Burglars are targeting Albany restaurants, more subpoenas in election fruad case, food pantries need help, Latham history is in demand

Burglars have hit at least a dozen Albany restaurants since last week. In most cases, they are breaking in through windows and taking money from cash registers. [TU] [Fox23] [YNN]

While sentencing a caseworker to probation for failing to check up on a child, Judge Karen Drago said the system is failing children. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A number of Board of Elections employees have been subpoenaed in the Troy election fraud case as accusations continue to swirl. [Troy Record] [TU]

A Schoharie rancher hasn't found any of the 22 horses he lost during Irene - but he's still looking. [TU]

Food pantries are seeing more needy people and fewer donations. [Daily Gazette]

The first wave of recovery grants have made it to Schoharie County. [Daily Gazette]

There has been a rash of long-time employees using the trust they've gained to rip off the businesses where they work. [TU]

A Washington County couple who ran an animal shelter have been charged with animal abuse for allegedly leaving the animals in deplorable conditions. [YNN]

An Albany man was shot in the neck on Tuesday night. [Fox23]

The DeWitt Clinton Hotel is behind on its taxes and listed for sale. [TU]

Dozens of people from the Capital Region will head down to Occupy Wall Street today. And, across the state, SUNY and CUNY students will hold protests against higher tuition. [Fox23] [YNN]

The idea of allowing recent law school students to help indigent defendants in exchange for tuition reduction is being considered by the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services. [TU]

The Latham Living History Project is launching - and looking for people who remember the hamlet before the mall. [TU]

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.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Capital Region economic development grants: Tivoli Preserve, Albany Skyway, Nipper, Troy movie theater, craft beverages, and more

Originally published Thursday at 2:20 pm. Updated Thursday at 4:05 pm. The Capital Region got $83.1 million in the state's annual Regional Economic Development Council... (more)

Sonia Sotomayor at UAlbany

Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor will be speaking at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena April 4. The event will be free and open to the UAlbany community,... (more)

Solid Sound 2017 early-bird tickets

Early-bird tickets for the next summer's Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA go on sale this Friday, December 9 at 10 am. Three-day passes will... (more)

Adapting for a more extreme future

The Northeast US is looking at average temperature rises of a few degrees over the next century because of climate change, according to the some... (more)

Morning Blend

Regional Economic Development Council awards The winners of the annual Regional Economic Development Council grants are expected to be announced today. $750 million will be... (more)

Recent Comments

I grew up in the Utica area and moved out here in 1998. It really is funny how different the cultures are less than 100 miles away. It's more laid back in the Utica/Syracuse area, and the culture is much more "country" whereas Albany and a lot of the are around it is much more fast paced and has more of a NYC influence. Both are nice places to live, but definitely different vibes.

The best place to get a fresh-cut Christmas tree?

...has 22 comments, most recently from Tess Lecuyer

What if Albany is upstate, but not "Upstate"?

...has 9 comments, most recently from komradebob

Adapting for a more extreme future

...has 2 comments, most recently from BS

Phoenicians Mediterranean Palace

...has 5 comments, most recently from Billy

Solid Sound 2017 early-bird tickets

...has 1 comment, most recently from Michael H