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Editorial: Speed rail safety

Worker are seen by damaged tanker cars Tuesday, July 16, 2013, as work continues at the crash site of the train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Boat Disaster, Canada, Albany, NY, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

FOX23

Large tree crashes on Watervilet home during storm

A Watervilet home damaged when a large tree crashing down on it, cracking walls and dousing the house with water.

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Related Topix: Watervliet, NY

Albany Times Union

NYSUT fires back at tenure

As they said they would , a group led by former CNN reporter Campbell Brown has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's tenure laws.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Albany Times Union

NYSUT fires back at tenure

As they said they would , a group led by former CNN reporter Campbell Brown has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's tenure laws.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

WTEN-TV Albany

Tree falls on home in Watervliet during storm

An extremely large tree came crashing down on a Watervliet home, cracking walls and dousing the house with water.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Albany Times Union

Motorcyclist dead in fiery Colonie collision

A motorcycle driver died in a fiery crash early Saturday after rear-ending a road sweeper in front of the Colonie Landfill, town police said.

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Related Topix: Colonie, NY, Schenectady, NY

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Albany Times Union

Kingston man sentenced for baby's death in...

A Kingston man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for his role in the death of a 5-week old child last year at a home on Second Street in Albany, according to the Albany County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

Albany Times Union

There's no question that Republican Norman Massry's campaign didn't file enough petition signatures this month to get on the ballot for Albany County Surrogate Court.

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Related Topix: Guilderland, NY, Colonie, NY

Business Journal

Going up and up: hotel occupancy rates in Albany, New York area

A 112-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Clifton Park, New York is among the new hotels to open in the Albany region.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Clifton Park, NY, Saratoga County, NY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Albany Times Union

Walsh delegates sue for reinstatement to the ballot

The judicial delegates supporting Family Court Judge Margaret Walsh for state Supreme Court have sued the Albany County Board of Elections for reinstatement to the ballot they were bounced from two days ago.

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Albany Times Union

Poll: Should police place license readers on Central...

The police received a $50,000 grant to install two license plate readers outside the Fuller Road Firehouse, one facing in each direction.

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Related Topix: Colonie, NY, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man, 18, gets 4 years in prison for punching...

An 18-year-old Cohoes man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state prison after his guilty plea in May to violent felony assault, Albany County prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Cohoes, NY, State Prisons, Prison

FOX23

Albany Co. Executive aims for more regulations on oil spills

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its rule-making proposal on Wednesday, which would improve the safety of crude oil transport.

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Albany Times Union

Albany County lawmaker disputes trespassing charge

Albany County Legislator Deborah Busch said she expects a Washington County trespassing charge against her to be dismissed any day, attributing the incident to a long-running property dispute between her boyfriend and a Fort Ann neighbor that had nothing to do with her.

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Related Topix: Washington County, NY, Fort Ann, NY, Berne, NY

Albany Times Union

strikes 3-way financing deal

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has struck a three-way pact under which the NanoCollege will finance its latest $191 million expansion in a way that profits both the county and city.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Albany, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Albany Times Union

Region's unemployment rate continues to

The unemployment rate in the Capital Region fell to 5.1 percent in June from 6.5 a year earlier, the state Labor Department said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Saratoga County, NY, Rensselaer, NY, Schoharie County, NY, 9

Albany Times Union

Exclusive: Both Albany city, county to get $1.9M from NanoCollege

Construction is well under way SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's new ZEN building Friday June 27, 2014, in Albany, NY.

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Albany Times Union

Jury deliberating Cruz murder

During summations earlier in the day, a prosecutor left the jury with a jarring image: The lifeless body of the Albany bicyclist he allegedly hit and drove to Schenectady County slumped over his pick-up truck.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Schenectady County, NY

Albany Times Union

Walsh foes allege shea s running for two seats at once

Democrats trying to squash Albany County Family Court Judge Margaret "Peggy" Walsh's insurgent bid for state Supreme Court contend she is violating the law by running for two judgeships at once.

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Related Topix: Colonie, NY, Albany, NY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Weekend Crafters

Close to 65 artisans, jewelers, painters, potters, sculptors and woodworkers came out to sell their wares during the sixth annual Northville Rotary Club's Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend on Saturday in the village.

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Related Topix: Ulster County, NY, West Hurley, NY, Albany, NY, Clinton County, NY

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