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Capital Region relay teams to swim length of Lake George

LAKE GEORGE

Capital Region relay teams to swim length of Lake George

Six relay teams of swimmers from the Capital Region have been selected to compete in the 32-mile Lake George Marathon Swim on Sept. 17-18.

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row


The Capital District Transportation Authority carried 17.1 million riders in the last fiscal year, setting another ridership record, authority officials said this week.

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says


The state’s rural broadband initiative should lead to more and better Internet service in the Adirondacks by the end of 2018, Adirondack local government leaders were told Thursday.

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie

COLONIE

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie


Construction has begun for the Capital Region’s first location of CarMax, a superstore chain that is the nation’s largest used-car dealer and third-largest wholesaler.

Amsterdam's pedestrian bridge to open on Labor Day

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam's pedestrian bridge to open on Labor Day


State and county officials said the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge will be opened to the public on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

State audit finds Princetown Town Court kept sloppy records

PRINCETOWN

State audit finds Princetown Town Court kept sloppy records


It was a tumultuous time in the Princetown court system, with five different judges presiding in less than three years.

Gloversville man, 70, indicted in wife’s murder

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville man, 70, indicted in wife’s murder


The Gloversville man accused of using a hatchet, fire poker and a knife to attack and kill his wife of 51 years has been indicted, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Senators unveil Veterans First Act

Washington

Senators unveil Veterans First Act

Senators took fresh steps this week in the slow effort to reform the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department and hold it more accountable just as news broke of a new scandal _ cockroaches in food at a VA hospital in Chicago.

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Pay disparities between men and women start earlier in their careers than widely assumed and have significantly widened for young workers in the past year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

For six weekends, beginning Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, more than 2,000 pigeons will put on an avian-powered light show: Duke Riley’s valentine to the city, its historic shoreline, its oft-maligned spirit animal and the vanishing world of rooftop pigeon fanciers.

Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote

Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote

The House Armed Services Committee took a big and unexpected step toward making women register for the draft as a handful of Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday night to back a measure whose own sponsor hoped would fail.

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Hollywood’s smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast’s sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

SCHENECTADY

Habitat's Women Build Week starts Saturday in Schenectady

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County will kickoff its Women Build Week on April 30.

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

ALBANY

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

So intimate is this piece that it’s the smallest gestures by these gifted actors I’ll remember.

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Schenectady’s annual Jazz on Jay concert series will kickoff on June 2.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady residents seek more money for nonprofits

More than a dozen Schenectady residents pushed for federal funding for local nonprofits during a City Council public hearing on Monday evening.

Blink-182 playing SPAC in September

Pop-punk band Blink-182 is playing a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Can you hug your dog? Yes, but ...

Can you hug your dog? Yes, but ...

The next time you want to hug a dog, consider this: You could be making the pooch miserable, an expert says.

Women could be headed for the draft, after House vote

Washington

Women could be headed for the draft, after House vote

The House Armed Services Committee took a big and unexpected step toward making women register for the draft Wednesday night, as a handful of Republicans joined Democrats to back an amendment that its own sponsor had hoped would fail.

NYS to spend $900K to cut cost of new Schenectady train station

SCHENECTADY

NYS to spend $900K to cut cost of new Schenectady train station

The state will be spending an additional $900,000 on design work to try to lower the cost of the planned downtown Schenectady intermodal railroad station.

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