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Schenectady County Connection

Niskayuna 2012 Summer Concert Series

The Town of Niskayuna has unveiled its summer concert series lineup, which is free to attend and happens outside Town Hall on Thursday nights.

Sports Scraps 2.0

Five Albany Dutchmen to watch

The Albany Dutchmen are 4-2 through the first week of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season, and these five players are a primary reason why.

Guilderland Library Expansion

Why do we need an expanded library in Guilderland?

I love Guilderland. I love the quality of the schools. I love the quality of the people. I love the quality the services. What I don't love is the level of taxes. Don't get me wrong. I am willing to pay for the services that I receive. I understand that ...

Schenectady County Connection

Rotterdam Junction Fire Dept. fundraiser to improve kitchens

Many people relied on the Rotterdam Junction Fire Department for a meal after devastating floods swept through last fall and now they're asking the public to help improve their kitchen.

Sports Scraps 2.0

Another Union player joins the pro ranks

The Albany Devils announced earlier today that they've signed Union College senior Kelly Zajac to an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the AHL season. Zajac joins fellow Dutchmen Jeremy Welsh (Carolina) and Keith Kinkaid (Albany) in the pro hockey ranks -- not to mention his brother Travis, who ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

The ride is just beginning for Jeremy Welsh

Jeremy Welsh got into his first NHL game 48 hours after playing his last collegiate game for Union College. By next season, Welsh may not be the lone Dutchmen skating for a pro team.

Colonie Corner

Get your golf on, in the dark, for a cause

A couple weeks ago, I shared the story of Tracy Van Hattum and her 2-year-old son CJ. CJ is a normal, smiley baby except that he has cystic fibrosis. Tracy has spent the past two years raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She hopes research will eventually find a ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

After 20 years, it's still an adventure

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the day I was first hired as a professional sports writer, and it’s definitely been a wild ride. I jotted down some of the events that I’ve seen and people that I’ve interviewed since April Fool’s Day 1992 (insert your joke here), and ...

Schenectady County Connection

One County, One Book nominations start

Schenectady County Public Library kicked off the nominations for its seventh annual One County, One Book annual community program on Feb. 28. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 15.

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Bethlehem Byte

BOU to hold B-ball fundraiser

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited is holding its 6th Annual Bethlehem Central Basketball Classic on Friday, March 2. Teachers from the Bethlehem Central elementary and middle schools will compete against a team of teachers from the high school to raise money for BOU programming. Students and families are encouraged to attend to ...

Bethlehem Byte

BC to hold budget forum

Bethlehem Central administrators will fill the public in on its estimated $4.4 million budget gap at a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the middle school.

Bethlehem Byte

Albany Figure Skating Club to hold spring show

If you're looking to see some impressive skating from some local kids, consider checking out the Albany Figure Skating Club's upcoming show on March 4.


Bethlehem Central School District 2012-2013 Budget

This blog will be a discussion board for issues and comments relating to the 2012-2013 school budget.

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

Au Revoir to my Favorite Gal….Miss Albany Diner

Today I said good bye to one of my favorite gals, Miss Albany Diner. It is a silver tube of diner lore, cozy booths and some damn fine food on Broadway in Albany. Cliff, Jane and Bill Brown made people M.A.D. with their hospitality, wit and fare. It was a ...

Schenectady County Connection

Upper Union BID expands eligibility

Upper Union Street BID is looking to expand its membership to outside of its boundaries with a new membership option for businesses.

Schenectady County Connection

Tasty gluten-free goods

Laurie's Gluten-Free Goodness has moved to a new storefront in the Village of Scotia, but plans on serving up to same tasty treats and baked goods customers crave.

Sports Scraps 2.0

This is the winter sports season?

I just came in from a walk along the Albany County Rail Trail in Delmar, where it was mostly cloudy and in the 30s. Did I happen to mention that the date was Feb. 7? If it were a normal winter around these parts, I wouldn't have bothered to take ...

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Opinion: Editorial cartoon

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