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Yesterday | Albany Times Union

Felon to be sentenced in retired nun's death

A convicted felon will be sentenced Friday for murdering an 82-year-old retired nun whom he befriended and then strangled and stabbed in her home in 2012.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Albany Times Union

Embezzling case against Marcella's bookkeeper put off

Carrie LaFond of Schenectady, left, is led out of the Schenectady courthouse by her attorney James Knox, right, and followed by her husband, Paul LaFond Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. Carrie was a trusted accountant at John D. Marcella & Son Appliances & Home Entertainment and surrendered to authorities Thursday to face accusations ... (more)

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Electronics

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Gazette

Schenectady County jail chief cleared, officer fired

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter The Schenectady County Jail superintendent has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with allegations over the handling of drugs.

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Newsday

Teens charged with throwing rocks off Thruway overpass

State police say they've charged two teenage boys with throwing rocks off a Thruway overpass outside Albany and damaging five tractor-trailers.

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Related Topix: Rotterdam, NY

Empire State News

Town of Rotterdam wins the title of best tasting drinking water in New York State

ALBANY The Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, claimed the top spot in the New York Tap Water Taste Contest, held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

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Related Topix: Rotterdam, NY, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Syracuse, NY

WHEC-TV Rochester

Canandaigua named finalist in best tap water contest

The Schenectady County town of Rotterdam has bragging rights to best tasting tap water in the state.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Man dies, woman injured in I-87 crash

A Schenectady County man has died and a woman has been injured after a 2006 Dodge Viper crashed along Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway.

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Related Topix: Rotterdam, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Gazette

Mabee Farm goes from making to displaying history

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter Included in the history of Schenectady County and the Mohawk Valley are a number of tragic Indian attacks, but at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction, it's always been quiet on the western front.

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Related Topix: Rotterdam-Junction, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Business Journal

Downtown Schenectady apartment project hinges on New York state grant

Commercial real estate developer Prime Cos. plans to build more than 100 apartments and retail space in downtown Schenectady, New York, but the financing will only work if the state provides a $1.3 million grant.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY, Cohoes, NY

GlobeNewswire

$25,000 to help children, seniors in need

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 -- A summer camp experience. A nutritious lunch. A safer home.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Life, Charity , Saratoga County, NY, Schenectady, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Albany Times Union

Photos: Polish Festival

Scott Murawski, from Amsterdam, playing the part of Scotty Nut Nut, spins a plate as he entertains guests at the Schenectady Polish American Festival at Saint Adalberts Church on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. This is the 29th year of the festival for the church which is over 100 years old.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Niskayuna, NY, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Business Journal

Saratoga County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York region.

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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

Schenectady County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York, region.

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

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Albany Times Union

Judge rejects killer's bid to take back plea in nun's...

A judge denied a killer's request to take back his guilty plea in the slaughter of a retired nun.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Schenectady woman enters guilty plea in tailgating case

A 29-year-old Schenectady woman pleaded guilty to several charges after a tailgating incident in March that led to a police chase.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Albany Times Union

Mistrial declared after 'sick' juror...

The apparent disappearance of a juror forced a judge to declare a mistrial at the trial of a man who was accused of killing one man and injuring another during a Labor Day weekend party on Becker street.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Business Journal

KeyBank looks to expand mortgage program to other markets

KeyBank is looking to take its Key to the City program to more cities after having success in Schenectady, New York.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Schenectady, NY, Rensselaer, NY

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Newsday

Man admits putting spy cam in hospital bathroom

A 45-year-old man who is a registered nurse faces prison time for placing a surveillance camera in an employee bathroom at Schenectady's Ellis Hospital.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Albany Times Union

5 charged with heroin possession in I-88...

Five people were charged with heroin possession after a traffic stop late Friday afternoon on I-88 in Schenectady County, State Police said.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Albany Times Union

A proposal for a diabetes center run by Albany Medical College and CapitalCare Medical Group is under review by the state Health Department.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Albany Medical College, Schenectady, NY, Niskayuna, NY

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