By Rick Karlin Updated 11:06 pm, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The state Health Department has quietly settled a case with a privately operated laboratory that, due to a flaw in test procedures, may have underreported the level of pollutants at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund waste site in Nassau, Rensselaer County.
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.
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...
Created: 09/17/2014 5:52 AM WNYT.com By: KRISTEN WYATT
Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes DENVER (AP)
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on the fears of marijuana, including the famous "This is your brain on drugs" fried-egg ad from the 1980s.
Gregg Weinlein East Greenbush Guess who got to see Lady GaGa recently in her Art Pop/Art Rave tour? My 10-year-old son went to her show at the Mohegan Sun Casino. All Beckett wanted for Christmas were tickets to a Lady GaGa concert. And Santa Claus came through.
But Santa was obviously too busy to consider the life situation of Beckett’s parents when he placed the holiday envelope with the concert tickets under the Christmas tree. So focused on my son’s prized gift, the great bearded one didn’t even realize the impact this present would have on Beckett’s parents.
What was Santa thinking, or drinking, when he got the tickets for Beckett? (Yes. I know I’m deflecting guilt.) Maybe he was packing a flask filled with vodka and Kahlua, and turning the milk left out with the cookies, into White Russians. Whatever the reason, Beckett’s tickets to the Lady GaGa concert created an unanticipated problem for Mom and Dad. Who was going to take Beckett to the show?
Updated: 09/15/2014 9:27 AM Created: 09/15/2014 9:13 AM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff
A Rensselaer man is facing federal charges after police say he jumped the White House fence on Thursday. Police arrested 26-year-old Jeffrey Grossman. He’s currently in custody and under observation at a hospital. The Secret Service alleges Grossman climbed over the fence of the presidential residence dressed in a Pokemon costume. He is being charged with unlawful entry
Grab your spot for the tag sale - tables are $20 each, event to be held rain or shine. Contact Renee at 852-1972 with questions. Checks can be mailed to Schodack Valley Auxiliary, 1553 Schodack Valley Rd, Castleton, NY 12033.
September 11 memorial ceremony at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post ceremony begins at noon honor the men and women who died protecting the lives of others and honor our fire department for protecting us. Patriots Day Service
Fashion Night Out, Albany is an annual charity fashion show. Family Friends Future, Inc. and Style Abby partner every September to bring you together with local fashion! You will be blown away with an intoxicating runway show with the season's must-have looks.
"No region will see prolonged spells of above-normal temperatures," the forecast reads. A snowy winter is predicted for the eastern coastal part of the country, as well as the Central and Southern Plains. Drier conditions are forecasted for the Southwest, Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.
Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America’s obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and other blemishes of neurotic life, including her own, in five decades of caustic comedy that propelled her from nightclubs to television to international stardom, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81. Read more...
The Castleton Public Library will start work on an interior renovation beginning Saturday, September 13, 2014. The makeover will take 4-6 weeks to complete, bringing the public an exciting new space to access the library’s collection of books, DVDs, periodicals and E-Books, as well as computer resources and programming for all ages. Read more..
Updated: 09/02/2014 4:57 PM Created: 09/02/2014 4:53 PM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff
A Voorheesville man faces charges after police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a child. Steven Vanalstyne, 51, is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.
Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Get ready to say goodbye to Diane Sawyer at ABC's World News desk. And hello to David Muir. ABC News today announced new roles for Sawyer, 68; Muir, 40; and George Stephanopoulos, 53.
Please come join us at Wranglers on September 28, 2014 beginning at 12:00 p.m. as we joint in the fight against ALS. Together we will offer our support to Mike Britt and his family. Mike is a marine vet and longtime Rensselaer mail carrier.
Mike is a loving dad, grandfather, husband and son, also a friend to many in the community. We are asking everyone to come together for Mike to help raise money for finding a cure for ALS. Tickets are $15 which includes brunch and music by White Water. Brunch will be served from noon till 2 and you can stay as long as you would like.
Tickets will be available at Wranglers starting tomorrow or contact Lou or Kathleen Avellino at 477-4137. PLEASE RSVP by September 14th for head count for food, PLEASE join us at Wranglers 346 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush.