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Albany, NY, United States

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Past articles by Tamara:

Temple Sinai’s Purim celebration returns after three-year hiatus

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — With a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, Temple Sinai celebrated its community Purim carnival due to the pandemic. Sylvia Bloom, Director of Education for the synagogue, says it’s been great to have the community come back together to celebrate. → Read More

DOT hopes new laser technology will reduce Glenville Bridge crashes

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Glenville Bridge is notorious for truck accidents. Drivers miss the signs and hit the structure over …and over…and over again. Now the town is getting the green light from the DOT to roll out a new plan starting on March 13th to prevent more accidents. → Read More

Rensselaer Elks Lodge gives back with Veterans Stand Down Event

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Rensselaer Elks Lodge in East Greenbush is giving back for the second year to those who chose to serve with their Veterans Stand Down Day event for veterans in need. The Veterans Stand Down Day event offers free assistance to veterans. Cheri Rigsbee is the Chairperson of the Veterans Committee for […] → Read More

Mild winter temps frustrate outdoor enthusiasts around the Capital District

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — According to the National Weather Service in Albany, this is one of the top 10 warmest winters in the capital region. Even though some enjoyed the mild season, winter enthusiasts were frustrated. Winter events across the capital district have been canceled due to the mild weather. From ice fishing…to some weekends of the ice castles in Lake George. → Read More

Supporting Black-owned businesses around Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Starting a small business is not an easy venture, and for Musa Zwana, he wanted to help provide a marketing resource for black-owned businesses with his website, 518 Blacklist and Imprint Universe. Zwana grew up in the Capital District and says his parents inspired him since they were always involved in the community. → Read More

Locals help over 200 Ukraine refugees find host families

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The U.N. Refugee Agency says the Russian invasion in 2022 triggered one of the fastest-growing refugee emergencies in history ... the largest since World War 2. Searing images from the beginning of the war showed families desperately trying to leave Ukraine as bombs hit numerous cities. → Read More

Last day for Albany residents to take marijuana survey

ALBANY, N.Y.(NEWS10) —The City of Albany continues to prepare for legal marijuana sales, but today is the last day for residents to let them know what kind of dispensaries they would like to see and also how the tax revenue should be spent. Right now, the city’s zoning will only allow for locations primarily in […] → Read More

Rensselaer County approves tax exemption for first-responders

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The deadline for counties across the state to opt-in on the tax exemption for first responders is just two weeks away. Rensselaer County is the latest community to approve the 10% tax break for volunteer firefighters and EMTs. → Read More

Local community collects items for Turkey-Syria earthquake relief efforts

MENANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The need after the earthquake only continues to increase. After Ramiz Turan learned about the news, he discovered that everyone he knew had lost someone back home. So he immediately wanted to help. → Read More

Glenville Police seek assistance with mental health crisis

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Glenville Police are seeking assistance from elected officials since the department is seeing more calls about people who pose a threat to themselves or to others. Those individuals are now taken to local emergency rooms for evaluation. Some are moved to a local critical care center for long-term care. But there need […] → Read More

Troy community assists firefighters battling flames during extreme cold

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A fire broke out at 494 2nd Ave in Troy early Saturday morning. According to fire officials, all residents were evacuated, but the house was a total loss. While fighting the fire, the department dealt with icy conditions in the negatives with frigid wind chills. The department found it more challenging to […] → Read More

Troy State of the City focuses on public safety and infrastructure

Since taking office in 2016, Mayor Madden has issued over 5,100 building permits worth over $531 million in development. The city also has been working on switching the water flow from the old water service line from the Tomhannok Reservoir through 8 miles of new pipe to Troy’s water treatment plant to meet high-quality drinking water safety standards. → Read More

Students Showcase Robots at First Tech Challenge Tournament

BROAD-ALBIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — At the FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament, 28 teams, with many from the Capital Region, competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament. The goal is for each team to build a robot that can play in various games while also learning more about robot design, programming, and outreach. → Read More

Jordan Young supporters petition to have charges dropped

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — One year ago, Jordan Young was shot by Albany Police. On Tuesday, Supporters of Young went to the Albany County District Attorney’s office to deliver a petition of over 1,000 signatures to drop the charges. → Read More

Saratoga County offers overdose rescue kits and training to aid the Opioid crisis

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y.(NEWS10) – In response to the opioid crisis and the increase in overdose deaths, the Saratoga County Department of Health will distribute free naloxone overdose rescue kits along with offering training to the public. This was decided after the county saw an increase in cases, according to Dr. Daniel Kuhles, Saratoga County Health Services Commissioner. → Read More

Hundreds Gather for Polar Plunge at Grafton Lakes State Park

CROPSEYVILLIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Despite the cold, 100 participants registered to take turns jumping into the frigid waters for a good cause. All proceeds benefit the food pantry at Our Lady of the Snow on Owens Road in Grafton. Tamara Beal, Environmental Educator, helped to coordinate the event, and she says that many were surprised at […] → Read More

BCSD may opt-in on tax benefits for volunteer fire, ambulance officers

According to government officials, the number of volunteer firefighters in New York has declined by 32% over the last 25 years. Governor Hochul recently announced tax breaks for volunteer firefighters and ambulance volunteers. Bethlehem Central School District (BCSD) is among the first to discuss offering a discount on property and school taxes. → Read More

TSA raising awareness on how to travel with a firearm

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was busy seizing more than 6,000 guns, an increase of about 600 from the previous year. Lisa Farbstein, the Spokesperson for the TSA, says that every licensed gun owner should know how to travel with a firearm. → Read More

On MLK Day, many gather for peace rally in Delmar

DELMAR, N.Y. (WTEN) — In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many have decided to give back by donating blood or volunteering at a food pantry. But in Delmar, at Four Corners, many chose to spread awareness on the issues that matter most to them. → Read More

Niskayuna teen can now fly around town before he can drive

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Kevin Tully is a Sophomore at Niskayuna High School. He is also a junior pilot who just received his provincial pilot’s license today on his 16th birthday …before he can even drive. Kevin’s mom, Kimberly Tully, says that aviation was always his passion. “I remember clearly that he got a train […] → Read More