Our network

Albany Peace Project yields results

ALBANY -- Every day in January, between 370 and 400 people logged on to the Albany Peace Project website to access a guided meditation with a focus on eliminating violence and crime in the City of Albany.

"I love the benefits of meditation for myself but I knew it would get me to meditate each morning. I was excited...that this would make a difference for the whole community," says participant Jennifer Hanson of Niskayuna.

Because this was the first year and an alternative crime fighting method, to say the least, there was no guarantee that the Albany Peace Project would work.  There are large scale studies from other parts of the country and even the world.  But would it be effective here?  Does Albany have enough collective positive thought?

Off-duty Colonie paramedic performs Heimlich at dinner

EMS Department Assistance Chief Paul Fink was out to dinner with his wife when someone at the restaurant began choking on his steak. -

COLONIE – A Colonie paramedic had to tend to an unexpected emergency this week while off-duty.

EMS Department Assistance Chief Paul Fink was out to dinner with his wife when someone at the restaurant began choking on his steak.

According to the Colonie EMS, the paramedic jumped into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver on the man, saving his life.

Fink has been a paramedic since 1975 and has served with the Colonie EMS for 24 years.

Latham man accused of stealing $87K from NY Health Dept.

LATHAM - A contractor for the state Health Department is accused of stealing more than $87,000 on the job.

Investigators say George Dunkel, 45, of Latham padded bills to pay for hotels, education credits and other expenses.

Dunkel is the executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Latham grad completes Air National Guard training

     Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elyssa E. Enslin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. - Air National Guard

Joint Hometown News Service

News Release

For immediate release.

     Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elyssa E. Enslin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Enslin is the daughter of Karen Enslin of Sparks.

     She is a 2012 graduate of Shaker High School, Latham.

Community Sponsors

Wedding Photographer

Surprise! Harsh winter helps, not hurts, some invasive species

Not only have the Emerald Ash Borers, Asian Longhorned Beetles and ticks adapted to winter, but some may actually benefit from it.  The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid will likely be affected by more cold and snow this year, however.

Albany hopes to wrestle $3M out of Wrestling State Championship

The New York High School Wrestling State Championships will be contested at the Times Union Center all weekend. -

ALBANY - Albany County expects to wrangle a lot of money from some wrestlers and word smiths this weekend.

The New York High School Wrestling State Championships will be contested at the Times Union Center all weekend.

The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau says it expects more than $3 million to be spent in that time on hotel rooms, concessions, food and gas.

That figure also includes two days of New York State bar exams just concluding for more than 1,000 prospective lawyers at Empire State Plaza.

Albany man sentenced for cocaine sales

An Albany man has been sentenced to six years behind bars, after he admitted to selling cocaine.

Police caught James Dominic, 32, in the act on Knapp Terrace last August.

He pleaded guilty to the related drug charges last month.

Once Dominic is released from prison, he must also undergo three years of post-release supervision.