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Albany Turns out that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the rare politician who can unite us. All it took was handing billions to the company owned... [Read More]
North Greenbush The third-grader had a secret. She revealed it in a letter. "There is one part of the day where I feel left out.... [Read More]
Jeff Bezos is playing us for fools. Think about it. The richest man in the world just got politicians, including our governor, Andrew Cuomo,... [Read More]
In my 11 years working at the Times Union, I've probably written more columns and stories about South Troy than any other neighborhood. That's... [Read More]
Menands Kitty Cam, were it a show on network television, would probably not be a ratings winner. That's not meant to slight the cats.... [Read More]
Albany If you live around Albany, there's a good chance you've stepped inside a Harris Sanders building. The architect designed divine spaces, including the Congregation... [Read More]
Albany In the 10 months since Al Franken resigned from the U.S. Senate, a surprising number of Democrats have pinned blame for his downfall on... [Read More]
Cohoes When I was a cub reporter working in Biddeford, Maine, a politician I covered taught me a valuable lesson. This guy was a powerful... [Read More]
Albany Had the decision rested with Capital Region voters alone, Andrew Cuomo would be licking his wounds. Cynthia Nixon beat him here in Thursday's primary.... [Read More]
Albany There's a line from the 1990 movie "Slacker" that often returns to me on Election Day: "Withdrawing in disgust is not the same thing... [Read More]
Albany The end of the Democratic primary is bringing out the worst in Andrew Cuomo. What else would we expect? We begin our review of... [Read More]
Ballston Spa Soon after Lois Christie's son died, she received a phone call from Patty Jackson. Christie's son was Daniel Satre, who died four... [Read More]
Schodack On Tuesday, Amazon became the second company ever, after Apple, with a value of more than $1 trillion. The milestone reflects the company's growing... [Read More]
Root Something seemed fishy. Something was fishy. When Margrethe Lauber and Susan MacLeod, excited to take advantage of New York's legalization of gay... [Read More]
Albany In a suburb or another part of the city, the opening of a Rite Aid wouldn't be cause for fanfare. But it was no... [Read More]
Four years ago, when Andrew Cuomo was refusing to share a stage with Zephyr Teachout, the governor said debates were often "a disservice to democracy."... [Read More]
Saratoga Springs Gregory Veitch lied. I hate to say it, but there's no better way to put it. The dishonesty was revealed in a blockbuster... [Read More]
In a few short months, when icy winds are blowing the last of the leaves off the trees, when the kids are deep into school... [Read More]
Those much-loathed X placards are ubiquitous around Albany, symbols of a decline that has left too many neighborhoods plagued by vacant buildings. Many of us... [Read More]
There is still much about American culture that I dislike, including its violence. But as you grow older, you learn and you gain perspective. For... [Read More]
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