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Young slaying victim laid to rest in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Young slaying victim laid to rest in Amsterdam

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A tearful Jayson White looked toward the casket of his 5-year-old son and apologized during a Saturday morning funeral service for Kenneth White, who police say was strangled and bludgeoned to death in the town of Berne earlier this month by his 19-year-old cousin.
 
Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase
ROTTERDAM

Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A man who led police on a high-speed chase Friday night was subdued with a gunshot to the abdomen after raising a sword toward a state trooper in Rotterdam, police said.
 
Man in custody after police chase ends in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM

Man in custody after police chase ends in Rotterdam

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit that crossed through several communities before ending on Interstate 890.
 
No holiday for Union hockey champs
SCHENECTADY

No holiday for Union hockey champs

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
For the defending national champion Union College men’s hockey team, practicing on Christmas day was no big deal.
 
Schenectady JCC offers opportunity for Christmas workout
NISKAYUNA

Schenectady JCC offers opportunity for Christmas workout

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Jean Foti and her three children are beginning to develop a ritual on Christmas morning: They open presents and then head over to the Schenectady Jewish Community Center pool to swim.
 
GUILDERLAND

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Schenectady woman

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
A Schenectady woman faces felony possession and other drug charges following a traffic stop Monday on Western Avenue.
 
Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition
ROTTERDAM

Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Picture a land where photos with Santa are free and the lines are, well, there are none. Such a land exists in the front yard of Gary Crandall, who for the past four years has placed an animated, inflatable Santa under a portable shed painted to look like a castle outside his Wellington Avenue home.
 
Schenectady merchants honor fallen officers
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady merchants honor fallen officers

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Doreen Ditoro never got the chance to complete her annual decorating task because her mother was ill, and since Tuesday, the North Jay Street entryway has been marked with blue ribbons to honor the memory of two New York Police Department officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn.
 
Murdered Berne boy’s sisters to stay in foster care
ALBANY

Murdered Berne boy’s sisters to stay in foster care

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Two surviving sisters of Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy allegedly killed by his cousin in the town of Berne, will remain in foster care, an Albany County Family Court judge ruled Tuesday.
 
Albany meals program gets new wheels
GLENVILLE

Albany meals program gets new wheels

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Nick Bonarrigo took one look at Senior Services of Albany’s fleet of cars and knew he had to do something to help.
 
Schenectady officials, STS Steel eye exit strategy
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady officials, STS Steel eye exit strategy

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Assemblyman Phil Steck is looking to help move STS Steel off the old Alco site now that development is gearing up to include one of the state’s first commercial casinos.
 
Rotterdam store cashier’s good deed recognized
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam store cashier’s good deed recognized

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
When an elderly gentleman didn’t have enough money to pay for his groceries at the Rotterdam Wal-Mart, cashier Jenny Karpen covered the difference with $40 of her own.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Feds sign off on Capital Region health-care partnership

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Capital Region’s first Accountable Care Organization, the result of a regional alliance announced earlier this year by Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners.
 
Schenectady demolition bittersweet
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady demolition bittersweet

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Claudia Gabriele sat in her Cutler Street kitchen Monday morning talking about the Mont Pleasant home next door, the one her grandparents Pacifico and Anna Caffarella bought when they came over from Naples decades ago.
 
Ellis Medicine to make PILOT payments on Cushing Center
SCHENECTADY

Ellis Medicine to make PILOT payments on Cushing Center

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
After years of paying no property taxes, Ellis Medicine has agreed to make payment-in-lieu-of-taxes payments on the Cushing Center in Schenectady, providing additional revenue streams for the city, county and school district.
 
 

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