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CAPITAL REGION

Shelters provide respite from brutal cold

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
Cameron Ferguson was lying on a cot in a quiet corner of the Code Blue Saratoga emergency shelter on this afternoon, passing the time on his phone and with a book, as the thermometers on bank buildings outside approached zero.
 
Cops: Drunk driver causes 2 crashes in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Cops: Drunk driver causes 2 crashes in Schenectady

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
A drunk woman who got into two car accidents, injuring herself and one other person, in Schenectady Saturday morning may face DUI charges, police said.
 
Schenectady casino kicks off hiring
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady casino kicks off hiring

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has posted some available jobs online, kicking off the search for more than a thousand employees.
 
Deep cuts piled high at Schenectady record shop

Deep cuts piled high at Schenectady record shop

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
When Baby Boomers in the Schenectady area decide to downsize, they bring their old vinyl album collections to The Re-Collector on Jay Street.
 
At cigar lounge, smokers share common bond

At cigar lounge, smokers share common bond

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Smoking a cigar is good, but puffing with a pal is even better. Welcome to That’s a Great Cigar Shoppe, the only cigar lounge in the city of Schenectady
 
DUANESBURG

Safyre’s Angels hoping to give Safety Village proposal a boost

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

After receiving more than 1 million Christmas cards from around the world, 8-year-old arson survivor Safyre Terry wants to give back to the community, and one of her first projects is gathering support for the construction of a Safety Village.
 
Schenectady County’s rejection of Bisco permit again upheld

Schenectady County’s rejection of Bisco permit again upheld

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
A state Supreme Court justice once again upheld Schenectady County’s decision to deny a mass-gathering permit to host Camp Bisco, the controversial music festival, at Indian Lookout Country Club in Duanesburg.
 
Scotia-Glenville schools won't buy smaller land parcel
SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Scotia-Glenville schools won't buy smaller land parcel

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Scotia-Glenville school officials said Thursday there are no plans to consider pursuing a smaller parcel of land than the one that was roundly defeated in a referendum Tuesday night.
 
ALBANY

Six members of Albany scam ring admit guilt, await sentencing

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
All six accused members of an Albany County elder scam ring have now pleaded guilty, Albany County District Attorney’s officials said Thursday.
 
Man admits guilt in Schenectady killing
SCHENECTADY

Man admits guilt in Schenectady killing

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Jonathan Monforte killed Kusaan Tolliver last July in retaliation for an earlier altercation, prosecutors said Thursday.
 
GLENVILLE

Glenville OKs moratorium following controversial proposal

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

The breaks have been put on any multifamily projects in single-family residential zones in Glenville — at least temporarily.
 
Schenectady Zika test results could take 21 days

Schenectady Zika test results could take 21 days

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Results of the test conducted this week on the Schenectady County resident for the Zika virus might not be available for three weeks, according to county officials.
 
McCarthy's drive for 'smart' streetlights gains traction

McCarthy's drive for 'smart' streetlights gains traction

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s push for “smart” streetlights is gaining traction, with the Galesi Group seeking funding for lighting on the Mohawk Harbor site.
 
Buffalo man now accused of two heists in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Buffalo man now accused of two heists in Schenectady

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
The man arrested in Tuesday’s downtown Schenectady bank robbery is now accused in Saturday’s downtown robbery of a credit union.
 
Pair charged in 2014 Schenectady murder
SCHENECTADY

Pair charged in 2014 Schenectady murder

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Two men have been arrested in connection to the December 2014 Schenectady killing of Wayne L. Best Jr. and more people could be charged, authorities said Wednesday
 
 

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