Another ramp opens on Northway Exit 3

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

COLONIE – Another part of the Northway’s Exit 3 will open Sunday as the $32.2 million project that will links the highway to Albany International Airport enters its final weeks. The southbound exit from the Northway was expected to open by lunchtime Sunday. The southbound entrance ramp for the highway […]

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Artist uses ‘historic’ markers to raise awareness of change

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Durham, N.H. New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-sized signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that […]

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Stefanik tries to thread impeachment needle

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON — If British poet Samuel Coleridge were to rewrite his epic “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, in the lead, he’d have her navigating the ever-changing waters with an albatross named “Donald Trump” around her neck. The 35-year-old Republican from Schuylerville has represented the North […]

ValleyCats president confident in future of franchise

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

The ValleyCats, who play at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, just completed their 18th season as a farm team of the Houston Astros. Tri-City’s player-development contract with the Astros expires after next season. “Having been in the business for 31 years and understanding the industry, I’m pretty confident that […]

Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum receives $1M in grants

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Skidmore College’s Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery has received $1 million from two donors to support its collections and publications. A $500,000 gift from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation will support the Tang collection’s endowment, and a $500,000 challenge grant from photographer, curator and collector […]

Turnovers fuel UAlbany football’s victory over URI

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Jeff Undercuffler threw four touchdown passes for the Great Danes, who won their second straight contest to improve to 5-3 overall, 3-1 in the CAA. Senior defensive lineman Nick Griffin, a Shaker High graduate, returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown with 12:38 left in the third quarter. Defensive […]

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Early voting comes to New York

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

ALBANY — If you’re eager to get a jump on voting this year, you’ll soon get the chance. The local elections this fall will serve as a test run for the state’s adoption of early voting, which was authorized earlier this year by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. […]

Union football remains undefeated

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Schenectady Union College remained undefeated Saturday with a 38-17 win against St. Lawrence at Frank Bailey Field. The game remained close throughout the first half until touchdowns by sophomore wide receiver Andre Ross Jr. and sophomore running back Joseph Ferreira broke open the game for Union.

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Homeless, not faceless: After killings, a community mourns

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

New York They were figures in Chinatown’s street scene: the homeless octogenarian whom residents respectfully greeted as “uncle.” The itinerant preacher and blogger who tapped out posts on his laptop in a park. And the man who had a home and family on Staten Island but liked to spend time […]