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Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino
TROY

Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno says he is not a fan of gambling but believes a casino belongs in Rensselaer County. A decision on the location of up to four casinos in upstate New York is expected by the state Gaming Facility Location Board on Wednesday.
 
Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Evelyn Pangburn had long legs as a high-school majorette.Those legs went a long way to raise money against polio during the early 1950s — during a fun campaign that was equal parts mirth and mystery.
 
GLENVILLE

Glenville hit-and-run hospitalizes teen

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Town police are asking the public’s help in finding the driver who struck a 15-year-old pedestrian and then drove away Sunday evening.
 
Octavo Singers' "Messiah" carries tradition forward
SCHENECTADY

Octavo Singers' "Messiah" carries tradition forward

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
For Pat Angerosa, the Octavo Singers’ annual “Messiah” concert is a reminder that another year has gone by and Christmas is fast approaching.
 
Some fear streets unsafe after third killing in three weeks
SCHENECTADY

Some fear streets unsafe after third killing in three weeks

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Even though city police were able to swiftly find and arrest the man they say gunned down a young mother Saturday on State Street, some area residents said Sunday they don’t think police are doing enough to keep the community safe.
 
Foster parents get free clothes, toys
SCHENECTADY

Foster parents get free clothes, toys

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
When Linda Mackanesi’s foster children came to her 3 1/2 years ago, no suitcases came along with them.
 
Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Hundreds of children packed into City Hall for the 11th annual City Hall-iday, hosted by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.
 
Schenectady couple gives scholarships, building to SCCC
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady couple gives scholarships, building to SCCC

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Fred Kindl died six years ago but left a legacy for students at Schenectady County Community College. Since his death, his wife, Catherine, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the college in scholarship funding, and donated a building to house SCCC’s workforce development program.
 
Schenectady police look to break down racial barrier
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police look to break down racial barrier

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
The relationship between Schenectady police and black residents is one city officials and community organizers hope to improve, an attitude prompted by recent examples of police causing the deaths of black men across the country.
 
Arrest made in Saturday State Street killing

Arrest made in Saturday State Street killing

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
A woman was killed Saturday in a late afternoon shooting on State Street.
 
Protesters meet with Schenectady mayor, police
SCHENECTADY

Protesters meet with Schenectady mayor, police

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
About 30 high school students, other children and adults marched from Schenectady High School to City Hall on Friday in protest of two recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers whose actions led to the deaths of two black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island.
 
Fallen Duanesburg trooper's family gets sweet treat
DUANESBURG

Fallen Duanesburg trooper's family gets sweet treat

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Caleb and Zachary Cunniff and their mother, Amy, were presented Friday with an all-expenses-paid Florida vacation to Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and more by Baking Memories 4 Kids, a foundation that sells homemade chocolate chip cookies and uses the proceeds to send kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Florida amusement parks for a week.
 
Olochnowicz named Schenectady Teacher of the Year

Olochnowicz named Schenectady Teacher of the Year

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Van Corlaer Elementary School second-grade teacher Kristen Olochnowicz was selected as 2015 Schenectady City School District Teacher of the Year.
 
SCHENECTADY

State police probe possible cheating on tests taken by DNA analysts

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
At least two state police forensic analysts are suspected of improperly sharing answers on tests to show their competency in a new technique to analyze DNA in criminal cases, according to hearing testimony and court filings related to a Schenectady murder case.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Flu already a problem in four area counties

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
With the number of flu cases rising both locally and across New York, the state Health Department has declared influenza “prevalent” in New York state.
 
 

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