City of Albany Albany Prepares For LarkFest 2019 By Lucas Willard • Sep 20, 2019 Jon Campbell Listen Listening... / 2:44 Business owners and city employees are gearing up for one of Albany’s signature events this weekend: LarkFest. Legislation Targeting Derelict Buildings Awaits NY Governor's Signature By Dave Lucas • Aug 22, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 4:23 State and local officials gathered Wednesday in downtown Albany to highlight legislation awaiting the governor’s signature that addresses the issue of vacant and abandoned buildings. Albany Community Police Review Board Member Arrested By Dave Lucas • Aug 9, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 3:13 A high-level Albany Community Police Review Board member was arrested Monday following an altercation with a city police officer during a traffic stop. Guardian Angels Albany Patrols Resume Thursday By Dave Lucas • Aug 7, 2019 Lainie Lucas Listen Listening... / 0:50 Thursday marks the Guardian Angels' return to the streets of Albany. Over-The-Air Viewers: Broadcast TV Requires A Rescan By Dave Lucas • Aug 2, 2019 Composite photo Dave Lucas / Public Domain Listen Listening... / 3:43 If you watch free over-the-air TV, you'll likely have to re-scan channels over the weekend, as certain stations are switching frequencies. Longtime Albany Community Newspaper Relaunches By Dave Lucas • Aug 2, 2019 Listen Listening... / 6:46 A once-thriving community newspaper in Albany is launching a mixed media revival. City Of Albany Wants Regular Check-Ups On Derelict Houses Marked By A Red X By Dave Lucas • Jul 29, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 3:29 The city of Albany is hoping for better management of vacant deteriorating buildings. Albany Public Forum: Drone Policing By Dave Lucas • Jul 17, 2019 instagram Listen Listening... / 3:55 Cutting edge investigative and crimefighting technology is cleared for landing in the Albany Police Department's tactical toolbox. Albany Officials Work To Cut Down On Unlicensed Dirt Bikes, ATVs On City Streets By Dave Lucas • Jul 11, 2019 YouTube Listen Listening... / 4:29 Unlicensed all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have become familiar sights on downtown Albany streets. Not for long, say city officials. Albany Remembers Native Son Henry Johnson At Annual Ceremony By Dave Lucas • Jun 6, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 5:04 Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a ceremony Wednesday honoring city World War I hero Henry Johnson. Albany Residents To Rally At Tonight's Common Council Meeting By Dave Lucas • Jun 3, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 6:36 A group of Albany residents who say they are frustrated with development in the city are planning to rally at tonight's Common Council meeting. Albany Readies For Thousands Of Racers In This Weekend’s Run For Women By Dave Lucas • May 31, 2019 Freihofer's Run For Women Listen Listening... / 3:12 The 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women takes place tomorrow in downtown Albany. Albany Mobilizes For 2020 Census Count By Dave Lucas • May 2, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 2:56 Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is calling on residents to make sure they're counted when the next U.S. Census comes around. The City’s Census Complete Count Committee is stressing the importance of Albany residents’ participation in the 2020 tally. Albany Ransomware Attack: Bank Accounts Hit By Dave Lucas • Apr 7, 2019 TechCrunch As the city of Albany continues to recover from last weekend's "ransomware attack," more damage may have been done than originally reported. Albany Officials: Dogs Welcome At Capital Hills By Dave Lucas • Apr 4, 2019 Composite photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 0:40 Albany city officials say a publicly distributed flyer is fake news. New Scotland Avenue Streetscape Plan Finalized By Dave Lucas • Mar 29, 2019 Chazen Companies / Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 3:21 It seems all eyes are on New Scotland Avenue. This week, the busy Albany street has garnered attention on several fronts. Lt. Gov. Celebrates Albany DMV Grand Opening By Dave Lucas • Mar 19, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 2:51 The Albany office of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles held a grand opening ceremony at its new Central Avenue location today. Albany City And National Grid Officials Give Update After Underground Fire Blows Manhole Covers Off By Dave Lucas • Feb 1, 2019 WAMC photo by Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 2:34 A pair of explosions in downtown Albany early this morning blew off manhole covers, shattered windows and rattled residents near the intersection of Henry Johnson Boulevard and State Street. Proposed Bioswale Rankles Albany Neighborhood By Dave Lucas • Nov 16, 2018 Composite photo by Dave Lucas / WAMC Listen Listening... / 6:52 Residents of one Albany neighborhood are trying to scuttle plans to build a bioswale on their street. Albany Schedules Second Lincoln Park Meeting By Lucas Willard • Oct 25, 2018 Jon Campbell / Facebook The City of Albany will host a public input meeting on the future of a downtown park next month.