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Schenectady County Connection

(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.

Schenectady County Connection

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.

Schenectady County Connection

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.

Schenectady County Connection

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.

Schenectady County Connection

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.

Bethlehem Byte

Guilderland Named Best Tasting Water in Albany County

The Office of the Albany County Executive has released the following announcement: The largest voter turnout ever has given the Town of Guilderland a win. The Albany County Health Department has announced Guilderland the winner of the 2012 Albany County Drinking Water Taste Test. The competition was held at the ...

Bethlehem Byte

School board approves three-year agreement with Guilderland Teachers

Press release from Guilderland Central School District on Friday, June 22: At a special meeting held June 21, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education ratified a three-year contract with the Guilderland Teachers’ Association (GTA), concluding a bargaining process that began in December 2010. Members of the GTA voted ...

Schenectady County Connection

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.

Bethlehem Byte

BCSD informs parents about centralized bus stops for 2012-13

Parents received the following letter from Superintendent Tom Douglas on Tuesday, June 19. Dear parents of elementary students: I’d like to take this opportunity first to thank you for a wonderful introduction to the BC family and an exciting and enlightening six months on the job. As you know, there ...

Bethlehem Byte

Town Board candidate calls for IDA oversight

Town Board candidate and former Bethlehem Town Supervisor Jack Cunningham, is seeking more oversight of the town's Industrial Development Agency after hearing the group provided three businesses building within the Vista Technology Park with 100 percent abatement for two years. Under their Tier I payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) ...

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.

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 ...

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