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The Heat Is On

by Michael Bielawski November 14, 2013

You’re going to have to pony up a little extra for heat this winter if some of the latest reports are true. Accodring to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, New York state already has heating ...

It’s Official

by Christina Dillon November 7, 2013

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  “What a great day to be a Democrat in the city of Albany,” said outgoing mayor Jerry Jennings to a crowd gathered on Tuesday evening (Nov. 5) to watch the results from the general election. ...

Here’s What Happened

by Erin Pihlaja November 7, 2013

  The voters of New York state made their voices heard yesterday, and in case you missed it: Casinos are OK, as are veterans, the Adirondacks (and mining in the Adirondacks), and money for sewage facilities. ...

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An Improved View

by The Staff November 4, 2013

"I believe that public art uplifts," said Debra Lockrow, community activist and owner of the boutique Artcentric (266 River St., Troy). Lockrow has released a call for art for a public exhibition, similar to two other ...

Positive and Negative

by Erin Pihlaja October 31, 2013

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  Keep your eye out for the results of the mayoral race in the city of Hudson this Tuesday (Nov. 5). What was already a competitive race between the Republican incumbent mayor, William Hallenbeck, and his ...

Soccer and the Cemetery

by Michael Bielawski October 31, 2013

At first you may feel like you are walking into a sporting-goods store. Walk down the hallway past the shop full of soccer gear, and you may feel like you entering a pub or arcade ...

Going Your Way

by Shawn Stone October 24, 2013

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  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) was at the College of Saint Rose for a press conference on Oct. 21 to announce that the Capital District Transportation Authority had developed plans to expand the BusPlus ...

A Decision Will Have to Be Made

by Christina Dillon October 24, 2013

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  Saturday (Oct. 19) was an international day of action to ban hydrofracking. The event, called Global Frackdown, united the Capital Region’s residents alongside 200 other towns and cities across the world. Albany’s Townsend Park attracted ...

Pushed Too Far

by Erin Pihlaja October 17, 2013

  The U.S. Senate proposed a deal on Wednesday (Oct. 16) to end a political stalemate that is going into its third week. The bipartisan deal, constructed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate ...

More, More, More

by Erin Pihlaja October 9, 2013

“These plan changes are to meet the developer’s needs, not necessarily the concerns of the people,” said preservation consultant Kimberly Alvarez, at a public hearing on Monday (Oct. 7) before the Albany Common Council. “It ...

Good Vibes

by Kate Mikoley October 9, 2013

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  About 18 miles east of Troy, there is an easy-to-miss dirt road nestled in the woods. Up this road, in the middle of a clearing, is a rounded white structure with stairs leading up to ...

Herstory in the Making

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013

  OK, so Argonia, Kan., may have beaten Albany, N.Y., by 126 years or so, but this year, New York’s capital city may finally be able to proclaim 2013 the “Year of the Woman.” City treasurer and ...

Closed, Back in . . . ?

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013

  “We are out of the office on furlough and unable to take your call," said the voice on the recorded message of the media-relations office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday ...

Pat and Matt

by Erin Pihlaja September 25, 2013

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  “My dream was always to have a BMW convertible, and live in L.A. like Kelly Taylor,” says Patrick DiLascia, owner of the clothing brand Dilascia, and Par-LA, his West Hollywood store. Dilascia may not be ...

Tick Tock

by Erin Pihlaja September 18, 2013

The clock is ticking for members of the state Assembly and Senate to cough up the sources of their outside income that exceeds $20,000. Lawyers in the groups also were told to disclose their civil ...

It Ain’t Over

by Erin Pihlaja September 18, 2013

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  Things are winding down in the Albany Common Council primaries that were too close to call last week as the Albany County Board of Elections opens up absentee ballots and affidavits this week to get ...

An Easy Count

by Erin Pihlaja September 13, 2013

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Historic Albany is finally ready to embrace the modern world, it seems, if the (unofficial) poll results from Tuesday’s primary (Sept. 10) are any indication. For sure, there are still races that are too close ...

Don’t Miss a Beat

by The Staff September 5, 2013

If you’ve followed this year’s Albany mayoral race so far, you may have noticed that it’s been a bit topsy-turvy. Just last week, we at Metroland put together what we hoped would be an informative ...

Don’t Fan the Flames

by E.S. Cormac September 5, 2013

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Albany’s Townsend Park became a scene of protest on Saturday (Aug. 31) as more than 100 activists stood with antiwar signs and gave speeches in a show of solidarity with the people of war-torn Syria, ...

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Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

by E.S. Cormac August 21, 2013

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“Who made the decision to allow Bombers to stay open during the demolition?” City Councilman Dean Bodnar (R-District 3) asked during last Thursday’s (Aug. 15) Troy Public Safety Meeting. “That was my decision,” said Troy Fire ...

Call for Help

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

    According to RealtyTrac, the California-based data firm, U.S. home foreclosures increased 11 percent  this May after steadily declining for a five-month period, and while a promising June saw foreclosure rates once again decreasing, thousands of ...

Name Dropping

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

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  In case you missed it, Albany mayoral candidate Kathy Sheehan’s camp flexed some political muscle last Friday (August 9) when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced that she endorsed Sheehan’s candidacy. At the Ramada Plaza hotel ...

What Would You Do to Improve Albany?

by E.S. Cormac August 7, 2013

  “I know what causes Albany’s small business owners to struggle. Every other week it looks like we have another small business that closes,” said Alex Portelli, the Libertarian Party candidate for mayor. A gathering of voters ...

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Sequestered

by E.S. Cormac August 1, 2013

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  It was supposed to be something so horrible that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress would do anything to avoid it. But when the moment came an agreement on budget cuts could not be met. ...

Trojan Power

by Erin Pihlaja August 1, 2013

  Whether they will decide on being called the Downtown Troy Restaurant and Retail Committee or Council, a group of business owners, residents, and others interested in promoting downtown Troy are making plans to improve the ...

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