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Lightning strike sparks Schenectady attic fire
SCHENECTADY

Lightning strike sparks Schenectady attic fire

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A house on Eastern Avenue caught fire after a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon.
 
Robinson sentenced to 100 years for rape, baby murder
SCHENECTADY

Robinson sentenced to 100 years for rape, baby murder

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Herman Robinson was sentenced Wednesday to 100 years to life in prison for repeatedly raping a girl and killing the child she bore as result of the rapes.
 
UPDATE: Woman, child injured in I-890 crash
SCHENECTADY

UPDATE: Woman, child injured in I-890 crash

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A traffic accident on I-890 westbound is blocking traffic between exits 6 and 7 in Schenectady.
 
Wakefield gets life without parole in 2010 Schenectady killing
SCHENECTADY

Wakefield gets life without parole in 2010 Schenectady killing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
John Wakefield, the man convicted of strangling Brett Wentworth to death in Schenectady, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday morning.
 
Carly Sinnott honored on SportsCenter

Carly Sinnott honored on SportsCenter

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the weeks following the May 13 death of local teen Carly Sinnott, a social media campaign rallied to support the high school volleyball player’s memory and feature her on ESPN.
 
323 ask Schenectady to lower assessment
SCHENECTADY

323 ask Schenectady to lower assessment

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The city’s annual Grievance Day gave 323 property owners the opportunity to plead their case for a lower assessment.
 
Schenectady GE plant gearing up for ‘interesting year’
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady GE plant gearing up for ‘interesting year’

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Building 273 is abuzz with activity these days as General Electric finishes building, testing and shipping the remaining steam turbines and generators requested by the Algerian government as part of a $2.7 billion contract.
 
Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
After six months of internal review by school district officials and attorneys, Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert had been declared free of any conflict of interest with his separate career as an agent for professional athletes.
 
Rotterdam police hires likely on hold
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam police hires likely on hold

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Rotterdam Police Department wants to hire four officers to replace departing members of the force, but two Republican Town Board members could prevent it.
 
Prosecutors to seek maximum for Schenectady child rapist, baby killer
SCHENECTADY

Prosecutors to seek maximum for Schenectady child rapist, baby killer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The man convicted of repeatedly raping a girl and then killing the baby he fathered with her should never have the opportunity to get out of prison, prosecutors are expected to argue Wednesday.
 
Schenectady Habitat homes finally ready for owners

Schenectady Habitat homes finally ready for owners

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In the midst of a leadership change at Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, two families who have waited months to move into Habitat homes have been given the go-ahead.
 
Niskayuna Rowing coach thrown overboard
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Rowing coach thrown overboard

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Mike Gilbert coached a Niskayuna Rowing boat Saturday to a national championship. Today Gilbert is no longer the team’s boys’ varsity and freshman coach.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man accused of cutting cousin

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A city man used a pocket knife to cut his cousin in the arm and ear Friday evening, authorities said.
 
SCHENECTADY

Pet travel company coming to Schenectady

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Furlocity, a company that helps pet owners find safe accommodations for their dogs and cats, announced Tuesday it’s relocating from San Diego to Schenectady’s lower State Street neighborhood.
 
School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap
CAPITAL REGION

School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap

Monday, May 25, 2015
The tax cap is working to slow the growth of school taxes, the Empire Center for New York State Policy announced Wednesday in a report analyzing tax levy increases statewide before and after the state imposed the cap.
 
 

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