Latest Albany Times Union Stories

2008-08-07 06:00:41

By Paul Grondahl, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 7--GLENVILLE -- Who'd have thought paying less than $4 a gallon for gas would bring a smile to so many faces? "It's sad that we're happy paying $3.75. It should be a lot lower," said Esther Graham of Scotia.

2008-08-06 18:00:33

By Bob Gardinier, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 6--SAND LAKE -- A longtime town mining operation has decided to fight the high cost of diesel fuel by converting to other power sources.

2008-08-05 06:00:00

By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--ALBANY -- Kilhari Cortina might have slept late Monday. Instead, the 10-year-old woke up at 5 a.m., brushed his teeth, put on a uniform and headed off to the first day of the new school year.

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--STILLWATER -- Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant that creates a nuisance for boaters and swimmers, is almost under control in Saratoga Lake, according to the Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District.

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 4--If you think today's teenagers are all video-game addicts shuffling aimlessly through malls in droopy blue jeans, you haven't met Jeff Knox.

2008-08-01 18:00:24

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug.

2008-08-01 06:00:46

By Carol DeMare, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 1--COLONIE -- Legislative approval is being sought for a buyout program for some Albany County Nursing Home employees to scale back the staff by up to 60 workers, officials said.

2008-07-31 06:00:45

By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 31--GUILDERLAND -- Guilderland High School principal Michael Paolino has been put on administrative leave at the same time that teachers allege he made racist and homophobic comments about staff members.

2008-07-30 18:00:54

By Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--ALBANY -- A proposed law that would let New Yorkers zoom to neighborhood-level data on cancer maps has lost direction. The bill passed both the state Assembly and the Senate, but negotiations over the bill's requirements have broken off.

2008-07-30 06:00:00

By Dennis Yusko, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- State budget cuts are forcing the closure of the Friendship Connection, a social lifeline for Saratoga County's severely mentally ill for 22 years.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.