Blog: Schenectady County Connection

Entries for September, 2012


[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.