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Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

As Mecca Hemphill sat around a table with five of her Schenectady High School senior classmates this week, she fought back tears. “It’s emotional because I’ve been through a lot,” Hemphill said.

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

A developer is moving forward with plans for apartments and retail space on lower Union Street with help from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

NISKAYUNA

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

On the ground, Stephen S. Israel was king of Birchwood and Rosendale elementary schools in Niskayuna.

Rotterdam residents see rash of car vandalism

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam residents see rash of car vandalism

The Police Department is investigating a rash of slashed tires and vandalized vehicles.

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

CAPITAL REGION

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

There comes a moment when it all starts anew.

Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

SCHENECTADY

Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

Four Schenectady police lieutenants are in the running for the city’s next police chief.

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

David Buicko is moving forward with the original plans for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street.

Woman struck by car in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Woman struck by car in Schenectady

A woman was struck by a car in Schenectady overnight and sent to the hospital.

NISKAYUNA

Audit: Niskayuna district’s policy for use of buildings outdated


Niskayuna schools have an outdated and inconsistently followed policy for use of its facilities by outside groups, according to an internal audit accepted by the school board Tuesday night.

Zombies popping up in suburbs

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Zombies popping up in suburbs

Among the well-maintained homes and finely manicured lawns, there are hundreds of vacant homes in the area that stand out for the wrong reasons — boarded-up windows and waist-high grass in the yard.

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam church seeks to expand at new site


A Rotterdam church will move forward with plans to build an expansive new facility just down the road from its current space on Guilderland Avenue.

Schenectady Finance Commissioner DeGenova plans to retire

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Finance Commissioner DeGenova plans to retire

Schenectady City Hall is losing another top employee.

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

ROTTERDAM

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

All 21 students who started in Eggleston's Bradt Elementary School (Mohonasen) kindergarten class in 2003 joined her in first grade the following year and all but one have stayed in touch ever since.

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

DUANESBURG

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

Wenzel, who has been riding horses since she was 5 years old, took up equestrian vaulting last fall and has been hooked ever since. In vaulting, riders perform dance-like moves while riding on a horse. The equestrian discipline, recognized by the International Federation of Equestrian Sports, also has ties to trick-riding in the circus.

SCHENECTADY

The open seas beckon Schenectady grad

Foregoing the traditional start to college life, Griesemer will be joining around 60 other students from across the globe in the Canadian-based Class Afloat program.

$10M of casino fee distributed to Capital Region

ALBANY

$10M of casino fee distributed to Capital Region

The Capital Region received $10 million from Rush Street Gaming’s state licensing fee for the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.

Schenectady pools to open for summer

Schenectady pools to open for summer

Schenectady’s four public pools are opening soon for the summer.

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

NISKAYUNA

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

The parents of a Niskayuna High School student with learning disabilities are suing the school board and Niskayuna Rowing, alleging coaches illegally restricted their son’s participation with the rowing team.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: Amtrak keeping bridge work on hold


Amtrak is holding up repair work on the closed Oak Street Bridge, the city says.

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady


Just days after lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session, Schenectady education advocates are beginning to press for increased funding in next year’s state budget.

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