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Amsterdam Easter bazaar helps keep Ukrainian traditions alive
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Easter bazaar helps keep Ukrainian traditions alive

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Kathy Kowal of Amsterdam tries to bring her children each year to the Ukrainian Easter bazaar at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church to give them a taste of a heritage she could easily have let slip away.
 
Ceremony remembers pets that perished in Jay Street fire
GLENVILLE

Ceremony remembers pets that perished in Jay Street fire

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Photos of Kayden, Jiminy, Toki, Tiberius and Karma hung alongside photos of Jack, Nermal, Onyx, Splat, Zanzil, Adolph and Thumper — cats, dogs and a rabbit — at the Animal Protective Foundation in Glenville as some of those who survived the devastating Jay Street fire in Schenectady gathered to mourn their loss.
 
Skidmore students bring Quidditch team life
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore students bring Quidditch team life

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Some Skidmore students really wish they could fly, and they’re looking for a coach who can help them.
 
State budget talks stretch into weekend as deadline looms
ALBANY

State budget talks stretch into weekend as deadline looms

Saturday, March 28, 2015
New York state budget negotiations stretched into the weekend as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked Saturday to resolve differences over school funding, teacher evaluations and a minimum wage hike before the new fiscal year begins.
 
Early-morning fire hits Albany Street apartment building
SCHENECTADY

Early-morning fire hits Albany Street apartment building

Saturday, March 28, 2015
A 48-unit apartment building on Albany Street was hit by fire early this morning, forcing residents out into the cold morning.
 
Damage from Jay Street fire will keep three businesses closed
SCHENECTADY

Damage from Jay Street fire will keep three businesses closed

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The buildings on both sides of the destroyed 100-102 and 104 Jay St. are in need of rehabilitation, forcing three businesses to keep their doors closed three weeks after the fatal fire.
 
Schenectady police face abuse suit from Union student
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police face abuse suit from Union student

Friday, March 27, 2015
The Union College student whose face was seen bloodied after his arrest during last year’s rowdy celebration of the school’s national hockey championship has formally filed a lawsuit against the city.
 
Former Niskayuna resident joins National Teachers Hall of Fame
NISKAYUNA

Former Niskayuna resident joins National Teachers Hall of Fame

Friday, March 27, 2015
Richard Ognibene, a former Niskayuna resident, was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame, a distinction he said honors the entire profession and stresses the importance of educators.
 
They're back: Fake codes postcards in Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS

They're back: Fake codes postcards in Saratoga

Friday, March 27, 2015
A Geyser Crest resident has been arrested for the second time within barely six months for allegedly sending postcards to local residents that claim to be from the city’s code enforcement office, telling them to correct code issues.
 
Not so fast, some say about accepting Caroga amusement park
CAROGA

Not so fast, some say about accepting Caroga amusement park

Friday, March 27, 2015
The donation of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park to the town of Caroga, officially accepted at a Town Board meeting earlier this month, seems likely to be brought to a public referendum, as opposition to the deal gathers momentum.
 
Schenectady's HOMES program adds new partner
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's HOMES program adds new partner

Friday, March 27, 2015
Miranda Real Estate Group, one of the largest independent real estate firms in the Capital Region, has signed on to Mayor Gary McCarthy’s Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady program.
 
MILTON

Milton woman accused of selling cocaine

Friday, March 27, 2015

A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of possessing and selling crack cocaine, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department said.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Family of Albany man shot by cop files notice of claim

Friday, March 27, 2015
A lengthy police chase that ended in Rotterdam with a sword-wielding suspect shot by a state trooper could soon result in a lawsuit.
 
Mom accused of assaulting dad's new girlfriend at Rotterdam Wal-Mart
ROTTERDAM

Mom accused of assaulting dad's new girlfriend at Rotterdam Wal-Mart

Friday, March 27, 2015
A 23-year-old woman was assaulted by her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at Wal-Mart on Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam on Friday afternoon, according to police.
 
 

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