City of Albany

A commercial UAV/drone flying at night.
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Cutting edge investigative and crimefighting technology is cleared for landing in the Albany Police Department's tactical toolbox.

ATVs and dirt bikes at Central & Quail, Albany.
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Unlicensed all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have become familiar sights on downtown Albany streets. Not for long, say city officials.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on as Tabetha Wilson address the gathering at Henry Johnson Park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a ceremony Wednesday honoring city World War I hero Henry Johnson.

Development at the former Playdium site on Albany's Ontario Street.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

The 41st Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will take place on June 1, 2019. Thousands of women of all ages (and running abilities) will compete in this 5K event.
Freihofer's Run For Women

The 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women takes place tomorrow in downtown Albany.

Members of the City of Albany’s Census Complete Count Committee joined together at City Hall to highlight the importance of Albany residents’ participation in the 2020 Census.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Code on computer screen
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As the city of Albany continues to recover from last weekend's "ransomware attack," more damage may have been done than originally reported.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas

Albany city officials say a publicly distributed flyer is fake news.

A complex but functional design for a simple stretch of street.
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It seems all eyes are on New Scotland Avenue. This week, the busy Albany street has garnered attention on several fronts.

 New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at the new Albany DMV office.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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 Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins, and National Grid officials update reporters regarding an  underground transformer fire.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Anti-Bioswale lawn signs along Albany's Ramsey Place [INSET: street resident Ed Vining]
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Residents of one Albany neighborhood are trying to scuttle plans to build a bioswale on their street.

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The City of Albany will host a public input meeting on the future of a downtown park next month.