December 2014

The most popular items on AOA in 2014

Great shows from 2014

Interesting stories to cover 2014

Favorite local foods 2014

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

Happy holidays!

What's up in the Neighborhood

Video of "The Trial Before Christmas"

Sonic planning 8 locations in the Albany area

The Empire State is now #4


Paska bread from Schuyler Bakery

Restaurants with cozy spots for dining?

Vigil for Kenneth White, developer says de Laet's Landing plans moving ahead, real estate agents report increased interest in Schenectady

Holiday charities 2014

Springwood Studios

Crisan to close cafe

The Airing of Grievances 2014

Cousin charged with murder in death of Kenneth White, Schenectady mayor projects property tax reduction because of casino, plans for new amenities at Thacher State Park

The week ahead

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A quick recap of the week

10x10: Casinos, John Oliver, new spots

Holiday gifts: Deanna Fox

NY Thruway Guide

Stuff to do this weekend

Sheriff: Body of Berne 5 year old found, kidnapping story was false; state committee recommends opening police records, CDTA adding accordion busses

Capital Region high school graduation rates 2014

Holiday gifts: Daniel B.

Warmth with flair

Crisp Cannoli storefront closing

Local food gifts

Where to get latkes?

Reactions to casino & fracking decisions, Feds seeking money from Saratoga drug bust, tickets to visit Cuomo

Holiday gifts: Erin Pihlaja

Peck's Arcade

Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady picked for Capital Region casino

Fracking to be banned in New York

What's up in the Neighborhood

Miss Pearl: Who you calling honey, sugar?

Casino decision expected today, man who reported Hudson Avenue murder now a suspect, pot wrapped as Christmas presents mailed to Desmond, Pataki 2016?

Good neighborhood holiday light displays?

That time an Albany druggist made and sold cocaine toothache drops

New Amsterdam State

Holiday gifts: Lauren Hittinger Hodgson

Neighborhood That Disappeared screening at The Madison

Those beady little pink eyes

APD investigating death of woman at senior apartment building, father charges at suspect accused of killing his daughter, Cuomo admin trying re-classify a thousand PEF employees

Holiday gifts: Sean Desiree

ComFest 2015 headlined by Tig Notaro

Good sledding hills?

Seneca White Deer

The Best Dozen: Stewart's

Schenectady woman fatally shot with infant nearby, questions about enforcement of toxic toys law, bill would ban pet tattoos

The week ahead

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A quick recap of the week

Some snow for some places, a lot of snow for others

Holiday gifts: Ethan Ullman

A good gym in (or near) city of Albany?

Concert announcements: The Black Keys, They Might Be Giants, Avett Brothers

Stuff to do this weekend

Reaction to Capital Region's $60 million in REDC awards, 20 years to life for death of Lansingburgh woman, NAACP pushing for data from Albany schools, 1,399 light bulbs

Today's moment of winter

Capital Region gets $60 million in Regional Economic Development Awards

Holiday gifts: Rachel Person

Celebrating seed catalogs

Drawing: DeFazio University pizza or pasta class

Downton Abbey season premiere at Proctors

King leaving State Ed. for Obama administration, toddler dies after drinking liquid nicotine, snow forces cancelations and messy commutes, reasons not to mess with Nipper

Today's moment of winter

Holiday gifts: Brandon Jones

Neutral Milk Hotel at MASS MoCA

Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

What's up in the Neighborhood

The mystery of the Bryan Stone

More snow on the way, pedestrian struck and killed on 787, Saratoga County considering body cams for sheriff's deputies, stolen goats returned

The busiest Thruway exits

Albany golf course winter activities meeting

The Capital Region lit up by Twitter

Lunch buffet at First Choice Caribbean

Holiday gifts: Katie O'Malley Maloney

Schneiderman asks for authority to investigate cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police, state investigation into Saratoga Springs water fee breaks, remembering Brother Yusuf

The Nipper building is for sale

The Poestenkill Lion

$5.25 mil for UAlbany

RPI's Shirley Ann Jackson tops rankings of nation's highest-paid private college presidents

The Best Dozen: Cookie Factory

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Clifton Park man shot by state trooper sentenced, allegation of excessive force in death of Ballston Spa man, state ethics loopholes persist, an impromptu chorus of 300

The week ahead

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Santa Speedo Sprint 2014 photos

A quick recap of the week

Pics from the AOA holiday cocktail party at New World Catering

Made by microbes

Holiday cocktail tour: part 2

Stuff to do this weekend

Continued protests over Brown/Garner deaths, Cuomo calls for review of justice system, state appellate court rules chimp doesn't have rights of a person

Holiday gifts: Elizabeth Zunon

Solid Sound 2014 early bird

The (very) big chill

Holiday cocktail tour: part 1

The snowflake photographer: Holly Greene

Brown/Garner decisions spark local protests and talks, Capital Region leaders turn out to support Rensselaer casino plan, NYRA to finish in the black after 13 year decline

Holiday gifts: Sean Rowe

Four ideas for changing things for the better in marginalized communities

A tour of the new Urban Grow Center

What's up in the Neighborhood

Where to go for singing lessons?

Albany signs $11 million casino agreement with Rensselaer, Shen approves transgender bathroom/locker room plan, Feds to probe Schenectady schools funding discrimination claims, SUNY system adopts new sexual consent policy

On the road to Albany red light cameras

Beer, grown here

Still Life with Dogs

Holiday gifts: Heather LaVine

Capital Region holiday events 2014

Review of situation leading up to homeless woman's death, budget drama plays out in Albany and Troy, on bans of foam cups and plastic bags

Today's moment of winter


Holiday gifts: Lecco Morris

Advice for dealing with house's water line problem?

Empire Passport sale

The Best Dozen: Market Bistro

Woman found dead near State Museum, club owner alleges police conducted improper search without a warrant, problem with foam cup ban, punk rock library director

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