January 2015

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A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of winter

"One hand washes the other, and everyone winds up dirty."

The Capital Region's vehicle arteries

Stuff to do this weekend

Bronx Assemblyman seen as frontrunner for Assembly speaker, Repp sentenced to 40 years to life, disruptive pile driving, family birthday x3

It won't be the site of the Albany convention center, so what will it be?

New York City as city state

Day trip: Glens Falls

A check list for Upstate Place/Rust Belt City is the new Brooklyn articles

Potential successors line up for Speaker, two die in separate Capital Region fires, man jailed for hitting mother, 72 year old lays down fitness challenge for Jimmy Fallon

Like Kings? It's the Queen City of the Great Lakes

How much snow is that much snow?

The H is for Helen

What's up in the Neighborhood

Good wine classes?

Dems will replace Silver as speaker, Capital Region unemployment reaches seven year low, virtual snow days just aren't the same

Today's moment of winter, before and after

Welcome to Night Vale live show at The Egg

Drawing: Valentine's Day dinner at Nine Pin Ciderworks

How our (potential) new cable overlords operate

As the nor'easter blows by

Local cancelation for snowy apocalypse, Assembly Democrats pushing on Silver to resign speaker post, Glenville restaurant fire called suspicious

All that remains of the Quintessence building

We're all fodder for the data-industrial complex

Capital Region ice skating spots 2015

The Best Dozen: Hannaford

Modern Farmed

Sufjan Stevens at The Palace

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch (updated)

Silver said to be handing off some power in the Assembly, Bharara questions "three men in a room" setup, Albany parking enforcement reportedly fighting tech glitches

The week ahead

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Downtown Albany, before and after

"[A] federal prosecutor who doesn't give a f..."

Stuff to do this weekend

All Sheldon Silver all the time, push for state to help pay for legal defense for the poor, JetBlue scheduled for November arrival, learning to walk again with an exoskeleton


DeFazio's baking up plans for expansion

A quick scan of the feds' allegations against Sheldon Silver

A girl named Cuse

New dean for Albany Law

The Love Story Masquerade

Sheldon Silver arrested on corruption charge, Cuomo lays out $141 billion "opportunity agenda", Albany lawmakers consider residency requirement, new redistricting plan for Schenectady schools

Sheldon Silver arrested

5 things from the 2015 State of the State / state budget presentation

Advice for fixing old lath-and-plaster walls?

South End Bikeway Link

What's up in the Neighborhood

Tortas at El Mariachi

State of the State/budget address today, Cuomo approval rating highest since summer, minimum wage and poverty themes in People's State of the State, significant cutbacks at GE battery plant, when Santa beat Mario Cuomo at checkers

Today's moment of winter

Interpol at Upstate Concert Hall

Very big, but for what?

Drawing: Tickets for Demetri Martin at The Egg + City Beer Hall gift certificate

A good local graphic designer?

Weird Al at The Palace

The Best Dozen: Schuyler Bakery

Previews from State of the State include juvenile justice reform and potential Harriman campus private development, task force for Lansingburgh fires, push to delete license plate scanner data

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Clock in the Corner (and a very tiny desk)

A push for more, and faster, broadband internet access in New York

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events 2015

Stuff to do this weekend

Upstate regions to compete for $500 million, clarification of SUNY Poly payment to Albany, shadow could dim prospects of parking garage, too tall

"What would it take to turn this into..."

A good jeweler/jewelry artist?

Brooklyn everywhere

That time -- not even that long ago -- that Albany annexed a chunk of Bethlehem

Drawing: Caribbean tapas party at New World Catering

Cold snap continues, Schenectady man shot and robbed while taking out trash, SUNY Poly to pay city of Albany--but how much?

Today's moment of winter

So salty

Mountain Jam 2015 lineup

What's up in the Neighborhood

How do you up your glove game?

Albany rezoning process starts, Kaloyeros named SUNY Poly president, still cold, NYS snacks at the Exit 9 rest stop

Today's moment of winter

Mixed drinks

Shows coming up, winter 2015

Dave Matthews Band back at SPAC for 2015

Where to get a laptop computer tuned up?

Former DOCCS official accused of harassment, push for increases in school funding, upgrades for TU Center, thirst for malt barley

Wider horizon for Dark Sky

Fully operational

So much fizz for cider

The Best Dozen: Cider Belly

Drawing: A big prize pack to keep 2015 headed in the right direction

Authorities say Guilderland quadruple homicide investigation is ongoing, TPD: shooting at Kokopellis, study of downtown Troy parking

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That time Albany had a castle made of ice

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It's still cold, sheriff pushes easier information sharing in missing child cases, Glenville gearing up for casino changes

Today's moment of winter

Day trip: Williamstown and The Clark

Talks from TEDxAlbany 2014

Drawing: Wine & Dine for the Arts gala tickets

Help with a demolition project?

Legislative session gets underway, Albany County bans toxic toys, arson ruled out in latest Troy fire, It. Is. Cold.

Is Albany getting the short end of the stick?

All that stuff

This just in: It is, will continue to be, cold

What's up in the Neighborhood

NYS Writers Institute visiting writers spring 2015

Mario Cuomo laid to rest, legislators return to Albany, Code Blue alerts in force around the region, remembering the day Troy got its name

Today's moment of winter

A look inside Peck's Arcade

Breakfast Pizza at Bella Napoli

Where to go dancing?

Gibson says he won't run for re-election to House, state high court case about notification over kept brain, $34 million Adelphi renovation planned

The flu is "widespread"

Blake Lively, James Harden, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre

Sciortino's closed, Taste closing

Drawing: Sparks and Spirits at miSci

Mario Cuomo and that speech

The Best Dozen: ShopRite

A dozen news stories from the winter break

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