The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions
Saratoga County kicks off county fair season

CAPITAL REGION

Saratoga County kicks off county fair season

County fair season in the Capital Region begins Tuesday, as the 175th Saratoga County Fair kicks off seven weeks of fried food, carnival rides, rodeos, demolition derbies and much more.

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street

SCHENECTADY

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street

Three women are opening businesses for the first time, bringing new life to three vacant storefronts on Schenectady’s eclectic Jay Street Pedestrian Mall.

Teachers teach teachers to teach science in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Teachers teach teachers to teach science in Niskayuna

Niskayuna schools and the Capital Region BOCES are hoping to put science skills at the forefront for elementary teachers with a new professional development workshop launched at Niskayuna High School last week, touted as “deep dive” in new science learning standards.

COLONIE

Driver killed, two injured in crash of minivan stolen in Schenectady

The driver of a minivan reported stolen in Schenectady was killed and two passengers seriously injured in a crash early today in Colonie.

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

A small airplane with four people onboard crashed on takeoff Saturday night in Schoharie County, possibly resulting in multiple fatalities, authorities said.

City Ballet, SPAC to mark 50 years together with old favorites, Peck premiere

SARATOGA SPRINGS

City Ballet, SPAC to mark 50 years together with old favorites, Peck premiere

On July 20, the New York City Ballet and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center begin the celebration of their 50-year collaboration. SPAC’s president and executive director Marcia White and ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins have a lot planned.

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Flirty, elegant and oh so fashionable. It’s fascinator season in Saratoga Springs. This summer, you can create your own little cocktail hat with a new book by Hannah Scheidig, a milliner in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has taught hundreds of women how to make them.

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

SCHENECTADY

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

You can’t miss Hafiz Naemi's residence. In an apartment development where there are few gardens, Naemi’s place is bold and bright with summer flowers. They’re everywhere: petunias in purple, pink, red, blue and white grow in pots lined up near the sidewalk that leads to the front door. There are corn flowers, the shocking blues atop tall stems some people call bachelor buttons. Vivid red coleus leaves have their place, and a sunflower is picking up speed near the front door.

Tent city pops up at JCC as canal bike tour rolls in

NISKAYUNA

Tent city pops up at JCC as canal bike tour rolls in

The Schenectady Jewish Community Center in Niskayuna was awash in a sea of 400 tents Saturday night as the 18th annual Erie Canal Bike Tour made its final stop before completing the 400-mile journey in Albany this morning.

2,000 meals -- a day in the life of the SICM summer program

SCHENECTADY

2,000 meals -- a day in the life of the SICM summer program

“I don’t like Cocoa Puffs, it’s too much chocolate,” 10-year-old Zariah Mosley said as she shuffled to a gazebo at Steinmetz Park where she and her fellow day campers dug into breakfast. “I want cinnamon. Cinnamon cereal.”

WOW Jamboree blends faith with clean fun in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill

SCHENECTADY

WOW Jamboree blends faith with clean fun in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill

Two-dozen pop-up tents took over Jerry Burrell Park on Saturday for the annual WOW Jamboree hosted by Pastor Ted and Yolanda Ward of Koinonia Christian Ministries.

Thousands pack Schenectady festival for music, food, fun

SCHENECTADY

Thousands pack Schenectady festival for music, food, fun

Thousands of people crowded downtown Schenectady Friday night for the county’s 11th annual SummerNight street festival. It was difficult to maneuver both State and Jay streets without brushing shoulders with someone sipping a drink and bopping along to the music.

E. coli keeps Brown's Beach swimmers on shore

SARATOGA LAKE

E. coli keeps Brown's Beach swimmers on shore

Brown’s Beach on Saratoga Lake, which opened last year as the first public beach on the lake in nearly a decade, is currently closed because tests showed that levels of E. coli were above state standards, the state Department of Health said Friday.

Cobleskill infrastructure work nearing completion

COBLESKILL

Cobleskill infrastructure work nearing completion

The water and sewer main replacement project on Main Street should be completed by Aug. 1, village Mayor Linda Holmes said this week.

Girl, 14, is suspect in Summit arsons

SUMMIT

Girl, 14, is suspect in Summit arsons

State police on Friday said they arrested a 14-year-old girl for a series of arsons over a 10-day span that destroyed four cars and a barn.

New York State issues drought watch

CAPITAL REGION

New York State issues drought watch

It’s official: New York State is under a drought watch.

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region districts welcome change to substitute teacher time limit

School officials in the region welcomed a rule change that extends the number of days that uncertified substitute teachers can work in a single district from 40 days to 90 days.

ALBANY

Army veteran accused of making threat against Albany Stratton VA

A Western New York man has been charged with threatening the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in two phone calls last month, authorities said.

AMSTERDAM

Audit faults Amsterdam school district’s management of surplus funds

An audit by state Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli’s office found that the Greater Amsterdam School District consistently developed and adopted realistic budget estimates, but exceeded the limit for the district’s fund balance since the 2012-13 school year.

Upgrades to be made at Music Haven

SCHENECTADY

Upgrades to be made at Music Haven

Every summer since 1999, Central Park’s Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage has been offering free, live musical performances in a beautiful outdoor venue. Next year, it gets even better.

columnists & blogs