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Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School teacher Mollie Burgett thought she was attending a routine meeting with Principal Lori Petrosino on Friday.

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

They are the G.O.A.T — the greatest of all time — at least that’s what Friday’s Schenectady graduates argue.

SCOTIA

Contractor picked to install sidewalks leading to 2 Scotia schools

Adirondack Landscaping, Inc., a Scotia-based construction group, will be the company in charge of installing sidewalks leading up to two village schools.

GLOVERSVILLE

Elementary school principal named in Gloversville

An interim principal at an elementary school in Middleburgh has been named the principal of Kingsborough Elementary School in Gloversville.

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

For some, it’s the last box they have to check.

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

“People often ask me, ‘How did you become valedictorian?’ ” said Chen “Jerry” Qu, the top student in Shenendehowa Central School District’s class of 2016. “The short answer is, of course, grades. The long answer is fear,” he said.

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

As Mecca Hemphill sat around a table with five of her Schenectady High School senior classmates this week, she fought back tears. “It’s emotional because I’ve been through a lot,” Hemphill said.

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

LOUDONVILLE

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

A Stilllwater girl spent her final day in third grade Wednesday looking forward to getting the ability to pick up a piece of fruit or doing anything else with her right hand.

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

NISKAYUNA

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

On the ground, Stephen S. Israel was king of Birchwood and Rosendale elementary schools in Niskayuna.

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

CAPITAL REGION

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

There comes a moment when it all starts anew.

NISKAYUNA

Audit: Niskayuna district’s policy for use of buildings outdated

Niskayuna schools have an outdated and inconsistently followed policy for use of its facilities by outside groups, according to an internal audit accepted by the school board Tuesday night.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-Skidmore employee sent to prison for thefts

A Rensselaer County man who stole $258,000 in electronic equipment from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday to 4 to 12 years in state prison.

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

The 18-year-old was accepted to be one of just 18 drama students enrolling at highly selective Julliard School in New York City this fall.

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

ALBANY

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

One of the three women criminally accused making false allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January accepted a plea deal in the case Tuesday and read a statement apologizing for her actions.

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

ROTTERDAM

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

All 21 students who started in Eggleston's Bradt Elementary School (Mohonasen) kindergarten class in 2003 joined her in first grade the following year and all but one have stayed in touch ever since.

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

DUANESBURG

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

Wenzel, who has been riding horses since she was 5 years old, took up equestrian vaulting last fall and has been hooked ever since. In vaulting, riders perform dance-like moves while riding on a horse. The equestrian discipline, recognized by the International Federation of Equestrian Sports, also has ties to trick-riding in the circus.

SCHENECTADY

The open seas beckon Schenectady grad

Foregoing the traditional start to college life, Griesemer will be joining around 60 other students from across the globe in the Canadian-based Class Afloat program.

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

NISKAYUNA

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

The parents of a Niskayuna High School student with learning disabilities are suing the school board and Niskayuna Rowing, alleging coaches illegally restricted their son’s participation with the rowing team.

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

Just days after lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session, Schenectady education advocates are beginning to press for increased funding in next year’s state budget.

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

On your mark. Get set. Read.

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