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CAPITAL REGION

Feds sign off on Capital Region health-care partnership

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Capital Region’s first Accountable Care Organization, the result of a regional alliance announced earlier this year by Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners.
 
Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York
ALBANY

Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
If Santa brings you a shiny new laptop, video game console or flat-screen TV, don't toss the old one in the trash.
 
Schenectady demolition bittersweet
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady demolition bittersweet

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Claudia Gabriele sat in her Cutler Street kitchen Monday morning talking about the Mont Pleasant home next door, the one her grandparents Pacifico and Anna Caffarella bought when they came over from Naples decades ago.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Grant would fund Saratoga creative ‘master plan’

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

When looking for a hook to bring creative workers to Fingerpaint Marketing, founder Ed Mitzen finds being headquartered in downtown Saratoga Springs is a big factor.
 
Services Saturday in Amsterdam for slain child
AMSTERDAM

Services Saturday in Amsterdam for slain child

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy who was killed in his mobile home in the Albany County town of Knox, near Thacher Park.
 
Ellis Medicine to make PILOT payments on Cushing Center
SCHENECTADY

Ellis Medicine to make PILOT payments on Cushing Center

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
After years of paying no property taxes, Ellis Medicine has agreed to make payment-in-lieu-of-taxes payments on the Cushing Center in Schenectady, providing additional revenue streams for the city, county and school district.
 
Fundraiser remembers slain Schenectady woman
SCHENECTADY

Fundraiser remembers slain Schenectady woman

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
DJs spun records and the bass thumped. Children danced and laughed. Adults sat down for meals or gathered in groups and caught up. And Monica McGill allowed herself to smile.
 
Capital Region's spurned casino sites turn to Plan B
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region's spurned casino sites turn to Plan B

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Although a casino is not an option, the three sites in the Capital Region that weren’t recommended for a license will not be abandoned.
 
Clock ticking on GE benefits lawsuit
SCHENECTADY

Clock ticking on GE benefits lawsuit

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit recently filed against General Electric are hoping a federal court in Milwaukee grants a preliminary injunction soon — by Jan. 1, in fact — to prevent changes to GE retiree health benefits from taking effect.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County tax bills to begin arriving next week

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

More than 83,000 Saratoga County tax bills will be going into the mail next week, letting property owners know what they owe for the cost of county and town services.
 
SCHENECTADY

NYC police shootings on minds of local officers

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Before every shift, Schenectady officers gather for lineup. Roll call is taken, assignments given, administrative details checked off. Officers are apprised if there are active cases in the city or nearby.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam police probing two robberies

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred on Saturday.
 
NORTHVILLE

Northville man accused of sexual abuse of minor

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

A Northville man was arrested Monday by state police for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager while he was directing a play for a local church group, authorities said.
 
ALBANY

Tedisco among NY lawmakers calling for bullet-proof police car windows

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York state be retrofitted with bullet-proof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car.
 
 

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