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NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
ALBANY

NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.
 
SCHENECTADY

Pedestrian, 57, dies after being hit by SUV in Schenectady

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The Schenectady Police Department is investigating a fatal auto–pedestrian accident that occurred about 7:22 p.m. Saturday on Albany St near Fairview Avenue.
 
Schenectady wins casino license, but much of region will be involved
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady wins casino license, but much of region will be involved

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
One of the state’s first three commercial casinos will be located in the city of Schenectady, but officials say the benefits will be spread across the region.
 
ALBANY

Pairing Lowe, Los Straitjackets a holiday treat at Egg

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
It was an unlikely marriage between irreverent Nashville-based surf-rockabilly band Los Straitjackets and legendary British rocker Nick Lowe, but it worked quite splendidly when Lowe brought his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday night in one of the most anticipated concerts of the yuletide season.
 
Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The holidays seem to present the perfect opportunity for bar patrons and revelers to stray from the drinks they gravitate toward the rest of the year.
 
Amsterdam native honored for efforts at Sudan hospital
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native honored for efforts at Sudan hospital

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Dr. Tom Catena has volunteered his medical skills in Sudan since 2008. Before that, he volunteered at a hospital about a five-hour drive from the capital of Kenya. In all, Catena has served nearly 15 years in Africa, helping people who otherwise wouldn’t be helped.
 
BERNE

Toy drive started for siblings of murdered Berne boy

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is collecting toys and other donations for the family of Kenneth White, the 5-year-old Berne boy who police say was killed Thursday by his 19-year-old cousin.
 
ALBANY

Albany Berkshire Ballet's flawed ‘Nutcracker’ still entertains

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Saturday’s matinee of the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s staging of the Christmas classic "The Nutcracker" at the Egg was not up to its usual par.
 
NISKAYUNA

Budding Niskayuna scientist wins historical essay contest

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Meghan Stephenson says 10th grade biology and physics this year have confirmed her love for the sciences, but she does find history inspirational, as well, particularly recent history.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Schenectady men accused of taking lion statues

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Two Schenectady men were charged with grand larceny after a state trooper in Clifton Park noticed two large lion statues in the back of a pickup truck Friday.
 
NYPD officers killed in ambush
NEW YORK

NYPD officers killed in ambush

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
 
30 stage die-in at Crossgates
GUILDERLAND

30 stage die-in at Crossgates

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
About 30 people gathered Saturday near the entrance to Crossgate Mall’s food court in a die-in protest demanding justice for people like Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island and Michael Brown, 18, of Ferguson, Missouri, black men who were killed by white police officers earlier this year.
 
Woman allegedly attempted to rob Scotia Subway
SCOTIA

Woman allegedly attempted to rob Scotia Subway

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
A 55-year-old Scotia woman is accused of attempting to rob the Subway restaurant at Mohawk Avenue and Sacandaga Road early Friday night.
 
ALBANY

NY law limits probes of unconventional medicine

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
New York law has been changed to prohibit state investigations of doctors for unconventional treatments of diseases, specifically including Lyme disease.
 
 

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