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Teachers protest at Cuomo open house
ALBANY

Teachers protest at Cuomo open house

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
About 400 people from across the state attended an afternoon open house at the Executive Mansion in Albany on New Year’s Eve to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee.
 
Local veteran featured in article found dead
GUILDERLAND

Local veteran featured in article found dead

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
A New York man featured in an Associated Press account of veterans coping with trauma through songwriting was found dead on Sunday, the same day the story was published.
 
Empire State Plaza skaters love the ice
ALBANY

Empire State Plaza skaters love the ice

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
When Laura Maloney and Mike Chernoff were sitting at home Sunday watching the movie “Frozen,” the couple realized they wanted to do a little ice skating of their own.
 
Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase
ROTTERDAM

Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A man who led police on a high-speed chase Friday night was subdued with a gunshot to the abdomen after raising a sword toward a state trooper in Rotterdam, police said.
 
GUILDERLAND

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Schenectady woman

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
A Schenectady woman faces felony possession and other drug charges following a traffic stop Monday on Western Avenue.
 
Albany meals program gets new wheels
GLENVILLE

Albany meals program gets new wheels

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Nick Bonarrigo took one look at Senior Services of Albany’s fleet of cars and knew he had to do something to help.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Feds sign off on Capital Region health-care partnership

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Capital Region’s first Accountable Care Organization, the result of a regional alliance announced earlier this year by Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners.
 
Services Saturday in Amsterdam for slain child
AMSTERDAM

Services Saturday in Amsterdam for slain child

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy who was killed in his mobile home in the Albany County town of Knox, near Thacher Park.
 
ALBANY

Pairing Lowe, Los Straitjackets a holiday treat at Egg

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
It was an unlikely marriage between irreverent Nashville-based surf-rockabilly band Los Straitjackets and legendary British rocker Nick Lowe, but it worked quite splendidly when Lowe brought his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday night in one of the most anticipated concerts of the yuletide season.
 
ALBANY

Albany Berkshire Ballet's flawed ‘Nutcracker’ still entertains

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Saturday’s matinee of the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s staging of the Christmas classic "The Nutcracker" at the Egg was not up to its usual par.
 
30 stage die-in at Crossgates
GUILDERLAND

30 stage die-in at Crossgates

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
About 30 people gathered Saturday near the entrance to Crossgate Mall’s food court in a die-in protest demanding justice for people like Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island and Michael Brown, 18, of Ferguson, Missouri, black men who were killed by white police officers earlier this year.
 
Albany man arrested by same trooper twice in 48 hours
MALTA

Albany man arrested by same trooper twice in 48 hours

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
In a span of 48 hours, an Albany man was arrested twice on driving charges in Malta by state police — and by the same trooper.
 
Half Moon to set sail for Europe
ALBANY

Half Moon to set sail for Europe

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Half Moon, the replica 17th century Dutch sailing ship that has educated a generation of Capital Region students, is going back to a home it has never seen: the Netherlands.
 
Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel
COLONIE

Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A Colorado man was arrested Monday after police said he tried to have more than 16 pounds of marijuana disguised as Christmas presents mailed to his Colonie hotel room.
 
Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder
ALBANY

Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
An Albany man has been charged with second-degree murder in a fatal Sunday night stabbing on Hudson Avenue.
 
 

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