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Community event emphasizes bike safety

SCHENECTADY

Community event emphasizes bike safety

Dozens of kids and their families spent the afternoon outside the Boys and Girls Club on Craig Street in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady for a bike demonstration community event.

Vacant homes highlighted with 'Breathing Lights'

CAPITAL REGION

Vacant homes highlighted with 'Breathing Lights'

When darkness falls on Friday, a soft amber light will warm more than 50 cold, empty houses in the city of Schenectady.

Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

SCHENECTADY

Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will host a hiring fair on Oct. 8 for prospective employees.

GE gets funding for grid improvement effort

NISKAYUNA

GE gets funding for grid improvement effort

General Electric in Niskayuna is one beneficiary of a $1.5 million initiative by the Department of Energy to produce large power transformers that are critical to the nation’s power grid.

Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

The Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser on Sept. 1 raised over $17,000 to be donated to the Italian Red Cross for earthquake disaster relief.

Read Glenville's proposed 2017 budget

GLENVILLE

Read Glenville's proposed 2017 budget

Glenville residents will see a slight increase in their tax bill in 2017, while the town continues to reduce its debt, according to the supervisor’s proposed budget.

Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

The discussion taking place at Proctors on Tuesday night wasn’t for virgin ears.

Officials and friends remember John C. Egan

ALBANY

Officials and friends remember John C. Egan

Former NYS General Services Commissioner John C. Egan, who played a major role in building the physical landscape of the Capital District during his more than 50 years in public service at various state agencies, died on Friday. He was 86.

Police: Man held woman hostage, stabbed himself

SCHENECTADY

Police: Man held woman hostage, stabbed himself

A Tuesday afternoon stabbing on Baker Avenue sent one man to Albany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Council candidate proposes turning garage into rec center

SCHENECTADY

Council candidate proposes turning garage into rec center

City Council candidate Alex Jurczynski presented a concept on Tuesday afternoon to convert a city-owned abandoned garage into a recreational center.

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

SCHENECTADY

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

Schenectady voters may be asked in May to approve a $50 million project for renovation work at some of the city’s 11 elementary schools as the second of four major construction projects at city schools.

Gloversville police looking for man in connection with burglary

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville police looking for man in connection with burglary

The Gloversville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with a series of break-ins to a local business.

Superintendents convey state test concern to Commissioner Elia

ALBANY

Superintendents convey state test concern to Commissioner Elia

Superintendents from across the state on Tuesday conveyed concerns to Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about persistent parental anxiety over state tests and an upcoming increase in the passing grades for certain exams.

Federal lawsuit filed in wake of 2010 Gloversville murder settled

GLOVERSVILLE

Federal lawsuit filed in wake of 2010 Gloversville murder settled

The federal lawsuit filed by Derek Kenney in the wake of his 2010 jailing on murder charges which were later dropped has now been settled, according to court filings.

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

If a new zoning district is created, Niskayuna plans to look into rezoning a portion of Consaul and Balltown roads that includes the O.D. Heck Development Center, even as the facility’s future remains uncertain.

Smooth transition for Niskayuna roundabout

NISKAYUNA

Smooth transition for Niskayuna roundabout

Niskayuna’s new roundabout hasn’t yet left any drivers spinning.

Local cities report mixed results compared to FBI crime analysis

CAPITAL REGION

Local cities report mixed results compared to FBI crime analysis

The number of violent crimes nationally ticked upwards in 2015, while property crimes continued to drop, according to an FBI analysis released Monday. Locally, cities reported mixed results, some following the federal trends, while others did not.

Corinth man sentenced to 69 years to life for sex crimes

SARATOGA COUNTY

Corinth man sentenced to 69 years to life for sex crimes

A Corinth man convicted in what one official called one of the worst cases of sexual abuse he’d seen received a total sentence Tuesday of 69 years to life in state prison, Saratoga County District Attorney’s officials said.

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

Schenectady County and several health organizations announced Tuesday an effort to expand access to healthy foods at five local pantries.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

Correction

In a story published Sept. 21, The Daily Gazette erroneously reported where Ag PTECH, the new agricultural high school in St. Johnsville, gets some of its funding.

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