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Does anyone have contact info for Janine Hockford? Would like to reconnect with her.
Jim Taylor '55

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Veterans board flight for an experience of a lifetime  NEWS10 ABC

Earlier today, 64 veterans boarded a Patriot Flight at Albany International Airport for an experience of a lifetime.



Tulip Queen crowned during sunny festival day  Times Union

The past week's rain and overcast sky gave way to a sunny day and light breeze Saturday during Albany's 71st annual Tulip Festival. Thousands flocked to ...



71st Annual Tulip Festival Starts Today  Spectrum News

Hopefully the rain we're expecting will hold off long enough to go tip-toeing through the tulips this weekend. Albany's 71st Tulip Festival starts today.



Albany High grads seek federal investigation  Times Union

ALBANY — A pair of recent Albany High graduates who claim they were the targets of pornographic text messages, aggressive behavior and other threats from ...



Albany High removed from Education Department's receivership list  Times Union

ALBANY — Albany High School has been removed from the state Education Department's receivership list, while two elementary schools in the district were ...



Albany High School students shadow Siena chefs  NEWS10 ABC

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - From food prep to cooking, Albany High School's culinary students getting the opportunity to work with professionals at Siena ...



Albany High BB Gun Student  Spectrum News

The Albany High student who was able to sneak a BB gun on property Thursday, is being said to have done so by not using a standard security entry, according ...



Five brothers among Patriot Honor Flight veterans  Times Union

Saturday's May 4 Patriot Flight is about to become a military-family reunion of sorts. Five Danner brothers will be among the 64 World War II, Korean War, ...



Albany Symphony And David Alan Miller Presents The American Music Festival, Sing Out! New York  Broadway World

The Albany Symphony's American Music Festival will return to Troy with performances and happenings at EMPAC, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the ...



Superintendent gives blood at Albany High to support students  NEWS10 ABC

Albany High School Senior Chyann Johnson set up a blood drive for her peers.



Albany High School students make up credits, re-take exams in summer school  Times Union

ALBANY — There are lots of reasons that someone might not graduate from high school, including the flunking of gym class. In fact, a fair number of students ...



Albany schools beef up security, alarms after BB gun incidents  Times Union

Albany. Students returning to Albany High after the recent holiday break are encountering some changes, in the form of additional alarms on the doors.



2 in custody after brawl at Albany High School  Times Union

ALBANY - Two students were taken into custody Wednesday after a fight at Albany High School. Police descended on the building at about 10:15 a.m. after ...



State safety experts to visit Albany schools regarding sexting incident  Times Union

ALBANY - A special school safety unit from the state Education Department will be making a site visit to the Albany school district in the wake of a complaint last ...



Student protest disrupts Albany High grad ceremony  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — More than 500 graduating seniors from Albany High School participated in a graduation ceremony Sunday at the Times Union Center, but the event ...



In Albany, students stage climate change strike  Times Union

Albany. “Think Globally, Act Locally,'' is an old saying but the high school students and others who gathered in front of the state Capitol on Friday were taking it to ...



'Sweet Charity' at Albany High School  Albany Times Union

Albany High School's "Sweet Charity" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 28 – 30 and 2 p.m. March 31 at Albany High School.

Promotion photos for Albany ...



National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its fourth National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



Ahniysha Jackson has Albany girls' basketball at the top  Times Union

Albany. Ahniysha Jackson produced a pair of productive seasons as a member of the Catholic Central girls' basketball team. With that said, Jackson wanted ...



Parents protest Albany schools' handling of sexting incident  Times Union

ALBANY — “I know I overstep a lot … I care for you in a crazy twisted way.” That May 2017 text message is among the scores of exhibits in an ongoing case, now ...



Albany schools adopts code of conduct for coming school year  Times Union

ALBANY - School board members approved an updated Code of Conduct for the coming school year. The nearly 50-page document, which focuses on the need ...



Graduation rates in New York state inch up, barely  Times Union

ALBANY — High school graduation rates in New York state inched up in 2018 and they have risen noticeably over the last several years. But the state has also ...



Familiar face is new Albany High School principal  Times Union

ALBANY — After two and a half years with a temporary leader at the helm, Albany High School will be getting a permanent principal. Jodi M. Commerford was ...



2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations announced  Times Union

SCHENECTADY— Eighteen out of a record 30 participating schools earned at least one nomination for this year's High School Musical Theatre Awards.



BB guns found in Albany schools prompt security changes  WNYT

Albany High and Edmund O'Neal Middle School are now taking extra precautions to keep weapons from getting into their buildings. Behind the changes is two ...



Albany High School suspends 33 students after fight investigation  NEWS10 ABC

More students are facing consequences after the brawl at Albany High School last week.



Services announced for slain Albany High teen  Times Union

COHOES - Johni Dunia's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Chapel and Cultural Center at Rensselaer in Troy, according to an obituary ...



With challenges looming, Albany school board elects new officers  Times Union

ALBANY — A new slate of board officers was elected at a meeting of the Albany City Board of Education Monday night. Board members have their work cut out ...



Albany HS breaks ground on major capital project  NEWS10 ABC

City officials, students and parents gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of much-needed renovations to Albany High ...



Superintendent: Albany High School will be closed Friday while staff investigate fights  WRGB

UPDATE: District officials have announced that Albany High School andTony Clement Center for Education will be closed Friday, to allow staff to thoroughly ...



Albany School District to hold groundbreaking for the rebuilding of Albany High School  WRGB

Saturday, April 14th, the Albany School District is holding a groundbreaking celebration and forum over the rebuilding of Albany High.After years of planning, ...



Education Reform group says school turnaround program has been ''hollowed out''  Times Union

Albany. An education reform group says New York's school turnaround program has been so “hollowed out” that it's barely improving the state's lowest ...



28 students suspended following Albany High fights  Times Union

ALBANY — At least 28 students will be suspended after a spate of fights at Albany High School Thursday that started in the halls and eventually spilled into the ...



Photos from the Albany High School walkout, and talking with the student organizers  alloveralbany

About 200 Albany High School students participated in a school walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence, one of many similar events at other schools around ...



Forbes: 3 ex-Albany residents find success in fashion, film, fiction  Albany Times Union

Last week, Forbes released its list of 30 people under 30 in art and style, all of them hot young taste-shapers "creating and designing the future of fashion and ...



Ranked: Best public high schools in the Capital Region for 2019  Times Union

How good are the public schools in your town? Click through the slideshow to see the best public high schools in the Albany area for 2019, according to Niche, ...



High school reunions  Times Union

Albany High Class of 1988 welcomes members of the Classes of 1987 and 1989 to its 30th reunion, from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at Albany Pump Station. $30 per ...



Another Albany High student charged, more suspended after brawl  Times Union

ALBANY — As students arrived at Albany High School four days after the brawl that shut down the school, another student was charged and two more were ...



Nearly half of Section II hockey teams are merged programs  The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — Yoni Eligberg always felt he was missing out. That changed last year when he and two other students became the first group from Albany ...



New York school tax proposals are within the cap  Times Union

ALBANY — With an average increase of 2.6 percent statewide, this year's proposed school property tax increases are the highest since 2014, although just a bit ...



Albany High hockey players find home away from home  Times Union

Schenectady. Yoni Eligberg and Christopher Gallagher certainly don't see themselves as pioneers, they were just a pair of hockey players looking for a team to ...



33 students suspended after Albany High fights  Times Union

ALBANY — A total of 33 students have been suspended in the week since a spate of fights erupted at Albany High School and prompted a major police ...



Photos: 2018 high school graduations  Albany Times Union

Image 1 of 103. Albany High School graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas during their graduation at the Times Union Center on Sunday, ...



Albany High's robotics team heads to national championship  Times Union

Albany. The Albany Falcons overcame a 15-year drought a few weeks ago and took top honors in a regional championship held at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...



"Hairspray" at Albany High School  Albany Times Union

Albany High School's production of "Hairspray" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 15-17 and 2 p.m. March 18. Recommended Video. Speed. Normal. Quality.



Albany High School students win robotics competition at RPI  NEWS10 ABC

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted the 5th annual New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition March 15-17.



Photos: Albany High School graduation ceremony  Albany Times Union

Albany High School senior Louis Haynie, who was killed in a stabbing this past September, was honored at the school's graduation ceremony on Sunday inside ...



Albany High hosts tours in advance of vote on improvements  Albany Times Union

The skylights in the towers are especially prone to leak, and when buckets aren't enough to contain the dripping they have to close, preventing more than 2500 ...



Study of N.Y. schools finds wide racial, ethnic disparities in advanced high school courses  Times Union

ALBANY — White students in Albany are more likely than the state average to take calculus. But black and Latino students are less likely to take it. For physics ...



Commentary: Ban student cellphones on school premises  Times Union

For almost two years I've had the honor and privilege to serve as a substitute teacher at Albany High School. It's a great place to get an education with awesome ...



PE teachers learn cricket  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The sign on the Albany High School athletic field fence says "Home of the Falcons," but the teachers running and whooping across the emerald ...



Sponsor-a-Scholar program mentors kids into college  Times Union

Paul Collins-Hackett is paying it forward. The 33-year-old runs two non-profits he founded that bring social services, resources and entertainment directly to ...



Dates, times of High School Musical Theatre Award participants' shows  Times Union

Were you Seen at the High School Musical Theatre Awards presented by the Times Union held at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, May 19, 2018?



Thinking about the plan for the next version of Albany High School  alloveralbany

One of the biggest votes in the Capital Region on Election Day this week won't be about candidates, but rather a building. Voters in Albany will deciding whether ...



Suspects in Cohoes Shooting Still At Large  Spectrum News

The Cohoes Police Department has identified the victim of Friday night's shooting as 17-year-old Johni Dunia of Cohoes, and they are still looking for the person ...



Albany parents furious over racist Instagram settlements for students  KGO-TV

The Albany School District has awarded students, who engaged with racist photos on social media, hundreds of thousands of dollars.



LETTER to the EDITOR: State education is like a 'where are they now' show  Spotlight News

With the passage of a new law that removes the mandatory use of state testing results in the evaluation of teachers (a totally wrong-headed idea,) it appears that ...



Black like me: Albany schools aim to diversify teaching staff  Albany Times Union

Albany city school officials are hoping a new partnership with New York University will help diversify the district's overwhelmingly white teaching force. [.



Albany schools face potential $2.7M budget gap  Times Union

ALBANY — Albany City School District officials are hoping state lawmakers can secure them more aid during state budget negotiations this spring as the district ...



Albany High School evacuated over reports of gas smell  WRGB

UPDATE: School has been cleared, classes to resume, according to the district.-----------------------ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Students at Albany High School have ...



Albany High School student speaks out about racism  Albany Times Union

Albany. Though its been weeks since the first racial taunts were sent over social media, the words are still *fresh* in Kori Dobbs' mind.



Former Albany high to be UAlbany engineering school  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The University at Albany plans to turn the former Albany High School into an engineering school. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, university and community ...



'Die Deutschen' who disappeared: What happened to Albany's German-Americans?  Times Union

ALBANY — One hundred years ago, the South End and Central Avenue bustled with beer gardens and butcher shops. German rang throughout parish schools ...



Vote on Albany High School $196M rebuilding project too close to call  Albany Times Union

Albany. It was a restless Tuesday night for Albany school officials, with the vote over a $196 million proposal to rebuild and expand Albany High School 10 votes ...



Duty Calls: Schenectady sergeant earns National Guard's Top Honor Guard Soldier title  Times Union

New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Sanzo of Schenectady has been recognized as one of the top military Honor Guard members in the country by the ...



Jealous rage or self-defense? Lawyers clash at Albany murder trial  Times Union

ALBANY — Charley Hawkins said her arguments with on-and-off boyfriend Lahquann Grady were so volatile that she needed to grab knives to get to him leave ...



Defying trend, Albany charter school for girls attracts non-English speakers  Times Union

ALBANY — Maria Nahar had plenty of reasons to be nervous on her first day at Albany Leadership Charter High School. She was new to the country, new to the ...



Albany High graduate's fashion line featured in NY Times  Albany Times Union

Two big life events happened to Taofeek Abijako in 2016. He graduated from Albany High School and he became an international-selling fashion designer.



Students win awards in essay contest  Times Union

Albany. Anna Boggess, a senior at Emma Willard School, won the first place award of $1,000 in the Albany-Tula Alliance's 2019 Student Essay Contest.



Troy grad a Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar success story  Troy Record

TROY, N.Y. — Troy native Cassandra Pintro is a shining example of how Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar can help set students on a successful path.



Albany School Calendar 2017-18: First Day Of School, Vacations, Conferences  Patch.com

Albany School Calendar 2017-18 - Albany, NY - When's the first day of school in Albany? That, and other must-know dates for parents, students and teachers.



School basketball: Mekeel girls cruise to win  The Daily Gazette

Avery Mills scored 20 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a 66-13 Western Athletic Conference victory over Northville on Wednesday. Madison ...



He didn't want to be a child soldier in Syria. He became an actor in Albany instead.  Times Union

ALBANY — Mohammed Alshaneif left Syria because he didn't want to become a child soldier. Now, two years after resettling as a refugee in Albany, he's living ...



Albany High teacher helps refugee students attend UAlbany  Albany Times Union

Albany. During his 2004 tour in Iraq with the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Division, Brian Huskie lost three soldiers in his unit killed by car bombs.



Photos: Albany High School graduation  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The Albany High School class of 2015 gathered for commencement exercises Sunday afternoon at SEFCU Arena.



Racist taunts earn suspensions at Albany High  Albany Times Union

Racist taunts including use of the n-word began on Twitter almost immediately after Kori Dobbs, who is African-American, was elected senior class president at ...



Hero to Albany school kids remembered on building  Times Union

ALBANY — It's fitting, really, that Tony's name ended up here, adorning a building that now houses Albany's most at-risk children during the school day.



School budgets win wide approvals  Times Union

School budgets across the Capital Region met with overwhelming approval Tuesday in an election day that, again, drew few voters. Budgets for city districts like ...



Albany's anti-school truancy program unravels  Albany Times Union

Years ago — with the help of partners in the city, county and school district — it was his job to round up those kids and convince them to go back to class, to stay ...



Albany students express anger, sadness after 'chaotic, crazy' meeting on racist Instagram  KGO-TV

There was a large demonstration Thursday outside Albany High School behind the emergence of a racist Instagram account.



20-year-old dead after Livingston Avenue shooting  Spectrum News

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The 20-year-old man shot and killed in Albany's most recent homicide was a former student at Albany High School. Officers arriving on ...



Summer reburial for Albany sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack  WRGB

ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) -- The remains of a New York sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will be brought home for reburial. Charles Stern ...



Doctors, patients to team up with 19 local schools for V-Healthy Day  Troy Record

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. — Students from 19 different Capital Region high schools will team up with over 200 medical professionals on Wednesday to highlight ...



Watch out for powerful winds on Wednesday  Times Union

The National Weather *Service* in Albany issued a wind advisory for the Capital Region from 2-10 p.m. Wednesday. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph, with ...



7 Capital Region schools failing  Albany Times Union

All are in the bottom 5 percent of schools statewide in combined English Language Arts and math scores; have not shown test performance progress; or have a ...



Winners announced in High School Musical Theatre Awards  Times Union

SCHENECTADY — It was a night of songs, dance, some roller skating and waves of applause Saturday at Proctors, all in celebration of the second High School ...



Dougherty County School System plans active shooter drill  The Albany Herald

Officials with the Dougherty County School System are alerting the public to an active shooter drill taking place Friday morning.



'Pizza Mike' cooks up civic support and charity  Albany Times Union

Albany. Mike Urgo has a broken heart, literally. He has endured 15 operations and procedures over the past decade — including two open-heart surgeries and ...



Arrest made in bike path killing  Times Union

COHOES - Before Johni Dunia left for school last Friday he wanted to show his mother something. He reached into his backpack, pulled out his report card and ...



From Karen refugee to Albany High School graduate  Albany Times Union

In the other, he lived in a home with electricity and running water. Like a number of refugees and immigrants who've come to the school district in recent years, ...



Albany High breaks ground on new athletic field  Albany Times Union

Albany. It was hard to distinguish what shined brighter Tuesday afternoon: the sun, or all the smiles from those in attendance at Albany High.



Underground Railroad History Project celebrates African American Vets  NEWS10 ABC

The Underground Railroad History Project held a Veteran's Day remembrance event to honor African American Veterans in history.



75 step off in JROTC unit at Albany High  Albany Times Union

The National Defense Cadet Corps program is helping them master skills, such as time management and focusing on studies that are helping to increase their ...



Watervliet man pleads not guilty to killing Cohoes teen  Times Union

ALBANY - The Watervliet man accused of killing a Cohoes teen pleaded not guilty Friday to two felony charges in Albany County Court. Thomas Slivienski was ...



Plan calls for relocating Albany High to Harriman Campus  Albany Times Union

A major new development plan for the city would relocate Albany High School to the state Harriman Office Campus and allow a developer to build a new college ...



Carmen Duncan grows nonprofit to inspire young professionals  Albany Times Union

When Mission Accomplished Transition Services founder and chief coach Carmen Duncan encourages millennials to overcome obstacles, she's speaking from ...



Failed promises at 2 schools  Albany Times Union

The charter high schools have high attrition rates and post student scores on state exams that in some cases are weaker, and in some cases better, than those at ...



Shenendehowa alum Kevin Huerter picked by Atlanta in the NBA draft  Albany Times Union

Rexford. When several of his NBA draft-day brethren sat Thursday night inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn wearing three-piece suits waiting to hear their ...



Duty Calls: World War I history preserved for youth of America  Times Union

Gene Loparco of Colonie, a Vietnam War veteran and veterans advocate, has received a belated Christmas gift of historical note. Dick Wood of Latham, retired ...



Albany native Stefon Harris wins prestigious jazz award  Times Union

Stefon Harris, the jazz-vibraphone virtuoso, composer and 1991 Albany High School graduate, has been tapped as a winner of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist ...



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