May 2015

The week ahead

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A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of bird

Speed bumps for Washington Park?

"First of all, nobody eats lunch anymore..."

UAlbany's Lyle Thompson wins college lacrosse's top trophy. Again.

Stuff to do this weekend

Kenneth White's cousin said to have described his death on video, Dean Skelos and son indicted, yearbook giraffe photo criticized

Today's moment of summer

Cameras and unintended consequences

The Capital Region's theater district

GE Realty Plot tour 2015

George Pataki is running for President


Pataki announces presidential run, Robinson gets maximum, land owner makes another bid for Bisco permit

Realize Troy city summit

The Warehouse District and thinking about change

"He also envisioned buildings themselves as objects of Minimalist art that reflected Rockefeller's personal taste, for better or for worse."

What's up in the Neighborhood

A few facts, controversies, and quirks from the Northway's history

Regents name new State Ed Commissioner, Schneiderman's plan to battle corruption, governors neighbor for 87 years

Today's moment of summer

The New Pornographers at Bearsville

"The deer just munch, munch, munch"

A look inside the new Druthers Albany location

Contractor for building a patio?

Death following Troy arson fire, Normanskill fix could cost millions, Albany aquarium idea apparently still floating, words as colors

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Bumper gawking

Do go chasing waterfalls

Troy's Washington Park, from inside the fence

Stuff to do this weekend

Full environmental review for proposed Port of Albany oil heating facility, jury finds against two Troy police officers in civil rights lawsuit, passing on former convention center land

We're #61

Music Haven 2015 lineup

Ferry across

Day trip: Wine touring

Going to the dogs

Shooting death in Albany, planners give approval to Mohawk Harbor project, law enforcement agencies winners in international gambling ring

Growing seasons in Albany

Summer suggestions for a young adult visiting from out of town?

Troy River Fest Street Painting Competition 2015 registration open

What's up in the Neighborhood

Workforce Team Challenge 2015 parking restrictions, road closures

Sawyer Fredericks, "Please"

Body of missing Schenectady woman discovered in Coeymans, alleged illegal boarding house raided in Colonie, new video surfaces in Saratoga police stop, no birds at the fair

Today's moment of spring

A handful of local crowdfunding projects

Swim lessons for young children?

The competition

Frozen yogurt at Ayelada

A ZIP code map of New York State

Allegation of excessive force in Saratoga Springs traffic stop, Coeymans body being treated as homicide, Sawyer Fredericks finds out if he's won The Voice tonight

What sort of place should Albany's Warehouse District be?


A small, flat-packed possibility for IKEA

At the Plaza 2015

Arrest in Schenectady arson cases, APD updated policy on taser use, superintendent alleges she was harassed after pregnancy, 400 points

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Wedding bells... somewhere else

A big check for Flower Scout

Stuff to do this weekend

Questions about train safety system, reaction to Medal of Honor for Henry Johnson, Start-Up NY's very slow start, buyer for Hoffman's Playland property

Henry Johnson will be awarded the Medal of Honor -- finally

Above it all

Tech Valley Civic App Challenge winners

Alive at Five 2015 lineup

Derailed Amtrak train was speeding, teen dies following Plotter Kill fall, Wormuth in federal court, Fido on the patio

Today's moment of spring

Sheridan Hollow, before and during

Green light, pause

What's up in the Neighborhood

Ultimate Field Day at The Joe

Summer camp for adults is a thing now

Amtrak operating locally after fatal Philly derailment, Cuomo polling at record low, woman falls 50 feet at Plotter Kill Preserve, Cassidy DWI case wraps up in Schodack

Constructing a new future for Sheridan Hollow

StoryCorps founder at The Mahaiwe

"Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised"

Lyle Lovett + John Hiatt at Troy Music Hall

How to reliably arrange transportation for a small group of people?

Flanagan now state Senate majority leader, Kenneth White's aunt denied custody of his sisters, past the freeze point

Proctors 2015-2016 season

Who hasn't been inspired by the "Let's Have a Party, Albany" video?

Closer scrutiny of nail salons

Troy Rockin' on the River 2015

Rutabaga the Adventure Chef

The Empire State Plaza at 50

Dean Skelos said to be on the way out of state Senate leadership, the former KGB agent in Schaghticoke, the snow that won't quit

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Four paw drive

Tulips, before the bloom and after

Logged in and behind the wheel

Stuff to do this weekend

Rensselaer waterfront potential SUNY Poly site, DA's office looking for person in Dontay Ivy case, state Assemblyman pleads guilty, a good way to go through life

Today's moment of spring

On order: Another look at the minimum wage

The situation is rather invovled

12 weeks

A good heating/cooling company?

Upbeat on the Roof 2015

What it was like to reign as one of Albany's first Tulip Queens

Three arraigned in Lark Street fatal shooting, deadly fire in Schenectady, Skelos survives ouster effort by dems, the Patriots of corruption

Today's moment of spring

Trains great and otherwise

YouthFX film selected for Los Angeles Film Fest

US 20

What's up in the Neighborhood

Drawing: Mamma Mia! at Proctors + Aperitivo

Two charged in fatal Albany shooting, Skelos won't step down, "United Nations of workers" bringing FIOS to Guilderland

"Nellie Bly's Interesting Experience in Albany"

Troy Hidden Garden Tour 2015

Falafel and shawarma at Saati Deli and Catering

Play here, or there

Mythbusters at Proctors

Skelos holds onto state Senate leadership post, APD policy change on taser use, medical marijuana dispensary pitched for Clifton Park

If place matters, why specifically?


Yep, they were listening

David McCullough at State Education Building

Fork in the Road #1

Dean Skelos arrested, investigation into Lansingburgh fire, rally for answers in Ivy case, jarred in Rotterdam

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Rebel was the dog

Today's moment of spring

Less driving

David McCullough at Saratoga City Center

Stuff to do this weekend

Memorial for man fatally shot in West Hill, red light camera revenue projection cut, is there a way to avoid ticket scalpers?

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