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The Raucci Case

Photo of Raucci’s arson conviction stands
Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court this morning upheld arson and other convictions against former city schools facilities director Steven Raucci, ruling against the defense on each issue raised.

Photo of Raucci pension issue to court
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

New York’s highest court will decide whether the state can hold convicted arsonist Steven Raucci’s pension under the Son of Sam Law.

Raucci emails reveal no incrimination
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

In 15,000 emails sent and received by Steven Raucci over his last seven years at work, there was no smoking gun.

The Raucci emails
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011

A collection of emails received or sent to Steve Raucci via his Schenectady City School District email account.

Request for heat irked Schenectady School District officials
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011

Steven Raucci appeared offended. Teacher Edward Pfeifer just wanted heat for his classroom. And Superintendent Eric Ely eventually grew tired of Pfeifer’s “spewing.”

Raucci let parishioners shiver to defy pastor
Friday, July 29, 2011

The arrest of city schools Facilities Manager Steven Raucci had one immediate effect: it brought back the heat for one church’s coffee hour.

Schenectady school complaints got chilly reception
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Former Schenectady City School District Facilities Manager Steven Raucci allegedly turned off the heat in one teacher’s classroom whose husband had challenged Raucci for the union presidency. Raucci also allegedly misused his position as energy manager to punish teachers who he felt made unreasonable requests or complaints about his janitorial staff. Emails documented repeated heat complaints, which he refused to address on the grounds that the district would save money by keeping the temperature down.

Much is hidden in Raucci emails
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Schenectady City School District blacked out 76 emails, as well as what appeared to be a letter from former facilities manager Raucci that was 11⁄2 pages long, in The Daily Gazette’s review of the emails released by the district.

Emails show Raucci taunting staff over requests
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A request came in from an assistant superintendent’s secretary to move a heavy magnetic board in April 2005 and Steve Raucci apparently decided it was time to have some fun.

Raucci emails: School staffers stuffed mailings
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Schenectady city school employees, while being paid by the district, stuffed envelopes and called taxpayers as part of a campaign for passage of the school budget in 2008, according to email sent to then-school facilities director Steven Raucci by one of his underlings.

Emails show how Raucci complaints went nowhere
Friday, July 22, 2011

One of the biggest questions in the Steven Raucci scandal has been whether Schenectady City School District Superintendent Eric Ely knew what his employee was doing.

Raucci emails reflect plotting
Thursday, July 21, 2011

An email exchange about Steven Raucci’s mood the day before a June 2008 vandalism attack was among the latest group reviewed by The Daily Gazette as part of a lawsuit settlement with the school district.

Secretary had unique link with Raucci
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The man convicted of setting explosives in a campaign of intimidation was also a smooth talker to his female employees, according to emails released by the Schenectady City School District.

Photo of Threats, anger in Raucci emails
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Schenectady school district released nearly 11,000 pages of emails and other confidential documents Monday regarding former employee Steven Raucci, who was convicted last year of placing bombs on cars and at homes to intimidate others, including fellow school employees.

Bathrooms left dirty while custodians stuffed envelopes
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

While custodians stuffed envelopes urging city residents to support the school budget in 2006, bathrooms were left dirty and in one case feces was left on the floor for hours, according to emails released by the Schenectady City School District.


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