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CAPITAL REGION

Despite storms, Capital Region 'abnormally dry'

Rain came Friday evening.

MALTA

Stillwater man sentenced for attacks

A Stillwater man who attacked another man with a knife during a bar dispute in 2014 was sentenced Friday to spend up to five years in prison.

Growing interest in, access to sparklers concerns ER doctor

CAPITAL REGION

Growing interest in, access to sparklers concerns ER doctor

Dr. John Janikas doesn’t want to see or hear any of it. As director of emergency medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital and Troy’s Samaritan Hospital, Janikas is worried people could show up with injuries suffered during home fireworks shows.

Phish doesn't hold back at SPAC concert

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Phish doesn't hold back at SPAC concert

Phish came out strong and serious Friday night at its familiar and favored Saratoga Performing Arts Center, blasting into “Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan” for the opener. They hardly let up from this point, playing an hour-and-45-minute first set before intermission and an epic second set.

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

AMSTERDAM

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

The Amsterdam Police Department arrested four city residents in an early-morning drug raid on Friday.

Thunderstorms knock down trees in Schenectady

CAPITAL REGION

Thunderstorms knock down trees in Schenectady

Fast-moving, power-packed thunderstorms swept through the Capital Region late Friday afternoon, knocking out power to thousands of people in Schenectady County.

Schenectady man charged with injuring two cops

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man charged with injuring two cops

A man told by police to move out of the road Thursday evening turned on officers, punching them and sending two to the hospital with injuries, police said.

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

Hundreds of Dixie cups were used and a few gallons of waters were consumed Thursday afternoon in an effort to determine which municipality could claim the title of tastiest drinking water in Schenectady County. After a two-hour blind taste test, the choice was crystal clear.

Bombers in Schenectady scales back ‘dress code’

SCHENECTADY

Bombers in Schenectady scales back ‘dress code’

Bombers Burrito Bar in downtown Schenectady will continue to ban the wearing of hoods up, sunglasses and backpacks in its bar after 10 p.m. as part of an effort to keep the location safe for patrons.

Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

Each summer, Phish comes to Saratoga for a weekend long jam session. The shows are almost guaranteed to sell out each night and the economic impact always spills over into the area as a whole.

Erie Boulevard roundabout nearly complete

SCHENECTADY

Erie Boulevard roundabout nearly complete

The city’s first roundabout is complete with final stages of construction expected to be done by the beginning of August.

Police: Assault weapon used in Duanesburg arson

DUANESBURG

Police: Assault weapon used in Duanesburg arson

Two men who suspected someone of illegal dumping in Duanesburg responded not by calling authorities, but by threatening him with illegal assault weapons, firing one over his head and burning two of his trucks, state police said Friday.

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

SCHENECTADY

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

Jim Keith couldn’t find the words to describe how grateful he is for the teenagers volunteering their time to work on painting and building a ramp at his home on Lenox Road.

IDA approves tax breaks for Ballston business to expand

BALLSTON

IDA approves tax breaks for Ballston business to expand

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday approved $341,000 in tax breaks as an incentive for a power turbine supplier to expand in the town of Ballston.

Police searching for missing Johnstown woman

JOHNSTOWN

Police searching for missing Johnstown woman

A Johnstown woman has been missing from a camp her family owns in Hamilton County since at least last Friday, when her father went to visit and found her car at the camp but no sign of his daughter, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Karl Abrams.

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal

ALPLAUS

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal

Alplaus residents voiced their displeasure on Thursday evening during their first look at a proposed apartment development that would go along Maritime Drive.

NYC man charged in fatal Rotterdam hit-and-run crash

ROTTERDAM

NYC man charged in fatal Rotterdam hit-and-run crash

Ravi Sookram left a Rotterdam-area party late May 29 with at least three people in his vehicle and two more people in a vehicle trailing behind, police said Thursday.

SCOTIA

Mixed-use facility proposed in Scotia

A new development along Route 147 is in the early stages of planning and will be discussed further at the next village Planning Board meeting.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County municipalities get funds for road work

Schenectady County will receive nearly $400,000, and its municipalities will receive additional money to go toward work on local roads and highways as part of a statewide program to improve roads.

Feds: Honda, Acura air bags need urgent fix

Feds: Honda, Acura air bags need urgent fix

The federal government Thursday ratcheted up its efforts to recall cars equipped with certain air bag inflators manufactured by Takata, saying they pose a grave threat to their drivers in the event of an accident.

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