Rowdiness and vandalism close schools, Colonie hopes to one-time its deficit, Niskayuna bans smoking in parks, whistle blown on scuffling football coach

Classes were South Colonie schools are also out today after vandals sprayed fire extinguishers all over the inside of the district's buses. [TU] [TU]

A 17-year-old was shot in the leg last night at the corner of Central and Lake in Albany. The police are looking for two men, who reportedly took off on bikes after firing the shot. [WNYT] [CBS6]

The Colonie Town Board has approved a one-time tax aimed at helping the town dig out of its $18 million deficit. Most homeowners there would end up paying less $250. Now the state Legislature has to approve the tax. [TU]

The Niskayuna Town Board voted to ban smoking at pretty much all of its outdoor facilities. The ban takes effect July 1. [TU]

The Schenectady High head football coach pleaded guilty yesterday to beating a man in an Italian restaurant. It appears that name calling started the scuffle between the two men, who are both in their 50s. [Daily Gazette]

The Daily Gazette is laying off six people, three of them in the newsroom. [Business Review]

Note: the web sites for the Troy Record and Saratogian were off-line this morning.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Alison Bechdel at HVCC

Cartoonist/author Alison Bechdel will be at Hudson Valley Community College March 23 for a talk. Bechdel is, of course, the author of Fun Home, the... (more)

The next Union College president is David Harris

Union College announced Tuesday that its next president will be David R. Harris, a 48-year-old sociologist who's currently the provost at Tufts. He'll succeed Stephen... (more)

"The story of slavery is embedded in the story of Albany."

Using entries from the CUNY's New York Slavery Records Index, Amy Biancolli profiles a handful of enslaved people who worked and lived at prominent households... (more)

Saratoga Jazz Fest 2018 lineup

The annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival is June 23-24 at SPAC. And the lineup's out -- it includes Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, Jon Baptiste with... (more)

William Shatner at Proctors

William Shatner. Will be at Proctors. For a screening of The Wrath of Khan. April 4. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 23 --... (more)

Recent Comments

The current property has been for sale for nearly 15 years. The owners are getting out of the Bowling business, it's happened all over the region. There's a buyer, and the city must evaluate the opportunity cost doing nothing. ...

Gawking at the ceiling of the Smith Building

...has 5 comments, most recently from Greg

William Shatner at Proctors

...has 1 comment, most recently from Mike

No one asked, but...

...has 11 comments, most recently from Greg

Proposed apartment project at the Playdium site gets OK from planning board

...has 20 comments, most recently from neighbor

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Tess