The current project rehabilitated the airport terminal and expanded parking with a new, multi-level, 1,000-space parking garage — a component of a $72.1 million state investment that upgraded the airport and the roads leading to it, including the creation of Exit 3 off the Northway after decades of delay.

“We need to stop the gun violence and take back our neighborhoods — not just say it … We need tangible results,” said Albany County Executive McCoy. He also said, “We need the buy-in from the community.

As of midnight on June 24, travelers from states with a high rate of COVID-19 — for now, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas — will have to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.

David Soares

Early voting results for incumbent Albany County District Attorney David Soares look promising, but there are still a number of ballots to be counted. 

Republican Paul DeLorenzo has earned nearly 70 percent of votes in Tuesday’s Conservative Party primary for Assembly District 111, according to the New York State Board of Elections’ unofficial results. His opponent, incumbent Democrat Angelo Santabarbara, garnered only about 23 percent of votes.

If the Capital Region’s metrics hold, movie and film production can start again on July 1 and museums, aquariums, and zoos can open at 25-percent capacity. Other industries will be authorized on an individual basis dependent on associated risk levels and the current health data. Outdoor theme parks, indoor malls, gyms, and movie theaters have not yet been cleared to reopen at the beginning of Phase 4.

On Juneteenth, The Enterprise spoke with Anne Pope, director of the northeast region of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, about the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement a half-century ago and the Black Lives Matter protests, how white people can bring about change, and what local progress looks like. 

“When this started,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo of COVID-19 in New York, “we had more cases per capita than any state in the country or any nation on the globe. But today, we have done a full 180, from worst to first.”

“What is really a revolutionary idea — that there is a space for people of color to assemble and share history and love of one another and bring that to walls outside of their own in a safe place,” said Travon Jackson, the executive director of the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.

As the governor calls for reform in police departments across New York State, the Albany County executive decries the 25 shootings in Albany since protests began three weeks ago and urges working together.