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Schenectady County officials divided on fireworks sales

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County officials divided on fireworks sales

Municipal leaders across Schenectady County are divided on whether action is needed to address concerns over the sale of sparkling devices.

Jumpin’ Jack’s fireworks set for tonight

SCOTIA

Jumpin’ Jack’s fireworks set for tonight

Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In in Scotia will host its annual fireworks show tonight after the initial date was canceled due to severe weather.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Audits cite flaws at social service depts. in Fulton, Sch'dy counties


A pair of Capital Region counties — Schenectady and Fulton — received state audits that addressed flaws in their respective social services departments.

SCHENECTADY

Ex-Schenectady ARC employee charged with rape


A former employee at Schenectady ARC has been charged with raping a client.

SCHENECTADY

DNA aids drug probe following Schenectady overdose death


DNA found on a rubber band helped lead to a drug arrest related to a Schenectady woman’s 2014 heroin overdose death, according to federal court filings.

Big day arrives for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Big day arrives for Saratoga Race Course

Around Saratoga Springs, everyone seems to have hit on the same metaphor this year.

Officials ID three victims of Sloansville plane crash

SLOANSVILLE

Officials ID three victims of Sloansville plane crash


The Schoharie County coroner on Thursday formally identified the three people killed in last Saturday’s plane crash in Sloansville, among them an official with Major League Baseball.

DOT eyes removal of bridge over Northway in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS & MALTA

DOT eyes removal of bridge over Northway in Saratoga

The days of the Nelson Avenue Extension bridge over the Northway could be numbered.

SCHENECTADY

Man sues Schenectady police; claims unlawful arrest, excessive force


A Schenectady man acquitted of charges related to a 2014 fight is suing the Schenectady Police Department for alleged excessive force during his arrest and other claims.

Move over for ambulances, volunteer firefighters

ALBANY

Move over for ambulances, volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers are now included in New York's "Move-Over" law.

518 area code faces split

518 area code faces split

Public hearings will be held in the next two weeks for comment on a potential new area code in the Capital Region.

Nations of the world confront the Pokémon menace

Nations of the world confront the Pokémon menace

Pokémon Go, the wildly popular augmented-reality smartphone game expanded officially into 26 more countries this week, even as some security and religious authorities around the globe expressed alarm.

NFL doctor who discounted dangers of head trauma retires

NFL doctor who discounted dangers of head trauma retires

For years, the NFL relied on, and endorsed the medical expertise of, a rheumatologist with no formal training in neurology or brain science who denied a link between head trauma and certain brain diseases.

One 'last dance' for Wisconsin teen who has scheduled her own death

One 'last dance' for Wisconsin teen who has scheduled her own death

Jerika Bolen is going to prom. And, as you can expect from a 14-year-old with purple hair, she has thought a lot about her outfit.

GOP tries to focus on issues, but primary anger remains

CLEVELAND

GOP tries to focus on issues, but primary anger remains

Republican leaders attempted Wednesday to steer their national convention in a more substantive and unified direction behind GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Florida police shoot black man with his hands up

Florida police shoot black man with his hands up

Police in South Florida shot an unarmed black caretaker Monday as he tried to help his autistic patient.

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has hit Amsterdam with a $55,000 civil penalty for a series of environmental violations related to the Clean Water Act and the city’s sewer system.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County gets funds to repave part of Erie Canalway Trail


Montgomery County and elected officials announced Wednesday they had secured funding to resurface and repave the county’s portion of the Erie Canalway Trail.

Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site

SCHENECTADY

Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site


The city Planning Commission approved a retail building at the Mohawk Harbor site and single-family homes along Barrett Street during a meeting Wednesday evening.

Saratoga Springs City Council censures mayor over ethics

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs City Council censures mayor over ethics


The City Council has taken the possibly unprecedented step of censuring Mayor Joanne Yepsen over a finding that she violated the city ethics code by creating a potential conflict of interest.

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