Can which New York county you live in determine your life expectancy? Well, it can be a factor. In a cool report compiled by the Princeton, New Jersey based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Population Institute, they ranked all 62 counties in New York State in order of the healthiest to the not so healthy. The annual rankings compile data from the past several years from multiple sources, such as the National Center for Health Statistics.
There was another lucky lottery winner in Albany County. It was almost a nearly three hundred million dollar winner but they were just one number off. A winning Powerball ticket was sold in Albany County worth fifty thousand dollars.
The weather is getting a little more bearable, so it is a great time to get outdoors. The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail travels along the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville. The paved path is full of families and dog walkers. People walk, run and ride bikes on the trail, so be aware!
During the traffic stop, Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that the driver, 31-year old Michael Hamlin, allegedly had an active warrant for his arrest. Mr. Hamlin also allegedly had drugs in his possession.
As we approach the 4th of July, get ready to see pop-up tents that claim to be selling "Fireworks". They're not. The technical term is 'sparkling devices' and for the record, they're not the big explosives that people in our neighboring states are able to legally sell. With that being said, you may still purchase some safer, less volatile alternatives to help make your 4th a little mo
Seeing this story made my blood boil and my stomach churn, all because of a law loophole. I thought the rules on where convicted sex offenders could live were pretty strict but apparently, there's a loophole that allowed one to move near an Albany County daycare.
More news to irritate smokers, even more, I caught this over at WNYT, The Albany County Legislature will take up a bill Monday night (page 87 of the agenda) to ban tobacco products in county-owned parks. The legislation is part of a continuing battle from Albany County to combat kids getting addicted to cigarettes and reduce the county’s smoking rate...