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NEW YORK - The New York state Department of Environmental conservation (DEC) today announced that Oak Wilt Protective Zones have been established in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenwood Heights, Kings County; the Town of Canandaigua, Ontario County ...
The transformation of 166 acres of farmland on West Avenue into a self-sustaining community farm is another step closer to becoming a reality.

A fixture of Schenectady City Council meetings will once again attempt to move to the other side of the rail, this time by challenging Democratic incumbents in a primary race.
Schenectady, NY (WRGB)--Schenectady County announced plans to build a new Branch Library and Literacy Center on Crane Street in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.
The Electric City Innovation Center, a co-working company in downtown Schenectady, has been acquired by the founders of Buzz Media Solutions, one of its tenants.
SCHENECTADY - A 46-year-old city man pleaded guilty Monday to raping a 14-year-old runaway after offering her a place to stay in exchange for sex.

The current library building isn't adequate for the type of programming the county would like to offer in Mont Pleasant, said Schenectady County Spokesman Joe McQueen. However, the county didn't want to have to close it in order to build something new.
Franklin Pierce is generally regarded as one of the worst U.S. presidents, but in the town where I grew up, he was a source of pride.
Among 53 city and town IDAs statewide, the Schenectady City IDA ranked eighth lowest for administrative costs per job created, 13th lowest for cost of incentives per new job and 10th highest for net job creation.
Schenectady County Majority Leader Gary Hughes said Monday that the Mont Pleasant facility will be "similar in appearance and cost to the (Phyllis) Bornt (branch library & literacy center).
With this in mind, and as fear of deportation spreads among immigrants, the mayor is launching a human rights Task Force to provide education, programming and a place for the city's various human rights groups, which have been popping up in the days ...
The Land Bank has partnered with the city and county of Schenectady the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority to demolish over 100 eyesore buildings and create affordable housing in the Electric City. Additionally ... the city. "We have more ...
In Schenectady, the land bank will work with Schenectady County, the City of Schenectady and the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority to demolish more than 100 blighted buildings and to make improvements elsewhere in the city and county.
The Jahnel brothers grew up in Schenectady County and went to Schalmont high school. Darrin Jahnel graduated from University at Albany and his brother Jason Jahnel graduated from SUNY Potsdam.
BBL LLC would keep about 13 acres while donating the other 21 acres to the Town of Clifton Park, said Marc Goldstein, director of real estate for BBL Construction Services.
In response to a wave of immigrant fear, Mayor Joanne Yepsen is currently seeking applications for candidates to appoint to her newly formed human rights Task Force.
Last week Schenectady County joined Broome, Erie, and Suffolk counties, which have filed lawsuits against various makers of addictive prescription opioid drugs.

At the time, Fleming submitted to a chemical breath test resulting in a .13% blood alcohol content, state police said. Fleming was issued several vehicle and traffic tickets and an appearance ticket to return to the Town of Clifton Park Court on a ...
SCHENECTADY - City police are looking for a man who robbed an Upper Union Street bank just after noon Wednesday. No injuries were reported and no weapons were displayed, police said.
But if the state were to take over the $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs now paid by counties outside of New York City, Lt. Gov.
The police department of the small American town of Rotterdam were surprised las week when one of their phone numbers suddenly received dozens of calls from furious Turks shouting, swearing or singing nationalist songs at them.
Nine out of 10 of the stolen guns have been recovered in the city of Albany with the assistance of Albany police, "by conducting interviews and backtracking the weapons," Lt.
The Schenectady County Legislature has added its voice to those calling for companies like Uber and Lyft to be permitted to operate in upstate New York.
Councilman John Mootooveren and Councilwomen Marion Porterfield and Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas all intend to run in November after receiving endorsements from the Schenectady City Democratic Committee. Democrats hold a 6-1 majority on the City Council ...
SCHENECTADY - The former owner of an emaciated husky surrendered to a rescue group last month has been found and charged, a Schenectady County SPCA official said Monday. Anna Ladd, of Avenue B in Schenectady, appeared in Schenectady City ...
In Schenectady County, the mayor of Delanson faces a challenge. The county's only other village, Scotia, holds its elections in November.
In Schenectady County, 10 places made the report, and a total of 92 "LDL" answers were listed for the three-year period.
CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga this summer, offering an alternative mode of transportation to people in those cities. "For more than 30 years, CDPHP has been committed to improving the well-being of the communities ...
Bing grew up in Atlantic City and graduated in 1995 from Absegami high school, where he played basketball, according to Press archives.
The occupants of the space, Buell said, will see a benefit in being part of the city's past and its future at the same time - occupying a building with elements of a 1913 waiting room looking out onto a stretch of street that has been transformed and ...
If everything goes according to plan, Upper Union Street will have a new watering hole before the year is out. The Lecce Group, in a joint venture with John and Katrina Isopo, hope to close on the purchase of the former City Squire, tear it down and ...
Due to last week's snowstorm, the New York state Department of Environmental conservation has rescheduled a meeting for April 4th to discuss the next phase of a Superfund cleanup project in the Schenectady County town of Glenville. The former Kenco ...
In Schenectady County, 10 places made the report, and a total of 92 "LDL" answers were listed for the three-year period.
Route 7 in the town of Rotterdam has been closed all Sunday morning following a crash involving multiple vehicles. According to the The New York state Department of Transportation, all lanes were closed between Antonia Drive and Risoli Lane following ...
In Schenectady County, 10 places made the report, and a total of 92 "LDL" answers were listed for the three-year period.
The 39-year-old woman, Nicola A. Cottone, filed a notice of claim against the city in December that preserves her right to file a formal lawsuit.
A 21-year-old Albany man died on impact after the car he was driving crashed into a snowbank, became airborne and hit a utility pole on Central Avenue Thursday evening, town police said. Reports of a crash brought police to Central Avenue near Arrow ...
Bickford-Rice is being held in Washington County Jail pending an April 11 appearance in Fort Edward Town Court. No preliminary hearing has been held, and the case has lingered in Town Court instead of been transferred to Washington County Court, ...
Schenectady County -- The County Legislature voted Thursday to have Schenectady County become the fourth New York County to sue large pharmacy companies over costs incurred by the county in fighting the epidemic of heroin and prescription ... Erie ...
The problem is, they were calling police in the wrong Rotterdam: They were off by 3,600 miles, calling a Schenectady County town of 29,000 instead of its namesake, the European city of 600,000. Apparently, internet search engines for the Rotterdam ...
The emergency order limits travel on all roads and highways within Schenectady County to ESSENTIAL TRAFFIC ONLY. This will allow the state, county, city, towns, and villages to maintain roads for emergency response vehicles and to plow the roads as ...
SCHENECTADY - A city man held his girlfriend at the point of a butcher knife in January, authorities said. Ramdat Lall, 48, of Hawk Street, faces one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa also declared a citywide state of emergency, including a travel ban on all city streets. Montgomery County Deputy Emergency ... Desmond said a county plow truck was overturned on Engleville Road in the town of Sharon. The ...
Schenectady County lawmakers will consider Thursday evening whether to pursue a lawsuit against opioid drugmakers, claiming that misleading statements from the drug companies contributed to the epidemic of abuse that has caused the county to incur ...
New York City and Long Island, once feared to be in the worst of the path, are no longer, the governor noted. "The problem is it is worse than anticipated in other areas of the state," he said.
... in Schenectady County are being told to stay off the roads. Starting at 4 p.m. all non-essential travel is banned on roads and highways in the county.
Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa also declared a citywide state of emergency, including a travel ban on all city streets. Montgomery County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Rick Sager said plows in Amsterdam and countywide were having trouble ...
On Monday, a New York state Association of Counties meeting at Schenectady County Community College brought together dozens of county legislators, town supervisors, sheriff's officers, mental health directors, public health commissioners and addiction ...
Schenectady County -- County lawmakers are laying the groundwork for a lawsuit against some drug manufacturers over the Medicaid and other costs it incurs due to the opiate addiction epidemic.
BOARD OF education BUDGET WORKSHOP: Saratoga Springs City school District residents will consider a school budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, May 16.





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