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Wanted: Historians to fill local positions

Wanted: Historians to fill local positions

It was nearly 100 years ago now that the New York State Legislature considered the role of a historian important enough to require every municipality to have one.

Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

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Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

About 40 teachers that met at Woodlawn Elementary School earlier this month to plot out new curriculum units for classes throughout the Schenectady City School District. Using a new process and framework for developing academic units, the teachers worked on units from King to energy dynamics to second grade classroom rules.

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

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Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

There are a number of street memorials in the city of Schenectady which mark the sites of sudden deaths, whether from shootings, fires or car crashes. Some are elaborate and long-lasting, either kept up by family members or friends or protected by quieter locations. Other memorials are more fleeting, symbols of spontaneous outpourings of grief at a sudden loss of a life before making way for life around the location of tragedy to go on.

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

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Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

The carjacking and shooting of a man bringing trash to the curb in Bellevue last year will net the assailant 15 years in prison, a prosecutor said.

Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined

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Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined


Notorious Schenectady sex offender Alan Horowitz will remain in state custody, officially under civil confinement, after a judge ruled that he cannot be safely released into the community.

Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

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Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

At the start of the new millennium, Schenectady was in the midst of a project to revitalize the downtown area.

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Ex-Schenectady ARC employee charged with rape


A former employee at Schenectady ARC has been charged with raping a client.

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DNA aids drug probe following Schenectady overdose death


DNA found on a rubber band helped lead to a drug arrest related to a Schenectady woman’s 2014 heroin overdose death, according to federal court filings.

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Man sues Schenectady police; claims unlawful arrest, excessive force


A Schenectady man acquitted of charges related to a 2014 fight is suing the Schenectady Police Department for alleged excessive force during his arrest and other claims.

Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site

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Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site


The city Planning Commission approved a retail building at the Mohawk Harbor site and single-family homes along Barrett Street during a meeting Wednesday evening.

Garden means fresh produce for residents of Hamilton Hill

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Garden means fresh produce for residents of Hamilton Hill

Ayden Bernard trotted behind his grandmother Idella Jackson as she walked through the new community garden at 333 Hulett St. in Hamilton Hill late Wednesday morning.

Neighbors mourn two killed in Mont Pleasant house fire

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Neighbors mourn two killed in Mont Pleasant house fire

John Maryea told his 6-year-old daughter, Hailey, that it’s OK to cry because that would help heal the pain.

Part of State Street closed until Friday

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Part of State Street closed until Friday

State Street between Nott Terrace and Erie Boulevard in downtown Schenectady will be closed to westbound traffic starting Wednesday morning, the Schenectady Department of Utilities said.

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Prison sentence cut in half after guilty plea in Schenectady

A man serving 15 years in prison for a 2011 shootout, who later won a new trial over jury selection issues, pleaded guilty Monday to a weapons count in exchange for a lesser sentence.

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Man arrested in connection with March home invasion in Amsterdam


Authorities Tuesday arrested an Amsterdam man who was wanted in connection with a March home invasion.

Two die in Schenectady house fire

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Two die in Schenectady house fire

Two people died in a house fire in Mont Pleasant Tuesday morning.

Schenectady train station project split in two

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Schenectady train station project split in two


The state Department of Transportation will split the downtown Amtrak station project into two contracts, seeking separate bids to demolish the current station next year and then build a new station in 2018.

Van in fatal Colonie crash was stolen from pastor

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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.

Volunteers paint over graffiti at Schenectady train station

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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

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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.

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