Environmental Fair at Five Rivers explores the present and past
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center hosted more than 600 students from around 10 Capital District elementary schools during the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s three-day Environmental Fair.
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A Schenectady woman pled guilty to one count of assault in the second degree on a Colonie police officer before the Honorable Andrew Ceresia in the Supreme Court of Albany Wednesday morning, District Attorney David Soares said.
Spur-of-moment snapshot to be displayed in halls of U.S. Capitol
For the next year, Shaker High School senior Mitchell Aragona's photo will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., after being chosen as the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District of New York through Congressman Paul Tonko.
Bus and reserve fund propositions pass; uncontested board incumbents
Voorheesville Central School District's approved 2013-14 budget increases spending by almost $694,000, or 3.14 percent, and holds a property tax levy increase of 3.23 percent, which is within the district’s tax cap limit.
District's $1M bus and equipment proposition approved, uncontested board race
More than 60 percent of voters supported Guilderland Central School District’s proposed spending plan for next school year, holding a 3.39 percent property tax levy increase.
Bison eliminate Colonie in quarterfinals; will face CBA in semis
No. 3 Shaker needed a big third quarter to eliminate No. 6 Colonie 9-2 in Tuesday's Section II Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals.
Five-goal third quarter is the difference against Saratoga
No. 4 Guilderland advanced to the Section II Class A boys lacrosse semifinals with Tuesday's 9-6 win over No. 5 Saratoga Springs.
Budget passed 2,518 to 1,311
In a year that did not see a challenge to the state tax cap or any major spending reductions, Bethlehem residents easily passed the district’s $90.4 million spending plan for the 2013-14 school year.
66.2 percent of voters approve of budget in excess of state tax cap
What was continuously called a challenging budgeting year for the South Colonie Central School District was capped with residents approving a 2013-14 school budget that exceeds the state tax cap.
Budget stays within the state tax cap
Residents of the North Colonie Central School District approved of the 2013-14 budget that stays within the state tax cap on Tuesday, May 21.
Crowds turn out to honor heroes at Altamont Memorial Day Parade
Despite a soggy start and drizzly finale, Altamont’s Memorial Day Parade went on as planned Sunday, May 19, when people lined the streets armed with umbrellas to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice for their country.
Couple with changes to administrator health care, unpaid day will save $332k
South Colonie Central School District teachers and administrators have approved contract givebacks for the second year in a row, and they will save the district more than $300,000 in the 2013-14 school year.
Four-run third inning propels Spartans
Several hours after the Section II baseball playoff seeding meeting at the Boght Baseball Complex, two of the more highly-regarded teams in their respective classes played each other in their final regular season game.
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week focuses on invasive insect’s threat, precautions
New York is recognizing Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week this year from Sunday, May 19, to Saturday, May 25. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to become more aware about the invasive insect and its destructive potential towards ash trees.
Teen’s suicide fuels push for legislation over school special education resources
Jerry Clark’s grandmother can’t fill the hole in her heart left by her grandson’s suicide, but she is continuing her efforts to keep it from happening to other families by lobbying for state legislation.
Eagles use 9-0 run to put away Schenectady in opening round
The Bethlehem boys lacrosse team scored more goals in one quarter than it did in all but two of its 16 regular season games.
Two-year agreement holds annual 2 percent salary increase
The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, May 7, approved a new two-year contract with the town’s police union, which has around 35 members. The agreement provides a retroactive 2 percent salary increase each year.
Contingency funds targeted to make payroll for July
Three days after the Albany County Legislature tabled a vote on privatizing the county nursing home vote, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has sent out a request to move $2.2 million from the county’s contingency fund in the budget to meet the facility’s July payroll.
New golf course operator connects with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Business has been steady at Colonial Acres Golf Course during its first month open under a private operator.