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Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose

ALBANY

Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose

An interactive exhibit featuring the work of rock legend Les Paul is at The College of Saint Rose today and tomorrow.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady, UAlbany center join MetroLab network

The city of Schenectady and the University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government have been accepted into the MetroLab Network, a group of public-private partnerships focused on bringing data to local governments.

State's tax cap can have unintended impact on school budgets

CAPITAL REGION

State's tax cap can have unintended impact on school budgets

It seemed like a mistake at first. How could Gloversville schools have a negative 6 percent tax cap — a cap that is widely described as limiting the annual growth of school taxes to 2 percent or less?

Skidmore students push for additional mental health services

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore students push for additional mental health services

A smattering of Skidmore students called on school officials today to boost mental health services by adding counselors, expanding a 24-7 hot line and providing walk-in support for students in “crisis situations.”

Partnership lets international students stay longer

NISKAYUNA

Partnership lets international students stay longer

Yushi Li of China finishes his first year at Niskayuna High School next month and plans on another two years and a degree.

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

ALBANY

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

Allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January that police later said were false have resulted in the indictment of the three women who initially said they had been assaulted.

Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

Malia has not decided what she will do during her year off, according to someone familiar with the process who asked for anonymity to discuss the private decision. "She has yet to even graduate [from high school], so she's going to take time to think about her opportunities," the individual said.

ALBANY

UAlbany expects over 3,000 grads

The University of Albany expects to graduate more than 2,100 undergraduates during its 172nd Commencement Ceremony May 15. Schenectady school board to hold forum, information sessions on projects

Schenectady student earns Colgate University's top honor

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady student earns Colgate University's top honor

When Providence Ryan was a biology student at Schenectady High School, she learned how to be a teacher. With the guidance of biology teacher Annie Chien, she was often called on to lead the class through daily assignments — all of the students were.

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

CLIFTON PARK

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

Four years after the death of Shenendehowa senior Chris Stewart, his mother, Regina Stewart, continues to honor her son’s memory by urging others to drive responsibly through her Steer Clear campaign.

SCCC mentoring program to start with 100 students

SCHENECTADY

SCCC mentoring program to start with 100 students

Steady Moono, who joined SCCC last year as president, plans to introduce a mentorship model he fine-tuned while at his previous school in Pennsylvania, beginning with 100 students.

FMCC receives $2M bequest

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

FMCC receives $2M bequest

Signs of progress are everywhere on the campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

ALBANY

UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

The University at Albany aims to diversify its graduate faculty and student population and focus increased attention on health disparities research with the help of a $10 million federal grant.

SCHENECTADY

Rivas challenges 2 incumbents for Schenectady school board

William Rivas, who works for a fatherhood program in Schenectady, is challenging school board incumbents Cathy Lewis and Ann Reilly, according to school district spokeswoman Karen Corona.

Schuylerville elementary recognized for 'green' education

SCHUYLERVILLE

Schuylerville elementary recognized for 'green' education

The Schuylerville Elementary School has been designated a “Green Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education, the only school in New York state to receive the award for environmental education and operations this year.

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

SCHENECTADY

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

Jonathan Beller, head of the new drama concentration within the liberal arts degree program at Schenectady County Community College, wrote and is directing a new SCCC Student Theatre Ensemble production called “Alienation.”

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

SCHENECTADY

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

What’s the plan for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street?

3 school board hopefuls have anti-testing stance in common

SARATOGA COUNTY

3 school board hopefuls have anti-testing stance in common

A handful of parents and activists opposed to the state’s annual assessments are looking to win seats on their local school boards — a further maturation of the opt-out movement that exploded to life last year.

3 Saratoga County school districts offer budgets within tax cap

SARATOGA COUNTY

3 Saratoga County school districts offer budgets within tax cap

Three of Saratoga County’s biggest school districts proposed school budgets this year that stay within property tax limits while increasing spending on student programs and services.

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

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