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NISKAYUNA

Officer stops pedestrian from Niskayuna suicide try

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A Niskayuna police officer saved the life of a young man who attempted to kill himself Tuesday by walking into a busy stretch of Route 5 in Niskayuna.
 
Judge to decide Schenectady rape, murder case
SCHENECTADY

Judge to decide Schenectady rape, murder case

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Accused child rapist and baby killer Herman Robinson formally gave up his right to a jury trial this morning, instead choosing to have his case decided directly by a judge.
 
ALBANY

Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday.
 
Pair charged in attack on Skidmore student
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Pair charged in attack on Skidmore student

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
What started with some trash-talking directed at a Skidmore College student walking back to campus early Sunday morning ended with an area man unleashing a violent assault and landing himself behind bars, city police said.
 
ALBANY

NYCLU: New data shows holes in legal aid for poor

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The New York Civil Liberties Union plans to release new data the group says will highlight the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.
 
Author: Climate fight at crucial stage
ALBANY

Author: Climate fight at crucial stage

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben said Tuesday afternoon at the University at Albany that you can’t label the massive climate change protest planned for this weekend in New York City as counter-culture.
 
Gloversville Latin teacher tops in state
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville Latin teacher tops in state

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The state Board of Regents named Charles Giglio, a Gloversville middle and high school teacher, as 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Requests put Saratoga Springs budget draft well over cap

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
City departments are requesting $4.4 million more in spending in the 2015 budget than in the $40.44 million spending plan adopted last year.
 
ALBANY

Pitch for state funds spotlights area’s ‘Tech Valley’ brand

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
In the fourth round of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards, the Capital Region is pushing its Tech Valley brand to highlight the area’s strengths in technology and manufacturing.
 
ALBANY

Mohawk Valley council targets bridge, college in plans

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Keeping an eye towards the future while providing a glimpse of the past, the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council presented plans Tuesday to further develop the region.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady chamber to mark milestone with 1920s theme

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County will celebrate 90 years as the county’s leading business organization with a gala at GE Power & Water headquarters in Schenectady Wednesday night.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Group calls on Saratoga Springs officials to rethink parking deck plans

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Sustainable Saratoga is urging the city’s land-use boards to reconsider the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority’s plans for a 511-space parking deck on High Rock Avenue when the project is discussed Wednesday night.
 
Residents express opposition to Duanesburg natural gas station
DUANESBURG

Residents express opposition to Duanesburg natural gas station

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
About 100 residents packed the Duanesburg firehouse Tuesday to speak out against a compressed natural gas distribution station proposed for a 54-acre plot just down the road on Route 7.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Reads picks ‘Round House’

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich has been selected by public vote as this year’s book of choice for Saratoga Reads, a community-wide reading program.
 
 

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