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McCarthy's city budget plan calls for 3.26% tax cut

SCHENECTADY

McCarthy's city budget plan calls for 3.26% tax cut


Schenectady city taxpayers can expect to pay less in taxes next year after Mayor Gary McCarthy opened the annual budget season with a proposal that cuts the tax rate 3.26 percent.

Air Force siblings Jean and Charles Eells set for Patriot Flight

CLIFTON PARK

Air Force siblings Jean and Charles Eells set for Patriot Flight

Sixty-five years after Jean Marie Eells raised eyebrows by enlisting in the Air Force right out of high school, she and her brother Charles are taking part in the Patriot Flight with other local veterans to the nation’s capital today.

Niskayuna parent, teacher join ride to draw attention to missing kids

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna parent, teacher join ride to draw attention to missing kids


Shouts and cheers greeted around 50 cyclists on the Ride for Missing Children as they made their first school stop of the day at Birchwood Elementary on Friday.

Foliage behind schedule this year

CAPITAL REGION

Foliage behind schedule this year


It’s October, and autumn colors are coming to the Capital Region.

GALWAY

Galway man gets 10 years for beating parents with baseball bat


A man who admitted to beating his parents with a baseball bat, prompting one to need facial reconstructive surgery and lose an eye, received a total of 10 years in state prison Friday, the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office said.

Week 5 Friday high school football scores (Final)

How did your team do?

Autumn Inspirations Quilt Show this weekend at Proctors

The 15th Autumn Inspirations Biennial Quilt Show will be held today and Sunday at Proctor's GE Theatre, 532 State St.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady prostitution sting nets 11


A prostitution sting conducted Thursday resulted in the arrests of 11 women, according to a report from the Schenectady Police Department.

BALLSTON SPA

Saratoga County inmate dies of heart attack


An inmate at the Saratoga County Jail died recently of a heart attack, jail officials confirmed Friday.

Mayor proposes 3.26 percent tax cut

Budget would reduce levy by $1.26M

This alcohol substitute could get you drunk without the hangover

This alcohol substitute could get you drunk without the hangover

Thanks to science, you may soon be able to get drunk without feeling the effects the next morning.

Schenectady gets its own Euro sticker

Schenectady gets its own Euro sticker

In code, they ride the backsides of Jeeps and Jettas. Two or three letters, encased in an oval, usually say it all. And they say it ever so subtly.

Man charged after being trapped in a car with his dead girlfriend

INDIANAPOLIS

Man charged after being trapped in a car with his dead girlfriend

Kevin Bell was driving with his girlfriend when he lost control of the SUV and went off the roadway, crashing into a tree down a deep embankment in rural Indiana.

The IRS is cutting 7,000 jobs. Will that help you escape an audit?

The IRS is cutting 7,000 jobs. Will that help you escape an audit?

The chance of your small business being audited is pretty darn low.

New Jersey train crash kills one, injures dozens

New Jersey train crash kills one, injures dozens

A commuter train crashed at a station in northern New Jersey during the Thursday morning rush and there were reports of fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Police: Schenectady man allowed toddler to wander the streets

A city man is facing a child endangerment count after a 2-year-old child in his care was found wandering the streets Monday, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Albany teen accused of punching PE teacher

A local teen is accused of punching a physical education teacher earlier this month at The School at Northeast on Hamburg Street, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man accused of injuring his infant son

A city man is accused of injuring his 1-year-old son last month, causing bruises to his head and body, authorities said.

Fireball Run races to Glenville's Aerosciences Museum

GLENVILLE

Fireball Run races to Glenville's Aerosciences Museum

A handful of lucky individuals had the opportunity to get an up-close view of the planes at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville Thursday afternoon.

Rotterdam bank robber expresses remorse before sentencing

SCHENECTADY

Rotterdam bank robber expresses remorse before sentencing

The central figure in an elaborate bank robbery scheme in Rotterdam that involved a phoned-in school threat expressed remorse for his crime Thursday in court.

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