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Feedback provided for Schenectady's Community Needs Assessment

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Feedback provided for Schenectady's Community Needs Assessment

About 20 Schenectady residents attended a roundtable event on Wednesday night to provide feedback for the city’s Community Needs Assessment.

Wink rolls out second generation of smart-home device

Wink rolls out second generation of smart-home device

Wink is rolling out the second generation of its smart-home device, which lets users control a wide range of wireless-enabled devices throughout their home with their smartphones.

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

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Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

The Grog Shoppe - the longtime Erie Boulevard restaurant and tavern - will close Friday night after about 40 years in business.

Police: Not first offense for man accused of stabbing himself

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Police: Not first offense for man accused of stabbing himself

The man accused of holding his ex-girlfriend at knife point and then stabbing himself Tuesday evening twice earlier this month made unwanted visits to the woman’s apartment, authorities said Wednesday.

Community event emphasizes bike safety

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Community event emphasizes bike safety

Dozens of kids and their families spent the afternoon outside the Boys and Girls Club on Craig Street in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady for a bike demonstration community event.

Vacant homes highlighted with 'Breathing Lights'

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Vacant homes highlighted with 'Breathing Lights'

When darkness falls on Friday, a soft amber light will warm more than 50 cold, empty houses in the city of Schenectady.

Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

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Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will host a hiring fair on Oct. 8 for prospective employees.

Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

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Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

The Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser on Sept. 1 raised over $17,000 to be donated to the Italian Red Cross for earthquake disaster relief.

Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

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Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

The discussion taking place at Proctors on Tuesday night wasn’t for virgin ears.

Police: Man held woman hostage, stabbed himself

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Police: Man held woman hostage, stabbed himself

A Tuesday afternoon stabbing on Baker Avenue sent one man to Albany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Council candidate proposes turning garage into rec center

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Schenectady dog park to be upgraded, renovated

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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.

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

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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.

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