January 2017

Trying the "Super Hole" donuts at Cider Belly

Good diaper options, especially cloth diaper services?

Druthers Schenectady

Troy Cloth and Paper couples screen printing workshop

"What the F*ck, Chuck?!"

Resources for dealing with possible labor violations?

Continued reaction to Trump immigration order, Cuomo pushes to put abortion rights into state constitution, Ecovative caught in EPA grant freeze

Michael Sam at UAlbany

Indoor swimming for adults during the winter?

The Chainsmokers at the TU Center

Saratoga Jazz Fest 2017 lineup

Albany Distilling Co. on the Today Show

John Mayer at TU Center, Kings of Leon at SPAC

Reactions and pushback to Trump travel ban, Faso in leaked Republican recording of ACA discussion, ShopRite in the mix for North Greenbush plaza

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Captured Moments at the Albany Institute

Tanglewood 2017 season includes The Avett Brothers, Natalie Merchant, David Sedaris

Stuff to do this weekend

Schumer vows fight on Trump cabinet picks, 1 Monument Square review committee public -- proposals still not, freedom of flamethrowers

Rhiannon Giddens + Dirk Powell at Helsinki Hudson

How Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are voting on the Trump cabinet nominations

iPhoneography -- and other photo classes -- at the Arts Center

Upstate Collage Night at The Tang

Local orgs or charities to support that are making a difference right now?

Sheehan gives Albany's State of the City amid protests, APD investigates South End shooting, Schneiderman pledges to battle for "sanctuary cities,"

Talking with Albany artist Elizabeth Zunon about illustrating a legend, drawing on her family's history, and stoking her creativity

Rumored Price Chopper acquisition is now off, according to trade publications

Coyotes in Albany

What's up in the Neighborhood

A moving talk

Community Loan Fund business planning course

Schenectady man injured in Union St. shooting, Brockovich at Capitol to discuss Legionnaire's, Trump/Clinton/Sanders owe Albany $80 grand

The Albany metro fares well compared to other large metros for pedestrian deaths -- but there's room to improve

Albany Craft Beer Week and Festival 2017

Inclusionary housing

Trey Anastasio at Troy Music Hall

Tom Kha at Celadon Thai

Voting "nay"

The 1975 at Glens Falls Civic Center

Slushy winter storm, remembering parents who died in I-88 crash, Momentive strikers rally in CEO's neighborhood, the state of Schenectady

Tedeschi Trucks Band at SPAC

Messages from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

Shirley Jackson gets shout out on SNL

Dan Savage at RPI later this week

LGBT Law Series at Albany Law

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Thousands at march in Albany, Cuomo issues state regulation for contraceptive coverage, two submissions for 1 Monument Square redevelopment

The week ahead

Photos from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

Taking in The People's Art

The @Hudson Park residential conversion in Albany gets planning OK

Stuff to do this weekend

Inauguration reactions, Sheehan: Albany is "committed to being a sanctuary city," remembering PK Miller

Just down the road for Albany: paying for parking by license plate and mobile app

Deconstructing the Beatles, two ways

A good contractor for installing a fence?

"There's an enormous disconnect with younger citizens in understanding the impact that local governments have"

New online home for the Cohoes Mastodon

Death Wish Coffee founder at Startup Grind

Albany JCC evacuated after bomb threat, driver charged in fatal hit and run, Cuomo/Trump discuss ACA, homelessness

Checking out the new Albany Center Gallery space

One more headline for Marv Cermak

Welcome to Night Vale "All Hail" at The Egg

Steven Tyler was in Saratoga, saw a movie, flew through ALB, maybe had a cupcake

Border vacuums

What's up in the Neighborhood

The one-man handshake line

Wintry mix causes closings and delays, Cuomo releases $152.3 billion 2017 spending plan, Trump and Cuomo to meet, Teachout unveils plan for ethics/campaign reform

The Albany City Hall before the current one

"[I]t's the type of thing that just over time it has become something that if it's not broke, don't fix it"

Aimee Mann at The Egg

Jimmer, the "Loneliness Master"

The push to breathe life into the buildings that breathed light

In search of a search button

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at SPAC

State budget season starts with private presentations, no charges in odd incident involving Schenectady mayor, Toll Gate is closed and future is unclear

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Carolyn McLaughlin is running for Albany mayor

Leads to fish

Washington Ave Ext speed limit change

3Fish Coffee

Great Flats Brewing

Stuff to do this weekend

Caution urged on Hoosick Falls village settlement, proposal for transferring ownership of The Palace, big deal for big guns from Watervliet Arsenal

Talking about that time a whole apartment building was picked up and moved in Albany

CDTA's new fare smart cards are now available

EMPAC spring 2017 season

Storytime Time at MopCo

Cuomo's last stop on State of the State tour, Saratoga High School probes Instagram hate speech account, dealers ready for Rivers Casino opening

Ice Ages at the State Museum

Across the pond

The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

Good places for gluten-free desserts?

What's up in the Neighborhood

What parking requirements?

Startup Law Day at Albany Law 2017

Cuomo to wrap up SOS tour at UAlbany, Albany voters approve school propositions, city bids farewell to police chief

The Empire State Trail

NYS Writers Institute visiting writers spring 2017

Pizza dinner at Mia Lucci's

The new plan for a big mixed-use development near Quackenbush Square in Albany

Ride-hailing and the middle class among Cuomo State of the State topics, Colonie police searching for vehicle in pedestrian death, a pledge against hate

How 27 properties in a Troy neighborhood ended up in a shaky situation -- and the complicated path back to solid footing

Hops don't like weeds, apparently

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at Proctors

ESP's MLK memorial event this year to feature Harlem Children's Zone founder

Investigation of fatal Colonie pedestrian crash, Cuomo pushing for early voting, infrastructure wish list, remembering Capital Roots founder

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of winter

The "INclosed" place to shop

Holding water, or not

Stuff to do this weekend

Cuomo's State of the State tour, Troy keeping special police unit, odd dynamic between Trump and Schumer, designated drivers for hire

Today's moment of winter

47 pairs of gloves

The restaurant space on the Empire State Plaza has re-opened

Craig Finn living room show in Albany

Drawing: Wine and Dine for the Arts Slider Slam

Heimroth sentenced to max for Lockrow murders, state legislators debate cell phone recording in Senate chamber, Mohawk Hudson shelters displaced rats

A checklist for 2017

Hamilton's Albany online

What's up in the Neighborhood

Where Upstate cities are mentioned

Legislative session set to begin, employee escapes explosion at Port of Rensselaer, Schumer says Dems will hold Trump accountable, Bethlehem's Megyn Kelly heads to NBC

Bringing Albany buildings back from blight and making them into owner-occupied homes

2016 was hot

Tulip Queen nominations

The proposal for free tuition at New York's public colleges

"But first, Al Smith had to find his missing monkey."

Flurry Festival 2017

Cuomo to float plan for free college tuition, how local police are trained, focus on Albany demolitions, first baby of the year

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