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PALATINE

Palatine planners beg off on controversial rezoning proposal stand

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The town of Palatine Planning Board voted Wednesday night to make no recommendation to the Town Board on a local law that would create a new land use district.
 
$40M Johnstown Industrial Park project abandoned
JOHNSTOWN

$40M Johnstown Industrial Park project abandoned

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Some city of Johnstown officials are looking for answers after plans for a $40 million whey processing plant in the Johnstown Industrial Park fell through last week.
 
Schenectady superintendent organizing response from ‘failing’ schools
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady superintendent organizing response from ‘failing’ schools

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring is trying to get all 19 school districts with schools on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent list of "failing schools" to strategize a joint response.
 
Saratoga Springs likely to extend Code Blue
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs likely to extend Code Blue

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The cold weather drop-in shelter at the Salvation Army building on Woodlawn Avenue was tentatively expected to close for the season March 15. But with winter showing little sign of abating, organizers are bracing to stay open for most of the month.
 

Teacher jailed for showing class violent movie

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
 
Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This production of a theater warhorse is handsomely mounted and produced with loving care.
 
Schenectady woman among pair charged with having crack cocaine
ALBANY

Schenectady woman among pair charged with having crack cocaine

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A Schenectady woman and Brooklyn man were arrested Monday after police allegedly found them in possession of crack cocaine during a traffic stop.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Former Saratoga County jail nurse takes plea in drug theft case

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A former Saratoga County jail nurse accused of stealing drugs from its infirmary admitted to falsifying business records.
 
Charter school advocates, teachers rally in Albany
ALBANY

Charter school advocates, teachers rally in Albany

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Charter school advocates and teachers unions took their fight to the New York state Capitol Wednesday with competing events that attracted thousands on both sides of the escalating clash over state education policy.
 
Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more
PHILADELPHIA

Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter's last significant snowfall for the East Coast.
 
US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.
 
SCHENECTADY

Albany woman gets prison for drug-fueled head-on crash

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
An Albany County woman was sentenced to up to three years in state prison this afternoon for a 2013 drug-fueled head-on crash that seriously injured the other driver.
 
David Cassidy sentencing postponed — again
SCHODACK

David Cassidy sentencing postponed — again

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The “Partridge Family” star was scheduled to appear in Schodack Town Court tonight for sentencing related to his Sept. 3 guilty plea to drunk driving through town in the summer of 2013. But court officials confirmed today that the defense requested it be postponed — again — and the judge acquiesced. His sentencing is now scheduled for the evening of April 1.
 
Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON

Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.
 
REVISED: Damage at GFCC forces Section II hoops to move; finals still up in the air
GLENS FALLS

REVISED: Damage at GFCC forces Section II hoops to move; finals still up in the air

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A collapsed section of exterior wall at the Glens Falls Civic Center has forced tonight’s Section II basketball games to be moved to alternate sites.
 
 

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