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Van in fatal Colonie crash was stolen from pastor

COLONIE

Van in fatal Colonie crash was stolen from pastor


The teen who died in an early Sunday morning crash in Colonie did so while driving a minivan stolen from a pastor who lives in Schenectady and while fleeing from an attempted traffic stop in the city, authorities said Monday.

Petition seeks to return Glenville magician to 'Talent' show

GLENVILLE

Petition seeks to return Glenville magician to 'Talent' show


A local magician is hoping to make his way back onto the stage of the TV show “America’s Got Talent” with help from fans.

PRINCETOWN

Couple spots bear in road in Princetown


A Mariaville couple spotted a bear headed into the woods near the Plotterkill Fire Department on Tuesday morning.

Volunteers paint over graffiti at Schenectady train station

SCHENECTADY

Volunteers paint over graffiti at Schenectady train station


Some residents view the Amtrak station along Erie Boulevard as the front window to Schenectady.

Schenectady history mural will remain in place after bank closes

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady history mural will remain in place after bank closes


Tenants have come and gone at 251 State St. in Schenectady, but Edwin Becker’s art work remains.

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street

SCHENECTADY

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street


Three women are opening businesses for the first time, bringing new life to three vacant storefronts on Schenectady’s eclectic Jay Street Pedestrian Mall.

Teachers teach teachers to teach science in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Teachers teach teachers to teach science in Niskayuna

Niskayuna schools and the Capital Region BOCES are hoping to put science skills at the forefront for elementary teachers with a new professional development workshop launched at Niskayuna High School last week, touted as “deep dive” in new science learning standards.

COLONIE

Driver killed, two injured in crash of minivan stolen in Schenectady

The driver of a minivan reported stolen in Schenectady was killed and two passengers seriously injured in a crash early today in Colonie.

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

A small airplane with four people onboard crashed on takeoff Saturday night in Schoharie County, possibly resulting in multiple fatalities, authorities said.

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

SCHENECTADY

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

You can’t miss Hafiz Naemi's residence. In an apartment development where there are few gardens, Naemi’s place is bold and bright with summer flowers. They’re everywhere: petunias in purple, pink, red, blue and white grow in pots lined up near the sidewalk that leads to the front door. There are corn flowers, the shocking blues atop tall stems some people call bachelor buttons. Vivid red coleus leaves have their place, and a sunflower is picking up speed near the front door.

Tent city pops up at JCC as canal bike tour rolls in

NISKAYUNA

Tent city pops up at JCC as canal bike tour rolls in

The Schenectady Jewish Community Center in Niskayuna was awash in a sea of 400 tents Saturday night as the 18th annual Erie Canal Bike Tour made its final stop before completing the 400-mile journey in Albany this morning.

2,000 meals -- a day in the life of the SICM summer program

SCHENECTADY

2,000 meals -- a day in the life of the SICM summer program

“I don’t like Cocoa Puffs, it’s too much chocolate,” 10-year-old Zariah Mosley said as she shuffled to a gazebo at Steinmetz Park where she and her fellow day campers dug into breakfast. “I want cinnamon. Cinnamon cereal.”

WOW Jamboree blends faith with clean fun in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill

SCHENECTADY

WOW Jamboree blends faith with clean fun in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill

Two-dozen pop-up tents took over Jerry Burrell Park on Saturday for the annual WOW Jamboree hosted by Pastor Ted and Yolanda Ward of Koinonia Christian Ministries.

Thousands pack Schenectady festival for music, food, fun

SCHENECTADY

Thousands pack Schenectady festival for music, food, fun

Thousands of people crowded downtown Schenectady Friday night for the county’s 11th annual SummerNight street festival. It was difficult to maneuver both State and Jay streets without brushing shoulders with someone sipping a drink and bopping along to the music.

Upgrades to be made at Music Haven

SCHENECTADY

Upgrades to be made at Music Haven

Every summer since 1999, Central Park’s Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage has been offering free, live musical performances in a beautiful outdoor venue. Next year, it gets even better.

Schenectady memorial service gathers citizens, police

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady memorial service gathers citizens, police

Pam Dunbar went to Thursday night’s service at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Mumford Street in Hamilton Hill with a heavy heart, she told those gathered.

Nature program lures families to Collins Lake

SCOTIA

Nature program lures families to Collins Lake


About 15 children crowded around a kiddie pool on the beach of Collins Lake on Thursday morning, many of them shrieking out at what was in the water.

SCHENECTADY

Exit on I-890 in Schenectady closed this weekend

Exit 4B of westbound 1-890 will be closed this weekend as work to eliminate Schenectady and Rotterdam's "circle of death" continues

Building with bank and coffee shop planned for Rivers Casino site

SCHENECTADY

Building with bank and coffee shop planned for Rivers Casino site


The Galesi Group is proposing a retail building by the future casino to house a coffee shop and a bank, both with a drive-thru.

New home provides Automated Dynamics room to grow

NISKAYUNA

New home provides Automated Dynamics room to grow

Automated Dynamics joined ranks with Niskayuna’s engineering business community at the company’s grand opening on Wednesday, bringing new employment opportunities to the town.

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