Stories for July 2011


Saturday, July 30

Friday, July 29

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Major League Baseball's gesture not enough for author

Gladstone believes 847 former players deserve full benefits

Doug Gladstone’s 2010 book, “A Bitter Cup of Coffee,” shed light on the plight of 847 former Major League Baseball players who were receiving no pensions or health benefits from the league.

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Learning from their elders

Beltrone residents teach Shaker kids

It was over 90 degrees on Friday, July 22, but that didn’t stop students from the Shaker High School Summer Program from traveling to the Beltrone Living Center to pick up a few tips from the Gardening Club to help manage their own community garden.

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Rotterdam's roost

Santabarbara shares his experience with pet chickens on the Schenectady Today Show

Two chickens were the stars of the public access television program The Schenectady Today Show on Tuesday, July 19.

Thursday, July 28

Wednesday, July 27

Tuesday, July 26

Couple who created caffeinated water are in their 'Element'

Steve Gilbank has created something he’s hopeful—and confident—will take off. Caffeinated water.

Residents continue to voice landfill concerns

Residents expressed concern over the possible expansion of the town’s landfill as a result of a private partnership with Waste Connections, Inc., as well as how much waste could come from other municipalities.

Traffic stop ends in felony drug arrest

A traffic stop in Saratoga Springs ended in a felony drug arrest and endangering the welfare of a child, according to information from the police department.

Monday, July 25

Alleged Colonie shooter pronounced dead

Agostino Jubrey, 21, the alleged shooter from the incident on Leach Avenue on Wednesday has been pronounced dead as of 3:45 p.m

Friday, July 22

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UPDATE: Hit and run turns into shootout

In an incident that was first a response to a hit in run incident in Columbia County turned into a shootout in Colonie and ended with the suspect being shot in the head, according to Colonie police.

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California Transit Authority to Headline Clifton Park 4th Celebration

California Transit Authority, a band that was a spinoff by one of Chicago’s founding members, will headline Clifton Park’s Fourth of July celebration, held at Clifton Common and the special musical performance sponsored by County Waste & Recycling.

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Reform is here at last

My goal for years has been to convince legislative leaders to reform state government, reduce out of control property taxes and help grow private sector jobs.

Thursday, July 21

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From family diary to feature film

Ballston Spa siblings return to region with Emmy Award-winning director to film movie based on dynamic family history

It was a family secret nobody wants to harbor. A grandmother, raped at the age of 12 by her stepfather and enduring a landmark trial to bring herself justice.

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R’dam Town Clerk sends resignation letter

Eunice steps down after 40 years of service

Eunice Esposito has resigned from her position as Town Clerk for Rotterdam, effective July 31, after residents had publicly questioned her absence from Town Hall.

Wednesday, July 20

Tuesday, July 19

Monday, July 18

Friday, July 15

Thursday, July 14

Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday, July 12

Monday, July 11

Friday, July 8

Thursday, July 7

Wednesday, July 6

Tuesday, July 5

Monday, July 4

Friday, July 1