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Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

On your mark. Get set. Read.

Schenectady, police union reach agreement on contract

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady, police union reach agreement on contract

The city of Schenectady and the Police Benevolent Association agreed on a new contract after several years that includes 2 percent raises and a new health insurance plan.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna water main work to affect traffic


A months-long project to replace 2.1 miles of water mains in Niskayuna started Monday and will affect traffic while it progresses.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man admits assault on tot, breaking her leg

A city man on Monday admitted to assaulting a toddler last summer, resulting in the child suffering a broken leg and lacerated liver.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City Living Tour & HOMES Fair on Sunday

For the first time in the city of Schenectady a residential tour will be held featuring upscale apartments in downtown.

Metroplex to buy, demolish Nott Terrace building

SCHENECTADY

Metroplex to buy, demolish Nott Terrace building

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority plans to purchase and demolish a blighted building on Nott Terrace.

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

GLENVILLE

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

In light of the controversy surrounding the new attraction in the hills of West Glenville, The Daily Gazette went to Mountain Ridge Adventure on Sunday to see what it’s like to traverse the obstacle courses and slide along the zip lines.

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

ALBANY

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

School districts across the state will be required to test water taps for lead contamination under a law passed by the state Legislature in its final hours of work last week.

Annual Scotia car show draws most exhibits ever

SCOTIA

Annual Scotia car show draws most exhibits ever

The 18th annual “Cruisin’ on the Avenue” Father’s Day Car Show featured 278 vehicles, announced at the event as the most it’s ever had, as cars stretched for blocks between Jumpin’ Jacks and Sacandaga Road.

Therapy dog settles in at Draper Middle School

ROTTERDAM

Therapy dog settles in at Draper Middle School

“After a rough day, you can come in here and calm down and pet Luna,” sixth-grader Kolbie Aylor said last week of Draper Middle School’s new therapy dog.

Minor injuries in 3-car Schenectady crash

SCHENECTADY

Minor injuries in 3-car Schenectady crash

A three-car accident at the intersection of McClellan and Nott streets this afternoon sent several people to a hospital with minor injuries.

Few Schenectady school employees live in district

Few Schenectady school employees live in district

Just six of the district’s 90 administrators live within the boundaries of the Schenectady City School District, according to a district report earlier this year.

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

Strawberry Fest turned Upper Union Street into a giant block party on Saturday, one of at least four festivals that played out across Niskayuna and Schenectady on a warm and sunny day that seemed to beckon residents outdoors.

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Rick Coté has put in his time with Movado Group.

Schenectady’s gay community shows solidarity with Orlando

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady’s gay community shows solidarity with Orlando

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, which claimed 49 lives at a gay nightclub in Orlando one week ago, Schenectady’s Pride Festival was about showing solidarity and not retreating in fear, according to organizers and participants.

Arrest made in Schenectady stabbing

SCHENECTADY

Arrest made in Schenectady stabbing

A Schenectady man has been charged with attempted murder in a stabbing Wednesday night, police said.

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

A Jamaican restaurant with locations in Albany and Troy is expanding with a fourth spot in downtown Schenectady.

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

SCHENECTADY

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

The Hamilton Hill Arts Center held the opening ceremonies for the 16th annual celebration of Juneteenth at the African American Burial Ground in Vale Cemetery on Friday.

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

SCHENECTADY

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

Each year the need for Schenectady Inner City Ministries' Summer Meals lunches grows, and this year the organization is adding breakfast to the program.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady plans Community Needs Assessment meeting for public


The city is hosting a Community Needs Assessment capstone presentation on Wednesday at Proctors and the public is encouraged to attend to weigh in.

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