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Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

DUANESBURG

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

A former Duanesburg highway superintendent will have to wait for his day in court on a drunken driving charge, as the judge in the case recused herself on Wednesday.

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

SCHENECTADY

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

“I just want to catch it and cross it off my bucket list,” 14-year-old Nathan Holt said of the alligator gar reportedly residing in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake.

Arson survivor Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Arson survivor Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

Some horses are too young for the big show on Union Avenue. And others have already done their share. Those two groups will be available for photo opportunities Saturday, during the 2016 Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour.

ROTTERDAM

Man hacked hole in wall, stole alcohol and food, Rotterdam police say

A 37-year-old Schenectady man was arrested in connection with a July 11 burglary at Johnny C’s Restaurant on Altamont Avenue, according to Rotterdam police.

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

GLENVILLE

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

A person cannot become a good leader unless he or she has first been a good follower. Lt. Col. David Panzera has harped on that over the past week to the 132 Civil Air Patrol basic cadets under his command at a leadership encampment at Stratton Air National Guard Base.

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

GLENVILLE

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

Mountain Ridge Adventure’s owners will have their day in court over unfiled paperwork the town of Glenville said is necessary for the business to operate.

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

An alligator gar fish is on the lose in Iroquois Lake at Central Park in Schenectady.

New York makes it legal to cry in your funeral pie

New York makes it legal to cry in your funeral pie

In New York state’s funeral homes, arcane rules had long forbidden food and drinks.

Schenectady fire station up for upgrades, modernization

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady fire station up for upgrades, modernization

Schenectady’s fire station in Mont Pleasant is getting funding for renovations to bring the building up to code and make it safer and more efficient.

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

For the second time this month, Amsterdam’s beleaguered wastewater treatment system has sprung a leak, spewing tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Mohawk River so far.

Schenectady company gets costly penalty for fraud scheme

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady company gets costly penalty for fraud scheme

William M. Larned & Sons formally received its sentence Tuesday for its role in a scheme to bilk another local company out of nearly half a million dollars.

Community gathers in Princetown to show support for police

PRINCETOWN

Community gathers in Princetown to show support for police

Community members and local leaders gathered Tuesday evening outside the New York State Police barracks in Princetown in a show of support for local law enforcement.

Man on trial in Schenectady hit-run accidents that killed one, injured another

SCHENECTADY

Man on trial in Schenectady hit-run accidents that killed one, injured another

A Schenectady man went on trial Tuesday for running over two people, one fatally.

ADIRONDACKS & CATSKILLS

DEC warns bears hungry and active in New York this year

Black bears are being unusually active this summer, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is re-emphasizing ways to minimize problems.

Erie Blvd. to close for completion of new roundabout

SCHENECTADY

Erie Blvd. to close for completion of new roundabout

Schenectady’s busy Erie Boulevard will be closed to all traffic this weekend.

Pools, beaches open late for heat wave

Pools, beaches open late for heat wave

State run pools and beaches will be staying open later this Tuesday through Thursday to give New Yorkers a respite from the sizzling temperatures

Yogurt plant’s closing prompts questions on Cuomo’s economic growth plans

BATAVIA

Yogurt plant’s closing prompts questions on Cuomo’s economic growth plans

It was meant to be the Colosseum of yogurt plants: a sprawling $200 million testament to the popularity and economic potential of fermented milk.

Lake George boat crash kills girl, injures mother

LAKE GEORGE

Lake George boat crash kills girl, injures mother

A 9-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured when two private power boats collided near Cramer Point Monday night, Warren County Sheriff Nathan York said.

Glenville magician secures ‘Talent’ finalist slot

GLENVILLE

Glenville magician secures ‘Talent’ finalist slot

A local magician had one last trick up his sleeve to get back on to the “America’s Got Talent” stage despite an earlier elimination.

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