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Site owner challenges denial of Camp Bisco permit
DUANESBURG

Site owner challenges denial of Camp Bisco permit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The owner of Indian Lookout Country Club is asking a judge to reverse Schenectady County’s decision not to grant him a mass gathering permit to host Camp Bisco, even though the three-day music festival headlined by The Disco Biscuits already has a new location in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
CAPITOL

State panel moving closer to awarding casino licenses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The state Gaming Commission is close to awarding licenses for New York’s first three commercial casinos, including one in Schenectady.
 
CAROGA

Woman charged under Leandra's Law in Caroga

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Dutchess County woman is accused of driving drunk in the town of Caroga with her two children in the car.
 
Schenectady YouthBuild steps out on its own
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady YouthBuild steps out on its own

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
YouthBuild Schenectady, a Northeast Parent and Child Society program for nearly a decade, will split from its parent organization this summer and become part of a new independent nonprofit.
 
CDTA to pay $7M for engineers to plan new routes
ALBANY

CDTA to pay $7M for engineers to plan new routes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority board awarded a $7 million contract to Creighton Manning Engineering to lay the groundwork for two more bus rapid transit routes serving the city of Albany.
 
Saratoga racino breaks ground for long-planned hotel
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga racino breaks ground for long-planned hotel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ground was broken Wednesday for a new hotel at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, an amenity corporate and city officials said is needed to keep it competitive as new gambling venues open around New York state.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Area job numbers stay strong in April

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Capital Region unemployment fell nearly half a percentage point to 4.4 percent in the year leading up to April, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the state Department of Labor.
 
Lightning strike sparks Schenectady attic fire
SCHENECTADY

Lightning strike sparks Schenectady attic fire

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A house on Eastern Avenue caught fire after a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon.
 
NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage
ALBANY

NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The New York Assembly plans to vote on legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
 
Robinson sentenced to 100 years for rape, baby murder
SCHENECTADY

Robinson sentenced to 100 years for rape, baby murder

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Herman Robinson was sentenced Wednesday to 100 years to life in prison for repeatedly raping a girl and killing the child she bore as result of the rapes.
 
New York state's chief judge calls for fixed prison terms
ALBANY

New York state's chief judge calls for fixed prison terms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
New York's chief judge called Wednesday for state judges to be allowed to set fixed prison terms rather than handing convicts a range of time they might serve.
 
UPDATE: Woman, child injured in I-890 crash
SCHENECTADY

UPDATE: Woman, child injured in I-890 crash

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A traffic accident on I-890 westbound is blocking traffic between exits 6 and 7 in Schenectady.
 
Gloversville teen accused of spray painting cars
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville teen accused of spray painting cars

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
An 18-year-old from Gloversville is facing two felony charges for allegedly spray painting vehicles in the city in April.
 
Wakefield gets life without parole in 2010 Schenectady killing
SCHENECTADY

Wakefield gets life without parole in 2010 Schenectady killing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
John Wakefield, the man convicted of strangling Brett Wentworth to death in Schenectady, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday morning.
 
 

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