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Neighborhood watcher Frederic Lee on the march for National Night Out

Neighborhood watcher Frederic Lee on the march for National Night Out

Frederic Lee’s big night out is Tuesday.

Event to mark 70 years of GE Flight Test Center

Event to mark 70 years of GE Flight Test Center

There was no slowing down Robert A. Baird and his P-80 Shooting Star.

Film crew documents Schenectady's 'smart' steps

SCHENECTADY

Film crew documents Schenectady's 'smart' steps

A TV crew spent three days in Schenectady in partnership with Cisco to document how the city is working to become a “smart city.”

Kelly Center fellows study meaning of ‘wilderness,’ female writers

NISKAYUNA

Kelly Center fellows study meaning of ‘wilderness,’ female writers

On the back patio of the Kelly Adirondack Center last week, Sydney Paluch sat in an Adirondack chair with her laptop, surrounded by tall pines and hardwoods, working on a study of female authors.

Lobster supplier falls on sword

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Lobster supplier falls on sword

A New England supplier has taken the blame for shipping undersized lobsters to Price Chopper distribution centers in New York, a mistake that led state authorities to seize over 800 lobsters on Tuesday from one such center in Schenectady.

Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

SCHENECTADY

Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

A lot of people — many coming with their families — have traveled to Central Park in recent days as word of the ancient and invasive fish’s presence spread, along with word a $100 city-offered reward for its capture.

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

The James M. and Eleanor Lafferty House of Niskayuna was recommended by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

James Wells' conviction and sentence for killing 15-year-old Eddie Stanley in 2011 was unanimously upheld in a state appeals court on Thursday.

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

ROTTERDAM

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than $7,000 worth of lobsters from Price Chopper because they were undersized and violated standards created to protect the wild population.

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

SCHENECTADY

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

A rare fish has garnered droves of hopeful anglers and curious onlookers to Central Park’s Iroquois Lake.

SCHENECTADY

Police: Schenectady drug bust yields heroin, arrests

About 100 bags of heroin were found and five people were arrested early Thursday morning as part of a drug bust in Schenectady, police said.

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

Three people were arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after taking property from a home on Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam.

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

SCHENECTADY

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed Deputy Finance Commissioner Anthony Ferrari as Commissioner of Finance.

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

DUANESBURG

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court


A former Duanesburg highway superintendent will have to wait for his day in court on a drunken driving charge, as the judge in the case recused herself on Wednesday.

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

SCHENECTADY

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

“I just want to catch it and cross it off my bucket list,” 14-year-old Nathan Holt said of the alligator gar reportedly residing in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

ROTTERDAM

Man hacked hole in wall, stole alcohol and food, Rotterdam police say

A 37-year-old Schenectady man was arrested in connection with a July 11 burglary at Johnny C’s Restaurant on Altamont Avenue, according to Rotterdam police.

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

GLENVILLE

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

A person cannot become a good leader unless he or she has first been a good follower. Lt. Col. David Panzera has harped on that over the past week to the 132 Civil Air Patrol basic cadets under his command at a leadership encampment at Stratton Air National Guard Base.

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

GLENVILLE

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

Mountain Ridge Adventure’s owners will have their day in court over unfiled paperwork the town of Glenville said is necessary for the business to operate.

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

An alligator gar fish is on the lose in Iroquois Lake at Central Park in Schenectady.

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