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Man allegedly followed women in Clifton Park, Colonie stores

CAPITAL REGION

Man allegedly followed women in Clifton Park, Colonie stores

An Albany man is accused of following women with children at stores in both Clifton Park and Colonie.

Former Glenville residents come home to shoot movie

GLENVILLE

Former Glenville residents come home to shoot movie

Andrew Desbiens and Cooper Wright met in the mid-2000s while attending a Glenville elementary school.

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Faso, Teachout set to square off after primary wins

One day after running away with their respective party nominations in the 19th Congressional District primary, Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso are gearing up to face each other for a seat that will be highly sought after by both parties on the national level.

COLONIE

Longtime morticians join on new Colonie venture

Two veteran funeral directors are setting up a new funeral home on Route 5.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district not ready for pricey video system

Niskayuna school officials aren’t ready to jump into an investment in high-end Cisco video “collaboration systems” — but they agree the technology is pretty cool.

CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

While waiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill giving the Capital District Transportation Authority management authority over the region’s taxi service, CDTA staff has begun working on the necessary regulations.

New Blenheim Bridge nearing approval

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

New Blenheim Bridge nearing approval

A Schoharie County official said he’s waiting on a routine approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency before work can begin to replace the Blenheim Bridge. The original bridge spanned Schoharie Creek and was the longest surviving covered single-span bridge in the world before it was washed away by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady housing project to get new roof

Construction on a new roof at a local housing facility will begin soon after the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority awarded the project at its Tuesday night meeting.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady woman accused of welfare fraud

A city woman is accused of falsely claiming her granddaughter lived with her and failing to disclose that a relative owned her apartment, thereby receiving thousands of dollars to which she wasn’t entitled, authorities said.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Audit: Saratoga school district understated fund balance

A new state comptroller’s audit faults the Saratoga Springs City School District for understating its fund balance, which would otherwise have exceeded what the state recommends.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady officer punched while making arrest, police say

A city man punched an officer last week while being placed under arrest, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Cops: Tree branch used in Schenectady robbery

Two city teens face robbery charges, accused of striking another person with a tree branch, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Man driving stolen car charged after chase, Schenectady police say

A man driving a car reported stolen and wanted by several police departments led police on a brief pursuit through Schenectady on Wednesday, police said.

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

SCHENECTADY

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

Schenectady County Community College trustees were made aware of President Steady Moono’s May 5 drunken driving arrest within 24 hours, according to emails provided to The Daily Gazette in response to a public records request.

BALLSTON

Group sues town of Ballston, asphalt maker over plant OK

The Ballston town Planning Board and other parties have been sued over its May approval of plans for a controversial asphalt plant in the Curtis Lumber Industrial Park.

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Faso, Teachout roll to primary victories in Congressional race

Early election results showed the two major party front runners in the 19th Congressional District race coasting to primary victories on Tuesday night with comfortable margins separating them and their opponents.

Monday night truck fires likely arson

DUANESBURG

Monday night truck fires likely arson

State police are investigating the burning of two vehicles in Duanesburg as arson, police said Tuesday. Police, however, have so far found no evidence of shots fired, as initially feared.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

The Saratoga Springs Arms Fair gun show in August may be the last at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Man sentenced for drunken driving crash that killed friend

JOHNSTOWN

Man sentenced for drunken driving crash that killed friend

Michael Mach doesn’t pretend to know the loss suffered by Joseph A. Christman’s mother and family, he told a court Tuesday at his own drunken driving manslaughter sentencing.

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