|Construction begins on new water line in BenningtonNews 10 ABC / 2 h. 10 min. ago more|
BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) – Crews are digging up roads in North Bennington for a project that will bring a new water source to homes affected by PFOA contamination. In North Bennington, homes with contaminated private wells will no longer have to rely on a filter for clean water. Crews are extending the town’s water supply to some of those affected homes. Living on bottled water is something Kayla Riley cannot get used to. The past year has been an adjustment for her family. “It’s been kind of a pain. We either have to wait for the water or we have so much at one time that we can’t do anything with it. It’s just about caving in our floor it’s so heavy,” Riley said. Soon, this will be over for Riley and many other families with PFOA-contaminated wells. The town’s water supply tested clean. Now, crews are extending those water lines to reach homes on private wells. Construction begins on Murphy Road and will continue for 10 miles. You will see stacks of new fire hydrants in some parts of village. It’s a reminder to homeowners that not only clean water is on the way but perhaps good news for their property values. With a well 560 feet deep, Ken Troumbley thought he was spared until PFOA levels came back at 280 ppt. “Looking forward for it to be over and done with to get back to normal life,” Troumbley said. “Hopefully, the property values come back up again.” Riley is also looking forward to normalcy. Even with a private filter on her well, she doesn’t take a chance on the water from her tap. “I use it for just cleaning dishes, laundry, and that’s it,” Riley said. “I still don’t trust that water so as soon as we can get rid of it I’d be happy with that. That would be super.” Construction will continue as the weather permits. Crews are not expected to complete this project until October 2018.
|New York Amber Alert For Child Abduction In Troy: Police - Patch.comGoogle News / 2 h. 32 min. ago more|
Patch.comNew York Amber Alert For Child Abduction In Troy: PolicePatch.comTROY, NY — Police in Troy, New York have activated the New York State AMBER Alert for a reported child abduction that occurred near Spring Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Friday. The child, Donavan Bragg, is a three month old child with blue eyes.Amber Alert issued for 3-month-old abducted near Albanywivb.comall 18 news articles »
|Police: Parents accused of abducting their child in Troy arrestedNews 10 ABC / 3 h. 14 min. ago more|
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police have cancelled an AMBER Alert after parents accused of abducting their child in Troy were arrested Friday afternoon. Police say Frank Bragg, 40, was arrested in Glenville and the mother Amanda Rua, 36, was arrested in Clifton Park. The AMBER Alert had been issued after police investigated a child abduction near Spring Avenue Friday morning in Troy. The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. The 3-month-old child, Donavan Bragg is safe.
|New Yorkers preparing to pay more for health insurance next yearNews 10 ABC / 3 h. 29 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Health insurance rates are going up next year, and those impacted are starting to grow worried. “I was distraught because that’s a major expense for me,” Biff Pock, Owner of Blue Note Record Shop, said. As a small business owner and only employee of his store, Pock says these rate increases are definitely going to hurt him. “You don’t know what’s going to happen next and it’s scary.” The health insurance rates that were approved in August would mean a 15 percent increase for those purchasing individual health insurance and a 9 percent increase for small group policies. Pock has an individual plan, so he says he will have to tighten his belt this coming year. “I’m going to have to watch every penny, you never know what’s around the next corner.” Yet, the overall number of New Yorkers who will be affected by these increases is relatively low. New Yorkers eligible for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act and who buy the lowest cost silver plans could actually see their prices drop by five percent. “It really varies based on what type of a plan you buy,” Leslie Moran, Senior Vice President of New York State Health Plan Association, said. According to the Department of Financial Services rising pharmaceutical costs are one of the biggest reasons people have to pay higher premiums.
|Body camera footage captures officers rescuing people from Gloversville house fireNews 10 ABC / 3 h. 34 min. ago more|
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – We often hear of first responders saving lives but how often is it caught on camera? Body camera footage in Gloversville recorded several police officers pulled people there out of a house fire. The body cams were able to capture flames engulfing the entire front side of the Grand Street home in Gloversville. “Hey anyone in here?” That’s Gloversville Police Officer Malinda Palmer discovering a massive fire on Grand Street. “Get out of your house, get out of your house.” Quickly being assisted by other officers in the area. “It’s going to be a structure fire dispatch, fully engulfed.” Those officers calling in the Gloversville Fire Department, but in the meantime, rescued two people from the first floor of the now charred home. “Come, where are you? Stay down, where are you?” The whole thing caught on body camera footage. “There was nothing audible when we showed up, so the police discovery of this probably saved lives.” A short time later, Battalion Chief Brandt Minkler got there. “There were multiple people screaming. There were still people trapped on the second floor.” He jumped into action clearing items that were in the way to get them out. “Gas grills, lawn mowers, and just things that were obstructing their egress.” Fire Chief Tom Groff says if not for the police officers and Minkler’s quick thinking, things could have been much worse. “It was extending into the second floor and the whole entire floor was filled with smoke. So they very easily could have been overcome.” None of the smoke alarms in the building were working. Thanks to Palmer, Minkler and the other officers and firefighters on the scene everyone made it out alive. “Are you okay honey? I got you.” Two of the four people in the fire were airlifted to Syracuse for treatment. The fire does not appear to be suspicious.
|Secret group ‘NXIVM’ causing concernNews 10 ABC / 4 h. 20 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A secret group stirring up controversy in the Capital Region. The self help group NXIVM is under the state’s microscope after a recent article by the New York Times says members were branded and brainwashed. A spokesperson from the governor’s office says the claims are being looked into and released this statement: “The allegations in the article are disturbing. Counsel’s Office will be reviewing this matter to determine if further action is warranted.” Dr. Brandon Porter, who was cited in the article as being part of the group’s practices, resigned from his position on Wednesday. A spokesperson with the hospital says Porter’s actions with NXIVM have nothing to do with the hospital and called them “deplorable.”
|Quarter of Mass. teens admit to driving while highNews 10 ABC / 4 h. 32 min. ago more|
BOSTON (NEWS10) – Marijuana may be legal in Massachusetts but many teens don’t realize it is illegal to drive while high. According to a new survey of 3,000 high school students, one-third of teens think it’s legal to drive under the influence of marijuana. Unlike alcohol where you can measure someone’s blood alcohol content, there’s no easy way to measure the THC concentration in someone’s blood. Some drivers were surprised to hear so many teens were unaware of the law. According to the study, about 25 percent of teen admitted that driving under the influence of marijuana is common among their friends.
|Fund set up for victim of bike crash in Albant - Albany Times UnionGoogle News / 5 h. 3 min. ago more|
Albany Times UnionFund set up for victim of bike crash in AlbantAlbany Times UnionAnother accident has occurred in the eastbound lane of the Washington Avenue Extension approaching Fuller Road Thursday morning Oct. 19, 2017 in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union). Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN, Albany Times Union. Image 2 of 13.
|$1.2M in farming grants available for new farmers, military veteransNews 10 ABC / 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York Governor’s Office announced more than $1.25 million in farm funding to help new farmers and military veterans. The funding is available through two grants to promote growth and development in the state’s agriculture industry. “Agriculture remains a major sector of our economy and by supporting the development of early-stage farmers, these businesses will continue to provide fresh, local produce for New Yorkers across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “This grant fund will bolster our agricultural industry by providing both veterans and farmers the support they need to expand, and thrive.” Empire State Development, in consultation with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, administers the grant funds. The applications and guidelines for the New Farmers Grant Fund and the Veterans Farm Grant Fund are available online. The deadline for submission is January 26, 2018.
|Pioneer Bank buys $5 million property in Guilderland - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 5 h. 16 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewPioneer Bank buys $5 million property in GuilderlandAlbany Business ReviewPioneer Bank paid $5 million to buy land on Western Avenue in Albany County, New York, this month, as part of a new strategy to buy properties the bank previously leased. The land at 1883 and 1881 Western Ave. in Guilderland was owned by GGMP LLC, ...
|New York Lawmaker Proposes Tighter Rules On Credit Monitoring - Patch.comGoogle News / 5 h. 23 min. ago more|
Patch.comNew York Lawmaker Proposes Tighter Rules On Credit MonitoringPatch.comA spokeswoman for Atlanta-based Equifax has said her company is "actively engaging" with state and federal officials looking into the breach. Carlucci's proposals are expected to be considered once lawmakers return to Albany in January to begin the ...NY lawmaker wants tighter rules for credit-monitoring firmsNew Jersey Heraldall 14 news articles »
|Enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect starts Nov. 1News 10 ABC / 6 h. 33 min. ago more|
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermonters who want to sign up for a health insurance plan for next year through the state’s online exchange or existing subscribers who want to change to a different plan can do so starting next month. The annual enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. This year, the state’s health insurance marketplace includes four new so-called bronze plans for 2018. Officials say the plans are for people who expect to be in good health, or are comfortable with some risk or basically are satisfied with having a low premium and paying more out of pocket. The state has also launched an online tool to compare plans and costs for 2018. Those already enrolled in a plan through the exchange will automatically be renewed.
|Saratoga Hospital offering laughing gas for moms in laborNews 10 ABC / 7 h. 27 min. ago more|
SARATOGA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Saratoga Hospital announced Friday that it is offering laughing gas for mothers in labor. The hospital says the gas will help women manage pain during childbirth. “With nitrous oxide, we are giving women another option—one that fosters a greater level of control over pain management during the course of labor,” said Carrie Inglee, director of Women’s Health Services at Saratoga Hospital. Health officials says the gas is generally safe for the mother and baby and is self-administered by the mother. The hospital began offering the laughing gas this week and says it has long been used in childbirth in other countries and is becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
|NY has the third angriest driversNews 10 ABC / 7 h. 49 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Think you see a lot of angry drivers? You’re not wrong. In fact, according to a new study, New York took third place for the angriest drivers in the nation. An insurance company used the hashtag “Road Rage” to come up with the results. In the span of three years, 2,200 of every 100,000 New Yorkers used the hashtag in their posts. They also found that the most aggravating month is August and the worst traffic is on Fridays. The hour when drivers rage peaks is 6 p.m. The study says that the angriest drivers are in Hawaii.
|Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?News 10 ABC / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting louder. And while plenty of parents are feeling guilty about it, some experts say it might be time to relax a little. Go ahead and hand your kid a gadget now and then to cook dinner or get some work done. Not all kids can entertain themselves quietly, especially when they are young. Try that, and see how long it takes your toddler to start fishing a banana peel out of the overflowing trash can. “I know I should limit my kid’s screen time a lot, but there is reality,” said Dorothy Jean Chang, who works for a tech company in New York and has a 2-year-old son. When she needs to work or finds her son awake too early, “it’s the best, easiest way to keep him occupied and quiet.” Screen time, she says, “definitely happens more often than I like to admit.” She’s not alone. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group focused on kids’ use of media and technology, said in a report Thursday that kids aged 8 and under average about 2 hours and 19 minutes with screens every day at home. That’s about the same as in 2011, though it’s up from an hour and a half in 2013 — the last time the survey was conducted — when smartphones were not yet ubiquitous but TV watching was on the decline. While the overall numbers have held steady in recent years, kids are shifting to mobile devices and other new technologies, just as their parents are. The survey found that kids spend an average of 48 minutes a day on mobile devices, up from 15 minutes in 2013. Kids are also getting exposed to voice-activated assistants, virtual reality and internet-connected toys, for which few guidelines exist because they are so new. MIXED MESSAGE Some parents and experts worry that screens are taking time away from exercise and learning. But studies are inconclusive. The economist Emily Oster said studies have found that kids who watch a lot of TV tend to be poorer, belong to minority groups and have parents with less education — all factors that contribute to higher levels of obesity and lower test scores. For that reason, it’s “difficult to draw strong conclusions about the effects of television from this research,” Oster wrote in 2015. In fact, the Common Sense survey found that kids whose parents have higher incomes and education spend “substantially less time” with screens than other children. The gap was larger in 2017 than in previous years. For more than a quarter century, the American Academy of Pediatrics held that kids under 2 should not be exposed to screens at all, and older kids should have strict limits. The rules have relaxed, such that video calls with grandma are OK, though “entertainment” television still isn’t. Even so, guidelines still feel out of touch for many parents who use screens of various sizes to preserve their sanity and get things done. After all, what’s the point of putting on an episode of “Daniel Tiger” so you can do laundry if the nation’s pediatricians insist you sit with your kid while she’s watching it? “My kids are not any more or less crazy than your average toddlers because we watch a little TV,” said Jenny Hopf, a mother of two who co-founded Momidarity, an online video service for moms to connect with each other. “When used at the right time, it’s a lifesaver.” Jen Bjorem, a pediatric speech pathologist in Leawood, Kansas, said that while it’s “quite unrealistic” for many families to totally do away with screen time, balance is key. “Screen time can be a relief for many parents during times of high stress or just needing a break,” she said. EVERTHING IN MODERATION Bjorem recommends using “visual schedules” that toddlers can understand to set limits. Instead of words, these schedules have images — of dinner, bed time, reading or TV time, for example. Another idea for toddlers? “Sensory bins,” or plastic tubs filled with beads, dry pasta and other stuff kids can play around with and, ideally, be just as absorbed as in mobile app or an episode of “Elmo.” Of course, some kids will play with these carefully crafted, Pinterest-worthy bins only for a few minutes. Then they might start throwing beans and pasta all over your living room. So you clean up, put away the bins and turn on the TV. In an interview, Oster said that while screen time “is probably not as good for your kid as high-quality engagement” with parents, such engagement is probably not something we can give our kids all the time anyway. “Sometimes you just need them to watch a little bit of TV because you have to do something, or you need (it) to be a better parent,” Oster said.
|Gas bills expected to be higher, electric lowerNews 10 ABC / 8 h. 54 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Estimates for winter heating bills have been released. Gas bills are expected to be slightly higher than average while electric costs will be slightly lower. The Public Service Commission expects people to pay about $800 from November to March for gas. That’s about two percent higher. They expect the cost of electric, alone, to be about $40 a month. That’s 16 percent less than average. These costs are averages and could change depending on the weather.
|Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hungerNews 10 ABC / 9 h. 19 min. ago more|
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday in the Lancet medical journal. The financial cost from pollution-related death, sickness and welfare is equally massive, the report says, costing some $4.6 trillion in annual losses — or about 6.2 percent of the global economy. “There’s been a lot of study of pollution, but it’s never received the resources or level of attention as, say, AIDS or climate change,” said epidemiologist Philip Landrigan, dean of global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and the lead author on the report. The report marks the first attempt to pull together data on disease and death caused by all forms of pollution combined. “Pollution is a massive problem that people aren’t seeing because they’re looking at scattered bits of it,” Landrigan said. Experts say the 9 million premature deaths the study found was just a partial estimate, and the number of people killed by pollution is undoubtedly higher and will be quantified once more research is done and new methods of assessing harmful impacts are developed. Areas like Sub-Saharan Africa have yet to even set up air pollution monitoring systems. Soil pollution has received scant attention. And there are still plenty of potential toxins still being ignored, with less than half of the 5,000 new chemicals widely dispersed throughout the environment since 1950 having been tested for safety or toxicity. “In the West, we got the lead out of the gasoline, so we thought lead was handled. We got rid of the burning rivers, cleaned up the worst of the toxic sites. And then all of those discussions went into the background” just as industry began booming in developing nations, said Richard Fuller, head of the global toxic watchdog Pure Earth and one of the 47 scientists, policy makers and public health experts who contributed to the 51-page report. “To some extent these countries look to the West for examples and discussion, and we’d dropped it,” Fuller said. Asia and Africa are the regions putting the most people at risk, the study found, while India tops the list of individual countries. One out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015, or some 2.5 million, was attributed to pollution. China’s environment was the second deadliest, with more than 1.8 million premature deaths, or one in five, blamed on pollution-related illness, the study found. Several other countries such Bangladesh, Pakistan, North Korea, South Sudan and Haiti also see nearly a fifth of their premature deaths caused by pollution. Still, many poorer countries have yet to make pollution control a priority, experts say. India has taken some recent actions, such as tightening vehicle and factory emission standards and occasionally limiting the number of cars on New Delhi’s roads. But they have done little about crop burning, garbage fires, construction dust or rampant use of the dirtiest fossil fuels. A court ban on firework sales before the Diwali festival didn’t stop New Delhi residents from firing rockets and lighting crackers throughout Thursday night. They awoke Friday morning to acrid, smoke-filled skies and levels of dangerous, lung-clogging particulate matter known as PM2.5 that went beyond 900 parts per million — 90 times the recommended limit by the World Health Organization, and 22 times higher than India’s own limits. “Even though better pollution norms are coming in, still the pollution levels are continuously increasing,” said Shambhavi Shukla, a research associate with the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment, which was not involved in the Lancet study. To reach its figures on the overall global pollution burden, the study’s authors used methods outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for assessing field data from soil tests, as well as with air and water pollution data from the Global Burden of Disease, an ongoing study run by institutions including the World Health Organization and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Even the conservative estimate of 9 million pollution-related deaths is one-and-a-half times higher than the number of people killed by smoking, three times the number killed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, more than six times the number killed in road accidents, and 15 times the number killed in war or other forms of violence, according to GBD tallies. It is most often the world’s poorest who suffer, the study found. The vast majority of pollution-related deaths — 92 percent — occur in low- or middle-income countries, where policy makers are chiefly concerned with developing their economies, lifting people out of poverty and building basic infrastructure. Environmental regulations in those countries tend to be weaker, and industries lean on outdated technologies and dirtier fuels. In wealthier countries where overall pollution is not as rampant, it is still the poorest communities that are more often exposed, the report says. “What people don’t realize is that pollution does damage to economies. People who are sick or dead cannot contribute to the economy. They need to be looked after” — which is also costly, Fuller said. “There is this myth that finance ministers still live by, that you have to let industry pollute or else you won’t develop,” he said. “It just isn’t true.” The report cites EPA research showing that the U.S. has gained some $30 in benefits for every dollar spent on controlling air pollution since 1970, when Congress enacted the Clean Air Act, one of the world’s most ambitious environmental laws. Removing lead from gasoline has earned the U.S. economy another $6 trillion cumulatively since 1980, according to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some experts cautioned, however, that the report’s economic message was murky. Reducing the pollution quantified in the report might impact production, and so would not likely translate into gains equal to the $4.6 trillion in economic losses. The report “highlights the social and economic justice of this issue,” said Marc Jeuland, associate professor with the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University, who was not involved in the study. Without more concrete evidence for how specific policies might lead to economic gains, “policy makers will often find it difficult to take action, and this report thus only goes part way in making the case for action,” he said. Jeuland also noted that, while the report counts mortality by each pollutant, there are possible overlaps — for example, someone exposed to both air pollution and water contamination — and actions to address one pollutant may not reduce mortality. “People should be careful not to extrapolate from the U.S. numbers on net (economic) benefits, because the net effects of pollution control will not be equivalent across locations,” he said. The study’s conclusions on the economic cost of pollution measure lost productivity and health care costs, while also considering studies measuring people’s “willingness to pay” to reduce the probability of dying. While these types of studies yield estimates at best, they are used by many governments and economists trying to understand how societies value individual lives. While there has never been an international declaration on pollution, the topic is gaining traction. The World Bank in April declared that reducing pollution, in all forms, would now be a global priority. And in December, the United Nations will host its first conference on the topic of pollution. “The relationship between pollution and poverty is very clear,” said Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, lead environmental specialist at the World Bank. “And controlling pollution would help us address many other problems, from climate change to malnutrition. The linkages can’t be ignored.”
|SEEN: Jewish Family Services' Annual CelebrationAlbany News / 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
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|Poll: Almost half of Americans think media make up stories about Pres. TrumpNews 10 ABC / 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WCMH) — Nearly half of voters (46 percent) say they think the news media make up stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a poll conducted by POLITICO and Morning Consult. The poll shows that 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate the stories. Seventeen percent are undecided. Among Republican voters, 76 percent believe the media invents stories about the Trump administration, and 11 do not think so. For Democrats, about 20 percent do believe the media make up stories, but 65 percent do not believe this. Pres. Trump, who frequently feuds with the media, Tweeted that he thinks the number is “much worse.” Last week, President Trump tweeted, “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” He returned to the topic last Wednesday night, tweeting: “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”
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|Women scarred by 'study,' brandingAlbany News / 22 h. 16 min. ago more|
Jennifer Kobelt, a former NXIVM employee from Vancouver, British Columbia, said a physician associated with NXIVM showed her terrifying videos during a brain-activity experiment last year at this former restaurant on Route 9 in Halfmoon, where NXIVM often holds events. less Jennifer Kobelt, a former NXIVM employee from Vancouver, British Columbia, said a physician associated with NXIVM showed her terrifying videos during a brain-activity experiment last year at this former ... more The New York state Department of Health declined to investigate a brain experiment conducted at this Halfmoon building last year by a physician associate with NXIVM.
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WRGBAlbany PD: Bicycle and SUV crash on Washington Avenue ExtensionWRGBAlbany, NY (WRGB) -- Albany Police are investigating after they say a bicyclist hit by a SUV on Washington Avenue Extension. The bicyclist has been taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. Police said the accident happened around 5:30 ...Bicyclist dies after being hit by SUV in AlbanyAlbany Times UnionMan killed after car and bicycle collide at Crossgates Commons identifiedNEWS10 ABCPolice identify Guilderland bicyclist killed in crashWNYTall 7 news articles »
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Officers responded to the Sunoco at 477 Delaware Ave. at about 11:25 a.m. for a report of a robbery, according to police. Upon arrival, an employee told officers that a man had entered the store, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash.
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Gerard Burks stands between his lawyers, Terence Kindlon, left, and Albany County Public Defender Stephen Herrick, right, as he weighs whether to accept a plea bargain in the November death of Lori Milks, a 63-year-old city woman who was beaten to death outside an Albany apartment building. Gerard Burks stands between his lawyers, Terence Kindlon, left, and Albany County Public Defender Stephen Herrick, right, as he weighs whether to accept a plea bargain in the November death of Lori Milks, a Lori Milks with her daughter, Jai, in 2009.
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|Plattsburgh firm low bidder for Schenectady train station...Albany News / 1 d. 6 h. 46 min. ago more|
Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference and shows renderings of the new Schenectady train station at Proctors Theater on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Schenectady, N.Y. The governor also talked about other plans such as the Empire State Trail that will build up the economy in New York State.
|'Voice' contestant plans Capital Region show next monthAlbany News / 1 d. 9 h. 3 min. ago more|
Delmar native and Bethlehem High School graduate Dani Moz caught the eye of Shakira on "The Voice" in 2014. Delmar native and Bethlehem High School graduate Dani Moz caught the eye of Shakira on "The Voice" in 2014.
|Inside the secretive group Nxivm where women are brandedAlbany News / 1 d. 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
Albany, New York: In March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women. To gain admission, they had to give their recruiter - or "master", as she was called - naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned that such "collateral" might be publicly released if the group's existence were disclosed.
|NY Group Home Death Further Exposes Wide-Scale Discrimination of People with DisabilitiesAlbany News / 1 d. 17 h. 53 min. ago more|
It has been reported that Heather Roselli was being physically and verbally abused and no one called 911 until it was too late The cover-ups of deaths are massive in scope and Governor Andrew Cuomo has refused to stop the criminal cover-ups or the wide-scale discrimination of bypassing 911." ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- It is a felony crime in New York State to knowingly do anything likely to be injurious to an incompetent or physically disabled person.
|NanoFab X building at Albany NanoTech where a new $200 million...Albany News / 1 d. 22 h. 11 min. ago more|
NanoFab X building at Albany NanoTech where a new $200 million lithography tool purchased by IBM from ASML is housed Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Albany N.Y. NanoFab X building at Albany NanoTech where a new $200 million lithography tool purchased by IBM from ASML is housed Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Albany N.Y. A $38.5 million state grant designed to help pay the debt on SUNY Polytechnic Institute's NanoFab X building was delayed Wednesday after its approval was postponed by the Public Authorities Control Board. The PACB is the final hurdle for such funding and the SUNY Poly funding and other grants from Empire State Development, the state's economic development arm, were on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting at the state Capitol.
|Albany reignites pursuit of search firm for police chiefAlbany News / 2 d. 0 h. 36 min. ago more|
Deputy Albany Police Chief Robert Sears looks on as Police Chief Brendan Cox announces his retirement from the police department. Sears will take on day-to-day leadership of the department but Mayor Kathy Sheehan says she intends to mount a nationwide search for the next police chief.
|Palace Theatre changing leadersAlbany News / 2 d. 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
Holly Brown, executive director of the Palace Theatre, stands in the balcony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Palace Theatre in Albany, N.Y. Holly Brown, executive director of the Palace Theatre, stands in the balcony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Palace Theatre in Albany, N.Y. After five years as executive director of the Palace Theatre, a period during which the historic venue doubled the number of events it hosted, increased attendance by 40 percent and announced a massive expansion plan, Holly Brown is stepping down at the end of this month. She will be succeeded by Susan Rosko Fogarty, who worked for more than 25 years in the arts and banking and most recently was a senior executive with Capital District YMCA.
|With low use & high costs, future of North Albany Library...Albany News / 2 d. 4 h. 54 min. ago more|
Sign in the window of the North Albany Library branch Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 in Albany, NY. Sign in the window of the North Albany Library branch Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 in Albany, NY.
|Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded - New York TimesGoogle News / 2 d. 23 h. 53 min. ago more|
New York TimesInside a Secretive Group Where Women Are BrandedNew York TimesIn March, Ms. Edmondson arrived for an initiation ceremony at Ms. Salzman's home in Clifton Park, N.Y., a town about 20 miles north of Albany where Mr. Raniere and some followers live. After undressing, she was led to a candlelit ceremony, where she ...
|At the Sage Colleges, a new president inherits an uncertain futureTimes Union more|
Christopher Ames was formally inaugurated Friday as the 10th president of The Sage Colleges, a unique system of private schools that began with the founding of Russell Sage College, a women's college in Troy, and grew to include the co-ed Sage College of Albany and three graduate schools. He arrives as the colleges deal with cuts and uncertainty caused by declining enrollment and increased competition from the public sector, thanks to a free tuition program established this year at New York's state colleges and universities.
|Work under way on $19M Troy lofts projectTimes Union more|
Construction has begun to transform the former Marvin Neitzel Corp. warehouse at 444 River St. into 444 River Lofts, an apartment building with 74 units. The Missouri-based Vecino Group purchased the building, originally the Troy Waste Manufacturing Co., in 2015, and plans to include a fitness center, individual storage units, and a rooftop terrace with barbecue area and a view of the Hudson River and downtown Troy.
|Saratoga Hospital touts laughing gas to alleviate labor painsTimes Union more|
For arguably the worst kind of pain there is – labor and childbirth – laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, was once a sought-after alleviator. Now it's being used again. In the Capital Region, Saratoga Hospital started offering nitrous oxide for laboring women this week; three women there had used it by Friday. Bellevue Woman's Center in Niskayuna plans to offer it in coming months, and it is under consideration at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany and Burdett Birth Center in Troy.
|Missing baby dropped off at Glenville police station in good healthTimes Union more|
TROY — City police cancelled a state Amber Alert Friday evening after the missing 3-month-old baby was dropped off at a local police station in good health, Troy police spokesman Capt. Daniel DeWolf said at 6 p.m.
|Suspicious fire engulfs vacant Schenectady homeTimes Union more|
SCHENECTADY — Fire investigators are looking into a suspicious fire that engulfed a vacant city home Friday afternoon, officials said.There were no reported injuries, according to Fire Chief Ray Senecal.The intensity of the blaze at 8 Wagner Ave., between Albany and Watt Streets, caused the roof of the residence to collapse as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire on the ground and in the air.
|Newspaper publisher faces charges over delivery squabbleTimes Union more|
Glens FallsThe publisher of the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper will face a judge Monday over complaints the delivery of a free weekly newspaper to people who might not want it is littering.Publisher Robert Forcey will face seven counts of littering in Queenbury Town Court in connection with complaints this summer from people who did not want the weekly left at their homes.The case raises questions over the First Amendment right of newspapers to report and distribute the news, said Diane Kennedy, president of the New York News Publishers Association, which represents newspaper statewide.
|Washington County woman joins NY-21 race against StefanikTimes Union|
|Berkshire Museum faces lawsuit by Norman Rockwell's sons, othersTimes Union more|
The Berkshire Museum's controversial decision to sell dozens of artworks to establish a new endowment fund and bankroll a fundamental overhaul of its mission and direction continues to draw negative reactions, now with a lawsuit from Foley Hoag LLP.
|Fish market opening in TroyTimes Union more|
Empire Fish Market will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the store, 2952 Sixth Ave., in Troy.
|State moving forward with Wadsworth design and locationTimes Union more|
ALBANY - State officials are moving forward with plans to build a new $500 million Wadsworth Center for the state Department of Health.But don't ask where they are planning to put the new facility since they are keeping any potential sites a secret for now.
|Fire wrecks sports cars near Keeler MotorsTimes Union more|
COLONIE — A fire in a car carrier Friday afternoon extensively damaged the trailer as well as two sports cars.One of the cars was on the carrier and the other was on the street.Colonie firefighters responded to the fire near the Keeler Motor Car Co. on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham.
|Rensselaer County taxes remain flat in 2018 budget proposalTimes Union more|
TROY – Rensselaer County property taxes won't change in the proposed 2018 county budget of $340.4 million, County Executive Kathleen Jimino said Friday.Jimino's 17th and final county budget had the feel of a state of the county address as she summed up recent achievements as she finishes her fourth term in office.
|Plotter Kill preserve to be closed for pesticide workTimes Union more|
ROTTERDAM — The Plotter Kill preserve will be closed for a few days next week for pesticide treatments to combat the spread of the invasive pest hemlock woolly adelgid, the state announced Friday.Hemlock woolly adelgid is a non-native tree pest that can harm the forest ecosystem and has recently been discovered at both the Plotter Kill preserve and the Indian Kill preserve in the town of Glenville, a press release from the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.Weather permitting, certified pesticide applicators will begin treatments in the Plotter Kill preserve the week of Oct. 23, and the preserve will be closed from Oct. 23 through 25. Signs will be posted and public access will be restricted.
|Gillibrand, Congress members push for Hudson PCB cleanupTimes Union more|
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and six congress members from New York are pushing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to declare more work is needed on the $1.7 billion PCB cleanup of the Hudson River.In a letter Wednesday to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Gillibrand and the other lawmakers said the seven-year cleanup, which concluded in the summer of 2015, fails to reach the goals of a 2002 agreement between EPA and General Electric Co.GE dredged about 40 miles of river bottom between Fort Edward in Washington County and Troy in Rensselaer County to remove toxic PCBs that had come from GE plans in Fort Edward and Hudson Falls. The company legally dumped PCBs in the river until that became illegal in the late 1970s.