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Lobster supplier falls on sword

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Lobster supplier falls on sword

A New England supplier has taken the blame for shipping undersized lobsters to Price Chopper distribution centers in New York, a mistake that led state authorities to seize over 800 lobsters on Tuesday from one such center in Schenectady.

Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

SCHENECTADY

Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

A lot of people — many coming with their families — have traveled to Central Park in recent days as word of the ancient and invasive fish’s presence spread, along with word a $100 city-offered reward for its capture.

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

The James M. and Eleanor Lafferty House of Niskayuna was recommended by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

James Wells' conviction and sentence for killing 15-year-old Eddie Stanley in 2011 was unanimously upheld in a state appeals court on Thursday.

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

ROTTERDAM

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than $7,000 worth of lobsters from Price Chopper because they were undersized and violated standards created to protect the wild population.

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

SCHENECTADY

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

A rare fish has garnered droves of hopeful anglers and curious onlookers to Central Park’s Iroquois Lake.

SCHENECTADY

Police: Schenectady drug bust yields heroin, arrests

About 100 bags of heroin were found and five people were arrested early Thursday morning as part of a drug bust in Schenectady, police said.

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

Three people were arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after taking property from a home on Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam.

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

SCHENECTADY

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed Deputy Finance Commissioner Anthony Ferrari as Commissioner of Finance.

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

DUANESBURG

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court


A former Duanesburg highway superintendent will have to wait for his day in court on a drunken driving charge, as the judge in the case recused herself on Wednesday.

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

SCHENECTADY

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

“I just want to catch it and cross it off my bucket list,” 14-year-old Nathan Holt said of the alligator gar reportedly residing in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

ROTTERDAM

Man hacked hole in wall, stole alcohol and food, Rotterdam police say

A 37-year-old Schenectady man was arrested in connection with a July 11 burglary at Johnny C’s Restaurant on Altamont Avenue, according to Rotterdam police.

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

GLENVILLE

Civil Air Patrol basic cadets learn, lead at encampment

A person cannot become a good leader unless he or she has first been a good follower. Lt. Col. David Panzera has harped on that over the past week to the 132 Civil Air Patrol basic cadets under his command at a leadership encampment at Stratton Air National Guard Base.

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

GLENVILLE

Glenville ropes course case heading to court

Mountain Ridge Adventure’s owners will have their day in court over unfiled paperwork the town of Glenville said is necessary for the business to operate.

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

An alligator gar fish is on the lose in Iroquois Lake at Central Park in Schenectady.

Schenectady fire station up for upgrades, modernization

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady fire station up for upgrades, modernization

Schenectady’s fire station in Mont Pleasant is getting funding for renovations to bring the building up to code and make it safer and more efficient.

Schenectady company gets costly penalty for fraud scheme

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady company gets costly penalty for fraud scheme

William M. Larned & Sons formally received its sentence Tuesday for its role in a scheme to bilk another local company out of nearly half a million dollars.

Community gathers in Princetown to show support for police

PRINCETOWN

Community gathers in Princetown to show support for police

Community members and local leaders gathered Tuesday evening outside the New York State Police barracks in Princetown in a show of support for local law enforcement.

Man on trial in Schenectady hit-run accidents that killed one, injured another

SCHENECTADY

Man on trial in Schenectady hit-run accidents that killed one, injured another

A Schenectady man went on trial Tuesday for running over two people, one fatally.

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