New local law will allow town to expedite demolition of abandoned buildings
For several years, Alan Galuski’s home has bordered the property of a KFC that had caught fire on Kunker Avenue without any sign of it being fixed, but luckily for him, the town will now be able to use a new local law that will allow it to take down the building itself.
Organizers look to increase turnout from last year’s 5k run/walk
For its second event, organizers for the Emergency Services 5k Run and Walk are looking to get straight to the point and are focusing on the competition and exercising aspect of the event.
District officials say more properties brought lower tax rate
The South Colonie Central School District’s Board of Education adopted new tax rates on Tuesday, Aug. 30, with rates in the Town of Colonie coming in a little under what was previously projected.
Director Noel Liberty says students become like family
It can be hard to get kids to do anything, but the ones at The Music Studio in Albany show a work ethic that is rarely seen.
John Reardon and Daniel Torpey to receive pay and benefits from previous job, according to court decision
Two Town of Colonie employees that were demoted earlier may get their jobs back soon, according to recent New York State Supreme Court decision.
Foundation continues to get word out on Mito disease
Jackie Perrotta is looking to move on from holding a remembrance walk for just her daughter Amanda and is expanding the recognition to 6-year-old Madelyn Mclaren of Troy.
Town officials say Colonie got lucky during Tropical Storm Irene
The storm has subsided and most of the water has dried up from the floods, but the Town of Colonie has announced plans for cleanup and assessing what kind of damage was suffered during Tropical Storm Irene.
Family to plant tree in honor of Eric Schneider in the Crossings
Eric Schneider never lived in Colonie but his tragic story has touched the lives of so many in the town that they will soon plant a maple tree in his honor in the Crossings of Colonie Park.
Candidate has own interpretation of possible expansion
Documents pertaining to the landfill have been made public since the signing of the contract between the Town of Colonie and Waste Connections, and although Republican candidate for supervisor Denise Sheehan said they show the town underestimated the true value of the landfill, town maintains the numbers reveal otherwise.
Situation at the Lock 7 dam has been stabilized
The Town of Colonie has issued a statement announcing that all evacuation notices in the town have been lifted.
Several road closings and flooding reported around Colonie
The town is still preparing for the worst even after adverse weather as a result of Hurricane Irene has subsided with many areas of the town still holding orders of voluntary evacuation.
Man pronounced dead at the scene in his home
Colonie police have arrested a suspect in the shooting incident on Western Ave.
Stabbing incident ends with one dead and one in the hospital
Colonie police arrested a suspect involved in the stabbing incident that killed a Colonie woman at the Super 8 Motel on Central Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Nathan Lebron said he did not have enough signatures to get on ballot
After a process he described as “a pain" Nathan Lebron has announced he is dropping his bid in the race for the Albany County Executive position.
Organization says CSSC director’s involvement is “integral”
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Colonie Senior Services Center have created a closer working relationship with the election of CSSC Executive Director Edward Neary to the organization’s board in late July.
Investigation continuing on fatal incident at a Motel on Central Ave.
A woman was pronounced dead shortly after 6:23 a.m. Sunday from lacerations suffered at a Super 8 Motel on Central Avenue.
Car overturns during accident
A 2004 Ford Suburban ended up on its side after being t-boned on Route 9R on Thursday morning after it was making a left-hand turn.
Artistic Director Kristen Caesar says program educates young actors
Colonie will soon have a chance to experience professional theater actors performing musical numbers from some of the more well-known Broadway musicals on Aug. 23 at Cook Park and the Aug. 25 at the Crossings of Colonie, and the actors are only 14-18 years old.
Groups are looking to attract new flights and airlines
The Albany Inter-national Airport has teamed up with several chambers of commerce in the Capital District to put forth an application for a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to either bring in another airline or create new flight destinations.
Colonie fundraiser and memorial to benefit family that lost daughter in swimming accident
After Sierra Berhaupt’s death on Sunday, July 31, members of the Village of Colonie sprung into action to organize an event to not only honor the memory of the 12-year-old, but also to help raise funds to support the family.
Gary Greenberg’s lobbying has helped Vernon Downs move into the future
Gary Greenberg was not expecting anything in return when he started lobbying local politicians to help the Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino in central New York succeed. He just wanted to make sure the legacy of his grandfather lived on.
Realtors collect food for local pantries
Realtors from around the region have joined forces with The Food Pantries for the Capital District in an effort to gather more food for those in need.
Beltrone residents teach Shaker kids
It was over 90 degrees on Friday, July 22, but that didn’t stop students from the Shaker High School Summer Program from traveling to the Beltrone Living Center to pick up a few tips from the Gardening Club to help manage their own community garden.