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Solution sought on saving Malta cemetery fence

MALTA

Solution sought on saving Malta cemetery fence

The town will consider hiring a landscape architect or other professional to come up with a plan to preserve at least part of the black wrought-iron fence around the historic Dunning Street Rural Cemetery in the middle of downtown Malta.

ALBANY

Former Stratton VA nurse faces sentencing for diverting drugs

A former hospice nurse at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center put his addiction to pain killers before his patients, endangering them in their final days and devastating their family members, according to a federal prosecutor.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-Skidmore employee sent to prison for thefts

A Rensselaer County man who stole $258,000 in electronic equipment from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday to 4 to 12 years in state prison.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved issuing $13 million in tax-free bonds for the purchase and rehabilitation of a senior citizen housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

Schenectady Finance Commissioner DeGenova plans to retire

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Finance Commissioner DeGenova plans to retire

Schenectady City Hall is losing another top employee.

MALTA

Malta cylinders with unknown substance placed in locker

The metal cylinders found buried last week near GlobalFoundries are now safely in a storage locker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

The 18-year-old was accepted to be one of just 18 drama students enrolling at highly selective Julliard School in New York City this fall.

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

ALBANY

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

One of the three women criminally accused making false allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January accepted a plea deal in the case Tuesday and read a statement apologizing for her actions.

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

ROTTERDAM

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

All 21 students who started in Eggleston's Bradt Elementary School (Mohonasen) kindergarten class in 2003 joined her in first grade the following year and all but one have stayed in touch ever since.

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

DUANESBURG

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

Wenzel, who has been riding horses since she was 5 years old, took up equestrian vaulting last fall and has been hooked ever since. In vaulting, riders perform dance-like moves while riding on a horse. The equestrian discipline, recognized by the International Federation of Equestrian Sports, also has ties to trick-riding in the circus.

SCHENECTADY

The open seas beckon Schenectady grad

Foregoing the traditional start to college life, Griesemer will be joining around 60 other students from across the globe in the Canadian-based Class Afloat program.

$10M of casino fee distributed to Capital Region

ALBANY

$10M of casino fee distributed to Capital Region

The Capital Region received $10 million from Rush Street Gaming’s state licensing fee for the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.

Schenectady pools to open for summer

Schenectady pools to open for summer

Schenectady’s four public pools are opening soon for the summer.

BALLSTON SPA

LPN accused of not reporting Ballston Spa patient's broken leg

A Schenectady man who worked at the Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care has been arrested after allegedly not reporting a 91-year-old woman's fall in a shower in which she broke a bone, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said today.

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

NISKAYUNA

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

The parents of a Niskayuna High School student with learning disabilities are suing the school board and Niskayuna Rowing, alleging coaches illegally restricted their son’s participation with the rowing team.

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA poised to oversee region's taxi cabs

The Capital District Transportation Authority could oversee taxi cab services in four Capital Region counties under legislation that passed the state Senate and Assembly last week.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: Amtrak keeping bridge work on hold

Amtrak is holding up repair work on the closed Oak Street Bridge, the city says.

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

Just days after lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session, Schenectady education advocates are beginning to press for increased funding in next year’s state budget.

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

CAPITAL REGION

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

Sales in Capital Region gun stores and across the country have soared since last week’s mass shooting in Orlando.

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

On your mark. Get set. Read.

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