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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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(UPDATED 9/7) 46th Senate District forum blunder

Check out how news unraveled around the 46th Senate District candidates forum being canceled. This entry uses Storify, which is a service to help curate social media postings into timeline.

Yellow Dot sticks to Schenectady County

Schenectady County Sheriff Dagostino on Thursday, Aug. 9, announced the county is offering the Yellow Dot program to local residents. The free program is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a car crash or other emergency.

Glenville Target to hold job fair, seeking 200 hires

Target recently announced its holding a four-day "job fair" from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 18, and its seeking to hire 200 new team members. The store is scheduled to open this October at the former Kmart Plaza on Route 50.

CROP Hunger Walk harvests more than $50k

The Schenectady Inner City Ministry on Thursday, Aug. 9, announced its annual CROP Hunger Walk this year raised nearly $51,000, which is an event allowing neighbors to walk together to help end hunger throughout the world.

Tours offered at new Nisky fire station

Community members will be able to check out the new Niskayuna Fire District No. 1 Station during several guided tours.

Schalmont seeks community input on superintendent search

Schalmont Central School District will hold two superintendent search community meetings (June 27 & 28) to gather input from district residents.

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.

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.

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