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Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

“People often ask me, ‘How did you become valedictorian?’ ” said Chen “Jerry” Qu, the top student in Shenendehowa Central School District’s class of 2016. “The short answer is, of course, grades. The long answer is fear,” he said.

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

As Mecca Hemphill sat around a table with five of her Schenectady High School senior classmates this week, she fought back tears. “It’s emotional because I’ve been through a lot,” Hemphill said.

FBI probing burned LGBT flag in Albany

ALBANY

FBI probing burned LGBT flag in Albany

The Albany Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the burning of an LGBT flag outside an Albany center that serves those with HIV and AIDS.

Bernie Sanders to visit Albany Friday

ALBANY

Bernie Sanders to visit Albany Friday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Albany tomorrow to discuss his next steps in the campaign.

20 corrections workers faulted in killers’ escape, 9 remain on the job

20 corrections workers faulted in killers’ escape, 9 remain on the job

While two of the employees — Gene Palmer and Joyce E. Mitchell — were imprisoned after pleading guilty last year to aiding the inmates, there have been few, if any, serious consequences for the 18 others.

10 ways night owls enjoy the Capital Region in summer

10 ways night owls enjoy the Capital Region in summer

The Capital Region doesn't fold up the sidewalks at 9 o'clock and call it a night. There's plenty of summertime fun to have after the sun sets. Here are some of our favorites.

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

A developer is moving forward with plans for apartments and retail space on lower Union Street with help from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

A soccer coach at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake schools was arrested Saturday for drunken driving, state police said.

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

CLIFTON PARK

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

State legislation that would allow the town to collect a 1.5 percent room occupancy tax from hotels in the commercial area around Northway Exit 9 has been approved by the state Legislature.

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

LOUDONVILLE

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

A Stilllwater girl spent her final day in third grade Wednesday looking forward to getting the ability to pick up a piece of fruit or doing anything else with her right hand.

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

NISKAYUNA

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

On the ground, Stephen S. Israel was king of Birchwood and Rosendale elementary schools in Niskayuna.

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

Officials from Fulton and Montgomery counties unveiled a new mobile command trailer on Wednesday, marking the completion of a joint effort between the two county governments dating back to 2013.

Rotterdam residents see rash of car vandalism

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam residents see rash of car vandalism

The Police Department is investigating a rash of slashed tires and vandalized vehicles.

ALBANY

Former Albany VA nurse sentenced for stealing painkillers

A former hospice nurse at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center received nearly seven years in prison this morning for diverting powerful pain medication from patients to himself and replacing it with a different drug.

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

A bill that could make it easier to fix broken phones, computers and tablets was killed in the New York state legislature on Saturday when the session officially ended.

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

CAPITAL REGION

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

There comes a moment when it all starts anew.

Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

SCHENECTADY

Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

Four Schenectady police lieutenants are in the running for the city’s next police chief.

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

David Buicko is moving forward with the original plans for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street.

Woman struck by car in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Woman struck by car in Schenectady

A woman was struck by a car in Schenectady overnight and sent to the hospital.

MALTA

Ex-Nissan auto dealership to pay $120K in restitution

A former Nissan auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for defrauding customers between 2010 and 2013, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Tuesday.

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