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SCHENECTADY

Brown Transportation Co. demands access to video

Under threat of a potential lawsuit, Brown Transportation filed its own suit against the city last month demanding access to a video it had handed over to Schenectady police in an assault investigation.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady School Board president expects graduation rate to increase

Schenectady Board of Education President Cathy Lewis expects graduation rates to rise to 65 percent this year.

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

SCHENECTADY

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

Thirty-eight sets of parents will be bursting with pride next weekend when they hear their children perform at the inaugural concert of CHIME in the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s celebration “Music without Borders.”

SCHENECTADY

Fewer polling places for Schenectady school elections

Schenectady City School District residents interested in voting in Tuesday’s school board elections — especially new school voters — may want to double check their polling location, because it may not be where they are used to voting.

Capital Region voters to consider school budgets Tuesday

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region voters to consider school budgets Tuesday

Voters across the Capital Region on Tuesday will be asked to approve school budgets and bonds and choose school board members for three-year terms that begin July 1.

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees

SUNY Cobleskill awarded 455 degrees on Saturday, and presented an honorary degree to a woman described as a “culinary trailblazer,” Carol Brock.

Moono inaugurated as 7th president of SCCC

SCHENECTADY

Moono inaugurated as 7th president of SCCC

When the search committee tasked with hiring a new president for Schenectady County Community College was set up at a hotel for interviews, it had some interesting neighbors.

Schalmont band leader makes a fairy-tale proposal

Schalmont band leader makes a fairy-tale proposal

Only three students knew what Schalmont band director Justin Godlewski had in store for their April trip to Disney World in Florida. After the band’s parade down Main Street in the center of the Magic Kingdom, he planned to ask his girlfriend a certain question — and he enlisted the band’s help in doing it.

Schenectady school board candidates make their case

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school board candidates make their case

A community activist is looking to knock out one of two Schenectady school board incumbents by arguing he better “understands the struggles” of the district’s students and families.

BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

4 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake candidates vie for 2 school board seats

Vying for a pair of open seats, two Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school board incumbents and two challengers Tuesday night contrasted their positions on standards, the veterans exemption and board culture.

Union College offering treasure trove of conservation

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Union College offering treasure trove of conservation

The Moose River Plains, an 80,000-acre expanse of wetlands and rolling hills, forest lands, river valleys and countless brooks, streams and ponds in the Adirondack wilderness, was once almost lost.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna elementary school faucet had elevated lead levels

Results from a water sample taken from Glencliff Elementary on April 22 showed elevated lead levels in one kitchen faucet, the district reported Wednesday.

ROTTERDAM

Mohon board candidates differ in experience, testing tone

Mohonasen school board candidates vying for a pair of two open seats offer voters a choice of candidates with board experience or newcomers with education experience.

Sierra Club’s Mair to speak at Union

SCHENECTADY

Sierra Club’s Mair to speak at Union

Aaron Mair of Guilderland plans to seek a second term as president of the Sierra Club as he continues to push for greater diversity and broader collaboration within the environmental movement.

ROTTERDAM

Lockout lifted at Mohonasen schools

The district instituted the lockout out of an "abundance of caution."

Art students decorate McClellan Street

SCHENECTADY

Art students decorate McClellan Street

Schenectady High School art students marched down the sidewalks along McClellan Street with artistic creations in their hands on Thursday.

Lincoln Elementary focuses on family, fundamentals

SCHENECTADY

Lincoln Elementary focuses on family, fundamentals

The students in Lincoln’s after-school program spend about 45 minutes working on homework before heading to an hour of small-class time with teachers, and a final hour of activities with the Boys and Girls Club.

Schenectady school district to test water sources

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district to test water sources

The Schenectady City School District hopes to test for lead contamination at every water source in all of its schools this summer, Superintendent Larry Spring said this week.

Math anxiety plagues girls more than boys across the world

Math anxiety plagues girls more than boys across the world

Science can't tell us why some teenagers relish calculus and others dread it. But a new study in the journal Plos One suggests that living in a country that values gender equality actually makes girls more susceptible to "math anxiety" relative to their male classmates.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam schools name new superintendent

A high school principal and former Spanish teacher from Rochester schools, Vicky Ramos, was appointed the next superintendent of Amsterdam Central School District.

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