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Man died after injuries sustained at Saratoga Springs construction site
November 29, 2022, 1:34 am | Source

Saratoga Springs police say Nelson Bernard, 52, of Hoosick Falls died two days after being injured Nov. 22 at construction site behind Rip Van Dam building

Graber off to a flying start with HVCC women's basketball
November 28, 2022, 10:38 pm | Source

Schalmont graduate averaging 27.5 points per game through the first four.

Man pleads to negligent homicide in death of popular drag performer
November 28, 2022, 10:35 pm | Source

A 43-year-old man who was indicted earlier this year for manslaughter in connection with the death of Kentish Bennett, a well known area songwriter, musician and drag performer, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide and faces up to four years in prison when sentenced.

Six suspected in home invasion robbery in Catskills
November 28, 2022, 9:36 pm | Source

Four people were arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery in Greene County on Nov. 19, but two other suspects remain at large.

Two UAlbany quarterbacks enter transfer portal
November 28, 2022, 9:08 pm | Source

Sophomore Joey Carino has two years of eligibility left and freshman Tyler Szalkowski has three years remaining.

There seems to be scant prospect of playing time for either player after Poffenbarger transferred in from Old Dominion and won Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year.


Losses spurred Siena basketball to big wins in ESPN tournament
November 28, 2022, 8:18 pm | Source

The Saints beat Florida State on Thursday and Seton Hall on Sunday in the ESPN Events Invitational in Kissimmee, Fla., the first time Siena has defeated two high-major programs during the same regular season.

Table Hopping: Wine shop's 90th birthday, new BBQ in Cohoes
November 28, 2022, 7:41 pm | Source

In the latest Table Hopping roundup, Sticker Mule donates it shot sauce to the Regional Food Bank, Miller's BBQ replaces Pig Pit in Cohoes, winefest tickets on sale and more.

Albany man charged in July 2021 homicide
November 28, 2022, 6:59 pm | Source

A 28-year-old Albany man pleaded not guilty in connection with the death of a 30-year-old man in July 2021.

State Police probe Duanesburg ATV crash that killed teen
November 28, 2022, 5:46 pm | Source

 A 17-year-old ATV operator was killed in a crash on Saturday that also caused minor injuries to a teenage passenger, according to State Police. 

What’s in a nickname? How about ‘New Schenectady?'
November 28, 2022, 5:45 pm | Source

A leading philanthropist hopes "New Schenectady" will catch on with the city's citizenry. 

Restaurants: Submit Christmas, New Year's meal info now
November 28, 2022, 4:56 pm | Source

On Dec. 15, the Times Union Food section will be publishing a list of dine-in and takeout meals available from restaurants, caterers, retails markets, etc., for four holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Businesses that wish to be included are invite to submit the information now.

'Buffalo Billions' defendants go before U.S. Supreme Court — here's what you need to know
November 28, 2022, 3:05 pm | Source

Convicted players include SUNY Polytechnic founder Alain Kaloyeros and longtime Cuomo confidant Joe Percoco.

Year's free rent offered for Smith's of Cohoes space
November 28, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source

The owner of the Remsen Street property that has been a Cohoes entertainment and dining spot for nearly 150 years and, as Smith's Restaurant, for decades was a legendary hangout for the Albany County Democratic machine, is willing to give a qualified operator a year's free rent to reopen an eatery in the space.

Van Gogh show in Schenectady extended to Jan. 2
November 28, 2022, 2:31 pm | Source

“Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” exhibit at the Armory Studios is being extended a second time and will run through Jan. 2.

Who has right of way at a four-way stop?
November 28, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source

A reader asks about who should go first when all drivers have stop signs, plus roadwork updates.

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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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