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Live: SCCC President Moono apologizes to grads for ‘distraction’

SCHENECTADY

Live: SCCC President Moono apologizes to grads for ‘distraction’

Addressing the 2016 graduating class, Schenectady County Community College President Steady Moono apologized that his recent arrest for impaired driving had created a distraction over their commencement.

Saratoga Springs HS honoring golfer, judge

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs HS honoring golfer, judge

The Saratoga Springs High School Hall of Distinction is inducting a judge and a professional golfer.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna students planning bigger, better Relay for Life

Niskayuna High School students are gearing up for the annual Relay for Life, an all-night walk that raises money for cancer research and brings awareness and support to those battling the disease.

SCCC president, a top aide plead guilty to DWAI

DUANESBURG

SCCC president, a top aide plead guilty to DWAI

Schenectady County Community College President Steady Moono and a top aide pleaded guilty Wednesday evening to reduced charges of DWAI to satisfy drunken driving charges stemming from separate Duanesburg arrests May 5.

AMSTERDAM

Elevated lead levels detected in water at Amsterdam schools

Water tests at three elementary schools showed elevated levels of lead, the Greater Amsterdam School District said on Tuesday.

30+ school budgets pass across Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

30+ school budgets pass across Capital Region

School districts across the Capital Region scored strong support for budgets during annual votes Tuesday.

Education officials: State out front on transgender issue

ALBANY

Education officials: State out front on transgender issue

Federal guidance that calls on every school district in the country to allow students to use restrooms based on gender identity doesn’t concern New York’s top education officials — because they are already there.

State Education Department formulates new plan under federal law

ALBANY

State Education Department formulates new plan under federal law

State education officials hope to account for more than just test scores as they move forward on a new plan that will touch on standards, family engagement, school accountability and much more under the new federal education law.

Pride and joy as thousands graduate from UAlbany

ALBANY

Pride and joy as thousands graduate from UAlbany

Cristian Palma said getting an education at the University at Albany was the greatest investment in his life.

Siena College holds commencement ceremony for 785

ALBANY

Siena College holds commencement ceremony for 785

Siena College held its graduation ceremony Sunday morning at the Times Union Center in Albany for 785 students in the class of 2016.

SCHENECTADY

Brown Transportation Co. demands access to video

Under threat of a potential lawsuit, Brown Transportation filed its own suit against the city last month demanding access to a video it had handed over to Schenectady police in an assault investigation.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady School Board president expects graduation rate to increase

Schenectady Board of Education President Cathy Lewis expects graduation rates to rise to 65 percent this year.

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

SCHENECTADY

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

Thirty-eight sets of parents will be bursting with pride next weekend when they hear their children perform at the inaugural concert of CHIME in the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s celebration “Music without Borders.”

SCHENECTADY

Fewer polling places for Schenectady school elections

Schenectady City School District residents interested in voting in Tuesday’s school board elections — especially new school voters — may want to double check their polling location, because it may not be where they are used to voting.

Capital Region voters to consider school budgets Tuesday

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region voters to consider school budgets Tuesday

Voters across the Capital Region on Tuesday will be asked to approve school budgets and bonds and choose school board members for three-year terms that begin July 1.

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees

SUNY Cobleskill awarded 455 degrees on Saturday, and presented an honorary degree to a woman described as a “culinary trailblazer,” Carol Brock.

Moono inaugurated as 7th president of SCCC

SCHENECTADY

Moono inaugurated as 7th president of SCCC

When the search committee tasked with hiring a new president for Schenectady County Community College was set up at a hotel for interviews, it had some interesting neighbors.

Schalmont band leader makes a fairy-tale proposal

Schalmont band leader makes a fairy-tale proposal

Only three students knew what Schalmont band director Justin Godlewski had in store for their April trip to Disney World in Florida. After the band’s parade down Main Street in the center of the Magic Kingdom, he planned to ask his girlfriend a certain question — and he enlisted the band’s help in doing it.

Schenectady school board candidates make their case

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school board candidates make their case

A community activist is looking to knock out one of two Schenectady school board incumbents by arguing he better “understands the struggles” of the district’s students and families.

BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

4 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake candidates vie for 2 school board seats

Vying for a pair of open seats, two Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school board incumbents and two challengers Tuesday night contrasted their positions on standards, the veterans exemption and board culture.

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