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UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

ALBANY

UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

The University at Albany aims to diversify its graduate faculty and student population and focus increased attention on health disparities research with the help of a $10 million federal grant.

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

Dr. Tom Catena, an Amsterdam native who has dedicated the past eight years to running a hospital in war-torn Sudan, was a finalist for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

ALBANY

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

The New York State Canal System will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, four days earlier than originally scheduled.

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

SCHENECTADY & AMSTERDAM

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

From the air, everything looks different. On Thursday, Gazette photographer Marc Schultz and I took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of ongoing projects and popular sites in Schenectady as well as Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam schools in lockout after threat

All Amsterdam schools and district buildings went into lockout Friday as police and district officials investigated a threat, according to a post on the district website.

OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ elementary/middle school principal has resigned

School Superintendent David Halloran confirmed at a school board meeting Wednesday that elementary/middle school principal Rebecca Marzeski gave her resignation to the school board on April 4.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam skipped state financial evaluation for last 3 years


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli this week released fiscal stress scores for 17 cities in New York as part of the office’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, which examines the financial health of state municipalities and schools districts.

Two charged in Sprakers in animal neglect case

SPRAKERS

Two charged in Sprakers in animal neglect case

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday to an animal complaint in Sprakers, and found eight horses and three cows living in “unsafe and deplorable conditions with no water or food readily available to them,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Cuomo signs MMA legislation to local fighter's delight

SCHENECTADY

Cuomo signs MMA legislation to local fighter's delight

Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signed legislation legalizing Mixed Martial Arts in New York on Thursday. Amsterdam fighter Tommy Marcellino called it a “good feeling” knowing that he could soon be fighting closer to home, rather than having to go out of state.

Teacher evaluation plans still required

CAPITAL REGION

Teacher evaluation plans still required

Educators across the state are developing teacher-evaluation plans based on a law education policymakers say they plan to ditch, working under a system in line for big changes.

Albany man charged with lewd acts in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Albany man charged with lewd acts in Amsterdam

An Albany man is facing charges after being caught on camera fondling himself in view of patrons at two Town of Amsterdam stores, state police said today.

Longtime Montgomery County DA to retire when term is up

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Longtime Montgomery County DA to retire when term is up

District Attorney Jed Conboy will retire from his post at the conclusion of his term in December, he said this week.

Murdered Amsterdam woman recalled as devoted mom

AMSTERDAM

Murdered Amsterdam woman recalled as devoted mom

Murder victim Beth Ann Logan of Amsterdam remembered as a devoted mother who always took care of her kids.

Estate of trooper killed in Thruway crash settles lawsuit

CAPITAL REGION

Estate of trooper killed in Thruway crash settles lawsuit

One of two federal lawsuits filed in the wake of the December 2013 Thruway crash that killed state Trooper David Cunniff and injured another man has been settled, according to a federal court filing.

Amsterdam assault victim dies from her injuries

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam assault victim dies from her injuries


The Amsterdam woman attacked by her boyfriend last week has died and the suspect is now facing a murder charge, authorities said Monday.

AMSTERDAM

Police seek leads in Amsterdam robbery

Amsterdam Police are investigating a robbery at the Mini Mart Convenience Store that occurred just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam police seek man for alleged assault on girlfriend

A Schenectady man is being sought, accused of attacking his girlfriend early Tuesday in Amsterdam, leaving her in critical condition, police said.

Family, friends reflect on life of Judge Robert Sise

AMSTERDAM

Family, friends reflect on life of Judge Robert Sise

Judge Robert Sise, who died Tuesday, not only had a long career on the bench, but he also lived a life that saw service in World War II, a brief showing in minor league baseball and a 66-year marriage that produced nine sons and 26 grandchildren.

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