Prompted by claims of racism on campus chronicled on an Instagram account called “Black At St. Rose,” interim president Marcia White is promising to hire a Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the private Albany college.
Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce, fellow Democrat Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, and Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory announced new legislation limiting the use of fireworks in Albany County.
The Northeast is starting to reopen with businesses welcoming back customers with safety precautions in place. It has been a challenging few months for music teachers, like the guitarist we profiled Wednesday. In part two of our story, we visit the classical section.
Protesters were back on the streets Monday after the city cleaned up from Saturday’s dangerous protests, when city police and backup agencies used riot gear, dogs, gas and officers on horseback to disperse hundreds of protesters who gathered outside the department’s South Station.
On a day when protesters took to the streets in cities across the country, Albany Police — joined by New York State Troopers and Albany County sheriff’s deputies — used riot gear, dogs, gas and officers on horseback to try to disperse an angry crowd that swelled to hundreds outside the department’s South Station Saturday evening.
Public health officials say limiting personal contact is vital to containing the spread of the coronavirus. And that means people who are actively dating have had to alter their approach. Some people in the age of Tinder are ignoring social distancing altogether.
Last week, I started to feel dizzy. My temperature was 101. And it was also hard to take a deep breath. My chest hurt, it was worse when I lay down, and I had a dry cough. All those things together convinced me to go get tested for the coronavirus and forget about work for the time being.
It’s no secret by now that medical supplies are in dangerously short supply as hospitals in the Northeast try to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Engineering students at the University at Albany are trying to pitch in by 3-D printing face shields.
Today is one of the stranger St. Patrick’s Days in memory, with venues closed and social gatherings banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. In Saratoga Springs, Caffè Lena, while closed to the public, is opening its doors to musicians.
It is a troubled time for the Catholic church and its flock. Roughly 80 priests in the Albany Diocese have been accused of sexual abuse and roughly 70 priests have been accused in Buffalo. Amid that troubling backdrop, Siena College hosted a “Let’s Rebuild Our Church” panel Saturday.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that the U.S. EPA will begin an emergency cleanup of the Tech City industrial site next month. The first-term Democrat says the cleanup will include demolition and asbestos abatement.