A week ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of “disaster emergency” over gun violence across New York — and announced $138 million in new spending to try to stop the surge in shootings. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has reaction from Albany city officials.
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the lifting of an executive order prohibiting in-person meetings, local government groups are getting back together in a room — but officials say they’re not forgetting what they've learned from months of virtual sessions.
New York Congressman Paul Tonko was in Troy today for a firsthand look at plans to reimagine the Congress Street Bridge and surrounding areas. The Democrat is touring the Capital Region during a local infrastructure week as talks continue in Washington.
Another Korean War soldier from the Capital Region has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Army Corporal Walter Smead of Hadley was accounted for on March 16.