne Jackson, the New York State Assembly's chief sergeant-at-arms, urges people to move off the road so cars could pass by during an unveiling of a plaque at the Rapp Road community's 60th Family Reunion Weekend on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Jackson grew up in the community.
|BREAKING: Green Island fire breaks out on West StreetNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several local fire companies have responded to house fire on West Street in Green Island. The Green Island fire chief said that no one was hurt, but they are still looking for a cat. Heavy fire was found at the building and it took time get things under control as the fire started around 9:30 p.m. Fortunately, the home was separated from others on the block, so it did not spread to other houses. NEWS10 ABC will provide the latest information as it is made available.
|Travers Restaurant Week begins in Saratoga SpringsNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 10 h. 22 min. ago more|
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several Capital Region restaurants will be offering special menu pricing this week in honor of the eighth annual Travers Restaurant Week. THE 148th annual Travers Stakes is right around the corner but you don’t have to wait to start celebrating. The fun started Sunday with Restaurant Week. “It’s busy. Parking is hard to find, everybody is just looking for a good place to eat,” said Tyler Russo, Crepe Chef at Ravenous. Sunday, restaurants all over town start to offer special menus and special pricing in honor of the upcoming Travers stakes. There are about 20 restaurants participating this year and one of them is Ravenous in downtown Saratoga. “You get a taste of our Belgian style Pom frite (Belgian French fries) and then you get a choice of one of the savory crepes and one of the petite sweets,” said Julie Raymond, co-owner of Ravenous. During the five day event, diners enjoy a pre-fixed meal at participating restaurants for $18.64. That price is symbolic of the year 1864, the year of the first ever running of the Travers Stakes and locals are expecting to get more “bang for their buck” when they dine out this time of year. “I do usually go out just to try the different restaurants that I haven’t been before. I think it’s a great deal, you get to try different samples, three different courses for $18.64 so how could you go wrong?” said Michelle Fignar, Ravenous waitress. Restaurant Week ends on Thursday, so you’re going to want to take advantage of some of these deals while you can. TRAVERS RESTAURANT WEEK 2017
|A police practice Albany councilwoman wants to keepAlbany News / 1 d. 12 h. 7 min. ago more|
First Ward Council member Dorcey Applyrs, center, wants to codify a policy the Albany Police Department has of providing officers' contact information to the public. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is at left.
|Albany is on the right side of historyAlbany News / 1 d. 12 h. 7 min. ago more|
There are a lot of issues that are dividing us both at the national level, and here at home. I have to remember that many of you are civilians, and much of the political mud-slinging isn't something you have the time to follow or pay attention to.
|Tappan Zee project nears finish with opening of first spanAlbany News / 1 d. 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, file photo work continues on the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, right, while the older Tappan Zee Bridge, left, is still in use near Tarrytown, N.Y. One of the largest public infrastructure projects underway in the U.S. is about to begin carrying traffic across a broad expanse of the Hudson River. Westbound travelers will be switched from the old Tappan Zee Bridge to the first span of the $4 billion Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.
|Whistle-blower nurse settles case with Albany VAAlbany News / 2 d. 1 h. 10 min. ago more|
Valerie Riviello-Drew, adjunct faculty who teaches LPN courses, on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Mildred Elley in Albany, N.Y. Valerie Riviello-Drew, adjunct faculty who teaches LPN courses, on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Mildred Elley in Albany, N.Y. Valerie Riviello poses for a portrait outside of her home on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Clifton Park, N.Y. Valerie Riviello poses for a portrait outside of her home on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Clifton Park, N.Y. Valerie Riviello discusses how she felt the Veteran's Association is mistreating certain patients, inside her home on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, in Clifton Park, N.Y. Valerie Riviello discusses how she felt the Veteran's Association is mistreating certain patients, inside her home on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, in Clifton Park, N.Y. Exterior of the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center on on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Albany, ... (more)
|Officials: No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650MNews 10 ABC / 2 d. 1 h. 20 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. Maura McCann of the New Hampshire Lottery says no ticket matched all six numbers following Saturday night’s drawing. The winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $650 million, which would be the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing. The odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million. Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
|Wild animal may be loose near Buckingham PondAlbany News / 2 d. 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
City police are alerting residents about the sighting of an apparent wild animal in the area of Buckingham Pond on Saturday morning. After getting the report, police searched but could not locate any animal and it has not been seen in the area since the original call.
|CDPHP hosts block party for kidsNews 10 ABC / 2 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – CDPHP is making sure kids in the Capitol Region are healthy when they go back to school. On Saturday, the organization held a back to school block party. The event included free health and dental screenings, along with school supply giveaways and kid friendly activities. The event was held at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Albany and was free for anyone in attendance.
|On The MoveAlbany News / 2 d. 9 h. 47 min. ago more|
Guy Mastrion appointed as the ninth F. William Harder Chair of Business at the college. Mastrion is the founder of Brandforming, a multidisciplinary creative organization with expertise in design, campaign and digital work dedicated to the creation of transformation of brands.
|Historical fiction inspired by Manson family topic of upcoming library book discussionAlbany News / 2 d. 14 h. ago more|
Inspired by the twisted dynamics of the Charles Manson family cult, novelist Emma Cline's work of historical fiction, Author and University at Albany criminal justice professor Frankie Bailey will facilitate the free program that will take place at the 19 Willett St. facility on Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. "on topics related to images of victims, offenders, and criminal justice agents in American culture. She is interested in the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality."
|Potential wild animal near Buckingham Pond in Albany - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 2 d. 14 h. 55 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABCPotential wild animal near Buckingham Pond in AlbanyNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Saturday around 11:15 a.m., Albany Police responded to the area of Buckingham Pond for a report of a wild animal. The animal was unable to be located and has not been seen in the area since the original call. However ...and more »
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A NYS Trooper holds a mass card and his Stetson during funeral services for former NYSP Superintendent and Schenectady public safety commissioner Wayne Bennett at St. Mary's Church Saturday August 19, 2017 in Albany, NY. less A NYS Trooper holds a mass card and his Stetson during funeral services for former NYSP Superintendent and Schenectady public safety commissioner Wayne Bennett at St. Mary's Church Saturday August 19, 2017 in ... more A long line of NYS Troopers file into St. Mary's Church for funeral services for former Superintendent Wayne Bennett Saturday August 19, 2017 in Albany, NY.
|Phone app helps blind experience eclipseAlbany News / 2 d. 22 h. 38 min. ago more|
This is a visualization showing how the 2017 eclipse will look when viewed from Albany, N.Y. The image was created using NASA's Eyes from the Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology. This is a visualization showing how the 2017 eclipse will look when viewed from Albany, N.Y. The image was created using NASA's Eyes from the Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology.
|Meet the ABR's 2017 Women Who Mean Business - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 4 d. 0 h. 55 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewMeet the ABR's 2017 Women Who Mean BusinessAlbany Business Reviewcommercial real estateDeveloper Bill Barber needs more time for Albany, NY warehouse district apartments - Albany Business Review. Undo. commercial real estateRetiring Saratoga Springs, NY real estate developer sells three more properties - Albany ...and more »
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Albany Times UnionAlbany eyesore getting make-overAlbany Times UnionUpdated 5:34 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017. The old Central Warehouse on Thursday, Aug. 17, in Albany. (John. Detail from the old Central Warehouse Thursday August 17, 2017 in Albany, NY. Here are more abandoned buildings in the Capital Region.and more »
|Albany's cold storage warehouse finally sells - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 4 d. 20 h. 43 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewAlbany's cold storage warehouse finally sellsAlbany Business ReviewPromoted LinksPromoted Links. YOU MAY LIKE. commercial real estateAlbany, NY, warehouse district property sold for $2.4 million - Albany Business Review. Undo. commercial real estateHoward Johnson's site plans submitted in Albany, NY - Albany ...
|Video: This is how the eclipse will look from Albany - Albany Times UnionGoogle News / 4 d. 22 h. 17 min. ago more|
Albany Times UnionVideo: This is how the eclipse will look from AlbanyAlbany Times UnionThe Capital Region will get about 75 percent of that wow factor on Monday between about 1:15 and 2:35 p.m. That's the day when a total eclipse of the sun will be visible on a diagonal path from Oregon to Charleston, S.C. New York is outside the eclipse ...and more »
|Albany unites against racism, white supremacy - Albany Times UnionGoogle News / 8 d. 12 h. 49 min. ago more|
Albany Times UnionAlbany unites against racism, white supremacyAlbany Times UnionIvette Alfonso, president of the state board of Citizen Action of New York, said she was not surprised by the disturbing outcome of the Unite the Right march that gathered KKK, neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups to protest the removal of a ...and more »
|Prepare for foul weather this afternoonTimes Union more|
ALBANY — After sticky heat comes the deluge. The National Weather Service says storms bringing gusty winds and heavy rain could arrive as soon as this afternoon, though the chance of precipitation ramps up from 40 percent after noon Tuesday to 80 percent this evening, potentially bringing gusty winds and heavy rain of up to half an inch.
|Man holed up in Lark St. apartment, taken into custodyTimes Union more|
ALBANY — A man spent several hours Monday evening holed up in an apartment at 191 Lark St. before being taken into custody by police without incident.
|Lawyer: Man had no gun in shootingTimes Union more|
Troy The attorney for a 22-year-old man who was shot and injured by Troy police during a traffic stop last week said his client was not armed at the time of the incident. Mark S. Mishler, who is representing Dahmeek McDonald and his family, also sent a letter Monday to Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove demanding that Abelove recuse his office from overseeing the investigation into the shooting, including any review of the case by a grand jury. Mishler said he made the request in part because Abelove is the target of an ongoing investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
|Nassau man pleads guilty to purposely hitting dog with truckTimes Union more|
A Nassau man pleaded guilty Monday to intentionally running over a 10-month-old dog in October in Stephentown, according to Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.
|Legislation gives Hoosick Falls time to roll over loan for PFOA pollution costsTimes Union more|
The village stricken with contaminated water has been granted a reprieve from the immediate financial effects associated with Hoosick Falls' officials dealing with the polluted water supplies.
|Following rock fall, Indian Ladder trail remains closedTimes Union more|
NEW SCOTLAND — Almost two months after a woman was hit and injured by a falling rock there, the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher State Park remains closed as officials work to ensure that doesn't happen again.
|NYRA, Gaming Commission, horsemen roll out added safety measuresTimes Union more|
New York's thoroughbred racing industry and its regulators on Monday rolled out new safety requirements to guard against horse injuries and death.
|12 years in prison for Ballston Spa woman for break-in at Milton homeTimes Union more|
BALLSTON SPA - A 52-year-old Ballston Spa woman who was considered the ringleader in a drug-related home invasion in Milton has been sentenced Monday in Saratoga County Court to 12 years in prison.Laurie M. Cannelli, also known as Laurie M. Kelleher, of 425 Franklin Plaza, was sentenced for her role in breaking into a home on March 10. She and her three co-conspirators, Timothy and Linda Sims and Arthur Brust Jr., entered the home with an intent to assault the resident who sustained physical injury.
|Police: Recovered handguns leads to several charges for 2 Albany menTimes Union more|
Two city men are facing several charges after Albany police recovered two weapons during separate incidents over the weekend.
|Another ethics complaint in Milton town supervisor raceTimes Union more|
MILTON - The public bickering among Milton Republicans continued this week with the filing of yet another ethic complaint against a candidate for town Supervisor.Town board member Scott Ostrander, who is the Republican Committee's pick for town supervisor, is the subject of a complaint lodged by John Olenik, a former committee member. He contends Ostrander violated the ethics code when he used town property for an Aug. 9 press conference.
|Trekonderoga convention this weekend in TiconderogaTimes Union more|
TICONDEROGA — Expect a large influx of "Star Trek" fans this weekend for the annual Trekonderoga convention.The "Star Trek" set of the U.S.S. Enterprise, officially sanctioned by CBS, is in Ticonderoga and it's open for tours. The Desilu set for the original run of "Star Trek" was painstakingly recreated from the actual blueprints in an old supermarket downtown in the Warren County village.
|'Ugly' produce finds home at Price Chopper, Market 32Times Union more|
Some Price Chopper and Market 32 stores will be selling a discounted brand of visually "imperfect" produce.Minnesota-based Hy-Vee will sell its Misfits brand at 15 stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The brand claims that while about 20 percent of produce fails appearance standards for grocery chains, it is nutritionally identical.
|Judge won't erase charges in fatal Schenectady blazeTimes Union more|
SCHENECTADY — The case against a city code enforcement officer accused of failing to inspect the fire alarm panel in an apartment building where four people died in 2015 is headed to trial.Schenectady County Judge Matthew Sypniewski set a date for pretrial hearings after rejecting Kenneth Tyree's motion to throw out criminal charges lodged against him by a grand jury in connection with the fire at a high-rise building on Jay Street.
|Veteran Assemblyman Denny Farrell to resign Sept. 5Times Union more|
ALBANY — State Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, the powerful chair of the Ways and Means Committee, will retire from his seat in the chamber effective Sept. 5.