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6 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

East Greenbush gazebo wrecked, arrests

Four men were arrested for allegedly destroying a gazebo that had been built as an Eagle Scout project in Hampton Lake Park, police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: East Greenbush, NY, Maryland, NY

Wed Jul 30, 2014

FOX23

David Cassidy plea deal adjourned

A former child star arrested for DWI in the Capital Region was expected to accept a plea deal Wednesday, but the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office says that particular deal has been adjourned.

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Albany Times Union

AG: Troy cop tipped off suspect about

A veteran Troy police officer has been charged with felony evidence tampering and other charges for allegedly tipping off a suspect about an impending raid by a State Police narcotics squad.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Albany, NY

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Obamacare compliance work continues

Fulton County and the city continue to work with a Rensselaer County firm that is helping them comply administratively with the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, Healthcare Law, Law

Albany Times Union

Video visits planned at Rensselaer County...

Sheriff Jack Mahar said a Skype-like video chat system will allow prisoners to communicate over the Internet with family members, friends and lawyers.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

59 become U.S. citizens at Rensselaer County Court

With American flags in hand, 59 people took the oath of allegiance, including Zaw Naymoio- a political refugee from Burma.

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Albany Times Union

Man accused of bakery

RENSSELAER An East Greenbush man was indicted on felony charges for allegedly stealing from his place of business two years ago then setting it on fire before locking up for the night.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY, East Greenbush, NY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

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An Albany home that led thousands to freedom in the Underground Railroad is getting a million dollar face lift this summer.

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Related Topix: Underground Railroad

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Hoosick to undergo economic initiative, development of Dougherty's Corner

In the spirit of the third monthly "Hoosick Rising" meeting at the HAYC3 Armory on Tuesday, Village Mayor David Borge announced the allotment of state funds to redevelop the vacant lot where Dougherty's Hotel once stood.

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Related Topix: Hoosick, NY, Hoosick Falls, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cosmetics Design

New York state targets the clean-up 1,4-dioxane pollution

State wastewater treatment authorities in New York say they are implementing new technology that targets the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane pollution.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Albany Times Union

Rail car graffiti suspect arrested

A Rensselaer County woman was jailed on $10,000 bail, accused of spray-painting property at Pan Am Railways, State Police in Princetown said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Grafton, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Business Journal

Middle school principals discuss Common Core, technology and promoting identity formation

As part of the Albany Business Review's 2014 Schools Report , I talked with principals of two middle schools, one in Queensbury Union Free School District in Warren County and one in Averill Park Central School District in Rensselaer County about how their schools are navigating these issues.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Third monthly 'Hoosick Rising' meeting to survey emerging economy

Village leaders recently started a public initiative to develop a multi-faceted economic development plan for the Hoosick region.

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Related Topix: Hoosick, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY

WGY-AM Albany

Teens Caught Stealing Cars in Rensselaer County

Two teenagers are facing charges for stealing cars in Rensselaer County. North Greenbush police say they've busted a 19 and 14 year old for stealing two cars from the same residence this week...about 12 hours apart.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Troy, NY

WCAX-TV Burlington

Albany-area bridge to close for accident repairs

A bridge over the Hudson River in the Albany area will be closed for several hours while crews repair damage from a tractor-trailer crash earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Waterford, NY, Saratoga County, NY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man gets 10 years in Troy stabbing

TROY A 39-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after earlier admitting he stabbed a man in the neck last year because he thought he was dating his ex-girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Rensselaer County Legislature aide

The top aide to the Rensselaer County Legislature's Republican majority, who is a key party operative, was arrested Friday after a physical altercation with his 17-year-old son, town police said Monday.

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Albany Times Union

Troopers accuse trio of DWI

State Police in Rensselaer County said they arrested three different drivers Saturday night after allegedly catching them driving while intoxicated by alcohol.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Grants for wheelchair ramps

Rensselaer County is offering grants for wheelchair ramps, widening doorways and other home modifications so that the elderly and disabled can remain in their home.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

WGY-AM Albany

DWI Accident Blocks Traffic 90 Minutes

A Latham man is charged with DWI after a three-car accident caused long delays in Pittstown Friday evening, according to the NY State Police.

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