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Bethlehem candidates to meet in debate

Candidates running for office in the Town of Bethlehem will meet on Monday, Oct. 24, at Bethlehem Town Hall, for a candidate forum sponsored by the Albany County League of Women Voters and The Spotlight.

Schenectady County Primary Election results

This is a list of the unofficial results according to the Schenectady County Board of Elections as of Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:39 p.m. with all 77 precincts reporting.

Clarkson has a key evening

Candidate paves way to November with clutch wins on D and C lines

Democratic voters went to the polls today and selected John Clarkson as their candidate for the November general election, ousting the party's endorsed candidate, Kyle Kotary.

Lewza snatches Milton GOP primary

Current Supervisor Frank Thompson falls short

Newcomer Dan Lewza (R,C, I) defeated current Town of Milton Supervisor Frank Thompson (R) in the GOP Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13, by a vote of 1,012 to 671.

Colonie police investigating stabbing incident

Police say victim expected to survive after attack

Colonie police are currently investigating a stabbing incident that occurred earlier this morning on Industrial Road, a commercial area located off of Railroad Avenue behind the Northway Mall.

R'dam Junction mandatory evacuation

Residents in flood prone areas urged to evacuate

Schenectady County and Rotterdam officials have issued a mandatory evacuation of residents in flood prone areas in Rotterdam Junction and Pattersonville.

Boil Water Advisory for Rotterdam Junction

The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has issued a boil water order for Rotterdam Junction following a water main break.

Schenectady County lifts emergency water restrictions

Boil water advisory issued for Village of Delanson

Schenectady County lifted the emergency water restriction and confirmed all public water supplies countywide are online.

Niskayuna residents can return home

Town lifts water conservation order

After the New York State Power Authority ended the "Type B" emergency at Lock 7, Niskayuna officials are lifting the previous evacuation order for all residents living in low-lying levels along the Mohawk River. Also, officials have lifted the town-wide water conservation order.

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UPDATE: Colonie rescinds evacuation and water conservation notices

Situation at the Lock 7 dam has been stabilized

The Town of Colonie has issued a statement announcing that all evacuation notices in the town have been lifted.

Schenectady County to lift travel restrictions

Officials urging water restrictions to continue until further notice

Schenectady County is still under a state of emergency until further notice, but county officials are lifting travel restrictions at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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Portion of Vischer Ferry Power Dam monitored

A "Type B" emergency was declared on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Vischer Ferry Plant on the Mohawk River, according to Michael Saltzman of the New York Power Authority.

Niskayuna issues evacuation notice

The Town of Niskayuna has ordered the evacuation of all residents who live in the “low-lying” levels along the Mohawk River.

Colonie deals with aftermath of Irene

Several road closings and flooding reported around Colonie

The town is still preparing for the worst even after adverse weather as a result of Hurricane Irene has subsided with many areas of the town still holding orders of voluntary evacuation.

Champlain Bridge arch makes journey

Structure arrives at Crown Point, lifted into place

It was a muggy 65 degrees at 5 a.m. Aug. 26 in Port Henry as onlookers waited for the Champlain Bridge arch to make its journey to Crown Point.