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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Albany, NY

10 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

Sat Jul 19, 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

Albany Times Union

CNSE: Media at fault for financing deal...

A day after blaming the Albany political establishment for its decision to yank a $186 million bond financing deal that cost the city nearly $2 million, officials at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany are now saying it's the news media's fault.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Albany Times Union

Battle looms for Democratic judicial nod

Times Union staff photo by Lori Van Buren -- Margaret Walsh on June 18, 2004. Margaret is running in a Democratic primary for Family County Judge.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WGY-AM Albany

Guilty of Attempted Sex Trafficking

Special Victims Unit was called into to help prosecute a Rhode Island man accused of attempted human trafficking in Albany County.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Hairy situation for defense at pot trial

The Brooklyn-based defense attorney came to Albany County Court last week to defend a man accused of possessing nearly 14 pounds of marijuana.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Coeymans, NY

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WGY-AM Albany

No surrender for Soldier On

Supporters of a plan to build housing for homeless veterans are pressing Albany county legislators to move ahead with the proposal.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Cleanup at Albany County mercury site to start

The Environmental Protection Agency says the second phase of cleanup work is starting this week at a former mercury reclamation facility in Albany County.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Ohio.com

Court decisions to allow New York fracking review to continue

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement on two decisions by New York State Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough dismissing two lawsuits seeking to force the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to terminate its ongoing review of the environmental impacts related to high-volume hydrofracking: ... (more)

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

Guilty plea in welfare fraud

A Troy woman pleaded guilty on Friday of defrauding the government of more than $53,000, Albany County prosecutors said.

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Empire State News

Comptroller releases municipal audits

Town of Colonie Justice Court Operations Auditors commended the town justices for establishing strong internal controls over court operations.

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Related Topix: Herkimer County, NY, Gloversville, NY, Fulton County, NY, Great Valley, NY, Cattaraugus County, NY

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: The fight against

The Fourth of July collapse of a historic row house along Albany's Clinton Avenue demonstrates yet again that the city must confront the long-festering problem of dilapidated and abandoned buildings.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Opinion

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