ALBANY COUNTY SEES 34 NEW COVID-19 CASES

Albany County recorded 34 new coronavirus cases overnight, County Executive Dan McCoy said Thursday.

RECOVERING FROM UPHEAVAL, RESTAURANTS REASSESS BUSINESS MODELS

Like all of America's approximately 600,000 restaurants, The Bears' in Duanesburg had its business model detonated in March, when the...

 
 
 

GET A FREE HOFFMAN'S CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND

Hoffman's Car Wash is hosting its ninth annual food drive this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25. When you donate a canned or non-perishable...

STECK, FEIDEN VIE FOR 110TH ASSEMBLY SEAT

SCHENECTADY - Assemblyman Phil Steck is facing a challenge for his seat in the 110th district from David Feiden on the Republican ticket.

 
 
 

FROM THE BASEMENT OF A SCHENECTADY HOME, TWO WOMEN HELP THOSE IN NEED

SCHENECTADY - The oldest of 5 children, Shalonda Faircloth, grew up in the city's Hamilton Hill and Vale neighborhoods, what about...

GILLIBRAND BILL AIMS TO ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES

WASHINGTON - A new legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand aims to tackle health disparities in communities of color,...

 
 
 

JASON GOUGH'S FORECAST: COOL FOG TO START ANOTHER MILD DAY

It's a mild morning for September, let alone late October, once you get below Glens Falls. We have a few more mild days ahead after...

AS BLACK FUNERAL HOMES SHUT THEIR DOORS, ALBANY'S GARLAND BROTHERS BECOMES A RARE NECESSITY

For nearly a century, Garland Brothers' Funeral Home has offered a trusted, compassionate service to generations of Black families...

 
 
 

CUOMO DECLINES TO PROVIDE DATA ON NEW YORK'S COVID ALERT APP

ALBANY - The NY COVID Alert app unveiled by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo earlier this month, which the governor touted as a technological game...

CHURCHILL: MEGYN KELLY BELONGS IN SCHOOL'S HALL OF FAME

The controversy, discussed last week by the Bethlehem school board, was seemingly sparked by Kelly's recent podcast interview with...

 
 
 

SCHENECTADY WOMAN ADMITS TO THEFT OF MOTHER'S BENEFITS

A 53-year-old woman from Schenectady pled guilty to stealing the social security benefits of her deceased mother for several years,...

WHY SCHUMER IS A 'BIG FACTOR' IN DEMOCRATS' PLANS TO FLIP SENATE

Two weeks before the election, Democrats are slightly favored to win the Senate, raising the possibility that Senate Minority Leader...

 
 
 

CAPITAL REGION JAILS AVOIDING COVID-19 CASES

TROY - The Capital Region's four county jails have seen only one inmate and five members test positive for COVID-19 since March as...

PANDEMIC FORCES SOME ALBANY VOTERS TO COLONIE POLLING LOCATIONS

ALBANY - A combination of polling place scarcity and the coronavirus pandemic mean city voters in three election districts will have...

 
 
 

2 LONGEST SERVING ALBANY COUNCIL MEMBERS WON'T RUN AGAIN

ALBANY - Nearly one third of the city's Common Council has decided not to run for re-election next year, including its two longest...

CAMERON HEALY, UALBANY BASKETBALL PREPARE FOR UNCERTAIN SEASON

As long as the threat of COVID-19 hovers overhead, no one is planning too much for the future, and that includes the University at...

 
 
 

CDTA'S BLUE LINE TO BEGIN SERVICE NOV. 8

The Capital District Transportation Authority said Wednesday that it plans to launch service on the Blue Line, its new bus rapid transit...

COLONIE IDA ANNOUNCES COVID-19 RELIEF GRANTS

COLONIE- The town of Colonie has approved grants of up to $10,000 each for COVID-19 relief for four local businesses and non-profits. The...

 
 
 

PROPOSED RAIL SERVICE FROM BOSTON WOULD STOP SHORT OF ALBANY

A push to enhance passenger rail service across Massachusetts could see as many as nine round-trips per day between Boston and Pittsfield,...

READERS RESPOND WITH SOME REALLY CREEPY STORIES

Here are some scary stories told to us by Times Union readers for Halloween. Better find a safe space before you give a listen.

 
 
 



Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing...

Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing those ballots

In several critical battleground states, officials aren't allowed to start processing early ballots until on or just before Election Day. Read more ...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cell phone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree... Read more ...

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's vote to move forward on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the party's Senate... Read more ...

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Kevin Cash was well aware his best player during the regular season was in a Gary Sanchez-like funk ever since the postseason opened. Yet when the Rays' manager filled out the... Read more ...

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 787,000 last week despite continued pressure on the labor market from the coronavirus pandemic, the feds said... Read more ...

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent... Read more ...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday redefined what counts as "close contact" with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but... Read more ...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are being called to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies' censorship the New York Post's expose on the Biden familly's foreign business... Read more ...

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The vote went forward despite a Democratic boycott of the... Read more ...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to study judicial reforms

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected he will convene a bipartisan commission of constitutional scholars to examine judicial reforms, asserting that... Read more ...