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'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season
NEW YORK

'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.
 
ALBANY

M+W Group moves U.S. HQ to SUNY PI

Thursday, March 26, 2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany and M+W U.S. Inc. will make an "exciting announcement" regarding the future of their partnership this afternoon
 
CAPITAL REGION

Job gains in Capital Region

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Capital Region gained 6,200 jobs in the year leading up to February, according to preliminary statistics released today by the state Department of Labor.
 
Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding
ALBANY

Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Minimum wage increases, spending on schools and a requirement that lawmakers disclose their legal clients hang in the balance as New York lawmakers worked Thursday to finalize a state budget.
 
SCHENECTADY

Unlicensed Schenectady dogs could be deemed 'dangerous'

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The two dogs who attacked a boy Wednesday on Avenue B were unlicensed and could soon be cited as dangerous dogs, police said today.
 
Alone in cockpit, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane
PARIS

Alone in cockpit, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.
 
Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
WASHINGTON

Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.
 
Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers
ALBANY

Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers

Thursday, March 26, 2015
enewed attention in New York to the problem of fatigue among health care workers — and in particular highlights the low-paid nurses, aides and others who care for vulnerable people at night, when sleeping can all too often become part of the job.v
 
MECHANICVILLE

Man killed by train near Mechanicville rail yard

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
City police continue to look for answers after a city man was struck by a freight train early Wednesday morning near the entrance to the Mechanicville rail yard.
 
ALBANY COUNTY

Albany-Colonie chamber board votes unanimously for 'integration' with Sch'dy

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce board voted unanimously this morning to combine membership and staff with the Chamber of Schenectady County. Five members were absent, and were counted as abstentions, said Chamber President and CEO Mark Eagan.
 
Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads.
 
10 things to know for Thursday

10 things to know for Thursday

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
 
Palatine board ignores supervisor, moves forward with new town hall
PALATINE

Palatine board ignores supervisor, moves forward with new town hall

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
With tensions high, the Palatine Town Board on Wednesday night moved ahead with a roughly $400,000 project to build a new town hall, a proposal that has generated passionate debate over the past several months.
 
West Glenville high-ropes course finds support amid criticism
GLENVILLE

West Glenville high-ropes course finds support amid criticism

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Amid a crowd of West Glenville residents strongly opposed to the high-ropes course Michael Cellini wants to build on Johnson Road, supporters of the project made their voices heard for the first time Wednesday night.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady chamber names Good News winners

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Chamber of Schenectady County announced the winners of its annual Good News awards Wednesday.
 
 

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