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Last updated: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:41:54 GMT

 Churchill: Business hungry for piece of farmers market pie Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:04:06 UT
Troy The Troy farmers market is one of the best things this region has going. If you haven't been, try to make it at least once this summer. You'll think you've landed in Seattle or some other hip place where everything is supposedly wonderful. But in Troy, unicorns descending into Prospect Park would be met with controversy, and so even something as genuinely good and beneficial as the market is unlikely to escape acrimony and accusations of political favoritism. Here's the situation: Stores and restaurants on lower River Street say the outdoor version of the market limits shoppers from getting to them, and they're right.
 Guardian Angels set to return to Albany Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:24:47 UT

ALBANY — The Guardian Angels will return to the city Tuesday, a week after their latest visit caused concern and anger among local residents.

 Albany Council OK's increasing police chief's salary to $145,000 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:14:42 UT

ALBANY - The next police chief could make up to $145,000 annually as the capital city draws closer to appointing a permanent leader for the department of roughly 350.

The Albany Common Council on Monday approved a $12,000 transfer to the police chief salary's budget line that would cover the mid-year increase to the current $122,145 salary.

The resolution passed 11-3, with councilwoman Cathy Fahey absent. Councilmembers Owusu Anane, Derek Johnson and Jahmel Robinson voted against the increase.

 Rangers end Adirondack search for missing man Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:25:59 UT

BRIGHTON — Police suspended their search this weekend for a man who has been missing for nearly a month, after eight days of scouring the wilderness of Franklin County for clues.

 Forest rangers rescue injured Cohoes man in Adirondacks Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:06:06 UT

SCHROON — Forest rangers rescued a Cohoes man who was injured while hiking in the Adirondacks this past week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Monday.

 Upstate GOP reps distance themselves from Trump cozying up to Putin Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:05:50 UT
 Video: New splash pad opens in Colonie Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:31:56 UT

COLONIE — Dozens of kids laughed and played Monday on the new splash pad at the town's Mohawk River Park.

 Albany man charged with murder in June 13 shooting Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:22:02 UT

ALBANY — A 26-year-old city man was arrested Monday in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old resident outside his family's apartment a month ago, city police said.

Shaquille Moore is charged with the murder of Equan Fallen at 448 Livingston Ave. around 6:15 p.m. June 13.

Moore was arraigned on murder and and criminal possession of a weapon felony charges in City Court and sent to the Albany County jail without bail.

 Niskayuna attempts to launch farmers market Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:10:28 UT

NISKAYUNA — When Niskayuna Supervisor Yasmine Syed was approached by Ben Wallach about starting a farmers market back in May, she thought it was a great idea for the town. But after weeks of proposing and tabling resolutions, the materialization of the town's first farmers market is proving to be more complicated than the Town Board initially expected.

"It would be a lovely idea, a place for the community to come together," said Lisa Weber, town board member and chairperson of the community programs committee. "But it's hard to find an appropriate time and place to make it work."

 Regents want more civic engangement in the classroom Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:31:55 UT

If educators want a role model for how schools can integrate civic engagement into their curriculums, Hoosick Falls would provide a good example.
"That group of junior and seniors (high school students) really brought that issue forward and they didn't let it go," state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Monday during the Board of Regents' annual retreat, which is more like a freewheeling discussion and update on issues they are facing.
Elia was referring to students in the Hoosick Falls school system who helped draw attention to the water pollution problems in the village.