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Habitat for Humanity will once again celebrate its Women Build program! For the past two years, the party has been held at Schenectady's Central Park. However, the organization has bigger plans for this year. Check it out!


For years now, Capital Region residents have debated the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline that, if built, would run through Schoharie and Albany Counties. Two weeks ago, those in opposition to the project gathered in an attempt to get their voices heard, making the present a relevant time to review the specifics of the proposal.

If you've ever been to New York City, I'm sure you've seen the racks of Citi Bikes lining the streets. What is a Citi Bike exactly? It's a bike share system that allows for anyone to quickly rent a bike 24/7, 365 days a year as a type of public transportation. Recently, the Capital District Transportation Committee asked for proposals for its own bike share program in the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. 

Come explore adventurous programming in theater, media, music and much more! EMPAC, RPI's state-of-the-art entertainment venue has announced its 2015 fall season. Take a look: 

Need something to do this weekend? Take a look at our top picks of events in the Albany area. 

Photo Credit: Tatiana Zanette via's Facebook page
When you hear the term "Erie Canal," what do you think of? 

Personally, it transports me back to fifth grade social studies class where we learned about the 360-mile-long canal that stretches from Albany to Buffalo. It was a feat of engineering when it was constructed in the 1800's, and is still largely intact today. For many people, though, the waterway's place in history grows more distant and faded with each passing year, as interstates and railroads have rendered the canal's original purpose obsolete.

Its waning practicality is calling into question who should continue to pay for the Erie Canal's operation. Although financial concerns should definitely be taken into consideration, it is important that we don't lose sight of the canal's important place in American history.

Photo: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
Schenectady welcomed a new program this past spring that will help fight hunger in the area. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a nonprofit organization that was first established in New York City, but has since expanded to the Capital Region, and has hopes to take a huge bite out of local hunger. 


If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not head over to The Joe for what's sure to be a fun night. The Tri-City Valleycats will take on the Connecticut Tigers, and kids under 12 will get in free

Looking for something to do this weekend in Albany? Take a look at our top picks for weekend happenings! 

Every year, Inc. 5000 releases their annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This year, a whopping 15 companies from the Capital Region landed on the prestigious list. Take a look at which companies made the list: 

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