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Council candidate proposes turning garage into rec center

SCHENECTADY

Council candidate proposes turning garage into rec center

City Council candidate Alex Jurczynski presented a concept on Tuesday afternoon to convert a city-owned abandoned garage into a recreational center.

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

SCHENECTADY

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

Schenectady voters may be asked in May to approve a $50 million project for renovation work at some of the city’s 11 elementary schools as the second of four major construction projects at city schools.

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

If a new zoning district is created, Niskayuna plans to look into rezoning a portion of Consaul and Balltown roads that includes the O.D. Heck Development Center, even as the facility’s future remains uncertain.

Smooth transition for Niskayuna roundabout

NISKAYUNA

Smooth transition for Niskayuna roundabout

Niskayuna’s new roundabout hasn’t yet left any drivers spinning.

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

Schenectady County and several health organizations announced Tuesday an effort to expand access to healthy foods at five local pantries.

It's Voter Registration Day! Here's how to get registered

It's Voter Registration Day! Here's how to get registered

The deadline to register to vote in this year's presidential election is October 14th.

SCHENECTADY

Part of Eastern Avenue remains closed Tuesday

A section of Eastern Avenue remains closed Tuesday to all but local traffic while new water service is installed, the City Department of Utilities said.

10 charged after Schenectady drug detail

10 charged after Schenectady drug detail

Schenectady Police said over several hours on Friday, Sept. 23, they arrested and charged 10 people with drug-related offenses during an investigation, near the intersection of Crane Street and Sixth Avenue, focusing on drug activity and the groups that gather in that area.

Residents call on council to help halt Hill violence

SCHENECTADY

Residents call on council to help halt Hill violence

Several community members called on city leaders Monday night to help improve living conditions in the Hamilton Hill area following the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old earlier this month.

Debate: Proctors puts big show on the big screen

SCHENECTADY

Debate: Proctors puts big show on the big screen

Staring up at a 50-foot screen that displayed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side by side, Malik Butler felt like he had a front-row seat to the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. “I feel like I’m in the crowd,” the Schenectady resident said.

Schenectady mayor to unveil proposed budget Friday

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady mayor to unveil proposed budget Friday

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy will unveil his proposed 2017 budget for the city on Friday afternoon.

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

An event slated for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday on Craig Street is designed to be fun and to promote bicycle safety and bikes as a safe transportation option, according to organizers.

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Mark Treanor, the director of student and staff supportive services, was panicking about lunch.

Schenectady dog park to be upgraded, renovated

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady dog park to be upgraded, renovated

The dog park in Schenectady's Central Park has been all asphalt for years since it was repurposed from tennis courts. But that will change in the spring, as a neighborhood committee works to upgrade and renovate the space.

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

NISKAYUNA

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

Two Niskayuna High School parents are suing the district, contending it could have taken steps to prevent their daughter from being sexually assaulted at the school last year but didn’t.

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

SCHENECTADY

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

About 50 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday afternoon for the addition to St. Luke’s on State Street in Schenectady.

SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

SCHENECTADY

SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

In a world of sliding community college enrollment, Schenectady County Community College’s drop in student headcount of over 10 percent this fall stands out.

Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

Keepers of the Circle Inc., a Native American organization founded in 1991 and located on the southern banks of the Mohawk River in western Schenectady County since 2000, have lost their non-profit status, leaving them on uncertain ground.

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

GLENVILLE

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

The seventh annual Glenville Oktoberfest was held Saturday at Maalwyck Park and featured German food, drink, dress and dance.

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

NISKAYUNA

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

The O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna hasn’t been home to a resident since spring of 2015, yet cars line the parking lot and employees are frequently heading in and out.

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