September 2016

Tic tac Troy

Breathing Lights begins

Stuff to do this weekend

Looking at crime numbers around the Capital Region, continued chatter about creepy clowns, toward a regional taxi system

Today's moment of autumn

Art Spiegelman at Skidmore

Google Express is now available here

The milkman

Drawing: Albany Barn Fusion 2016


General registration now open for UAlbany Humans of New York event

Cuomo to set aside developer contributions, Schumer's bid for NCAA in Albany, creepy clown or Halloween costume?

Clean tech hackathon at Tech Valley Center of Gravity

Asbury Short Film Concert at The Linda 2016

A good hair stylist in the Albany area?

What's up in the Neighborhood

Schenectady bike lane demonstration

Schenectady Wing Walk 2016

No tax hike in Albany's proposed budget, National Grid truck pulled from Hudson, SUNY Poly's financial woes, Capital Region leads state metro areas in economic growth

Today's moment of autumn

The plan for a new NYC train station. (For real this time. Probably.)

"Svelte columns and bright tones"

Can you spot the coyote?

New York is getting updated rules for gift cards

101 ways

Favorite local apple ciders?

Sorting through effects of SUNY Poly allegations, continued push to end violence in Hamilton Hill, sale of zombies prohibited by town

The 2016 AOA Startup Grant winner

Thoughts on LarkFest in the future?

Forever with Fluffy

Capitol Hauntings tours 2016

FilmColumbia 2016

"These mountains are just getting pounded''

Drawing: Tickets for Drink Albany 2016

Cuomo comments on string of corruption charges, rally against violence on Schenectady street, next LarkFest to be alcohol free?

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Movies that filmed in -- or were set in -- the Capital Region

LarkFest 2016 parking restrictions

Graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier will be in Saratoga Springs for a Northshire event

Stuff to do this weekend

Reviewing the state and federal charges against Alain Kaloyeros, no allegations against Andrew Cuomo but there are questions, what do the charges mean for projects in Albany?

As You Are trailer

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2016 fall

"Historically, New York has struggled with corruption and continues to do so"

Looking through the federal and state accusations involving SUNY Poly and Alain Kaloyeros

A couple of Hamilton-themed events

Percoco/Kaloyeros face criminal charges, State Ed suggests Common Core revisions, tax cuts coming to Schenectady

But if there were mountain lions here...

Upcoming Historic Albany events include history race, mod homes, and a haunted pub crawl

Thacher Climbing Coalition

What's up in the Neighborhood

LarkFest 2016 full music schedule

Fiscal stress down for Albany County but up for city, Farrell next Albany City Court judge, $82 billion in student debt, the Everest of memorization tests

Louis C.K. at The Palace Albany

Mohawk Hudson Humane building new facility

Upstate Artists Guild leaving Lark Street space

Say hello to our new area code

Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher are buying the Minnisale's building

Cider donuts at Indian Ladder Farms

Hillary Clinton continues to poll ahead of Donald Trump in New York (and upstate)

New drinks-and-art series at the Arts Center

Call to move residents from housing project near Port of Albany, officers suspended in connection with woodchuck death, the season of campaign sign stealing

Palace movie series 2016-2017

Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry & Prose on WMHT, preview screening at State Museum

Collar City Ramble 2016

Instead of the High Peaks this autumn...

"Hand-written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History" at Mabee Farm

Arrest in fatal Schenectady shooting, supporters of Marquis Dixon appeal heartened by judge's words, body found in Colonie fire, fighting asparagus

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

The afternoon September sun

"You think of all the labor that went into digging this huge ditch from Albany to Buffalo"

Traveling replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park, Maya Lin talk at Union

TEDxAlbany returns this December, and call for speakers is out

New Albany Med building plan gets OK, details about another Albany residential conversion

Stuff to do this weekend

Fatal shooting in Schenectady, Faso and Teachout debate for NY-19, a day at dealer school

New flexibility for city's old underground spine

We're getting another area code

Plan for Church of the Holy Innocents?

North Albany Oktoberfest block party 2016

The draft of Albany's new zoning map is out

Suspect pleads not guilty in alleged Troy abduction attempt, officer fires in Albany arrest, UAlbany student who made attack claim brings dismissal to court

That mural going up on the building at Pearl Street and Maiden Lane in downtown Albany

(blink) pedestrian crossing (blink)

Interim UAlbany president named


Preet Bharara at Saint Rose

Apples, cataloged

What's up in the Neighborhood

The Half Moon Market returns this October

Tesdisco and Walsh win primaries, absentee ballots to decide Albany judgeship, Troy police probe attempted abduction of teen, Schenectady has a new police chief

Today's moment of late summer

The Capital Region's transit arteries

Tech Valley Taste Makers

Humans of New York founder at UAlbany

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival 2016

Roll out the green carpet

It's primary day, teacher accused of sex with student, downtown Albany bank robbery investigation, movie theater plan for Troy resurfaces

AOA Startup Grant 2016 finalists

Tugboat gawking

Counting couples

Orange Street Community Mosaic Mural

Duell sentenced for lying in Hulett Street fire case, two shootings in Albany, fate of Albany historic church in balance, commemorating 9/11

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of late summer

"Coyotes are opportunists."

A look around Aspen Albany, that new residential project near UAlbany aimed at students

Stuff to do this weekend

Talking trash in Albany, DWI charge after car crashes into home, checking on new Thacher Park visitors center project

You shall pass

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders at Opalka Gallery

The next flood

Next up for Death Wish Coffee: NASCAR

Hellions of Troy home bout this weekend

Drawing: EMPAC fall 2016 pick three + The Hill at Muza gift card

Second round of PFOA hearings, plea deal for alleged driver in Porreca killing, Halfmoon travel agent allegedly stole from clients

Vikings on the Hudson

It's been a dry year underground, too

The earlier-booze-at-brunch bill is now law

What's up in the Neighborhood

Opportunities for writers to read their work aloud?

AOA Startup Grant 2016 vote leader board

Sinkhole repairs/upgrades top $1 Million, driver and pedestrian at fault in fatal Cohoes accident, NYRA reports highest attendance at Saratoga meet

When Schenectady liked Ike

Intercollegiate Iron Pour 2016

Golf lessons for adults?

The toll of being a toll collector

Toast menu at Superior Merchandise Co.

Drawing: "Let's Get It On" beer/food event at City Beer Hall featuring Kent Falls and Grimm Artisanal

Guilty plea in Jacquelyn Porreca murder case, investigation into Schenectady police conduct, Albany trying to cover budget gap

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

NYS Writers Institute visiting writers fall 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson returning to Proctors


Places for playing pinball

Meanwhile, in Rochester...

Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow to appear at State Education Building

A good property management company for renting out a home?

Suspect's statements tossed out in Porecca case, more legislative PFOA hearings next week, six overdoses in 48 hours, Gold Star Families to get Albany monument

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