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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.
 
Fundraiser remembers slain Schenectady woman
SCHENECTADY

Fundraiser remembers slain Schenectady woman

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
DJs spun records and the bass thumped. Children danced and laughed. Adults sat down for meals or gathered in groups and caught up. And Monica McGill allowed herself to smile.
 
Clock ticking on GE benefits lawsuit
SCHENECTADY

Clock ticking on GE benefits lawsuit

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit recently filed against General Electric are hoping a federal court in Milwaukee grants a preliminary injunction soon — by Jan. 1, in fact — to prevent changes to GE retiree health benefits from taking effect.
 
Mohon high-schoolers learn by teaching
ROTTERDAM

Mohon high-schoolers learn by teaching

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Five-year-old Abigayl Pyron had her eyes on the page as Alle Sinclair, a senior at Mohonasen High School, read “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
 
SCHENECTADY

Pedestrian, 57, dies after being hit by SUV in Schenectady

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The Schenectady Police Department is investigating a fatal auto–pedestrian accident that occurred about 7:22 p.m. Saturday on Albany St near Fairview Avenue.
 
Schenectady wins casino license, but much of region will be involved
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady wins casino license, but much of region will be involved

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
One of the state’s first three commercial casinos will be located in the city of Schenectady, but officials say the benefits will be spread across the region.
 
BERNE

Toy drive started for siblings of murdered Berne boy

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is collecting toys and other donations for the family of Kenneth White, the 5-year-old Berne boy who police say was killed Thursday by his 19-year-old cousin.
 
 

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