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Dragon Boats take to the Mohawk for fun and charity

ALPLAUS

Dragon Boats take to the Mohawk for fun and charity

A different kind of boating took place along the Mohawk River on Sunday.

Gloversville couple builds a CSA from small home garden

Gloversville couple builds a CSA from small home garden

Gloversville residents Dale and Barbara West want to make a connection. They already attend the New Covenant Community Church and operate a Christian bookstore in nearby Johnstown, but something’s missing.

Mohonasen puts finishing touches on high school technology center

ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen puts finishing touches on high school technology center

The crisscrossed metal catwalk above the black box theater at Mohonasen’s new Center for Advanced Technology feels soft underfoot. It has to be, so that the catwalks cast no shadows when the LED lights shine through them onto the stage.

What's Happening: Monday, July 25, 2016

What's Happening: Monday, July 25, 2016

Events taking place in and around Saratoga Springs today

ALBANY

UAlbany unveils degree in computer engineering

The University at Albany will be offering a new computer engineering degree as part of its expanding engineering offerings at the university’s new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

MALTA

Malta may allow commercial uses on part of Route 67

Malta officials may open the main highway through the western part of town to commercial development for the first time.

DUANESBURG

Former Duanesburg highway chief accused of DWI

A Delanson man was arrested Saturday on drunken driving and other charges after an accident in Duanesburg.

Toga10: 10 signs the ballet is in town

Toga10: 10 signs the ballet is in town

Yes, the New York City Ballet is in town for the second and last week of their season on the airy outdoor stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

ROTTERDAM

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

Schenectady’s original public access station is moving out of the city and expanding its reach to cover more than a dozen counties.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Budget increases allow districts to move on curriculum updates

School districts across the region this summer are in the middle of overhauling, updating and rewriting significant parts of classroom curriculum plans. The rewrites come amidst a flurry of new education standards from the state: new social studies standards were approved in April 2014, a draft of new science standards awaits final approval by the Board of Regents and state officials are currently working on revisions to the state’s Common Core standards.

Wanted: Historians to fill local positions

Wanted: Historians to fill local positions

It was nearly 100 years ago now that the New York State Legislature considered the role of a historian important enough to require every municipality to have one.

Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City School District launches curriculum rewrite

About 40 teachers that met at Woodlawn Elementary School earlier this month to plot out new curriculum units for classes throughout the Schenectady City School District. Using a new process and framework for developing academic units, the teachers worked on units from King to energy dynamics to second grade classroom rules.

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

LATHAM

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

State police said Saturday that Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story.

Authorities drop investigation into alleged beating deaths of porcupines

The state Department of Environmental Conservation told The Daily Gazette on Friday it is dropping its investigation into a rash of porcupine deaths on the border between Albany and Schoharie counties, which some locals believed to be the work of a group of high school students.

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

SCHENECTADY

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

There are a number of street memorials in the city of Schenectady which mark the sites of sudden deaths, whether from shootings, fires or car crashes. Some are elaborate and long-lasting, either kept up by family members or friends or protected by quieter locations. Other memorials are more fleeting, symbols of spontaneous outpourings of grief at a sudden loss of a life before making way for life around the location of tragedy to go on.

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

The horses worked early Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. So did the runners — 955 members of the shorts and sneakers set participated in the 20th annual Silks & Satins 5K race to benefit the Special Olympics program in New York.

18 years later, ex-Emma Willard student accuses a teacher of rape

TROY

18 years later, ex-Emma Willard student accuses a teacher of rape

Kat Sullivan decided to come forward now about one awful night at an elite private school 18 years ago after a fellow classmate, long troubled by the episode, contacted her.

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

State police say Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story.

Toga10: 10 great places to take a selfie

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Toga10: 10 great places to take a selfie

Here’s our top 10 places to snap and chat, then post and boast

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

SCHENECTADY

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

The carjacking and shooting of a man bringing trash to the curb in Bellevue last year will net the assailant 15 years in prison, a prosecutor said.

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