Albany Times Union Local News

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Man shot on Central Avenue in Albany
May 16, 2021, 1:40 pm | Source

Albany police said they are investigating a shooting that happened on Central Avenue near the intersection of North Lake Avenue early Sunday morning.


Albany police said they received a call for gunshots at 1 p.m., at about the same time a 33-year-old man entered the emergency department with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.


Saratoga Senior Center effort addresses needs of seriously ill seniors
May 16, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source

The Saratoga Senior Center is launching a pilot program that aims to help seniors navigate the social, emotional and community needs that arise in the aftermath of a newly diagnosed serious illness.


School budget votes, elections are Tuesday. Here's what you need to know
May 16, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source

School districts across the Capital Region have submitted 2021-2022 budget proposals, most of them non-controversial and keeping the property tax levies within the state's 2 percent cap. 

The spending plans, which are supplemented by billions of state aid and federal coronavirus relief dollars intended to reboot the educational systems disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, strive to bring as many students back to school full-time as possible.

On May 18, voters will decide at the ballot box whether to approve or reject the school spending proposals and fill any school board vacancies.


More than a park: Redevelopment of Schenectady site raises hopes
May 16, 2021, 12:01 pm | Source

Orchard Park improvements slated to transform a section of blighted neighborhood — and boost minority- and women-owned businesses in the process. 


Times Union high school football all-stars: Large-school offense
May 16, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source

Athlete of the Year: Alex Wolfe, Troy


Times Union football all-stars: Large-school defense
May 16, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source

Athlete of the Year: Jaylen Riggins, Troy


Rombauer surprises field, wins Preakness
May 16, 2021, 2:46 am | Source

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit led early, but finished third.


Canadian baseball team's 2 1/2-month road trip begins in Capital Region
May 16, 2021, 1:54 am | Source

After holding their first practice at Bleecker Stadium, more than 30 Equipe Quebec players and coaches boarded a bus that will log thousands of miles this season. Equipe Quebec – “equipe” is French for “team” – is playing at least its first 50 regular-season games on the road in the United States because of COVID-19 restrictions at the Canadian border.


Shaker actor, Guilderland actress tops in High School Musical Theatre Awards
May 16, 2021, 1:44 am | Source

The winners of the Proctors High School Musical Theater Awards were announced during a streamed broadcast Saturday evening. 


Shenendehowa softball slugs its way past Colonie
May 16, 2021, 1:40 am | Source

Kelsey Higgins homers three times for the Plainsmen in the doubleheader.


Troy restaurant recognizes workers' challenges in pandemic
May 15, 2021, 9:00 pm | Source

A restaurant and food truck business in Troy gave its small team of workers a paid weekend off and will boost benefits as a way to say thank you for working so hard during the pandemic.


Voorheesville veterinarian crowned Mother of the Year in Albany
May 15, 2021, 6:23 pm | Source

A Voorheesville veterinarian was crowned Mother of the Year Saturday morning, May 15, at Washington Park in Albany.  A feature of the sunny, warm day was a crowd of finalists and others in Washington Park without masks - all of whom were vaccinated. 


News of note in the Capital Region
May 15, 2021, 3:41 pm | Source

Here's information about Albany County's corona virus caseload, a new West Sand Lake elementary school principal, last-minute tax help, an award being give to an author-professor and the Albany Public Library's trustee election.


Schenectady man charged with murder in death of Xiaa Price near Colonie motel
May 15, 2021, 2:59 pm | Source

Police arrested a Schenectady man in the motel parking lot slaying of Xiaa Price, 21, on May 11. 


Churchill: Alice Campbell has lived long, and well
May 15, 2021, 2:05 pm | Source

Alice Campbell's youthfulness is more than skin deep. The Colonie woman lives with a vigor that defies her age - 95. But her life's been anything but easy. 


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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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