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Last updated: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:06:15 GMT

 Churchill: As town grows, drivers feel stuck in Colonie Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:51:33 UT
Colonie It is a sunny autumn evening. I get out of work earlier than usual. I'm driving home to my family. Everything is beautiful. Then, I see the long line of brake lights on the road ahead, cars stopped on Maxwell Road. Oh no! — a traffic backup that promises a 20-minute wait just to get to the light at Old Niskayuna. I mutter a curse. More and more, this headache — the dreaded traffic jam — feels like an elemental part of the Colonie experience. It's hardly surprising that many residents aren't happy with it. "It's the number one complaint I hear as I campaign door to door," said Frank Mauriello, the Republican challenging Paula Mahan in the race for supervisor.
 New Albany murals aim to make people smile, reflect Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:24:30 UT

Marching whimsical creatures, soaring blue birds, and towering mountains—these are a few sights that are being found not on nature trails around Albany, but on the sides of parking garages, interstate ramps, and buildings downtown.

Albany Center Gallery has nearly completed their fifth mural project downtown, commissioned by the Albany Parking Authority. The nearly $20,000 project will feature three murals: one on Interstate 787's retaining wall on Columbia and Water streets, and two at the Green-Hudson parking garage on Green Street.

 Weinstein Co. pulls movie from FilmColumbia Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:06:08 UT

The Weinstein Company pulled its new movie, "The Current War," from Chatham's FilmColumbia festival which runs through Oct. 30.

The decision was made as women continue to accuse Harvey Weinstein, the once powerful Hollywood producer, of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Weinstein has been fired by his company, which had scheduled "The Current War" for a Thanksgiving 2017 release. It would have been eligible for the upcoming Oscars.

 Cohoes waterfront accessibility project to be unveiled Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:05:27 UT

COHOES -- The city, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture and the Prime Companies will announce a two-phase program Monday to develop designs to make the city's waterfront more accessible to the public.

The city's waterfront is formed by the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. A 3D model of the waterfront project will be show during a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St.

 State scrutinizing research of doctor associated with NXIVM Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:30:00 UT
HALFMOON — A physician who allegedly conducted human brain-activity experiments on people associated with the NXIVM corporation has apparently not published a scientific study in years and there is no indication his private research was being overseen by an independent review board, according to a medical expert and records of the National Institutes of Health and U.S. National Library of Medicine. The state is examining the unusual research conducted by Dr. Brandon B. Porter, who abruptly resigned from his job at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany this week and has been associated with NXIVM for many years.
 Photos: Light, color, joy, Diwali Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:17:00 UT
The Hindu Temple Society Of The Capital District celebrates Grand Diwali Saturday at the Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, temple. The festival of lights is an ancient Hindu festival lasting four days with joyful celebration, light displays, feasts and fireworks.
 Police converge on Colonie apartment complex Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:29:02 UT

COLONIE - Police late Friday  were "dealing with a situation" at the Shaker Run Apartments on Sand Creek Road.

At least five police cars could be seen and police were blocking people from entering or leaving the apartments and controlling the perimeter.

No further details were immediately available at about 11:30 p.m. 

 And there's more to come Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:50:48 UT
Stephanie Copeland of Vischer Ferry strolls in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve Friday during another beautiful fall day.
 Firefighters attack car carrier blaze Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:08:16 UT
Firefighters from a number of departments put out a fire that destroyed a tractor-trailer with a car carrier that was delivering cars to Keeler Motor Car on Route 7 in Latham Friday afternoon at about 1 p.m. No further details were available later Friday.
 At the Sage Colleges, a new president inherits an uncertain future Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:03:19 UT

Christopher Ames was formally inaugurated Friday as the 10th president of The Sage Colleges, a unique system of private schools that began with the founding of Russell Sage College, a women's college in Troy, and grew to include the co-ed Sage College of Albany and three graduate schools. He arrives as the colleges deal with cuts and uncertainty caused by declining enrollment and increased competition from the public sector, thanks to a free tuition program established this year at New York's state colleges and universities.