October 2015

A quick recap of the week

Scenes from the Dontay Ivy rally, and ideas for change

Today's moment of autumn

"Surely the water of this canal must be the most fertilizing of all fluids..."

Stuff to do this weekend

Dontay Ivy's family responds to grand jury decision, lead up to local elections next week, buyer of Washington Tavern/Gingerman says sale is off

NANOvember 2015

Architecture gawking: Renaissance Albany Hotel

(happy bark) (unhappy bark)

The 1 Monument Square project and its opponents

Protest planned in Ivy case, leaders join forces for Hackett Middle School, jury selection begins in Silver trial, small quake in Fulton County

Literary Legends 2015

Grand jury declines to indict officers involved in Dontay Ivy case

History friends

What's up in the Neighborhood

How Albany can make its case better for why young families should stay

Albany Med/Saratoga Hospital affiliate, Peter Young COO heads to jail, Colonie Supervisors debate, not your average robo-calls

Today's moment of autumn

"I was standing there looking at a bucket of moldy bananas next to a bucket of bananas with no mold"

Mesmerizing moose

Roast beef at Wm. H. Buckley Farm

Dogs now officially allowed on restaurant patios (with some restrictions)

State Police: man arrested after making school shooting threat, Iron Gate Cafe owners say they're worried about new bus stop, Hatsgiving

Drawing: BUILT 2015 tickets, Lark + Lily gift card

You shouldn't trick-or-treat out of the trunk of a car

A good place for kids' haircuts

The Spectrum is being sold

All that economic development money, Schenectady mayoral debate focuses on crime and neighborhoods, pedestrian killed in crash, new generation of activists

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

These burgers have no meat (and that's OK)

Stuff to do this weekend

Cuomo orders extension of discrimination protections to transgender people, fatal crash involving pedestrian on Route 7, frequent Sheehan critic to leave Albany council

The art of creating a burger

"The cab driver was eating an entire plate of take-out food while driving. I'm not kidding."

The Half Moon Market

Shoulder season

Exploring New Hampshire

Capitol Hauntings Halloween day tour

Cuomo economic chief says Capital Region economy looks good, governor signs women's equality bills, Troy mayoral candidates debate, NYRA touts record Saratoga season

The new-school burger chains: fries

The signs are pointing to, yes, there will be winter

Mark Bittman at UAlbany this Thursday

What's up in the Neighborhood

A few more thoughts about the push for Uber, Lyft, and similar services upstate

Uber making its upstate pitch, Troy jazz club loses license, Capital Region jobless rate down, happy Back to the Future day

Today's moment of autumn

Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club at Proctors

A tasting tour of the new-school burger chains

Droning on

rUNDEAD 5k

Club owner says her establishment wasn't involved with 4th Street confrontation with police, push poll in Troy mayoral race, hotel across from Capitol now open

Drawing: What's your favorite burger in the Capital Region?

Photos from Bad Boys, Broads, & Bootleggers III

The present augmented with clues from the past

Apples and entertainment

Dog people outnumber cat people in New York

Troy police say officers injured during confrontation outside club, reward offered in Schenectady nailed cat case, Honest Weight considering changes

The week ahead

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A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of autumn

Sentinel Butchery

Alton Brown returning to Proctors

He's trying to beat Bobby Flay

Stuff to do this weekend

Local candidates stake out positions, cat found nailed to a tree, the best-dressed panhandler in Albany

Well, that was frustrating

Keg summit

William Kennedy + Michael Oatman at Albany Institute

What's up in the Neighborhood

Scanner

An electrician for a small home renovation project?

Blu-Bell motel demolished, Hometown Healthcare expands, church revives gun buyback, longtime local broadcaster Ed O'Brien dies

A future that's up in the air

48 stories

PechaKucha is back at the Opalka Gallery

A synthetic DNA signature

Baklava at Athos

"Even if you just hire one person with autism, I think that'll make a huge impact"

Night of the Walking Red III

Albany police chief addresses weekend of shootings, growing number of local tech jobs, tax breaks for residential conversions, a planned house made of hemp

Today's moment of autumn

Map quiz: up there

LGBT Law Day at Albany Law

Weekend of shootings in Albany, Ivy case headed for grand jury, questions about One Monument Square project, large warehouse party broken up

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

A quick look at how Albany's red light camera system has started off

Stuff to do this weekend

Plea deal for former Watervliet police officer, facebooking with Alain Kaloyeros, local FiOS rollout nearing finish

NPR Family Matters at UAlbany

On monetizing our assets

Bikes and stop signs

Saratoga International Flavorfeast

Elizabeth Kolbert at Skidmore

Pipeline opponents seek water protection law, SUNY Poly extends Tokyo deal, Schenectady County opens solar farm, the view from Corinth

Degrees of difference between women and men

Drawing: Albany Barn Fusion 2015

Alleged reckless droning

What's up in the Neighborhood

Tree time

It's curling season again

Albany teen stabbed, investigation continues a year after Guilderland homicides, heating costs expected to drop this winter

Scanning the Capital Region's bid for half a billion dollars from the state

From the annals of facial hair

Revisiting the reservoir goats

Origin story

APL Silent Film Spectacular 2015

The bid for $500 million, GE says Hudson River dredging is finished, tour of medical marijuana production facility

Today's moment of autumn

The From Scratch Club food swap back in Troy

Excited raccoon!

Effort to buy, preserve, and re-display the South End Tavern signs

Capitol Hauntings tours are back

Distilling the next life for Albany's oldest building

Questions about state police lab scandal, proposal to raise age for buying tobacco to 21, bear caught on video in backyard

The week ahead

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Your favorite apples

Photos from the AOA cider pairing event at Nine Pin Cider Works

Stuff to do this weekend

Hurricane projected to turn away from East Coast, proposed Albany budget leans on large chunk of new state aid, home at last

When New York was hopped up

Warm, wet

Albany Comic Con returns this weekend

Four fall hikes (and post-hike bites)

Film Columbia 2015

Rain causes more flooding, Cuomo advises preparation for Joaquin, forced prostitution arrest in Colonie, it's city budget time, the search for Peppermint the Parrot

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