Flood victims offered tax relief

Governments, school districts can reassess devastated properties

Flood victims could have their tax bills more accurately reflect their damaged properties following relief measures approved by the State Legislature.

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State council awards county more than $940K

County Airport and ALCO Trail projects to receive funding

Schenectady County is set to receive nearly $945,000 to spur development from the $785 million awarded through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

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Saving the county’s liquid asset

Feds to clean up former Scotia Navy Depot site

Fears of Schenectady County’s water supply being compromised were recently lifted after a seven-year battle to mitigate a groundwater plume containing trichloroethylene.

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BC kicks off Farm Fest

The Bethlehem School District’s Farm to You Fest kicked off this week, as the district’s Healthy Kids Committee for the third year running launched into a full week of agricultural awareness and food drives.

FEMA to close Voorheesville office

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that its Disaster Recovery Center in Voorheesville would close on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Climate blueprint warms up

SCEAC to ready green house gas data, energy recommendations

In a few months, Schenectady County will have a better idea of its carbon footprint.

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Farms of Saratoga County

If you don’t live on a farm, you can pretend you do, for a day.

Tonko to host meeting in R'dam Junction Wednesday

Meeting will focus on flood recovery efforts

Congressman Paul Tonko will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rotterdam Junction Fire Department located on 1251 Main St.

Authors to visit Indian Ladder Farms

New book examines Thacher Park and surrounding area

Indian Ladder Farms will be hosting the authors for the new book "John Boyd Thacher State Park and the Indian Ladder Region."

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Slow Food Saratoga speeds up

Saratoga County has farms aplenty and places an emphasis on buying local, so it only makes sense that it would also be home to Slow Food Saratoga, an organization that supports that homegrown culture.

Albany County disaster recovery center opens

Residents will be able to visit the Voorheesville center for information on disaster assistance programs.

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Banking on a berm to save water from water

Niskayuna workers construct flood barrier around water plant

Niskayuna’s water plant was in danger as the Mohawk River rose during Tropical Storm Irene, but town employees devised a plan to prevent damage.

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An event where carrots get top billing

Agudat Achim prepares for annual Carrot Festival with new theme

All of the staple carrot based dishes will be at Agudat Achim’s Carrot Festival this year, but some new treats will be enticing visitors.

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Leaving it open

SCEAC: Open space a defining characteristic of county suburbs

Open space in Schenectady County benefits the environment, but some say it can also be a boon to the quality of life of residents.

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County deals with Irene aftermath

Residents react to flood waters forcing evacuations, damaging homes

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were common as Hurricane Irene rolled through Schenectady County and led to a patchwork of power outages.