Albany County budget OK'd; plan to cut seats moves forward
After a protracted battle with lawmakers over his 2012 bid to privatize the facility and staunch the flow of red ink, McCoy eventually signed on to the legislature's plan of hiring a $27,000-a-month consultant from Nassau County to the run the building. The legislature's long-range plan is to turn management of the 250-bed nursing home over to a local development corporation, but progress on ...
New York City, upstate have many divisions
ALBANY - Is New York state hopelessly divided between big city dwellers swilling coconut water after yoga class and rural upstaters kicking cow patties off their work boots? Not at all.
State DEC releases winter safety tips for back country
ALBANY - With the recent snowstorm, the state Department of Environmental Conservation in a news release recently reminded visitors to the Adirondack back country to be prepared with proper clothing and equipment for snow, ice and cold to ensure a...
Some in upstate New York still without power
ALBANY (AP) - Residents in a wide swath of upstate New York are digging out from under up to 2 feet of snow dumped by a lingering nor'easter.
County pays $14K for deputy hire
JOHNSTOWN - Fulton County has to pay Albany County $14,791 in training reimbursement for hiring one of its deputies last summer.
Court ruling allows chimp to stay in Mayfield
ALBANY - A chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and does not have to be freed by its Mayfield owner, a New York appeals court ruled Thursday.
Blanket of Snow
The area was cleaning up today after about a foot of snow fell in parts of Fulton and Montgomery counties overnight. Another inch or two was expected to fall throughout the day today, the National Weather Service in Albany sai.
Local projects receive state funding
ALBANY - The state today announced around $2 million in funding for several projects in local counties, including money for boat wash stations at several Fulton County lakes and $600,000 for water system improvements in Fultonville.
Johnson scores first pro goal
HOUGHTON -Calumet High School alum Ben Johnson scored his first goal as a professional Nov. 23 for the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League.
Back In Control
Balancing state spending and advancing economic growth will be two of New York State Sen. Cathy Young's top priorities when she and her Republican colleagues return to Albany in January.