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Four Holy Names athletes make commitments official
April 23, 2024, 5:06 am | Source
It was a special day at the Academy of the Holy Names: signing day. Four student athletes making their dreams of competing at the college level official.

Saratoga Girls Lax sticks it to cancer with big donation
April 23, 2024, 4:38 am | Source
The Blue Streaks raised and donated $10,000 to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, in honor of Olivia Allen.

Near drowning at Great Escape Lodge
April 23, 2024, 3:41 am | Source
When parents visit theme parks with their kids, they expect the utmost in safety. A young girl almost drowns at a local theme park and NEWS10 has the latest on how the child was rescued by visitors in the park.

Section of Maple Avenue in Glenville closed for bridge repairs
April 23, 2024, 2:19 am | Source
Maple Avenue in Glenville is closed as repairs to the bridge are taking place.

Albany officer injured in shooting has long road to recovery
April 23, 2024, 12:35 am | Source
The Albany police officer who was shot during a traffic stop on April 17 faces a long road to recovery.

Groundbreaking held for floating solar project in Cohoes
April 23, 2024, 12:23 am | Source
Plans to build an array of solar panels on the Cohoes Reservoir have taken a step forward.

Renewed push to stop drivers from passing stopped school buses
April 23, 2024, 12:13 am | Source
A growing number of local districts have installed stop-arm cameras on school buses to try and stop drivers from passing stopped buses.

Troy accepting proposals for new city hall location
April 23, 2024, 12:06 am | Source
City leaders in Troy are asking for help with finding a permanent home for city hall.

Thacher State Park awarded millions in honor of its centennial
April 22, 2024, 11:59 pm | Source
In celebration of Earth Day, New York State announced over $3 million in new funding to Thacher State Park in honor of its centennial year.

Whitney viewing stand to open to public
April 22, 2024, 11:51 pm | Source
Excitement is ramping up for the summer meet at the Saratoga Race Course, and the public will soon have a chance to get a bird's eye view of the training from the Whitney Viewing Stand.

Albany airport looks to reduce carbon footprint with green initiative
April 22, 2024, 10:08 pm | Source
Commercial planes carrying massive amounts of jet fuel leave behind a big carbon footprint.

County Route 2 closure announced in Thurman
April 22, 2024, 9:14 pm | Source
Warren County officials announced the closure of a portion of County Route 2 in Thurman.

Global Fashion students help others, environment
April 22, 2024, 9:03 pm | Source
Capital Region BOCES Global Fashion students are hosting a Cinderella Prom Dress event to provide classmates with upcycled and affordable dresses for prom. This is the third year the event has been held and 130 dresses are up for grabs.

Funeral for retired Albany Fire Chief Larson
April 22, 2024, 8:13 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Mourners gathered Monday morning to pay their respects to Former Albany Fire Department Chief James Larson who died last week. Larson spent 32 years with the Albany Fire Department, 13 years as chief. “No one lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself” was a selected s...

Hudson Valley Writers Guild to host 2024 Word Fest
April 22, 2024, 8:12 pm | Source
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild will be hosting the 2024 Word Fest this weekend.

Halfmoon woman accused of assault using a frying pan
April 22, 2024, 7:29 pm | Source
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of Julia Kim, 33, of Halfmoon.

Watervliet Little League opens Saturday, 70th season
April 22, 2024, 7:17 pm | Source
It has been 70 years since the founding of the Watervliet Little League and officials are gearing up to celebrate its inception on Saturday. The anniversary will be celebrated with a parade and an opening day ceremony.

Capital project brings athletic turf to Colonie High
April 22, 2024, 6:47 pm | Source
Construction commenced for a new athletic turf field complex at Colonie Central High School on Monday. The ground breaking serves as the first stage of a $120 million capital project for the district.

Man found guilty of murder after 2022 stabbing
April 22, 2024, 6:09 pm | Source
The Schenectady County District Attorney's Office announced the guilty conviction of Christopher Smith-Wadsworth, 32, of Schenectady, following a jury trial in Schenectady County Court.

Rapper Fat Joe to perform in Albany
April 22, 2024, 6:05 pm | Source
Rapper, actor and producer Fat Joe will be performing at Empire Live in Albany this summer.

L.L.Bean sets grand opening celebration for Ulster store
April 22, 2024, 5:37 pm | Source
L.L.Bean, an outdoor clothing retailer, is set to open a new store in Ulster Crossing in Ulster. The grand opening celebration is set for Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11.

Capital District Reptile Expo to return to Albany Capital Center
April 22, 2024, 5:26 pm | Source
The Capital District Reptile Expo will return to the Albany Capital Center on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Improving New Yorker's health in new state budget
April 22, 2024, 5:15 pm | Source
The 2024-25 New York State budget includes several investments looking to improve New York's healthcare system and the overall health of New Yorkers. The state budget was finalized on Saturday.

Saratoga County career expo Tuesday
April 22, 2024, 4:45 pm | Source
The Saratoga County Career Expo will be held on Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. and going to 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The center is located at 522 Broadway.

Road closure to happen in Kingston on Tuesday
April 22, 2024, 4:34 pm | Source
The Ulster County Department of Public Works announced that Main Street in Uptown Kingston will temporarily close on Tuesday for milling and paving roadwork.

'Sing in the Streets' music festival returning to Saratoga Springs
April 22, 2024, 4:24 pm | Source
Caffé Lena has announced the return of its "Sing in the Streets" music festival on May 19. The free festival takes place on six stages around downtown Saratoga Springs from noon to 4 p.m.

2024 Eddies Music Awards winners announced
April 22, 2024, 4:22 pm | Source
The sixth annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards were held at Proctors Theatre on April 21.

Increased higher education access in 2024-25 NY budget
April 22, 2024, 4:16 pm | Source
Lawmakers finalized the 2024-2025 New York State Budget which includes initiatives to expand higher education access and invest in colleges and universities.

Schenectady students plant apple trees for Earth Week
April 22, 2024, 4:08 pm | Source
Schenectady City School District learned the importance of maintaining urban orchards and supporting locally produced agriculture on Friday. As part of the district's Farm to School Program, high school students and New York Urban Orchards members planted nine apple trees to kick off Earth week.

Orange County man dies in Mamakating motorcycle crash
April 22, 2024, 3:49 pm | Source
An Orange County man died Saturday in a motorcycle crash in Mamakating. Kevin Epstein (65, Pine Bush) was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mental health investments in 2024-25 NYS budget
April 22, 2024, 3:32 pm | Source
The 2024-25 New York State Budget includes several key mental health investments. The budget was finalized on Saturday.

Schenectady's Harbor Jam concert lineup announced
April 22, 2024, 3:20 pm | Source
Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady has announced the return of its Harbor Jam concerts this summer at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. The concerts will take place on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.

Amsterdam Police arrest two on burglary, grand larceny charges
April 22, 2024, 3:09 pm | Source
The Amsterdam Police Department reported the April 20 arrest of Jared Hernandez, 46, and Tim Torres, 52, both of Amsterdam, on Monday.

Rensselaer firefighters/EMTs credited with saving patient's life
April 22, 2024, 3:07 pm | Source
Rensselaer firefighters and EMTs are being credited with saving the life of a critically ill patient before making it to the hospital. According to the Rensselaer Fire Department, firefighters and EMTs Eric Hopkins and John Schumaker are credited with quickly assessing a patient's condition and u...

Copake's 'Music in the Park' lineup announced
April 22, 2024, 2:52 pm | Source
Copake Park's "Music in the Park" summer lineup has been announced. The concerts take place on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the park's new band shell.

Third suspect arrested in Gloversville explosions investigation
April 22, 2024, 2:29 pm | Source
A third man was arrested in the Gloversville explosion investigation. Emory Ostrander (54, Gloversville), faces multiple charges.

Jeweler opens third location in Queensbury
April 22, 2024, 1:19 pm | Source
Hannoush Jewelers has opened its third location in Queensbury. The store is in the former Louis Jewelers space at 1054 Route 9.

Winners announced for Amsterdam’s 5th annual WingFest
April 22, 2024, 12:34 pm | Source
Amsterdam’s 5th annual WingFest sponsored by The Rockton House was held on Saturday, April 20. Over 20 restaurants from around the city participated by offering wing samples for $1 each.

Downed wires cleared on NY 29 in Easton
April 22, 2024, 11:20 am | Source
A crash that caused downed wires on NY 29 between Wilbur Avenue and NY 40 in Easton has cleared.

5 things to know this Monday, April 22
April 22, 2024, 11:13 am | Source
Former Albany Fire Chief James Larson's funeral will be on Monday at Mater Christi Church at 10:30 a.m. Also, state lawmakers have passed the 2024-2025 state budget. It now heads to Gov. Kathy Hochul's desk to be approved. A child found unresponsive at Great Escape Lodge, Albany Rail Trail closur...

Mine manager pleads guilty to second-degree manslaughter
April 22, 2024, 10:30 am | Source
A mine manager at a Grafton limestone quarry pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Friday in the death of Darren Miller in October 2022. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Anthony Valente admitted to causing Miller's death by recklessly disregarding and overriding the safety fea...

GasBuddy: Avg. Albany prices rose over 10 cents in last week
April 22, 2024, 10:03 am | Source
Average gasoline prices in Albany have risen 13.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.71/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 546 stations in Albany. Prices in Albany are 23.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 1.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The nation...

CBA's Bob Burns teaches life and football during youth clinic
April 22, 2024, 4:45 am | Source
For the second year in a row, two-time Section2 champion head coach Bob Burns shared his knowledge about the game in an effort to equip young men with the tools to be successful.

Men's lacrosse upends Merrimack and clinches playoff berth
April 22, 2024, 4:31 am | Source
With the win, the Great Danes clinched a postseason berth and will play for the #1 seed in the conference tournament this Saturday with a home game against Binghamton.

UAlbany softball makes quick work of Bearcats
April 22, 2024, 4:02 am | Source
The Great Dane offense came out strong and did not let up as they worked their way to a five-inning victory to earn the series win over Binghamton, Sunday.

Saint Rose softball falls to Southern New Hampshire
April 22, 2024, 4:02 am | Source
The College of Saint Rose softball team came up short against Northeast-10 Conference foe Southern New Hampshire today, with the Penmen sweeping the day behind matching scores of 4-2.

Luther Forest begins development and deforestation
April 22, 2024, 3:18 am | Source
The slogan of Luther Forest is "to live in a forest". Just like some of its trees, the sign depicting the motto has also been cut down. Plans to develop the area are starting with Dunning Place houses and townhouses.

Off the Beaten Path: Little Big Fatz
April 22, 2024, 12:57 am | Source
WYNANTSKILL, N.Y. (NEWS10) - In February, Little Big Fatz in Wynantskill opened for its fourth season. NEWS10’s Cassie Hudson visited the eatery in this week’s Off the Beaten Path to find out what they're cooking up on the menu. “This town is great. I’ve been a part of the town for a long time. I...

MCSO: Amsterdam man accused of bribing a witness
April 21, 2024, 8:44 pm | Source
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of John Greenfield, 43, of Amsterdam on Sunday.

10 Cohoes High School students to perform at Carnegie Hall
April 21, 2024, 8:06 pm | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Ten students from the Cohoes High School choral program were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday. The young singers will participate in a performance of the music of Ola Gjeilo, under the baton of acclaimed Conductor and Musical Director José Daniel Flores-Caraba...

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