October 2014

A quick recap of the week

Coxsackie. Skaneateles. Canajoharie.

Cider donut bread pudding

Capital Region neighborhoods with the most trick-or-treaters

Stuff to do this weekend

Numbers point to local rise in poverty, food truck owners file second suit against state, SUNY chancellor in line for big raise, goal for year 101

A look inside The Shop in Troy

Pizzaween

NANOvember 2014

Campaign Yard Sign Design Election 2014, Part I

Schaghticoke cat house condemned, AG candidates debate tonight, Bethlehem police warn against grandparent phone scam, you can't put campaign signs outside the Governor's Mansion

Impact Downtown Albany's vision of what the city's downtown could be

CDTA now offering realtime bus info

A young, active church congregation?

What's up in the Neighborhood

A look inside Wolff's Biergarten Schenectady

Alleged serial rapist captured following Fort Edward chase, 80 cats removed from "giant litterbox" in Schaghticoke, meeting on gun violence in Albany, Morette's reopens in Schenectady

Today's moment of autumn

Albany's First Mass Transit System

Chicken parm at D'Raymonds

A good HVAC contractor?

Cuomo/Christie and CDC differ on Ebola policies, police say Albany shootings not connected, former police officer accused of stalking attorney, the ring wanted to be found

Pittsfield State Forest

Getting some work done

Rocket launch could be visible here Monday evening

Lincoln, the robot apocalypse, bacterial nano wires

Washington Park's former life

Drawing: Tickets for BUILT

APD investigating two shooting incidents, video in Mount case released, push for lower speed limits, Castleton Stewart's closes

The week ahead

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In no more than 10 words

"Very dramatic and a hell of a conversation piece!"

Stuff to do this weekend

Man arraigned in death of Vanessa Milligan, Ebola case in NYC, llamas on the lam

Poking at some numbers for New York school districts, graduation rates, and income

Chip Kidd at Skidmore

Toughness

Evil Dead: The Musical x2

Contractor for matching historical building style?

Suspect arrested in Vanessa Milligan's death, tentative agreement to save Ladder No. 1, Malta businessman honored by White House

Where the wild things aren't... yet

Figuring Sh!t Out with Amy Biancolli

In a brewery (not so) far, far away

What's up in the Neighborhood

Talking about talking about movies

Siena Poll reports Cuomo still ahead but with highest unfavorables to date, Capital Region's first START-UP NY designee, Schenectady knocks down the first of 80 buildings

The Capital Region's unemployment rate continues to drop

Where to sell old gold and silver?

Wolff's Schenectady

Drawing: Postmodern Jukebox at Troy Music Hall

Albany Common Council passes red light camera ordinance: comments, votes, thoughts

Albany red light camera ordinance passed, Kaloyeros says IBM-GloFo will lead to more jobs at NanoCollege, artists' lofts proposed for Troy

Help fixing wedding photos?

St. Vincent at Upstate Concert Hall

Quick trip: Beebe Hill fire tower

Bachelorette party ideas in downtown Troy?

GloFo taking over IBM chip fab plants, more than 30k tagged by state as too mentally unstable for a gun, neighborhoods that lack access to food stores

The week ahead

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Warm thoughts about this winter

Drawing: Chemistry and Cocktails at miSci

Altering history with Jacopo Della Quercia: The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

Stuff to do this weekend

Shooting prompts manhunt in the South End, Cuomo addresses state's prep for potential ebola cases, residents rallying to save their Stewart's

Madison Theater opening new performance venue

Untrained

Golazo!

Checking out the new Lord & Taylor at Crossgates

Month in a day

Wine & Dine for the Arts 2015

Public meeting heats up over Ladder No. 1, AG's office says many Airbnb listings in NYC are illegal, Rembrandt uncovered at The Clark

Maybe there wasn't enough money for a spaceship

Nordstrom Rack to open at Colonie Center

What's up in the Neighborhood

Official snacking

"Is it Coxsackie?!" "Yes, it is."

Former home health aide sentenced in murder of client, Zoning board of appeals approves East Greenbush Casino plan,Albany Law president to step down, warm morning sets record high, flames extinguish controversial mascot

TOP2014: The Final

What "they" say about here

Waffles at Iron Roost

"My mother thinks it's a genius idea."

John Waters at Basilica Hudson

Investigation continues in Guilderland quadruple homicide, figuring casino site odds, a ton of history missing and presumed stolen

Map quiz: In the round

Drawing: Tickets for Albany Barn Fusion 2014

Unofficial details spreading about Guilderland quadruple homicide, bear killed in Rotterdam, NYSP: trooper vehicle hit by wrong-way driver

The week ahead

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Covered in history

Stuff to do this weekend

Officials ask for info about Guilderland quadruple homicide case, wine store alleges state agency is out for it, apology for mascot backstory

TOP2014: Crunching the numbers

TEDxAlbany 2014 call for speakers

The Albany riverfront has been a topic of concern and potential for a long time

Saratoga National Historic Park

Drawing: Tickets for Chuck Palahniuk in Saratoga + Northshire gift certificate

Quadruple homicide in Guilderland home, Cuomo leads Astorino by 20 points in latest Q-poll, Hoffman's take a final train ride at Latham park, arguing personhood for a chimp

The Playland deal

TOP2014: Semifinal: Spicy

What's up in the Neighborhood

Tasting a Snapdragon

Albany Public Safety Committee green lights red light cameras, Cuomo/Astorino debate planned, Cuomo will be less like Thoreau if re-elected

Gabriel Iglesias, Brian Regan at The Palace

Street signs

TOP2014: Semifinal: Classic

Miss Pearl: An eye toward Bethlehem, and not feeling friendly

More bits about the Hoffman's Playland to Huck Finn's plan, investigation into Cohoes fire, postal carrier attacked by dogs, 107 years old

Today's moment of autumn

Frequency North 2014 fall

Huck Finn's Playland

Favorite fall hikes?

Sharing the bikesharing

Drawing: Tickets for Lewis Black at The Palace

Rallies against violence in Albany and Troy, the challenge facing low-income school districts, raising money for the "Banjo Man"

The week ahead

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The nicest weather days of the year, ranked

Prime fall foliage is here

Stuff to do this weekend

Fatal shooting in Albany, sale of One Monument Square site approved, should chimps be considered persons under the law?

TOP2014: RD1: DC's vs. Marisa's Place

Quick trip: Vroman's Nose

Places for art classes?

Budgets proposed for Albany, Troy and Schenectady, Queens assemblyman charged with stealing $80,000, Mike's owner pays up, how much to move Hoffman's to Albany?

TOP2014: RD1: I Love vs. DeFazio's

The Hawk Street Viaduct

A good endocrinologist?

The Tournament of Pizza championship pizza tasting event is now free thanks to pizza miracle

What's up in the Neighborhood

Arbor Hill named one of the country's great neighborhoods

Sex offender captured following lockdown at Skidmore, Sheehan and McCoy call for slower train speeds, Schenectady hot dog biz may close due to back taxes

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