Category Archives: Capital District

  • UAlbany president: 'We expect students to tell the truth'

    UAlbany president: 'We expect students to tell the truth' ALBANY — University at Albany President Robert Jones said Friday that he had no reason to initially doubt the allegations of three black students now accused of lying about being the victims of a hate crime on campus. “Hindsight is…

  • I-90 work will close lanes Saturday morning

    I-90 work will close lanes Saturday morning ALBANY — Two lanes will be closed on eastbound Interstate 90 over Broadway, between Exits 6 and 6A, from 5 to 10 a.m. Saturday for bridge joint repair. Motorists entering I-90 eastbound from Route 9, Arbor Hill and Loudonville, should also watch…

  • George Washington helps Albany Institute mark 225 years

    George Washington helps Albany Institute mark 225 years ALBANY — The Albany Institute of History & Art, New York’s oldest museum, celebrated its 225th birthday on Friday. The museum staff, elected officials and a George Washington reenactor marked the day with a birthday cake and some remarks. Source: Times…

  • Struggling schools identified in Albany, Schenectady, Troy

    Struggling schools identified in Albany, Schenectady, Troy In all, 188 schools were identified as priority schools, meaning they did not show progress in ELA or math, combined, or had persistently low graduation rates for accountability groups (racial/ethnic groups, low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities). The Capital…

  • Burst pipe in Rotterdam causing traffic woes

    Burst pipe in Rotterdam causing traffic woes ROTTERDAM – Motorists should avoid the busy intersection of Crane Street and Altamont Avenue because of a water-main break, police said. Town work crews are still trying to determine the severity of the rupture. Both streets are closed in the area closest…

  • Campbell Avenue sinkhole work resumes

    Campbell Avenue sinkhole work resumes Work was halted Thursday as heavy rains caused more water-saturated soil and roadway to collapse into the expanding 20-foot-deep hole. The sinkhole opened Sunday. […] part of Campbell Avenue has been closed as city Department of Public Utilities crews work to repair the line.…

  • Four charged with credit card fraud in Colonie

    Four charged with credit card fraud in Colonie COLONIE – Four people are charged with trying to use phony credit cards to make purchases, and police say a machine to make fraudulent cards was found in their motel room. A search of their motel room at the Motel 6…

  • Second Albany man convicted of ID fraud

    Second Albany man convicted of ID fraud […] Albany man convicted of ID fraud Prather Jones, 64, was found guilty Thursday of two counts of identity theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, all felonies. Source: Times Union Second Albany man convicted of…

  • Kingsbury man sentenced to prison in baby death

    Kingsbury man sentenced to prison in baby death FORT EDWARD — A Kingsbury man who pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter’s death, which was attributed to complications from heroin and cocaine use and overdose, was sentenced up to eight years in prison on Friday, according…

  • Albany schools pays equivalent of 3 superintendent salaries after midnight deal

    Albany schools pays equivalent of 3 superintendent salaries after midnight deal The board of education signed off on a separation agreement that promised the embattled superintendent a $90,000 lump sum and continued pay at her nearly $197,000-a-year rate through the end of June. While the acting position comes without…