GET MORE MERRY FOR LESS MONEY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

So much can go into creating an indelible Christmas season: a pile of perfectly-wrapped presents for friends and family, decor that...

NEW YORK KEEPING CLOSE EYE ON HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WINTER APPROACHES

ALBANY - As New York enters the winter months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said they will focus on areas the highest infection rates and hospitalization...

 
 
 

WHAT WILL A MALL VISIT WITH SANTA BE LIKE THIS YEAR?

You better not cry. You better not pout. Because, despite the coronavirus, Santa Claus is coming to town. The big, fat man with the...

STEWART'S SHOPS TO OFFER NYRA BETS GIFT CARDS

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The New York Racing Association and Stewart's Shops will offer NYRA Bets gift cards in $50 denominations for online...

 
 
 

CDTA TO OPERATE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ON THANKSGIVING

ALBANY - The Capital District Transportation Authority said it will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. There...

ALBANY COUNTY'S FINAL PLEA BEFORE THANKSGIVING: 'PLEASE, DO THE RIGHT THING'

Albany County officials are imploring people to celebrate the Thanksgiving and Black Friday holidays safely as spread of coronavirus...

 
 
 

WOMAN DIES IN LATHAM HOUSE FIRE

A woman died in a house fire in Latham on Tuesday night, Colonie police said.

DAY CARE PLANNED FOR OLD NORTH BETHLEHEM CHURCH

Bethlehem An old church on Krumkill Road in North Bethlehem could get a makeover and be turned into a new day care center. The owners...

 
 
 

ROCKIES TRADE SHAKER HIGH GRAD JEFF HOFFMAN TO REDS

After five years with the Colorado Rockies, Shaker High graduate Jeff Hoffman is on the move. Hoffman, a 27-year-old right-handed pitcher,...

VALLEYCATS EXPECT NEWS ON MLB AFFILIATION WITHIN NEXT WEEK

MLB is reducing the minors from 160 teams to 120. The ValleyCats have spent the past 18 seasons as the New York-Penn League affiliate...

 
 
 

FEWER TRAVELERS IN PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES AS MOST STAY HOME

COLONIE - Passenger traffic at Albany International Airport on Thanksgiving Eve was down 75 percent as travelers heeded public health...

MONEY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARDED IN ALBANY, SCHENECTADY

The Federal Home Loan Bank of NY has issued $4.05 million in grants to pay for construction costs, supplies and demoltion-related expenses...

 
 
 

NFL MOVES THANKSGIVING NIGHT GAME TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Under “an abundance of caution,” the NFL announced that the scheduled Thursday night game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh...

CORONAVIRUS IN CAPITAL REGION SCHOOLS: 135 NEW CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS

The Times Union is tracking cases of COVID-19 in the region's public schools. Schools reported 135 new cases since last Wednesday,...

 
 
 

SAGE BASKETBALL HOPES TO OPEN CONFERENCE SEASON IN MARCH

The Empire 8 Conference, which includes Sage, announced Tuesday it has approved March 1 as the tentative starting date of its men's...

TROY RESIDENTS ANGERED BY OFFICIALS' DENIAL OF SYSTEMIC RACISM

TROY - Irresponsible. Appalling. Embarrassing. Those are just a few of the words Troy residents used to describe their reaction to...

 
 
 

CHURCHILL: WHEN 10'S THE LIMIT, IT'S GOODBYE UNCLE ALFRED

Jim and Donna sit at the kitchen table wondering how to whittle down their Thanksgiving invite list to comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

ALBANY SCHOOLS 'READY' FOR YELLOW ZONE CORONAVIRUS TESTING AFTER THANKSGIVING

ALBANY - Albany City Schools is prepared to test 20 percent of its on-site students and staff after Thanksgiving break should the level...

 
 
 

MATTERS OF TASTE: THE NEST IN SCHENECTADY A SMASHING SUCCESSOR

The short story is that The Nest in Schenectady is putting out smashing food. Order liberally - and let's hope you do, since life is...

INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE AGAIN LAST WEEK

The number of workers filing initial claims for unemployment benefits rose by 30,00 to 778,000 in the week ending Nov. 21, the U.S....

 
 
 



President-elect Biden urges unity against virus as President Trump stokes...

President-elect Biden urges unity against virus as President Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace... Read more ...

Supreme Court rules against NY coronavirus restrictions

Supreme Court rules against NY coronavirus restrictions

The justices split 5-4, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority, her first publicly discernible vote as a justice. Read more ...

Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the...

Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

The full bottles are estimated to be worth around $1,000 each. Read more ...

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Holiday travel continued as a new government report said the country is missing about eight infections for every one counted. Read more ...

President Trump announces in tweet that Michael Flynn is being pardoned

President Trump announces in tweet that Michael Flynn is being pardoned

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, has been granted a full pardon. Read more ...

Trump pardons former adviser Gen. Michael Flynn ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Trump pardons former adviser Gen. Michael Flynn ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

US President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was swept up in a federal probe looking into discredited claims... Read more ...

Scotland Becomes First Country To Make Period Products Free

Scotland Becomes First Country To Make Period Products Free

"A proud day for Scotland and a signal to the world that free universal access to period products can be achieved," said Monica Lennon, who championed the bill in Scottish... Read more ...

Steelers-Ravens game postponed to Sunday afternoon

Steelers-Ravens game postponed to Sunday afternoon

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Alabama's Nick Saban tests positive for virus, has mild symptoms

Alabama's Nick Saban tests positive for virus, has mild symptoms

Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Iron Bowl. Read more ...

Denver mayor flies to see family for Thanksgiving - after urging public to...

Denver mayor flies to see family for Thanksgiving - after urging public to stay home

Mayor Michael Hancock jetted off to Mississippi to celebrate the holiday with his wife and daughter, News 9 reported Wednesday. Read more ...