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Coronavirus cases drop in Albany County; hospitalizations flat but 3 more dead
January 17, 2022, 3:12 pm | Source

Three Albany County residents died from the coronavirus overnight, officials said Monday. The victims are men in their 50s, 70s and 80s, bringing the death toll for Albany County to 490 since the outbreak began.

Cornell law professor files challenge of New York's 'non-white' prioritization of COVID-19 drugs
January 17, 2022, 3:06 pm | Source

A Cornell Law School professor has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state health department's recent directive requiring medical providers to prioritize "non-whites" and Hispanic individuals in the distribution of potentially life-saving COVID-19 treatments.

Sweater Venture, local shop flavored with international apparel, is closing
January 17, 2022, 2:55 pm | Source

The end of an era is approaching for the Sweater Venture.

Hochul's floats OT tax credit for farm workers as debate unfolds
January 17, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source

Gov. Kathy Hochul is proposing a permanent tax credit for overtime hours on any size farm in New York. The proposal comes as a state wage board is considering lowering the overtime threshold for farmworkers. The proposal by Hochul has received mixed reviews. 

Getting There: Will Albany add left-turn arrows at the Harriman State Office Campus?
January 17, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source

A reader asks if there are any plans to add a left-turn arrow at the intersection of the Harriman State Office campus and Western Avenue.

Public to have their say on major new marijuana facility in Wawarsing
January 17, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source

In a town where cannabis dispensaries and on-site smoking lounges have been banned, a proposed marijuana cultivation plant is now up for review.

Storm prompts speed restriction on Thruway; power outages possible
January 17, 2022, 11:04 am | Source

Winds powerful enough to down trees, limbs and power lines are expected to follow the snowstorm that dropped several inches of snow overnight. The National Weather Service in Albany reports the gusts could cause power outages on Monday. Albany is expected to see gusts of up to 40 mph and some outlying areas could see even stronger blasts.

Family caregivers struggle to make ends meet without support
January 17, 2022, 11:00 am | Source

Family caregivers struggle to make ends meet without economic support from New York.

All In: Sydney Brown dedicates UC San Diego basketball season to late mom
January 16, 2022, 9:56 pm | Source

Former Shenendehowa star Sydney Brown of Rexford is continuing her basketball career 2,800 miles from home and with a heavy heart. She lost her mother to cancer in April. Brown, a Blair (N.J.) Academy graduate, leads the Tritons in scoring (12.5) and is second in rebounding (8.3). She also has 29 assists.

Police find decomposing remains at Johnstown funeral home
January 16, 2022, 9:23 pm | Source

Authorities said they made a gruesome discovery at a Johnstown funeral home last week after its owner is accused of dodging family members of a deceased relative seeking an update about cremation services.

Much of upstate New York under winter storm warning
January 16, 2022, 8:44 pm | Source

Heavy snow, wind and rain is expected Sunday night and Monday. 

Albany High grad 'Super' Nova wins in ESPN-featured boxing match
January 16, 2022, 5:04 pm | Source

Albany High graduate and professional boxer Abraham Nova bested his opponent in a nationally televised match on ESPN Saturday night. Before the match, Nova, who now has a tradmark bleached beard, made a splash in his entrance by being accompanied by a foam-headed mascot that was made to look like himself. 

3 more COVID-19 deaths in Albany County
January 16, 2022, 2:59 pm | Source

Three more Albany County residents died from coronavirus overnight Saturday.

The latest victims are a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s, bringing the total number of deaths to 487 since the outbreak began nearly two years ago.

Classical Notes: From tats to tuxes, pushing boundaries in a conservative field
January 16, 2022, 1:30 pm | Source

  The 28 year-old American violinist Alexi Kenney holds a broad and encompassing view of art. “My belief is that art is holistic,” he says. “Why should there be such a disconnect between what I do with violin and what a sculptor does with metal, clay or glass?”

SUNY Poly program gets tech workforce ready for future
January 16, 2022, 11:00 am | Source

SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany is one of the top schools in the world to attend to learn how to make computer chips and other semiconductor-based technologies.

But one of the school's most exciting new programs is designed to train students and workers across the state on next-generation "digital manufacturing" jobs in the semiconductor industry. 

About Albany Times Union

The Times Union is an American daily newspaper, serving the Capital Region of New York. Although the newspaper focuses on Albany and its suburbs, it covers all parts of the four-county area, including the cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. It is owned by Hearst Communications. The paper was founded in 1857 as the Morning Times, becoming Times-Union by 1891, and was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1924. The newspaper has been online since 1996. The newspaper is printed in its Colonie headquarters by the Hearst Corporation’s Capital Newspapers Division. The daily edition costs $2 and the Sunday/Thanksgiving Day edition costs $3. Home delivery prices are slightly lower.

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