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Report: Number of state retirees claiming over $100k pensions over 3,000

ALBANY

Report: Number of state retirees claiming over $100k pensions over 3,000

A report shows that the number of retirees receiving pensions over $100,000 from the New York State and Local Retirement System exceeded 3,000 for the first time during the system’s 2016 fiscal year.

R & B singer R. Kelly to make stop at the Palace

ALBANY

R & B singer R. Kelly to make stop at the Palace

Controversial R & B singer R. Kelly will be making a stop at the Palace on The Buffet Tour on September 29, the theater has announced.

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

ALBANY

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who wrote the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" upon which Lin-Manuel Miranda based the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," will receive the 2016 Empire State Archives and History Award in Albany this November.

Vermont jam band Twiddle to play New Year's Eve show at the Palace

ALBANY

Vermont jam band Twiddle to play New Year's Eve show at the Palace

Twiddle, a Vermont-based jam band, will be ringing in the New Year at the Palace theater in Albany.

Albany bridge construction almost complete

A large portion of the project to reconstruct a part of Interstate 787 in Albany has been completed, the state announced today.

Even seasoned travelers leave money behind at TSA checkpoints

COLONIE

Even seasoned travelers leave money behind at TSA checkpoints

Even seasoned travelers leave loose change behind at TSA security checkpoints - you'd be surprised to know how much is left behind in a year at some of the larger airports.

DEC says GE's PCB cleanup has been inadequate

ALBANY

DEC says GE's PCB cleanup has been inadequate

General Electric's government-supervised cleanup of PCB contamination in the Hudson River has been inadequate, state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said Monday.

Criminal justice reforms stall in a liberal capital: New York

NEW YORK

Criminal justice reforms stall in a liberal capital: New York

As a growing list of police departments are being rebuked for unconstitutional practices, some leaders in Albany and at City Hall in New York City have embraced the mantle of progressive criminal justice reform. But they have stopped short of enshrining broad change in law.

ALBANY

Albany police investigating Ontario Street shooting

Albany police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Ontario Street.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Ex-Delmar pastor sentenced for secret recording of woman

Ex-Delmar pastor sentenced for secret recording of woman

A former pastor from Delmar received his sentenced this week in a case where police accused him of secretly recording a woman in a Colonie Salvation Army Changing room, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office said.

Bus catches fire on Thruway in Albany

ALBANY

Bus catches fire on Thruway in Albany

No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon when a bus caught fire in lanes leading to state Thruway Exit Exchange 24 in Albany.

Albany Airport gets $3M for boarding bridges

COLONIE

Albany Airport gets $3M for boarding bridges

The Albany International Airport has received $3 million in federal funding to replace three aging passenger boarding bridges at its main terminal.

Albany pools to open for heat wave


Myers Middle School Pool will open so residents have a place to cool off during the anticipated three-day heat wave, the Albany Department of Recreation said.

UAlbany weather camp teaches students about world around them

ALBANY

UAlbany weather camp teaches students about world around them

For campers at the University at Albany’s weather and climate camp, a little rain is much more than just a nuisance. It’s another lesson.

ALBANY

Schenectady heroin conspirator gets 16 years in prison


A Schenectady man who sold heroin while on supervised release for another heroin charge was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in federal prison.

Mechanicville man sentenced for vehicular assault

ALBANY

Mechanicville man sentenced for vehicular assault

A Mechanicville man received up to three years in state prison Wednesday drunk driving vehicular assault case, Albany County District Attorney’s officials said.

ALBANY

Headline acts announced for Larkfest 2016

The Relationship will be one of five headliner bands at LarkFest 2016 in Albany.

Guilderland officials: Turn off sprinklers immediately

GUILDERLAND

Guilderland officials: Turn off sprinklers immediately

Town banning lawn sprinklers until further notice.

ALBANY

Albany lifts boil water order

Albany has lifted the boil water notice for the area impacted by the water and sewer break on South Lake Avenue, the water department said in a press release.

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