August 2016

Today's moment of summer

Faster, higher, butterier

R. Kelly at the Palace

Zelda in Hudson

What's up in the Neighborhood

ReZone Albany draft out, public meetings this week

AOA Startup Grant 2016 voting now open!

Senate hearings on Rensselaer County PFOA crisis, more water main breaks in Colonie, President Obama commutes Schenectady man's sentence

Upcoming lunch options at the ESP: Bombers, Kuma Ani, The Dutch Pot

"Now they call me the doughnut king"

Restaurants with good gluten-free options?

Twiddle at The Palace for New Year's Eve

The time zone next door

An 18th century Albany wedding cake (maybe)

Hearings in Hoosick Falls, third person pleads guilty in Lansingburgh arson case, how 'bout those (smaller) apples

Here's the list of entries for this year's AOA Startup Grant

J.D. McPherson at The Hangar

The Irish Alps

Sarah and Brianna's apartment on the park

Albany History Race 2016

Marking the damage and recovery from Irene, man accused of setting stepfather on fire, search for bikini bandit, Travers victory in record time

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

Symbolic change

Reasons to improve walkability

The Capital Region leads Upstate in job growth

The Creative Life at UAlbany: Joyce Carol Oates, Savion Glover

Stuff to do this weekend

Vega sentenced to maximum, Troy man found not guilty in death of toddler, shift in APD recruit training to focus on community policing

Today's moment of yarn

Adapting to the Madison Ave Road Diet

Last of the HoJo's

How to move forward at 1 Monument Square?

Sheridan Hollow redevelopment: now rented

Cuomo signs ethics reform, public weighs in on 1 Monument Square, Paul Ryan headed to Saratoga, the 38 second pint

Today's moment of summer

Power tool drag racing in Troy

A face in 128 points

Midday music break: Rosary Beard

"Troy's involvement in baseball began in the wake of the Civil War..."

What's up in the Neighborhood

The Big Adirondack

Liz Miele at Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show

Toxicology report shows drugs in Lake George boat crash, Albany sinkhole fix by Labor Day, Lake George beach closed due to coliform

More entries for AOA Startup Grant 2016!

Madison Ave Road Diet, now lined up

Calling in cougars

Tacos at Oaxaquena Triqui

VanCurler Music is closing

State DEC questions Hudson River dredging results, focus on state of the former Albany convention center site, potential expansion of medical marijuana

Today's moment of summer

"If Baehrel didn't exist, foodies would have to invent him."

Get started hiking the High Peaks (Part II)

"[I]f people know we're looking out for them and offering the best prices we possibly can, they'll come back to see us more often."


The Troy Poem Project

Governor signs bill opening way for Capital Region taxi regulation, reviewing Hillary Clinton's time as a Senator from New York, an away home game

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

The tiny street sweeper

Adjustment for exterior design of planned Albany Med building, and other bits about new projects around Albany

Upcoming Northshire author events include Meg Wolitzer, Marissa Meyer

"Eden for Instagrammers"

Stuff to do this weekend

Teen's mother says she wanted Albany officer arrested on higher charge, 50 Hudson Ave demolished, Glens Falls wins Capital Region's state downtowns award, assessing Colonie's library

Madison Ave Road Diet striping to start, lower speed limit on Washington Ave

Albany County ADA on Survivor

New president and CEO for SPAC

A glimpse into the workings of the casino

How to get started hiking the High Peaks

Mysteries, of the castle variety or otherwise

Hudson Valley Ruins at the State Museum

50 Hudson demolition begins, EPA/DEC hear Ezra Prentice pollution concerns, Cuomo supports privatizing NYRA with regulations, Schenectady smiles

Comparing the latest batch of Capital Region property tax rates

Autumn Evening in the Garden 2016

"Stewart's is no foodie emporium"

What's up in the Neighborhood

Research Animal Retirement Act

A past version of the neighborhood around 50 Hudson Ave

Heimroth guilty in Lansingburgh murders, Siena poll shows Schumer far ahead, Lake George considers ending Log Bay Day

Today's moment of summer

For when the random desire to play skee ball hits

Albany Backpack Program

Drawing: Enchanted City after party tickets, gift cards to Slidin' Dirty and Little Pecks

Partial collapse of neighbor to Albany's oldest building

Rufus Wainwright at Basilica Hudson

Albany City Court judge resigns, sentencing in Schenectady basement burial case, question about votes necessary for Palace sale

The first batch of applications for this year's AOA Startup Grant are up

Selected Shorts at The Mahaiwe

Public meeting to gather input about 1 Monument Square future development

Elvis Costello at The Palace

Pearlpalooza 2016 lineup

Siena poll: Clinton has big lead on Trump in New York, cleaning up after stormy weekend, CDTA aims for 2018 of Purple Line, Minnisale's closing its restaurant

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

Today's moment of summer

"A classic planning blunder"

One thing that sticks out about prices here

Not homeowners (yet?)

A good divorce and child custody attorney?

The house with the view that's always changing

Andrea Gibson at The Linda

A good home inspector for very old homes?

It's hot, alleged hit and run driver captured in foot chase, Raucci files for federal appeal, NYRA: hike in handle and attendance point to privatization

Fantastic Negrito at Cohoes Music Hall

Mandatory Albany water restrictions

An outside perspective on Albany

Scanning the class catalog for the fall season at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

What's up in the Neighborhood

A.O. Scott, Katie Roiphe, Emma Straub at The Mount

Flood warnings and sinkhole concerns, shortfall in Albany's projected red light camera revenue, 500 lb bronze gorilla returned

Today's moment of summer

Potential Albany flooding advisory

Massry Center 2016-2017 season

EMPAC fall 2016 season

Downtown Albany Residential Open House 2016

Chicken spiedies at Excelsior Pub

LarkFest 2016 music lineup

The problem of paying for aging infrastructure, Reuter cross-examined in Heimroth trial, posing for Norman Rockwell, a pignapping in Guilderland

Brand New at Glens Falls Civic Center

Imagining possible futures for the neighborhood around UAlbany's downtown campus

Preferred bank or credit union?

Big batch of upcoming CDTA schedule adjustments

Good for Nipper

Albany Jazz Festival 2016 lineup

Golub Corp dismisses Price Chopper sale rumor, Albany sinkhole repair continues, Schenectady alligator gar captured

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

Soaring through the ESP

Large donation of modern art to The Hyde Collection

Weekend Destination: New Hampshire

"Here I am being supported so well by a community, being a female, being a Muslim, being an immigrant, and I have a voice that people care about"

Stuff to do this weekend

Testimony from alleged accomplice in Lansingburgh double killing, officers suspended as part of groundhog investigation, classification of pulley latest turn in ropes course saga

Today's moment of summer

Local areas of interest (so say Google Maps)

Design stop

Black Heritage Tours history tour of Albany, Hudson Valley, and New York

Beekman 1802 HQ in Schenectady

John Cleese at Proctors for live Q&A following screening of Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Dinosaur Jr., Magnetic Fields, Big Thief coming to MASS MoCA

Sinkhole repairs/boil water alert, Defending START-UP NY, suspects sought in two Albany bank robberies, push for Albany taxi reform

Tour de Habitat 2016

New outdoor film series in downtown Albany

Albany area mobile service is toward the back of the pack

What's up in the Neighborhood

Painted scenes from Albany's history

Glenville teen hit and killed by Amtrak train, sinkhole repair may take over a week, abandoned buildings come down in Troy, longtime Schenectady activist and SCCC founder dies

Thinking about the future of the neighborhood around UAlbany's downtown campus


"I run a horse every day, almost every day I never get a chance to go to the Grandstand to just enjoy the races"

AOA Startup Grant 2016

Sinkhole swallows SUV in Albany

Heavy rain causes flash flooding, potential Palace sale debate, addressing vacant buildings in Troy, investigation into death of groundhog

Reaching for a new way of picking up recycling

Rain, finally

Nine Pin + Ommegang = The Lion's Share

Creative destruction

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Troy Music Hall

AOA ice cream social at Emack and Bolio's

Arrests in fatal Lake George boat crash, land near SUNY Poly in Albany sold, counting horse deaths at Saratoga, remembering Melville in Lansingburgh

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