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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 UAlbany bus plead innocent

Trio accused of assault on UAlbany bus 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 this morning to all charges against them in Albany County Court.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady, UAlbany center join MetroLab network

The city of Schenectady and the University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government have been accepted into the MetroLab Network, a group of public-private partnerships focused on bringing data to local governments.

Vacant lot in Rotterdam Junction sold

The Capital Region Land Bank sold a vacant lot on Isabella Street in Rotterdam Junction, the Land Bank announced on Wednesday.

Thomas Libous, powerful N.Y. senator felled by scandal, dies at 63

Thomas W. Libous, the once-influential former New York state senator whose reputation was tarnished by a late-life criminal conviction, died Tuesday at a hospice center in Endicott, New York. He was 63.

NISKAYUNA

Another Aqueduct Road development proposed in Niskayuna

Plans for a development along the Mohawk River and Aqueduct Road were recently submitted to the town of Niskayuna by developer Richard DiSarro.

State's tax cap can have unintended impact on school budgets

CAPITAL REGION

State's tax cap can have unintended impact on school budgets

It seemed like a mistake at first. How could Gloversville schools have a negative 6 percent tax cap — a cap that is widely described as limiting the annual growth of school taxes to 2 percent or less?

SCHENECTADY

Man accused in Schenectady murder rejects plea bargain offer

One of the defendants in the shooting death of Lasean Gause last summer rejected a plea offer on Monday, pressing his case to trial.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man allegedly tried to set house on fire

A city man tried to light a residence on fire and then used a vehicle to drive at someone, endangering them early Sunday, authorities said.

Ex-Mazzone employee files suit over withheld tips

ALBANY

Ex-Mazzone employee files suit over withheld tips

A former employee of Prime at Saratoga National is suing Mazzone Management, saying the catering and restaurant giant illegally withheld tips and failed to pay overtime wages.

Skidmore students push for additional mental health services

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore students push for additional mental health services

A smattering of Skidmore students called on school officials today to boost mental health services by adding counselors, expanding a 24-7 hot line and providing walk-in support for students in “crisis situations.”

ViaPort’s Sears store set to close

ROTTERDAM

ViaPort’s Sears store set to close

The Sears store and the connected Sears Auto Center at ViaPort Rotterdam will close this summer, the latest in a series of sweeping changes at the former Rotterdam Square mall.

Race for Farley's Senate seat could get crowded

49TH SENATE DISTRICT

Race for Farley's Senate seat could get crowded

Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco is flirting with running for Hugh Farley’s seat with the senior senator already throwing his support behind him.

Milton man dies after being allegedly choked by landlord

The Milton man who was allegedly choked by his landlord in an altercation early Friday morning died from his injuries Sunday night, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheldon Silver gets 12-year prison sentence

ALBANY

Sheldon Silver gets 12-year prison sentence

Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the state’s most powerful and feared politicians as speaker of the New York Assembly, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft.

Hugh Farley announces retirement from N.Y. Senate

ALBANY

Hugh Farley announces retirement from N.Y. Senate

After 40 years in the state Senate, Hugh Farley says he is done with politics.

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is pushing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to designate the city of Schenectady as a federal “Promise Zone” to receive assistance for community development.

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

Town officials have had preliminary discussions with the Capital District Transportation Authority about starting local bus service in southern Saratoga County

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault

A city man received a total sentence of 27 years in state prison for a 2014 shooting that left a man paralyzed and for an unrelated assault.

EPA begins review of Hudson River dredging

SARATOGA SPRINGS

EPA begins review of Hudson River dredging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is starting a new review of its recently completed $1 billion cleanup of PCBs in the upper Hudson River.

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