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Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

The James M. and Eleanor Lafferty House of Niskayuna was recommended by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Man who murdered Sch’dy teen sees his appeal rejected

SCHENECTADY

Man who murdered Sch’dy teen sees his appeal rejected

James Wells' conviction and sentence for killing 15-year-old Eddie Stanley in 2011 was unanimously upheld in a state appeals court on Thursday.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds prepared for the 140th fair

COBLESKILL

Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds prepared for the 140th fair


The Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds are more jam-packed than ever this year with old traditions and new attractions, according to fair president Doug Cater.

AMSTERDAM

Bypass expected to end ongoing sewage leakage

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa said crews expected to have the sewer line leak on Forest Avenue fixed by Thursday evening.

Saratoga Rowing Association unveils regatta headquarters

SARATOGA LAKE

Saratoga Rowing Association unveils regatta headquarters


The Saratoga Rowing Association has been producing championship rowing teams for years, and now has an administrative home that lives up to its reputation.

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

ROTTERDAM

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than $7,000 worth of lobsters from Price Chopper because they were undersized and violated standards created to protect the wild population.

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

SCHENECTADY

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

A rare fish has garnered droves of hopeful anglers and curious onlookers to Central Park’s Iroquois Lake.

MALTA

Man allegedly burglarized neighbor

A 20-year-old Malta man was arrested on a burglary charge Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.

Obama sets the record straight on his 7-almond habit

PHILADELPHIA

Obama sets the record straight on his 7-almond habit

Does President Barack Obama really eat only seven almonds at night?

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

SCHENECTADY

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed Deputy Finance Commissioner Anthony Ferrari as Commissioner of Finance.

SCHENECTADY

Police: Schenectady drug bust yields heroin, arrests

About 100 bags of heroin were found and five people were arrested early Thursday morning as part of a drug bust in Schenectady, police said.

COHOES

Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin top Cohoes Music Hall lineup

Taylor and Chapin at the Cohoes Music Hall? That has a pretty good ring to it.

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

Three people were arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after taking property from a home on Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam.

Baltimore prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE

Baltimore prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

The criminal case in the death of Freddie Gray has ended with the top prosecutor failing to convict any of the six police officers involved in the arrest last year.

Democrats make a case for optimism

PHILADELPHIA

Democrats make a case for optimism

In an election season in which restive voters of all stripes are frustrated with the status quo, it fell to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to argue for staying the course by giving Democrats a third term in the White House.

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

DUANESBURG

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court


A former Duanesburg highway superintendent will have to wait for his day in court on a drunken driving charge, as the judge in the case recused herself on Wednesday.

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

SCHENECTADY

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

“I just want to catch it and cross it off my bucket list,” 14-year-old Nathan Holt said of the alligator gar reportedly residing in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake.

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

An alligator gar fish is on the lose in Iroquois Lake at Central Park in Schenectady.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

ROTTERDAM

Man hacked hole in wall, stole alcohol and food, Rotterdam police say

A 37-year-old Schenectady man was arrested in connection with a July 11 burglary at Johnny C’s Restaurant on Altamont Avenue, according to Rotterdam police.

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