GUILDERLAND — “My childhood friend had COVID. You saved her life. No words can express my gratitude.”

The Capital Region begins Phase 4 on Wednesday but large malls, gyms, and amusement parks are not allowed to open.

“Productions are currently seeking lower-density areas that can provide more flexibility and safety, and we can definitely do that here in Albany,” said Discover Albany Film Commissioner Deb Goedeke.

ALBANY COUNTY — For the first time, food and refreshment vendors will be able to sell their products along the nine-mile stretch of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail through food trucks, carts, or temporary stands.

Requests for proposals are due back on July 10.

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.