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SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

ROTTERDAM

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

Schenectady’s original public access station is moving out of the city and expanding its reach to cover more than a dozen counties.

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

ROTTERDAM

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

Schenectady’s original public access station is moving out of the city and expanding its reach to cover more than a dozen counties.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Budget increases allow districts to move on curriculum updates

School districts across the region this summer are in the middle of overhauling, updating and rewriting significant parts of classroom curriculum plans. The rewrites come amidst a flurry of new education standards from the state: new social studies standards were approved in April 2014, a draft of new science standards awaits final approval by the Board of Regents and state officials are currently working on revisions to the state’s Common Core standards.

Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

About 40 teachers that met at Woodlawn Elementary School earlier this month to plot out new curriculum units for classes throughout the Schenectady City School District. Using a new process and framework for developing academic units, the teachers worked on units from King to energy dynamics to second grade classroom rules.

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

LATHAM

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

State police said Saturday that Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story.

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

SCHENECTADY

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

There are a number of street memorials in the city of Schenectady which mark the sites of sudden deaths, whether from shootings, fires or car crashes. Some are elaborate and long-lasting, either kept up by family members or friends or protected by quieter locations. Other memorials are more fleeting, symbols of spontaneous outpourings of grief at a sudden loss of a life before making way for life around the location of tragedy to go on.

Clinton, Kaine debut ticket in Florida

Clinton, Kaine debut ticket in Florida

The vetting is over — the hard choice has been made. And on Saturday, Hillary Clinton and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia made their debut as a presidential ticket.

18 years later, ex-Emma Willard student accuses a teacher of rape

TROY

18 years later, ex-Emma Willard student accuses a teacher of rape

Kat Sullivan decided to come forward now about one awful night at an elite private school 18 years ago after a fellow classmate, long troubled by the episode, contacted her.

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

State police say Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story.

App finds someone to clear up after your dog

App finds someone to clear up after your dog

What do you get when you combine a population too busy to look up from its smartphones, a "one-tap economy" and 78 million pet dogs?

The newest way to clean the atmosphere? Make bleach

The newest way to clean the atmosphere? Make bleach

Fossil fuels would be viewed as less of a planetary threat if we cut the pollution that comes from burning them.

Emails suggest the DNC derided the Sanders campaign

Emails suggest the DNC derided the Sanders campaign

Top officials at the Democratic National Committee criticized and mocked Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the primary campaign, even though the organization publicly insisted that it was neutral in the race.

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

SCHENECTADY

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

The carjacking and shooting of a man bringing trash to the curb in Bellevue last year will net the assailant 15 years in prison, a prosecutor said.

Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined

SCHENECTADY

Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined


Notorious Schenectady sex offender Alan Horowitz will remain in state custody, officially under civil confinement, after a judge ruled that he cannot be safely released into the community.

Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

Anticipation for the 148th opening day at Saratoga Race Course came to a head Friday morning as locals and out-of-towners alike thronged the Spa City to join in the long-standing upstate tradition.

Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

At the start of the new millennium, Schenectady was in the midst of a project to revitalize the downtown area.

Report: Plane struggled on runway in Sloansville

SLOANSVILLE

Report: Plane struggled on runway in Sloansville

The small plane that crashed a week ago in Schoharie County with four people aboard, including an official from Major League Baseball, appeared to initially have trouble getting off the runway, according to witnesses quoted in a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.

PROVIDENCE

Man guilty of vehicular manslaughter in Providence ATV death


A Fulton County man was convicted of vehicular manslaughter Friday afternoon in connection with an all-terrain vehicle crash last year in Providence that killed a woman.

Clinton picks Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

Clinton picks Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton named Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday selecting a battleground state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish.

SCHUYLERVILLE

Trooper rescues boy from Fish Creek in Schuylerville


A 4-year-old boy was returned safely to his grandparents Friday morning after a veteran state trooper rescued him from Fish Creek, state police said.

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