PUZZLING OUT THE PERFECT PROPOSAL

This past Sunday morning, as usual, Matt Hamilton and Emily Masters started the Times Union crossword together. There they were, sitting...

COUNTRY HOUSE DONE FOR THE YEAR

Saratoga Springs The summer vacation in the Spa City will be a short one for a horse that was a major player in the most controversial...

 
 
 

NEW YORK STATE WORKPLACE TRAINING IS IN FOR AN OVERHAUL

New York state is awash in programs designed to train people for the 21st Century workforce but it's far from clear how well they are...

END OF SESSION DEAL ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

ALBANY - State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo are on the verge of approving legislation to address climate change that could completely...

 
 
 

DRONES IN HAND, UALBANY RESEARCHERS AMONG GROUP HEADED TO GREENLAND ICE PACK

Oblivious to the sunshine outside, a dozen college students on Monday were competing in the University at Albany's new indoor drone...

THRUWAY AWARDS CASHLESS TOLLING CONTRACT

ALBANY - The state Thruway Authority board of directors approved the selection of Cashless Tolling Constructors LLC to install the...

 
 
 

SCHUMER PUSHES NATIONAL LANDMARK DESIGNATION FOR GRANT COTTAGE

MOREAU - Grant Cottage, a state historic site that has been eking out an existence on memberships and admissions, could now have a...

IN NISKAYUNA, CIVIC ACTIVISM LEADS TO MONDAY PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING WORKSHOP

Niskayuna residents can learn and dream in the town's first participatory budgeting workshop that looks past politics and brings together...

 
 
 

BETHLEHEM'S BAKE FOR YOU HELPED BY $50,000 MICRO LOAN

BETHLEHEM - Bake for You, a custom bakery that recently moved from Albany to bigger space at The Hamlet apartments in Slingerlands...

SARATOGA SPRINGS MAYORAL CANDIDATE SAYS HE'S RUNNING TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHOICE

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Historian and author Tim Holmes said he plans on running for Mayor in order to contribute to the city and give voters...

 
 
 

ST. CLARE'S PENSIONERS VISIT CAPITOL SEEKING HELP WITH DEPLETED FUND

ALBANY - Dozens of former St. Clare's Hospital workers joined a group of local state lawmakers at the Capitol on Monday to press the...

NEW YORK POISED TO CODIFY AMBITIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

ALBANY - New York is on the verge of adopting one of the nation's most aggressive plans to combat climate change. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...

 
 
 

INVESTIGATORS EYE LINKS IN PACKAGES FOUND AT LOTTERY BUILDING

SCHENECTADY - A hazardous materials team and police investigators are at the state Lottery building after getting a report of possibly...

PROSECUTION: RANIERE 'A CON MAN, A PREDATOR, A CRIME BOSS'

NEW YORK - A courtroom packed with formerly loyal Keith Raniere disciples and "slaves" listened quietly Monday as a federal prosecutor...

 
 
 

JUDGE: DOGS IN SCHENECTADY ATTACK MUST BE EUTHANIZED

SCHENECTADY - The dogs that attacked a 3-year-old girl late last month should be euthanized, a judge ruled Monday.

EAST GREENBUSH TAPS WOMAN TO LEAD POLICE FORCE

EAST GREENBUSH - A woman was chosen Monday to lead the town police department, the first time, officials said, a woman has been selected...

 
 
 

TEEN DIES IN CRASH AT MONSTER TRUCK EVENT

Deputies say a 19-year-old New Jersey woman was the person killed at a monster-truck rally in Charleston. Katie L. Falgiano of Old...

LAKE GEORGE PARASAILING VICTIM IMPROVING AFTER NEAR DROWNING

A 23-year-old man who was hospitalized after nearly drowning in a parasailing accident in Lake George on Saturday has been upgraded...

 
 
 

A BREAK BEFORE DAYS OF RAIN IN ALBANY

After a day of rain, the Capital Region is going to dry out Monday with the temperature rising into the 70s. Though clouds could be...

A.M. ROUNDUP: ADVOCATES MAKING LAST PUSH TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

Good morning. On your way to work today, check out the latest Capitol Confidential podcast - an episode detailing the difficulties...

 
 
 



2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

TORONTO - Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

Man shot in gunfire exchange outside Dallas federal courthouse dies

Man shot in gunfire exchange outside Dallas federal courthouse dies

Witnesses and authorities say a masked gunman opened fire on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with... Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt's most iconic quotes on life, death and style

Gloria Vanderbilt's most iconic quotes on life, death and style

The fashion legend, socialite and artist died Monday at the age of 95. Read more ...

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old. Read more ...

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Because the Supreme Court dismissed the challenge on standing grounds, justices did not rule if the maps constitute an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

The court's decision puts off a major case for next term and allows the issue to further percolate in the courts below. Read more ...

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...