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Interesting stories to cover in 2017

With 2017 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year. Next up: We asked a handful of local reporters about which stories were most interesting to cover this year...... (read the rest)

What's up with the Albany Skyway, and a few bits about plans to makeover a key piece of downtown

The Albany Skyway project -- which aims to turn a lightly-used off-ramp into a linear park connecting downtown Albany with the riverfront -- is set to take a step forward next year. And the skyway is potentially one piece of a larger puzzle that officials are looking to rearrange with... (read the rest)

Police involved shooting leads to standoff in Troy, Cuomo to push new hate crime provisions, date set for Silver re-trial, parts of Yaddo for rent

Police involved Troy shooting leads to standoff Troy police shot a suspect in the North Central neighborhood Tuesday evening while attempting to stop him for alleged parole violations. The man, 22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald, was shot twice in the torso. One witness to the arrest of the shooting victim said police... (read the rest)

Responses to Charlottesville, company appeared in Start-Up NY ad but apparently didn't end up here, Commisso questions Siena poll

Charlottesville + The Capital Region's House of Representatives members universally denounced the actions of the white supremacist groups in Charlottesville. [TU] + After the CEOs of Merck and Under Armour announced their exit from the Trump administration's manufacturing council following the President's tepid response to Charlottesville, GE says chair Jeff... (read the rest)

Halal options at Zaitoon Kitchen

How bold is this claim: The best new dining hotspot in the Capital Region is that area around the Latham Circle. I mean it. When was the last time you dined there? I bet you opened social media in the last week and found a photo of someone eating in... (read the rest)

Special session underway, Schenectady man charged in multi-state prostitution ring, rare Colonial ledger found on eBay, it's Uber Day

Special session After hours of what was described as dysfunction, the Assembly passed legislation that would, among other things, ensure mayoral control of NYC schools for two years, and extend sales taxes that are vital to the financial health of more than 50 counties. The Assembly also passed legislation that... (read the rest)

Reaction to Senate Republican health plan, multiple households displaced in Albany fire, from Pakistan to Schenectady to a diploma

Senate Republican health care plan New York reaction to the Senate version of the Republican health care legislation: + Chuck Schumer said the Senate plan is "meaner" than House version, playing on Donald Trump's earlier comments about the House version being "mean." [TU] + From a Kirsten Gillibrand statement: "The... (read the rest)

New York to pursue climate coalition with other states, sale of old Troy hospital site for affordable housing fails, EPA says enough Hudson dredging for now, getting to age 106

Climate change Following Donald Trump's announcement Thursday that the US would exit the Paris Climate Accord, the Cuomo administration said Andrew Cuomo and the governors of California and Washington are forming the United States Climate Alliance in an effort to bring together states committed to upholding the agreement. It's one... (read the rest)

Defendants testify in UAlbany bus incident trial, emotional testimony in Lake George boat crash trial, giving birth along the Thruway

UAlbany bus incident trial Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell took the stand in the trial Monday and continued to stick with their version of events during the incident. And the connotation of the word "ratchet" continued to be at issue, with Agudio asserting it had a racist tone as used:... (read the rest)

State budget past deadline, middle school space crunch in Albany, local history in mural form

State budget past deadline The deadline for an on-time state budget was the end of Friday -- but as of Monday morning, there was no budget: + Andrew Cuomo is proposing a resolution that would extend the current budget through May and keep the government running -- though state legislators... (read the rest)

Tom Kha at Celadon Thai

Exit 6 off the Northway is a surprising culinary destination in the Capital Region. Not hip by any means, nor safely walkable, there are unexpected bright spots of good food that makes one reconsider the notion that the suburbs are inherently void of worthwhile restaurants. Heading west off the exit,... (read the rest)

Interesting stories to cover in 2016

With 2016 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year. Next up: We asked a handful of local reporters about which stories were most interesting to cover this year...... (read the rest)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Albany's police chief is leaving -- here's what people are looking for in the next chief. + Troy has put a request for proposals for the 1 Monument Square site (again). + An update about The Gallery on... (read the rest)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the weight of words, being a bad mom, beautiful ice, no bad weather, hiking gifts, Christmas trees, a fable involving Albany, the Plane Boys, races run, opening and closings, hush puppies and an exhortation, a heavy... (read the rest)

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

Troy budget crunch The Troy City Council voted to override the tax cap and approve a budget with a 14.5 percent tax increase Monday evening in 6-3 vote. Republican councilman Mark McGrath switched his vote, opening the way for the approval. Council president Carmella Mantello again vote against the override,... (read the rest)

Arrest in Crossgates gunfire incident, leaders around area to respond to racist speech, woman dies from injuries in South Mall Towers beating,

Crossgates gunfire arrest An Albany man has been arrested in connection with the gunfire at Crossgates Saturday. Guilderland police say they focused on the man because of security video and a witness picking him out of a photo lineup -- police then surveilled his apartment and was taken into custody... (read the rest)

It's time to dig in

It's clear that this presidential election season left a lot of people discouraged and fearful. Even if you were OK with the outcome of the vote, there's still a not-small chance that you don't feel good about how the whole process played out. As a nation we didn't wrap ourselves... (read the rest)

Vehicular manslaughter charge in Route 7 crash, Faso and Teachout debate for NY-19, public comment on Troy budget's tax increase, James Franco in Albany

Charges in fatal Route 7 crash The woman State Police say caused the fatal four-car crash on Route 7 this week was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor DWI. Jessica Bellerose of Troy pleaded not guilty and posted bail. Her attorney said she is "devastated" that... (read the rest)

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

Best-selling, award-winning cartoonist/author Raina Telgemeier will be in Saratoga Springs for an illustrated talk and Q&A October 21. The Northshire Bookstore-organized event is at the Bethesda Episcopal Church (41 Washington Street). Telgemeier won the 2015 Eisner Award -- it's like the Oscars of comics -- for best writer/artist for her... (read the rest)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: OK Slip, botanical finds, the Pine Bush Sprint Triathalon, the Boilermaker, the chances of it happening here, Hamilton, L-Ken's, lifesaving, a kitchen remodel, birthday gifts, garden neighbors, yogurt, brunch, donuts, a pizza castle, and the non-goodbye... (read the rest)

Thinking about Capital Region commuter rail

The topic of bringing rail transit to the Capital District is one that comes up regularly every few years. Certainly, there are a good number of well-intentioned advocates out there in the region who believe that to have a serious transit option, the Capital District must have rail. I don't... (read the rest)

Pedestrian struck and killed on Central Ave, jail phone calls at issue in Vega trial, NYCLU protesting proposed law about ALB security screenings, she's leading the parade

Pedestrian death on Central Ave Colonie police say a pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle on Central Ave -- the force of the crash threw her into another lane where she was hit by a second vehicle. The crash prompted the closure of the westbound side of Central... (read the rest)

Emails detail interaction between Hoosick Falls and Saint-Gobain, suspicious fires inside the Daily Gazette building, the prison experiences of Sheldon Silver and Marquis Dixon

Hoosick Falls water Via FOIL, the Times Union has gotten a hold of emails that detail close interactions between Hoosick Falls village government and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, one of the company's that could be responsible for contamination of the drinking water supply, and a public relations firm hired to advise... (read the rest)

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016

There are new details out this week about the upcoming slate of shows for this summer's Williamstown Theatre Festival. As usual, the casts include actors you'll recognize, such as Marisa Tomei, Kate Walsh, Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Wendell Pierce, and Justin Long. In recent years WTF has also served as... (read the rest)

Proposals for election reform, SUNY Poly looking for bids for Rensselaer riverfront project, Union pushes back on Schenectady request for payments

Addressing elections complaints Among the proposed solutions following complaints about how the New York presidential primary was administered this week: automatic voter registration, same-day registration, and moving the deadline for switching party registration closer to the primary -- but the state legislature hasn't exactly seemed motivated to act on such... (read the rest)

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