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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.

Latham business capitalizes on growth of LEDs

LATHAM

Latham business capitalizes on growth of LEDs


LED lighting is far from a new technology, but in recent years purchase costs have decreased and installation incentives have increased to the point that conversions are now considered for entire buildings instead of individual bulbs.

Oil train protesters descend on Albany

ALBANY

Oil train protesters descend on Albany

In one of the biggest protests of its kind Albany has ever seen, about 1,500 people from across the Northeast and beyond converged Saturday to protest the city’s oil train traffic.

ALBANY

Albany's Alive at Five concerts moving to Broadway


The Alive at Five concerts will hit Broadway this summer.

CAPITAL REGION

Two more lawsuits filed against ex-Albany cop


The same attorney who filed a lawsuit this week against an embattled former Albany police officer now working in Schenectady County has filed two more lawsuits against the officer, also this week.

ALBANY

Ex-Albany cop, now a Schenectady County deputy, faces lawsuit

An embattled former Albany police officer now working in Schenectady County is facing a new lawsuit, this one accusing him of violating the plaintiff’s constitutional rights against unreasonable seizure and his right to counsel.

ALBANY

Police say drug arrest unrelated to Clifton Park man's death


State police are continuing to investigate the death of a Clifton Park man found on the Thruway, but said Tuesday they’ve determined his arrest in Wyoming on drug charges is not related.

COLONIE

Troopers: Northway victim deliberately stepped into path of truck

A Colonie man who was hit and killed Sunday on the Northway "deliberately placed himself in the roadway and into the path of the tractor-trailer," state police said this morning.

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

ALBANY

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Fest came on the tail end of a rainy week in the Capital Region, but on Saturday overcast skies never made good on their threat as sizeable crowds moved among the tulip beds or lounged on the grass in Washington Park.

Schenectady man arrested for Empire State Plaza assault

ALBANY

Schenectady man arrested for Empire State Plaza assault

A Schenectady man faces charges after allegedly striking his girlfriend in the face after confronting her in the restaurant where she works at Empire State Plaza, New York State Police said.

Alive at Five moving — but where exactly?

ALBANY

Alive at Five moving — but where exactly?


Albany’s popular Alive at Five concert series will move this summer.

Fiancée: Justus ‘was my backbone’

SCHENECTADY & GUILDERLAND

Fiancée: Justus ‘was my backbone’

Kristen Hickey first knew something was wrong via a Facebook message. Her fiance’s friend and co-worker-for-the-day at a tree-trimming job in Guilderland contacted her. She needed to call.

ALBANY

AMRI to buy Italian company


Albany-based pharmaceutical company AMRI on Thursday announced it will acquire an Italian pharmaceutical manufacturer in a deal valued at roughly $358 million.

State AG probes dorm contract at SUNY Poly

ALBANY

State AG probes dorm contract at SUNY Poly

The state attorney general is reviewing possible bid rigging of a dormitory project as part of a look at contracting issues regarding SUNY Polytechnic Institute, a person familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

ALBANY

Report knocks Saint Rose over staff, program cuts

College of Saint Rose officials did not present compelling evidence or sufficiently involve faculty input prior to their December decision to lay off nearly two dozen tenured faculty and eliminate over 25 academic programs, according to a report released Wednesday.

First day with tree service turns deadly in Guilderland

GUILDERLAND

First day with tree service turns deadly in Guilderland

Justus Booze of Schenectady was engaged to be married. He helped watch over his fiancée’s three children. He also had a regular job waiting for him as a driver so he could help his new family, those who knew him recalled Thursday.

Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose

ALBANY

Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose


An interactive exhibit featuring the work of rock legend Les Paul is at The College of Saint Rose today and tomorrow.

Trio accused of assault on bus at UAlbany plead innocent

Trio accused of assault on bus at UAlbany plead innocent

Three women who said they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January — allegations police later said were false — pleaded innocent Wednesday morning to all charges against them in Albany County Court.

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

ALBANY

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany


Allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January that police later said were false have resulted in the indictment of the three women who initially said they had been assaulted.

GUILDERLAND

Colonie man accused of DWI with daughter in car


A Colonie man faces a felony charge after Guilderland police said he got drunk, drove with a child in his vehicle and was involved in a crash.

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