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Colonie Corner

Local rapper writes SUNY anthem

Colonie local Brendan Martin, a.k.a. rapper B. Martin, and the State University at New York posted "The SUNY Anthem" today.

Sports Scraps 2.0

A look at the girls basketball field for Sectionals

Some quick thoughts after viewing the seeds for the Section II girls basketball playoffs: • The Bethlehem side of the Class AA bracket is very interesting. Besides the top-seeded Lady Eagles, you have defending Sectional champion Colonie and Big 10 power Catholic Central battling each other to see who will ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

A look at the boys basketball field for Sectionals

Some quick thoughts after viewing the brackets for the Section II boys basketball tournament: • The CBA-Green Tech match-up I thought was going to take place in the Class AA finals will now likely take place in the semifinals after the Section II committee placed the independent Eagles as the ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

Section II swim meet primer

In advance of this week's Section II Division I boys swimming and diving championships, here is a list of those who have already qualified for the state meet and those who are in contention to do so with their top times of the season: Already qualified 200-yard medley relay: Shenendehowa ...

Schenectady County Connection

Metroplex 2012 projects round up

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority presented its annual report at the Schenectady County Legislature committee meetings Monday, Feb. 4, which reviews all of the economic development projects the agency has supported. Included below is the presentation given to legislators.

Schenectady County Connection

Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)

More than 20 restaurants in downtown Schenectady and nearby locations will be participating in the 8th Annual Schenectady Restaurant Week, which stretches from Monday, Feb. 18, to Sunday, Feb. 24. The restaurants will offer special fixed-price menus for $20.13 featuring a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Schenectady County Connection

Glenville gov. efficency committee seeks members

The Glenville Efficiency in Government (EIG) Committee is seeking new members to fill vacancies. The Town Board established to committee to have residents study and make recommendations on how to run town government more efficiently.

Sports Scraps 2.0

Colonie Youth Basketball helps Coaches vs. Cancer Friday

Friday's Shaker-Colonie boys basketball game at Colonie Central High School is serving as a fundraiser for the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation, and the Colonie Youth Basketball Club is helping out at halftime. Members of the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teams will be participating in a "cancer blitz." The boys will ...

Colonie Corner

Career Exploration Internship Program at North, South Colonie Schools

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce will be discussing the Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) offered at both North and South Colonie School Districts on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road in Niskayuna.

Newsroom notes

Storify: #NYSOS13

Check out Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State address as it unfolded across social media.

Colonie Corner

Colonie to host business seminar

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Town of Colonie Small Business Advisory Council will host "Starting and Growing Your Business in Colonie" at the Meeting House in the Crossings Park, Albany Shaker Road from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Schenectady County Connection

Tonko joins Energy and Commerce committee

Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, announced on Thursday, Dec. 13, he was appointed to the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce. Tonko representatives said it is one of the oldest and "most prestigious" committees in the House, which addresses national energy policy, public and mental health policy and regulation ...

Schenectady County Connection

SCCC chairwoman reappointed to national committee

Schenectady County Community College Board of Trustees Chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw was reappointed to the Association of Community College Trustee’s Governance and Bylaws Committee.

Schenectady County Connection

Berkshire Bank secures Ingersoll Mansion lease

The former Ingersoll Mansion, after being moved twice, has been leased by Berkshire Bank as part of the Mansion Square development in Niskayuna.

Schenectady County Connection

Local writers to be featured

Capital District writers from various serenes and styles will be featured at an event to highlight the literary talent in the community. The Hudson Valley Writers Guild, in partnership with Schenectady County Public Library, will hold its annual Community of Writers reading on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Schenectady County Public Library's main branch.

Schenectady County Connection

[UPDATED 10/1] Sch'dy County debates exceeding tax cap

The Schenectady County Legislature on Friday, Sept. 28, held a public hearing on the proposal to override the state imposed tax cap. County officials said the legislature could increase the property tax levy by 2.95 percent and remain within the tax cap.

Schenectady County Connection

Crosswalk upgrade in downtown Schenectady

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority and city officials on Tuesday, Sept. 25, announced construction is starting this week to upgrade the crosswalk linking the Metroplex Parking Garage and Stratton Plaza in downtown Schenectady.

Schenectady County Connection

SCCC School of Music Open House

Schenectady County Community College School of Music on Saturday, Sept. 29, will host an open house for the public to see the new building from 2 to 4 p.m., with a faculty concert featuring the Empire Jazz Orchestra.

Schenectady County Connection

Glenville seeks to fill planning commission vacancies

The Town of Glenville is seeking applicants to fill a a vacancy on its Planning and Zoning Commission. Anyone interested in the position must able to regularly attend its two monthly meetings, which include an agenda meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and its regular meeting the following Monday at 7 p.m. Also, commission members are expected to stay informed on development related issues in the town.

Schenectady County Connection

Free electronic recycling to be offered

The Chamber of Schenectady County and county officials are partnering with Colt Recycling to offer the free service for county businesses and residents. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Colt Refining and Recycling, which is located in the Glenville Technology Park off Route 5.

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