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Capital City Trolley returns to downtown Albany

Capital City Trolley returns to downtown Albany

Trolleys are returning to the city of Albany.The Capital City Trolley is back, and according to the Capital District Transportation Authority, it will be their first trolley service in the area to run year round.“We are now offering in downtown Albany in addition to offering these trollies in Saratoga and Schenectady,” CDTA Dir. Of Communications…more

Voters to decide fate of transgender protections

Voters to decide fate of transgender protections

The rights of transgender individuals is the center of controversy after a memo obtained by The New York Times shows an effort by the Trump administration to rollback certain protections.In 2016, the transgender community had a big victory when a transgender rights bill was signed. The bill allowed those who identify as transgender to use…more

Spectrum rates to go up next month

Spectrum rates to go up next month

Spectrum cable customers’ monthly bill is about to go up.According to a Spectrum spokesperson, Spectrum Internet will go up from $54.99 to $59.99/month for current customers who subscribe to Spectrum TV. Spectrum Internet will go from $64.99 to $65.99/month for current customers who do not subscribe to Spectrum TV.For any customer whose Spectrum Internet service…more

102-year-old Red Sox fan excited to attend her 4th World Series game

102-year-old Red Sox fan excited to attend her 4th World Series game

If you ask Mary Latowski why she loves the Boston Red Sox so much, she’ll tell you she has no idea, but they’ve been a big part of her life since she was 14 years old.”And I’m still here at 102,” Latowski said Monday.Latowski said she would listen to the games on the radio while riding the bus…more

National Grid releases estimated winter heating costs

National Grid releases estimated winter heating costs

National Grid is releasing their annual forecast of estimated winter heating costs.There is some good news as natural gas and electricity bills are expected to be lower than last year.According to National Grid’s forecast, natural gas will decrease by five percent and your total monthly electric bill is expected to be $6 to $8 lower…more

Warrant issued for DNA in death of missing St. Johnsville woman

Warrant issued for DNA in death of missing St. Johnsville woman

A warrant for DNA sample might be a sign that investigators are getting closer to solving the death of Michaela MacVilla. Daniel Nellis is currently facing weapons charges unrelated to Michaela’s case. He has not been named as a suspect in the death investigation, but his attorney says investigators recently served a warrant for his DNA.At…more

Saratoga Comic Con tickets go on sale

Saratoga Comic Con tickets go on sale

Get ready to geek out because the Saratoga Comic Con is returning to City Center.Tickets are on sale now.The event is in its eighth year and takes place on November 17 and 18.The two day event features celebrities like the original blue Power Ranger from Power Rangers, comic book artists, Cosplay groups and more. Tickets start…more

Lotto Fever: What to keep in mind when playing Powerball, Mega Millions

Lotto Fever: What to keep in mind when playing Powerball, Mega Millions

The Mega Millions has hit a record-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot.People all over the Capital Region are buying their Mega Millions tickets hoping to pick those lucky numbers.“Just buy it. When the jackpot gets high just buy a couple tickets, nothing big,”  John Vinciquerra, customer buying tickets, said.Fershid Hushmendui, the owner of Coulson’s News in Newton…more

Albany Police chief to participate in luncheon series

Albany Police chief to participate in luncheon series

This week, Albany’s new police chief will be participating in an open discussion at the Times Union Luncheon Series.At the luncheon, Chief Eric Hawkins plans to discuss his vision for the department and his leadership style.The City of Albany had an unprecedented summer of gun violence, which prompted Gov. Andrew Cuomo to send in help…more

Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

Thousands of Central American migrants gathered Monday in this southern Mexican town, where they prepared to embark on the arduous 2,000-mile walk to the U.S. border even as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.Just over two weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, in which Trump has made illegal immigration a rallying call…more