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Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

As soon as the students got to their seats, they turned and looked. In the seats behind and above them, they saw smiling parents and grandparents looking back.

Renovations sought for Frank Duci's childhood home

SCHENECTADY

Renovations sought for Frank Duci's childhood home

Former Schenectady Mayor Frank Duci’s childhood home in the Stockade has been boarded up, but there are plans for renovations.

Duci going strong at 95, still loves Schenectady and its people

SCHENECTADY

Duci going strong at 95, still loves Schenectady and its people

Frank Duci, Schenectady’s longest-serving mayor, turned 95 on Saturday.

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

COLONIE

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

When Amnah Dhailia was 7 or 8 years old, she joined her mom at a meeting at an Islamic Center in Chicago, where they lived at the time. As her mom’s meeting stretched on, Amnah climbed onto a shelf and picked up a book — she couldn’t help herself.

Fire at Niskayuna's Tall Oaks apartments

NISKAYUNA

Fire at Niskayuna's Tall Oaks apartments

A fire overnight at a Niskayuna apartment complex has displaced some residents, firefighters said.

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School teacher Mollie Burgett thought she was attending a routine meeting with Principal Lori Petrosino on Friday.

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

They are the G.O.A.T — the greatest of all time — at least that’s what Friday’s Schenectady graduates argue.

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

SCHENECTADY

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

A local construction company is countersuing a subcontractor for $5 million, claiming the subcontractor never alerted it to any emergency situation at the Nicholaus building site on State Street downtown.

MIDDLEBURGH

Questions remain in fatal dirt-bike chase in Middleburgh

Authorities have released very little information one week after Middleburgh resident Joshua Camp was struck and killed by a Schoharie County sheriff’s deputy while fleeing on a dirt bike.

WATERFORD

Man sent to prison for machete assault in Waterford

A Troy man accused of using a machete during a fight last year was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison.

CLIFTON PARK

Glenville woman accused of stealing from employer

A Glenville woman was charged with second-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and second degree possession of a forged instrument after allegedly stealing from her former employer in Clifton Park.

Sanders, in Albany, says work on progressive ideals must continue

ALBANY

Sanders, in Albany, says work on progressive ideals must continue

Though he remains a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, Bernie Sanders sounded very much like someone passing the torch to others during an appearance Friday at the Empire State Plaza.

Police seek more info on Wilton couple charged with sex crimes

WILTON

Police seek more info on Wilton couple charged with sex crimes

State police are asking anyone with information about a Wilton couple charged with sex crimes against a child to contact them. Police believe there could be more victims.

SCHENECTADY

Cops: Schenectady officer injured in struggle

A man holding two knives confronted officers responding to a domestic violence call late Thursday, prompting officers to draw their weapons, police said.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady IDA to fund environmental study

The city of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency agreed to fund the second phase of an environmental study of the former Castelo's building on Nott Terrace.

Alleged cocaine seller arrested in Saratoga County

SARATOGA COUNTY

Alleged cocaine seller arrested in Saratoga County

An East Greenbush man is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine in Saratoga County, police said.

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

MALTA

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

A “smart manufacturing” initiative announced this week by President Obama will bring new computer chip research activity to Saratoga County, most likely at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

GLOVERSVILLE

Nathan Littauer Hospital breaks ground on dialysis center

Nathan Littauer Hospital recently broke ground on a dialysis center that hospital officials hope to open by early next year.

NEW SCOTLAND

Bobcat bites couple visiting friends in New Scotland

A couple visiting with friends on Wednesday were attacked by a bobcat. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said a woman was playing with the homeowner’s dog when she heard growling and hissing. The bobcat attacked the woman, biting her several times.

SCOTIA

Contractor picked to install sidewalks leading to 2 Scotia schools

Adirondack Landscaping, Inc., a Scotia-based construction group, will be the company in charge of installing sidewalks leading up to two village schools.

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