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Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

Hundreds of Dixie cups were used and a few gallons of waters were consumed Thursday afternoon in an effort to determine which municipality could claim the title of tastiest drinking water in Schenectady County. After a two-hour blind taste test, the choice was crystal clear.

Bombers in Schenectady scales back ‘dress code’

SCHENECTADY

Bombers in Schenectady scales back ‘dress code’


Bombers Burrito Bar in downtown Schenectady will continue to ban the wearing of hoods up, sunglasses and backpacks in its bar after 10 p.m. as part of an effort to keep the location safe for patrons.

Erie Boulevard roundabout nearly complete

SCHENECTADY

Erie Boulevard roundabout nearly complete


The city’s first roundabout is complete with final stages of construction expected to be done by the beginning of August.

Two accused of  burning trucks in Duanesburg

DUANESBURG

Two accused of burning trucks in Duanesburg

Two men have been charged in connection with truck arsons in town earlier this week, as well as firing a rifle near a landowner and almost hitting him during the incident, authorities said on Thursday.

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

SCHENECTADY

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

Jim Keith couldn’t find the words to describe how grateful he is for the teenagers volunteering their time to work on painting and building a ramp at his home on Lenox Road.

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal

ALPLAUS

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal


Alplaus residents voiced their displeasure on Thursday evening during their first look at a proposed apartment development that would go along Maritime Drive.

NYC man charged in fatal Rotterdam hit-and-run crash

ROTTERDAM

NYC man charged in fatal Rotterdam hit-and-run crash

Ravi Sookram left a Rotterdam-area party late May 29 with at least three people in his vehicle and two more people in a vehicle trailing behind, police said Thursday.

SCOTIA

Mixed-use facility proposed in Scotia


A new development along Route 147 is in the early stages of planning and will be discussed further at the next village Planning Board meeting.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County municipalities get funds for road work


Schenectady County will receive nearly $400,000, and its municipalities will receive additional money to go toward work on local roads and highways as part of a statewide program to improve roads.

Former Glenville residents come home to shoot movie

GLENVILLE

Former Glenville residents come home to shoot movie


Andrew Desbiens and Cooper Wright met in the mid-2000s while attending a Glenville elementary school.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district not ready for pricey video system


Niskayuna school officials aren’t ready to jump into an investment in high-end Cisco video “collaboration systems” — but they agree the technology is pretty cool.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady housing project to get new roof


Construction on a new roof at a local housing facility will begin soon after the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority awarded the project at its Tuesday night meeting.

SCHENECTADY

Man driving stolen car charged after chase, Schenectady police say


A man driving a car reported stolen and wanted by several police departments led police on a brief pursuit through Schenectady on Wednesday, police said.

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

SCHENECTADY

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

Schenectady County Community College trustees were made aware of President Steady Moono’s May 5 drunken driving arrest within 24 hours, according to emails provided to The Daily Gazette in response to a public records request.

Monday night truck fires likely arson

DUANESBURG

Monday night truck fires likely arson

State police are investigating the burning of two vehicles in Duanesburg as arson, police said Tuesday. Police, however, have so far found no evidence of shots fired, as initially feared.

SCOTIA

New sidewalk catches some Scotia residents off guard

A handful of Scotia residents said they were caught off guard when they learned the village would be implementing sidewalks in front of their homes.

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

SCHENECTADY

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

A local artist made portraits of the animals lost in the fatal Jay Street fire last year and donated them to their owners.

ROTTERDAM

Nighttime paving to start on Rotterdam street

Nighttime paving on Burdeck Street will begin Wednesday and is expected to last for two weeks.

Rivers Casino hiring for more Schenectady jobs

Rivers Casino hiring for more Schenectady jobs

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is now accepting resumes for a dozen positions.

Double vehicle arson overnight in Mariaville

MARIAVILLE

Double vehicle arson overnight in Mariaville

State police are investigating the burning of two vehicles in Duanesburg as arson, police said today.

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