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ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen kids get extra school break


Mohonasen Central School District students have a few extra days to fill this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to the mild winter — no school days — and language in the teachers’ contract, the district’s students have a six-day break.

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award

NISKAYUNA

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award


After the bell rang at 9:13 a.m. and the second block of classes began, the hallways of Niskayuna High School were quiet Thursday except for the rustling of about a dozen people hurrying to a classroom with balloons and cameras in tow.

NISKAYUNA

Survey series launched by Niskayuna school district

The Niskayuna Central School District has launched a series of online communications surveys.

Schenectady police seek public's help in 21-year-old cold case

Schenectady police seek public's help in 21-year-old cold case

City police are asking again for the public’s help in solving the now more than two-decade-old strangulation killing of a 17-year-old girl at a city golf course.

SCHENECTADY

375 seek lower property assessments on Schenectady's Grievance Day

A total of 375 grievance applications were submitted with the city of Schenectady this year, according to City Assessor Molly MacElroy.

Schenectady gets $1M to expand city's push for 'smart' technology

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady gets $1M to expand city's push for 'smart' technology

The city of Schenectady received $1 million from the state to install high-tech streetlights in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.

Frantic 911 call: 'I know he was no mayor' (with audio)

SCHENECTADY

Frantic 911 call: 'I know he was no mayor' (with audio)

Schenectady County released an audio of the 9-1-1 call made by Sarah Dingley revealing real-time details in her own words of Mayor Gary McCarthy following her to Police Headquarters last week.

Police: Search found loaded gun on Schenectady man

SCHENECTADY

Police: Search found loaded gun on Schenectady man

A Schenectady man was arrested for possession of a weapon Wednesday after police stopped him while riding a dirt bike, police said.

NORTHAMPTON

Schenectady man charged with endangerment, assault

State police arrested a man Monday for allegedly shooting a BB at a kayaker on Sacandaga Lake.

Trial begins in fatal Schenectady shooting

SCHENECTADY

Trial begins in fatal Schenectady shooting


The sequence of events that led to 19-year-old Lasean Gause’s shooting death last year began about three days prior and had nothing to do with Gause, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the trial one of Gause’s alleged killers.

Tedisco picks up another endorsement for state Senate run

49TH SENATE DISTRICT

Tedisco picks up another endorsement for state Senate run

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, picked up the Saratoga County Republican Committee’s endorsement in his bid for the 49th Senate District seat being vacated by state Senator Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna.

Father, two sons charged in Niskayuna pot growing operation

NISKAYUNA

Father, two sons charged in Niskayuna pot growing operation

A father and two sons are facing marijuana growing charges after a police investigation and Wednesday morning raid that uncovered more than 600 marijuana plants and a processing facility in a private home, state police said.

Woman: Schenectady mayor was highly intoxicated in encounter

SCHENECTADY

Woman: Schenectady mayor was highly intoxicated in encounter

A Rotterdam woman who had a run-in with Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy told 9-1-1 dispatchers that McCarthy appeared “highly intoxicated” in their late-night encounter last week.

Rotterdam company pleads guilty to two felonies

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam company pleads guilty to two felonies

The lengthy investigation into a scheme to bilk a local company out of nearly half a million dollars ended Tuesday as another local company pleaded guilty to related crimes in court.

Schenectady City School District  begins filling new jobs

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City School District begins filling new jobs

Schenectady school officials are looking to fill a number of new positions in its recently-approved budget, including a recruitment specialist and eight new elementary teachers.

Schenectady racing legend Shirley Muldowney battles cancer

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady racing legend Shirley Muldowney battles cancer

Drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney, who first learned her craft on the streets of Schenectady in the 1950s, is slated to undergo surgery today to remove her right lung as she fights Stage II lung cancer, the 75-year-old announced on her website and social media Tuesday.

SCHENECTADY

Chinese Consulate reps to visit Schenectady

Representatives from the Chinese Consulate will be visiting Schenectady on Wednesday to discuss the city’s economic development.

Off-duty Schenectady cop saves woman from drug overdose

An off-duty Schenectady police officer saved a woman’s life who was suffering from an apparent heroin overdose this morning.

Man pepper sprayed in Schenectady court

SCHENECTADY

Man pepper sprayed in Schenectady court

Officers pepper sprayed a prisoner in City Court this morning during a struggle where officers suspected the prisoner of having drugs.

Third man charged in Schenectady murder

SCHENECTADY

Third man charged in Schenectady murder

A third man has now been charged in connection with the May 6 home invasion killing of a Brooklyn man on Paige Street.

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