September 24, 2014

Vocational Skills: What Happens When the Boomers Retire?

SCENE Editorials

As baby boomers begin to cash in their retirement, who will be there to fill in the gaps for labor or vocational skills.

What happens when boomers retire and younger generations don’t want to get their hands dirty?

Lab that tested Dewey Loeffel water hit with fine

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student


By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Updated 8:05 pm, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (Charlottesville, Va. Police Department, AP / Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)
Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told a news conference Wednesday night that Matthew had been captured and was in custody in Galveston, Texas. He said authorities did not know why Matthew was in Texas. He said they are now working on getting him extradited to Virginia.

September 23, 2014

Fall College Fair

180+ Colleges Represented at Fall College Fair – Wednesday, Sept. 24Representatives from more than 180 colleges will take part in the 2014 Fall College Fair at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the McDonough Recreational Center on the HVCC campus. Juniors, seniors and parents interested in speaking with college representatives are encouraged to attend. Admission is free. More info...

September 22, 2014

Capital Region residents voice casino views

Updated: 09/22/2014 5:06 PM
Created: 09/22/2014 9:22 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

As any gambler can probably tell you, there's no such thing as a sure bet.
ALBANY - A more than 12-hour public hearing on proposed casinos began at 8 a.m. on Monday at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road.
Anyone could walk in front of the state Gaming Commission and speak "for" or "against" any of the four casinos that have been proposed in our area.
Perhaps, within the testimony of the scores of people who spoke there, someone will say something that would sway the casino citing board to make a decision that changes the economic and social landscape of the Capital Region for generations to come.


If it comes to fruition, the city would receive $11 million over 10 years, and the casino would guarantee 25 percent of their employees would be Albany residents.

East Greenbush casino supporters host business fair
Girl Scouts voice casino concerns
Roman Catholic bishops speak out against casinos
 -They say the gambling industry threatens local businesses and weakens the moral fabric of society

September 19, 2014

Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation

Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

Schodack Police send out a warning after burglaries and car break-ins

Updated: 09/18/2014 5:49 PM
Created: 09/18/2014 5:47 PM WNYT.com
By: Dan Bazile

SCHODACK -- For Winnie Kutchukian and her husband, burglars breaking into their home was shocking enough.
"I think we feel like we've been invaded," she said.