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CDPHP wins workplace award
July 30, 2021, 10:00 pm | Source

CDPHP  has been named one the top three of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in the large employer category. This is the 13th consecutive year that the health plan has received the award from the New York State Society for Human Resource Management. 

Niskayuna camper tests positive for COVID-19
July 30, 2021, 8:24 pm | Source

A youth attending a Jewish Community Center day camp in Niskayuna has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing 26 campers into quarantine.

Plug Power hires Tesla executive
July 30, 2021, 8:21 pm | Source

Plug Power Inc. has hired a key executive from Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory. David Mindnich, a 15-year manufacturing veteran will join the Latham-based hydrogen fuel cell maker as executive vice president of global manufacturing.

Siena basketball's Jackson Stormo works to expand game
July 30, 2021, 7:10 pm | Source

“This is a time where you kind of sharpen everything that you do,” Stormo said. “So, for me, it’s trying to expand my game out to the 3-point line and just work on kind of being a better cohesive part of the team.”

Stormo, who is 6-foot-9 and 247 pounds, is still honing the footwork and low-post moves he calls the “bread and butter” of his game. He averaged 10.8 points per game and led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a .655 field goal percentage in his first season with the Saints after transferring from Pepperdine.

Albany man sent to prison for severely beating man, DA says
July 30, 2021, 6:39 pm | Source

A 25-year-old city man who beat a truck driver so badly the man was left permanently disabled was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on Friday, according to the Albany County District Attorney's office. The sentence was imposed by acting Albany County Judge Roger D. McDonough.

Cuomo's accuser is willing to take a polygraph. Is he?
July 30, 2021, 6:03 pm | Source

The woman who accused Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of groping her at the Executive Mansion last year informed her attorney when they first discussed the allegations in early March that she would be willing to take a polygraph lie-detector examination and that she would also like the governor to submit to one as well.

Colonie residents show little concern for on-site marijuana use
July 30, 2021, 3:58 pm | Source

Two weeks after the town board proposed legislation that would ban recreational marijuana from being used on-site at any retail locations in town, residents' opinions were lacking at a public hearing Thursday evening.

National Museum of Dance closes, SPAC takes over
July 30, 2021, 3:33 pm | Source

The financially strapped National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs has closed. And the future of the museum and its affiliated school, in a restored bathhouse in Saratoga Spa State Park, is unclear as it will be absorbed into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Hudson Valley counties with low vax rates try to boost numbers
July 30, 2021, 3:22 pm | Source

Three Hudson Valley counties continue to encourage residents to get vaccinated as they tackle increasing numbers of positive COVID cases and low vaccination rates.

Rudy's V&R name revived in West Albany location
July 30, 2021, 2:40 pm | Source

Rudy's V&R, an Italian restaurant open in Rensselaer from 2005 to 2009 that under the same owners became Red House Pub and, most recently, Baking You Crazy, has been revived in a new location, 50 Exchange St., Albany, at the West Albany Italian Benevolent Society.

Newly bought house burns down one day before closing
July 30, 2021, 2:33 pm | Source

A Millbrook home had 62 showings and had 32 offers. It burned to the ground one day before changing hands at closing. What happened?

Pollination, indeed: Past, present intertwine at Cole, Olana exhibit
July 30, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source

Have a hankering to see a show that is muscular, multi-faceted, and tightly integrated into our regional lore and landscape? Head to Catskill and Hudson for the double-edged Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church & Our Contemporary Moment.”  

Coronavirus rates cross CDC mask threshold in four local counties
July 30, 2021, 1:14 pm | Source

Four Capital Region counties now have coronavirus transmission rates at levels considered high enough for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend indoor mask-wearing by all.

Historically wet July means waves of problems for Albany area, upstate
July 30, 2021, 12:39 pm | Source

A month of drenching rains that caused regular flooding, wrecked crops and upended outdoor entertainment plans has the region approaching the record for wettest July of all time. According the National Weather Service, 8.93 inches of rains has fallen this month in Albany, leaving the region less than an inch short of the record — 9.91 inches — set in 2009. The second wettest July featured 9.37 inches of rain. The region usually averages 4.55 inches in July.

Former Carney's owners taking over ex-Villago spot on Ballston Lake
July 30, 2021, 12:24 pm | Source

Matt and Stephanie Finnigan, who for eight years ran Carney's Tavern in a historic building in the village of Ballston Lake before announcing earlier this week that it is closed, are opening a new place, Finnigan's Tavern & Grill on the Lake, in the former Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante, located 4 miles away on Ballston Lake.

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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