May 2018

Stuff to do this weekend

Tanked

Talking about Visionary Women at Northshire

Proost: A Brewed and Boozy Sampling of Mid-19th Century Albany

Guilty verdict in death of infant, state official fired following harassment allegations, sign returned to Siena 50 years after prank

Today's moment of summer

Alive at Five 2018 lineup

At The Plaza 2018

"[N]ewspaper companies, or the information they provide, is a public good and it's worth providing"

What's up in the Neighborhood

Albany Rural Cemetery women's history tour

Where to dispose of an American flag?

Legislative session nears close, police investigate Pine Hills robberies, deliberations begin in child murder trial, police dog bites car wash employee

Photos from the AOA event with presidential historian Alexis Coe at Fort Orange General Store -- and a clip from the talk

Tri-County Trivia tournament 2018

100 Mile Beer Fest 2018

The Albany County Land Bank is again selling lots in Albany for $100

"We're some of the last ones left doing this"

APL Foundation Literary Legends 2018: Alice Green and Frankie Bailey

Investigation into how man's body was left undiscovered for a month at recovery center, remembering Kathina Thomas, the monument in Monument Square needs repairs

The week ahead

Stuff to do this weekend

Working out the design of the Albany Skyway

First house on the street

Collar City Candle Craft + Draft BBQ at Lansing Farm

There's another rail trail public art project this summer, and the call for artists is open

Cuomo easily defeats Nixon for Democratic convention nomination, government wants to seize NXIVM Halfmoon properties, final Saratoga gun show

Recycled robots

Civil War walking tour of Albany Rural Cemetery

What qualifies as the Capital Region?

Toasting the Past and Present of Arbor Hill

What's up in the Neighborhood

A very animated explainer about ticks

Underwood named Attorney General, Cohen associate pleads guilty in Albany, April unemployment up slightly from 2017, Albany Council bans conversion therapy

The Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is set to get a new paved section this summer, and a few more bits about its future

After Dark: Brains & Games at miSci

Walking tour of Albany's Normanskill Farm

Shmaltz is selling its brewery

NY Capital District Renaissance Festival 2018

Troy police accused of using excessive force during arrest, women allegedly pointed gun at drive-thru workers, Clinton and Cuomo, the pull of history

Today's moment of spring

Hidden City House & Garden Tour 2018

Historic brewing district tours of Albany

Rockin' on the River 2018

Reclaimed spaces

Community policing and mental health first aid

Emergency department wait times, new state health labs site recommendation, tip credit debate, Great Danes headed to final four

The week ahead

Blood plasma, another mixed-use project approved, that Western Ave apartment, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Washington Park tulip dig and sale 2018

Tip credit

The Movies Under the Stars series returns to Albany this summer

Mother says she feared for lives in reported Colonie road attack, pedestrian killed in Amtrak crash, Arch Park

Stuff to do this weekend

The space between buildings

Music Haven 2018 lineup

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Ja Rule + Ashanti + Lloyd at The Palace

Albany Council approves bond for Dontay Ivy settlement, convicted rapist admits murder plot, police probe Troy shooting, black bear sightings

One corner, many different buildings

Pinkster at Crailo State Historic Site 2018

In the bag

What's up in the Neighborhood

Scavenger hunt for adults at Oakwood Cemetery

Capital Region school budgets pass, search for Schneiderman's replacement continues, RPI sues Amazon over Alexa technology, Erie Canal opens

Today's moment of spring

Modest Mouse at The Palace

Food-oriented development

Phish at the Times Union Center

Dim sum at Tea Plus

Suggestions for affordable wedding venues?

Sweat spots

Wiz Khalifa + Rae Sremmurd at SPAC

Feds looking into health care company that's been a large donor to Cuomo campaign, Troy seawall repair, New York eyes sports betting, Poor People's Campaign protest

Today's moment of spring

Fort Orange Brewing cornhole tournament

Catskills lit

A medallion to commemorate Henry Johnson

The new Tulip Queen is...

Archaeology day at Van Schaick Mansion

How the state handles sexual harassment complaints, homeless in Saratoga Springs, hiking Troy's emerald necklace

The week ahead

Today's moment of spring

How to get to the indoor bike parking at the Empire State Plaza

Spotting the spotted lanternfly

RPI Commencement Colloquy 2018

Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks and Forks

Political calculation and maneuvering on Scheiderman replacement, guilty verdicts in Schenectady murder for hire case, new Madison Theater operator aiming for summer opening

Today's moment of spring

There's another chance coming up to offer input on the Albany Skyway

Stuff to do this weekend

Barberville

The hills of Albany, almost 175 years ago

Effort to replace Schneiderman continues, Silver won't testify in retrial, two shootings in Albany, Schenectady County/GE to develop solar farms

That proposal for a big residential project on Western Ave in Albany has resurfaced

Alexander Hamilton documents will be on display at Albany Law

Troy Hidden Garden Tour 2018

What's up in the Neighborhood

"There is no inherent reason that buses must be bottom-shelf transportation. We've just treated them that way."

A good cleaning service for occasional visits?

Replacing Schneiderman, former Schenectady housing inspector sentenced, tractor trailer explodes in Saratoga, 100 years of the YWCA

Today's moment of spring

The recipe for a thunderstorm

Cut. Cut. Cut.

Drawing: Hudson Valley Hops tickets

Fish from the sky

Spin Doctors at Schenectady County SummerNight 2018

Eric Schneiderman resigning after abuse allegations, Albany settlement with family of Dontay Ivy, visit from GlobalFoundries parent company, the Blenheim bridge

A look around The News, the latest large residential project in Troy

No shot

"Washington Park's full of people. Just like the Seurat painting, minus the class status and pointillism."

Angelica, Eliza, Peggy, Cornelia, Catherine

There's a new round of Schenectady walking tours

Spotlight on code enforcement staffing and training, Quackenbush Center developer says project being reformulated, boldly going to Ticonderoga

The week ahead

Spring plant sales 2018

Capital Region Trails Summit

Hudson Valley Hops 2018

Gubernatorial campaigns jab each other over taxes and contributions, continued skepticism of Albany sewer facility plan, dressing for success

Stuff to do this weekend

Senate House Marigolds

GameFest 2018

"Just appreciate coyotes from a distance"

Wake up. Texts. Coffee. Floss. Pray. Laugh.

Drawing: Champagne on the Park 2018

One dead and four injured in Malta fire, city to stabilize compromised building, casino to open OTB, Jamion Christian to coach Siena

E-bikes stretch the idea of what a bike can be in interesting ways, but they're stuck in a gray area here in New York

The Cheese Traveler has a new owner

Basilica Soundscape 2018

"There was one team last year that got to live in the future, and that was the Tri-City ValleyCats"

What's up in the Neighborhood

1MSq 4.2

The Queen Size Swap returns this weekend

Officers arrested after AG investigation of village police department, Albany County sick leave proposal, next Siena coach

The AOA event with presidential historian Alexis Coe has a new date! And it's free! And it includes an after-party at Loch & Quay!

The breakfast sandwich at Stacks

Angel Olsen at MASS MoCA

Eastbound Throwdown 2018

Cold April

Here are the new bike share service area maps and hub locations

Report shows cause of Schenectady landslide, opening statements in Silver retrial, Saratoga Racecourse to get new building, Mets to honor late trooper

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