June 2016

Today's moment of summer

Electric City Comic Con 2016

Opera Saratoga summer season 2016

Where to see fireworks this weekend

Bike-hike trail survey

Basilica Soundscape 2016 lineup

Siena poll shows low confidence in ethics legislation, HVCC president sets retirement date, CDTA plans to oversee taxi service

A cookbook for designing Albany streets

Walking in Hamilton's footsteps

Downtown Troy car share

What's up in the Neighborhood

National award for owners of The Confectionery and Peck's

Hidden in the misty wreath atop Mt. Greylock

Teachout/Faso will vie for 19th, teen drowns in Poestenkill, gun show may be City Center's last

A generational shift

"Getting a nicely ripened pear is harder than winning the lottery"

Troy Mini Maker Faire at TVCOG

West Fulton Puppet Festival 2016

The story behind Larkasaurus Rex

It's federal primary day, Hoosick Falls residents testify, New York Brexit ripples, legal sales of sparklers spread

Red, white & blue

Every house and every neighborhood a grid

Design help for organizing a house?

You should stop and smell the roses

Overcoming hurdles

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival 2016

Big warehouse fire in Watervliet, Bharara says he believes there's corruption in NY exec branch, hopes for the Upstatexit

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of summer

Downtown Albany outdoor movie series survey

Another record year for New York State maple syrup production

On Lark Street, not extinct

Stuff to do this weekend

Bernie Sanders back in Albany, LGBT flag burning being investigated as a hate crime, a commencement speech declaration

Today's moment of summer

Trolley tours of downtown Albany

A little dry

Weekend Destination: Finger Lakes

The hourly rate behind the wheel

Taste of Troy food tours

Tonko joins House Dems in sit-in, couple injured in Albany County bobcat attack, Siena team prints Frozen hand for child

Capital Region swimming pools 2016

Socialist polyamory and silverware

NYS Summer Writers Institute 2016

No doubt there are some very important mayonnaise-related trade secrets

What's up in the Neighborhood

A win for Mama Mia's

Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher at Albany Startup Grind

Former UAlbany student admits to false claims about bus incident, pedestrian hit in Schenectady, new record for swimming Lake George

Today's moment of summer

Lyle Lovett + Robert Earl Keen at Troy Music Hall

New season of TvFILM premieres this week

Gold for the silver screen

Myths and misconceptions about the Battles of Saratoga at NYS Military Museum

Coconut cream pie at Restaurant Navona

Ask AOA: Which school district should our family pick?

Supreme Court doesn't take on SAFE Act challenge, call for lower 787 speed limit in Cohoes, alleged cheese company investment scam

Schenectady downtown residential tour and HOMES Fair

Funding for reconfiguring Washington Ave between Lark and Dove

Drawing: Hidden City House and Garden Tour + Yono's or dp

Thinking about Capital Region light rail

A continued focus on a-holes

Late night end-of-session crunch for state legislature, concerns about pedestrian safety along 787 in Cohoes, working in Schenectady but not living there

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

400 years of Albany history, abridged

You're New Here: Arts

Stuff to do this weekend

Overtime for state legislature, pedestrian dies in Cohoes crash, plea deals rejected in UAlbany bus incident, Niskayuna and its new breastaurants

Albany is finalizing a design for a skate park

Restoration or re-glazing for an antique tub?

Phantogram's got a new song, and a new album out this fall

On the frequenting of tippling houses

You're New Here: Day trips

Hannibal Buress at Proctors

Albany moves toward police body cameras

Police search for gunman in overnight Schenectady shooting, Marchione amends water legislation then changes it back, police purchase headstone for murdered child

You're New Here: Perspective with distance

Lake Street Dive at Troy Music Hall

What's up in the Neighborhood

A good contractor for smaller around-the-house jobs?

You're New Here: Food

Ethics agreement unlikely, push for police body cameras in Albany and Troy, Orlando night club hero is Niskayuna High School graduate

Today's moment of tree

Sean Rowe, Kickstarted

98 Acres in Albany talk at Howe Library

Booze at brunch, two hours earlier

You're New Here: Hiking

Shakey Graves at Helsinki Hudson

Man shot and killed by Schenectady police, local vigils for Orlando, amended Uber/Lyft bill a sticking point, Puzzles owner thinking about second location

Drawing: You're New Here Week local food and fun package

Contractor for building stoop replacement?

Jennifer Weiner coming to Saratoga Springs for Northshire event

You're New Here: Kid-friendly destinations

Drone class at HVCC

A Chinese language teacher for group lessons?

Local response to Orlando shooting, last week for legislative session, man allegedly tortured by co-workers, Madison Ave segment closed for week

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Albany skate park design public meeting

Albany forum on police body cameras

Albany parking permit system up for an extension

Stuff to do this weekend

Crunch time for state legislature, Schenectady tops local property tax rate rankings, Dairy Circus won't rebuild, the #3 overall selection, weather woof

A few pics of Alive at Five on Broadway

Pick your own strawberry season 2016

A look around Lucky Strike Social at Crossgates

Windham mountain bike park open for the season

A quick look at city and town population changes

McCoy signs 21+ law for Albany tobacco sales, Cuomo calls for campaign funding restrictions, Scrimshaw to step down from Sage, a Schenectady tradition returns

Unintentional rooftop gardening

Lyme disease and designer mice

Food Truck Festival of NY at Saratoga County Fairgrounds

What's up in the Neighborhood

Reservoir Goats II

Kid-friendly summer activities around the Lake Placid area?

Saratoga Springs council passes sidewalk sitting law, Hoosick Falls blood tests reveal PFOA levels, lawn signs combat anti-Muslim rhetoric

Alive at Five 2016 road closures and parking info

The best place to buy olives?

Collecting the tolls

Pulled pork plate at Middleburgers BBQ

Where the bodies were buried

Jordan Carleo-Evangelist is leaving the Times Union

Report cites complacency and systemic failures in Clinton Correctional Facility escape, Saratoga Springs considers fine for sitting on sidewalks, sprinting to the Olympics

Today's moment of summer

Another residential conversion planned in Albany, this time in Hudson/Park

Can you order a whiskey sour in a sippy cup?

Albany Hidden City House & Garden Tour 2016

Nine Pin expanding its production capacity in Albany Warehouse District

Chris Hardwick at The Egg

Confession casts doubt on convictions in Albany murder, blood test results arriving in Hoosick Falls, worries about Lansingburgh, new lawn at SPAC

The week ahead

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A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of summer

Plotting a path for the Albany waterfront bike trail connector


Stuff to do this weekend

Decision on how to proceed on Schenectady mayor incident in judge's hands, "one of the worst public health epidemics we have ever seen," how the head of SUNY Poly gets paid

Freihofer's Run road closures 2016

A place to get a tulip in a bottle -- and an Empire State Plaza bowling set

Read and Feed at Basilica Hudson

Can you answer another round of these 8th grade math questions correctly?

At The Plaza 2016

Vega convicted of manslaughter, Schenectady City Council to request independent investigation of McCarthy incident, no more Uncle Sam parade

Today's moment of summer

370 square feet in Altamont, to go

Running history tours of Albany

Albany Tea Festival 2016

What's up in the Neighborhood

Slidin' Schenectady

Contractor for new driveway and grading to fix water runoff problem?

Verdict in Vega trial, SWAT team in Schenectady, council to meet on McCarthy incident, Patroon Island Bridge reconstruction complete

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