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Debate: Proctors puts big show on the big screen

SCHENECTADY

Debate: Proctors puts big show on the big screen

Staring up at a 50-foot screen that displayed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side by side, Malik Butler felt like he had a front-row seat to the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. “I feel like I’m in the crowd,” the Schenectady resident said.

Schenectady mayor to unveil proposed budget Friday

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Schenectady mayor to unveil proposed budget Friday

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy will unveil his proposed 2017 budget for the city on Friday afternoon.

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

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Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

An event slated for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday on Craig Street is designed to be fun and to promote bicycle safety and bikes as a safe transportation option, according to organizers.

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Mark Treanor, the director of student and staff supportive services, was panicking about lunch.

Schenectady dog park to be upgraded, renovated

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady dog park to be upgraded, renovated

The dog park in Schenectady's Central Park has been all asphalt for years since it was repurposed from tennis courts. But that will change in the spring, as a neighborhood committee works to upgrade and renovate the space.

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

NISKAYUNA

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

Two Niskayuna High School parents are suing the district, contending it could have taken steps to prevent their daughter from being sexually assaulted at the school last year but didn’t.

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

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St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

About 50 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday afternoon for the addition to St. Luke’s on State Street in Schenectady.

SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

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SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

In a world of sliding community college enrollment, Schenectady County Community College’s drop in student headcount of over 10 percent this fall stands out.

Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

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Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

Keepers of the Circle Inc., a Native American organization founded in 1991 and located on the southern banks of the Mohawk River in western Schenectady County since 2000, have lost their non-profit status, leaving them on uncertain ground.

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

GLENVILLE

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

The seventh annual Glenville Oktoberfest was held Saturday at Maalwyck Park and featured German food, drink, dress and dance.

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

NISKAYUNA

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

The O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna hasn’t been home to a resident since spring of 2015, yet cars line the parking lot and employees are frequently heading in and out.

Community gathers to discuss growing violence

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Community gathers to discuss growing violence

Over a hundred people attended the ceremony at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center, which organizers named “Light the Streets” because all of the street lights on Schenectady Street are out.

Mr. Fix-it: Technician wins Subaru’s national competition

Mr. Fix-it: Technician wins Subaru’s national competition

With only ten years of experience, DeGraff cinches a win in Philadelphia and will head to the international competition next fall.

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Part of Schenectady's Eastern Ave. to close Monday

A section of Eastern Avenue will close Monday to all but local traffic while new water service is installed, city officials said.

Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

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Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

On a day of sorrow, Betty Murray remembered a car ride.

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Students from across the Capital Region explore Mohonasen High School's new Center for Advanced Technology. The facility is home to classes in welding, manufacturing, and drama, as well as BOCES programs.

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Police: Schenectady man hit father in head with beer can

A Schenectady man used a can to hit his 82-year-old father in the head earlier this month, authorities said.

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Schenectady teen accused of throwing bottle, causing damage

A Schenectady teen faces charges, accused of throwing a glass bottle last month, damaging a truck and injuring a motorcyclist hit by broken glass, authorities said.

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Authorities: Cohoes woman set clothes on fire, damaged car

A Cohoes woman broke into a Schenectady apartment and set fire to articles of clothing and damaged a car with fire earlier this month, authorities said.

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

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Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

Wes Moore has a long list of accolades that follows his name as a speaker. But none of them equate to success, Moore told a crowd of students, faculty and community members at Schenectady County Community College on Thursday.

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