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Hugh Farley announces retirement from NY Senate

ALBANY

Hugh Farley announces retirement from NY Senate

Republican State Senator Hugh T. Farley will not be a candidate for re-election to the 49th District this fall, a seat he has held since 1976.

SCHENECTADY

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady


U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is pushing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to designate the city of Schenectady as a federal “Promise Zone” to receive assistance for community development.

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault


A city man received a total sentence of 27 years in state prison for a 2014 shooting that left a man paralyzed and for an unrelated assault.

Partnership lets international students stay longer

NISKAYUNA

Partnership lets international students stay longer


Yushi Li of China finishes his first year at Niskayuna High School next month and plans on another two years and a degree.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to go purple to aid people battling cancer


The city will go purple later this month to raise money for people affected by cancer.

SCHENECTADY

Transfinder partners with Dubai company

The two companies plan to work together as transportation providers are looking for safer and more effective ways to operator within new regulations, Transfinder said in a news release on Monday.

SCHENECTADY

9 Schenectady parks to get some love Saturday

The Schenectady parks chosen as part of the event include the Central Park Greenhouse, Riverside Park, Steinmetz Park, Woodlawn Park, Woodlawn Preserve, Jerry Burrell Park, Hillhurst Park, Wallingford Park and Vale.

SCHENECTADY

BizHub created to advise Schenectady entrepreneurs

The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police investigating Union Street armed robbery

Schenectady police are investigating an armed robbery that happened last night on Union Street.

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

Despite drizzly weather, about 400 people turned out Sunday afternoon to walk a few kilometers and raise an estimated $50,000 to fight hunger, in Schenectady and around the world.

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

SCHENECTADY

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

Schenectady student earns Colgate University's top honor

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady student earns Colgate University's top honor

When Providence Ryan was a biology student at Schenectady High School, she learned how to be a teacher. With the guidance of biology teacher Annie Chien, she was often called on to lead the class through daily assignments — all of the students were.

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

CLIFTON PARK

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

Four years after the death of Shenendehowa senior Chris Stewart, his mother, Regina Stewart, continues to honor her son’s memory by urging others to drive responsibly through her Steer Clear campaign.

SCCC mentoring program to start with 100 students

SCHENECTADY

SCCC mentoring program to start with 100 students

Steady Moono, who joined SCCC last year as president, plans to introduce a mentorship model he fine-tuned while at his previous school in Pennsylvania, beginning with 100 students.

Capital Region Muslim community comes to aid of those in need

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region Muslim community comes to aid of those in need

April 30 marked National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day with eight community sites throughout the Capital Region serving free meals to those in need.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police: Driver intentionally hit pedestrian after fight


A Guilderland man used his car to intentionally strike a pedestrian after a bar fight last weekend, using his car as a weapon, authorities said.

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

SCHENECTADY

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

People have been ordering off the menu — and off the walls — at Petta’s Restaurant. The photos leave today. So will Petta's.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli visited Schenectady to tour progress in the city with local officials on Friday, who said the focus will shift to development in the neighborhoods.

Three vying for two seats on Schenectady school board

SCHENECTADY

Three vying for two seats on Schenectady school board

Schenectady City School District voters next month will have a chance to stick with experience, opt for a newcomer or split the difference.

State audit finds Princetown Town Court kept sloppy records

PRINCETOWN

State audit finds Princetown Town Court kept sloppy records


It was a tumultuous time in the Princetown court system, with five different judges presiding in less than three years.

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