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Sheldon Silver gets 12-year prison sentence

ALBANY

Sheldon Silver gets 12-year prison sentence

Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the state’s most powerful and feared politicians as speaker of the New York Assembly, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft.

Hugh Farley announces retirement from N.Y. Senate

ALBANY

Hugh Farley announces retirement from N.Y. Senate

After 40 years in the state Senate, Hugh Farley says he is done with politics.

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is pushing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to designate the city of Schenectady as a federal “Promise Zone” to receive assistance for community development.

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

Town officials have had preliminary discussions with the Capital District Transportation Authority about starting local bus service in southern Saratoga County

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man draws 27 years for ’14 shooting, assault

A city man received a total sentence of 27 years in state prison for a 2014 shooting that left a man paralyzed and for an unrelated assault.

EPA begins review of Hudson River dredging

SARATOGA SPRINGS

EPA begins review of Hudson River dredging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is starting a new review of its recently completed $1 billion cleanup of PCBs in the upper Hudson River.

Partnership lets international students stay longer

NISKAYUNA

Partnership lets international students stay longer

Yushi Li of China finishes his first year at Niskayuna High School next month and plans on another two years and a degree.

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

ALBANY

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

Allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January that police later said were false have resulted in the indictment of the three women who initially said they had been assaulted.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to go purple to aid people battling cancer

The city will go purple later this month to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Chris Gibson not running for governor

ALBANY

Chris Gibson not running for governor

U.S. Rep Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, says he will not be running for governor in 2018.

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

FULTONVILLE

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

Winner of “The Voice” in 2015, Fredericks will return to the show Tuesday night at 8 on NBC.

SCHENECTADY

Transfinder partners with Dubai company

The two companies plan to work together as transportation providers are looking for safer and more effective ways to operator within new regulations, Transfinder said in a news release on Monday.

SCHENECTADY

9 Schenectady parks to get some love Saturday

The Schenectady parks chosen as part of the event include the Central Park Greenhouse, Riverside Park, Steinmetz Park, Woodlawn Park, Woodlawn Preserve, Jerry Burrell Park, Hillhurst Park, Wallingford Park and Vale.

SCHENECTADY

BizHub created to advise Schenectady entrepreneurs

The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police investigating Union Street armed robbery

Schenectady police are investigating an armed robbery that happened last night on Union Street.

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

Despite drizzly weather, about 400 people turned out Sunday afternoon to walk a few kilometers and raise an estimated $50,000 to fight hunger, in Schenectady and around the world.

ALBANY

UAlbany expects over 3,000 grads

The University of Albany expects to graduate more than 2,100 undergraduates during its 172nd Commencement Ceremony May 15. Schenectady school board to hold forum, information sessions on projects

GUILDERLAND

Colonie man accused of DWI with daughter in car

A Colonie man faces a felony charge after Guilderland police said he got drunk, drove with a child in his vehicle and was involved in a crash.

MALTA

Malta man accused of felony DWI on Northway

A Malta man faces a felony drunk driving charge after being arrested early Saturday morning on the Northway, state police said.

MALTA

Kinns Road to be shut down for a day for excavation

Part of busy Kinns Road will be closed Wednesday while Saratoga County makes repairs prior to a paving project.

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