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Woman goes from tough life in jail to owning security company

Woman goes from tough life in jail to owning security company


Rensselaer cosmetologist discusses tough journey to present day

Rensselaer cosmetologist discusses tough journey to present day


Schaghticoke woman living culinary dream with food truck, restaurant

Ghana-native’s dreams come true with Amsterdam medical practice

Shen junior's delectable desserts lead to nationwide competition

Couple's new podcast explores life when spouse is behind bars

Local author and movie producer Arlene Brathwaite is known for her gritty urban novels. However, her real life story could be a made for TV movie itself.


Clifton Park storeowner encouraging Black women to embrace natural beauty

For years, Black women have had to straighten their hair to be accepted in most professions and by society. Now, they're bucking the old norms and refusing to straighten what comes naturally. A Clifton Park businesswoman is helping them.


Health professional calls for better vaccine access for minorities

A year into the pandemic, a local Black health care professional is calling for changes in Albany County's COVID vaccination response to make sure Blacks have better access.


All-female Malta real-estate brokerage breaking barriers

During the pandemic, home prices didn't decline, but they were flat. Now home prices are skyrocketing.


Greenville Drive-In lending space to artists, craftspeople

Many local craftspeople and artists have found themselves without the ability to sell their wares, because the venues where they used to sell have closed down.


Albany gym owner mixing compassion with cardio

At PWR Training Facility in Albany, trainer Brittany Burnham puts members through their paces, but always manages to mix compassion with the cardio.


Woman brings high 'energy' to law field

If you talk to Amanda Devito-Trinsey, she would tell you she didn't foresee herself as a defender of Lady Justice.


Traveling nurse with Albany ties spreading love during pandemic

Tyhisha Ghaffar-Adjei learned to be of service to others from the women in her life. Her mom and aunt were nurses and activists.


Clifton Park women work to turn tiny house store into big business

It seems like more and more people are really getting into the new tiny house movement, including Nicole Nicholas and Randi Poillon.


Author's book encourages women to follow their dreams as she did

Ella Maria LeBlanc has worked in television as a camerawoman at NewsChannel 13 and at the state Assembly as a producer and interviewer, but her longtime dream has centered on being a writer and working for herself.


Organization empowering women with tools to succeed in new employment

Soroptimist is a name that may be hard to pronounce, but there's nothing complicated about the work the women's group does on behalf of women.


Boarding school teaching experience provides inspiration for Saratoga writer

Writer Emily Layden's memories of growing up in Saratoga are fond ones. A cousin and an uncle were also writers. However, she would have to spend some time in the classroom as a teacher before she could tell her story.


Woman with Waterford ties turning discarded books into art

What do you think happens to unsold books that stores want to send back to publishers, but publishers don't want to pay the shipping costs? Well, not all can be donated to charity and many will be destroyed. However, Judy Houbre has decided to recycle them, giving them a new life.


Capital Region artist known for comforting quilts adapts to survive pandemic

Susan Rivers has always had her feet in the environment and her hands on a sewing machine. She's worked for FEMA by profession, but she's never been able to give up life as an artist.


Woman celebrates three separate careers of serving others

Jacqueline Goralczyk is a renaissance woman. She's had three careers, all with the goal of serving others.


State Sen. Hinchey happy to serve rural voters in NY-46

Newly-elected State Senator Michelle Hinchey was born into a political family, and spent time watching her dad connect with people and help them with their problems.


Leader of Food Pantries for the Capital District driven by big heart

Food is the common denominator that all of us need. For nearly the past 10 years, Natasha Pernicka has been at the helm of a coalition that makes sure people don't go hungry.


First female fire chief in Brunswick hopes to inspire others

Lisa Symington, the new chief of the Mountain View Fire Company in Brunswick, says Wednesday's inauguration is a profound example that women can do anything.


Group of women helping Capital Region non-profits help others

The group 100 Women Who Care is changing the lives of thousands of people in the Capital Region.


School food service directors reflect on huge task to keep kids fed in trying year

They are not first responders or those working on the frontlines, but during this pandemic, they've provided a vital service and helped maintain a sense of normalcy for thousands of school kids.


Three people shot in Albany

Three people shot in Albany

DOJ will not investigate Covid-19 nursing home policy

DOJ will not investigate Covid-19 nursing home policy

Dramatic rise in COVID worries Warren County leaders

Dramatic rise in COVID worries Warren County leaders

Assem. speaker: Cuomo investigation shouldn't be rushed

Assem. speaker: Cuomo investigation shouldn't be rushed

Capital Region colleges hope vaccines lead to 'normal' semester

Capital Region colleges hope vaccines lead to 'normal' semester

DOJ won't open investigation into NY state nursing home order

DOJ won't open investigation into NY state nursing home order

Death Wish Coffee opens retail store in Saratoga Springs

Death Wish Coffee opens retail store in Saratoga Springs

Missing 11-year-old girl from Cohoes found safe

Missing 11-year-old girl from Cohoes found safe

Capital Region's 7-day COVID positivity rate highest in the state and rising

Capital Region's 7-day COVID positivity rate highest in the state and rising

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Capt. Eric Hernandez lifts up his daughter Isabella, 3, as his wife Yaimara and son Eric, 4, look on, as members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's urban search and rescue team are reunited with their families after weeks of working on the rubble pile at the collapsed Champlain Towers South condominium, on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)