December 2016

Stuff people made in 2016

The most popular items on AOA in 2016

Interesting stories to cover in 2016

Surprises, concerns, and delights from 2016

Favorite local foods of 2016

Happy holidays!

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

Holiday gifts: SarahNicole Mahoney

Holiday gifts: T.J. Kennedy

Holiday gifts: Amy Klein

A few details about the proposed Mill Artisan District project in Schenectady

Holiday gifts: Rob Handel

Police officers ill after heroin exposure, bowling alley owner facing child porn charges, brokers offered drugs, prostitutes and Paul McCartney tickets as bribes

Today's moment of winter

Red Barn no more

Talks from TEDxAlbany 2016

The lengths of the lives they lived

What's up in the Neighborhood

New York State's population growth has stalled

Holiday gifts: Jennifer Maher

Not guilty plea in UAlbany rape case, special legislative session still in question, Q-poll: Cuomo at 49% approval but don't run for president

Update: The Gallery on Holland

"Internet access ceased to be a luxury when..."

Mike Birbiglia at Albany Funny Bone

"Would you rather have that quarter-mile stretch of street widened, or would you rather see every sidewalk in the city repaired"

Holiday gifts: Jeff Krenn

Crawford sentenced to 30 years in domestic terrorism case, continued community policing in Albany, latest version of Uber/Lyft legislation

Today's moment of winter

Troy's request for another attempt at 1 Monument Square

What people are looking for in the next Albany police chief

"The opening of the theater likely saved his life"

Holiday gifts: Aray M. Till

Albany police chief leaving the job, multi-billion dollar Nano Utica deal off, the new push for Uber and Lyft

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

High Mud Comedy Festival 2017

Holiday gifts: Jeff Smith

Stuff to do this weekend

Two more Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood shows added for TU Center

It's cold, North Colonie schools building plan rejected, stabilizing the Church of the Holy Innocents, "food rage," remembering Betty Flood

A look around the new Save-A-Lot supermarket in Albany

The big check for Collar City Candle

The new plan for the First Prize Center

About boots

Holiday gifts: Kim Neaton

Voorheesville fire considered suspicious, former Walmart employee who received public support pleads guilty to bank robberies, TU to electors: reject Trump

CDTA: Bike share planned for next summer

Pulled from the snow

Streetcars in the snow

Traditional cities

What's up in the Neighborhood

Koekje

Holiday gifts: Paul Curran

Suspect in Rocks shooting pleads not guilty, Greenwhich boy dies after being buried in snowbank, hikers rescued from Adirondacks

Today's moment of winter

Public meeting to take comments about UAlbany's big, new ETEC building

KT Tunstall at The Egg

Duck drumettes at Rascals

Kenwood

Holiday gifts: Nicki Brown

Troy city budget approved, criticism of North Colonie schools vote, that actually wasn't the tax cap, tax breaks sought for Nipper Building

Today's moment of America

Mavis Staples at MASS MoCA

Grow-it-yourself ornaments

Found Footage Festival 2016 at Proctors

Holiday gifts: Jamel Mosely

The law that makes police oversight more difficult, North Colonie's big school vote, Palace expansion plans same even after missing on state money

The week ahead

Santa Speedo Sprint 2016 photos

A few bits about the proposed Albany Skyway

Our guest speaker today is...

Whose Golden Knights?

Stuff to do this weekend

Sorting through regional economic development grants, Cuomo says he talked with the feds, questions about Albany trash fee, Amazon eyeing Green Island warehouse

Capital Region economic development grants: Tivoli Preserve, Albany Skyway, Nipper, Troy movie theater, craft beverages, and more

Sonia Sotomayor at UAlbany

Solid Sound 2017 early-bird tickets

Adapting for a more extreme future

Regional Economic Development awards today, Troy mayor cuts proposed tax increase by half, historic Saratoga building set for demolition

A call for early voting and other ways to make it easier to vote in New York State

Schedule for drinks-and-art series at the Arts Center extended

What's up in the Neighborhood

Phoenicians Mediterranean Palace

Not guilty plea in Alkaramla case, Rocks suspect connected to Bloods, longtime journalist/columnist Marv Cermak dies at 84

Today's moment of perspective

Caffe Lena re-opening this month

What if Albany is upstate, but not "Upstate"?

Opening set for new Albany Center Gallery space

Mid-morning music break: Wild Adriatic

APD: Rocks shooting suspect in custody, attorney says client isn't the Crossgates shooter, snags for residential redevelopments

Today's moment of winter

Maybe judging a book by its cover isn't so bad...

"I just want the system to follow the rules"

Plumb Oyster Bar

Bryan Ferry at Proctors

Branford Marsalis + Kurt Elling at Troy Music Hall

Charges in the death of Noel Alkaramla, update on investigation into incident involving Schenectady mayor, questioning red light camera's effect on safety

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

The office building and the air conditioner

The Empire State Plaza skating rink is open for the season

Dead & Company returning to SPAC

Stuff to do this weekend

Troy sorting difficult budget options, the buzz from rescuing Buzz, sentencing in attack on Schenectady police officer, a more walkable Western Ave

Day trip: New Paltz

Paging through The Alt

30th anniversary screening of Ironweed with William Kennedy

Rochester ending its red light camera program

That time Price Chopper was the first supermarket to install self-checkout

Breathing Lights ends

Neil Golub dismisses report of rumored Price Chopper sale, Albany passes 2017 budget, Troy mayor warns of layoffs, no Ballston Walmart, rescuing Buzz Aldrin

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