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4 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Sheriff looking to identify woman allegedly connected to larceny

KINGSBURY, N.Y. The Washington County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a woman who may be connected to a larceny case.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Schenectady, NY, Schoharie, NY

4 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

30 Schenectady County organizations to receive grants

The legislature announced on Wednesday the list of local community organizations that will receive grant awards.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Schenectady, NY, Schoharie, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

Five local police departments are receiving $164,000 from state criminal justice officials to buy license plate readers to help nab burglars and car thiefs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Colonie, NY, Albany County, NY, Niskayuna, NY

WCAX-TV Burlington

Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts

Cuomo has named Justice Betsy Barros in the Second Department, covering Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Albany County, NY

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Albany Times Union

Mayor: Schenectady will have a parade for hockey...

Mayor Gary McCarthy said he still needs to talk to college president Stephen Ainlay and Chamber of Schenectady County president Chuck Steiner, but he envisions a parade that would include many members of the community, as well as the team, riding up Union Street toward downtown Schenectady.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY

The Gazette

Big Family Court caseloads have slowed decisions for kids and kin

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter Twenty new Family Court judges will be seated statewide come January, helping to clear cases from the calenders of busy courts.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Gazette

Schenectady County is state's asthma hot spot

By Bethany Bump Gazette Reporter Schenectady County is the asthma capital of the state, according to a state Comptroller's Office report released last week that showed more than 13 percent of residents enrolled in the state's Medicaid program have the lung disease.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Shaw found not guilty in stabbing case

A Schenectady County Court jury on March 27 found the Gloversville woman accused of trying to stab a local cab driver to death last year not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

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

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Business Journal

NY comptroller will deliver keynote at Glenville business expo

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will deliver the keynote address at an April 24 business expo in Glenville, NY focused on investment opportunities in suburban Schenectady County.

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Related Topix: Glenville, NY

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Niskayuna Journal

Man guilty of heroin use prior to driving

This would also be served simultaneously to a one-to-three year incarceration for violating his felony probation.

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Related Topix: New Scotland, NY, State Prisons, Prison, Guilderland, NY

Albany Times Union

Schenectady County wins grant to help manage asthma

Schenectady County Public Health Services was among 17 organizations to be awarded a total of $500,000 in grants Wednesday for projects that will forward state goals to improve New Yorkers' health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Schenectady, NY

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Albany Times Union

Amedore: I wasna t required to file financial disclosure

In a brief Q & A after his campaign announcement this morning in Greene County, George Amedore essentially reiterated what others said on his behalf last week - that he wasn't required to file an financial disclosure form last year with state ethics watchdogs because he technically never was a senator.

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Business Journal

Asthma highly prevalent in New York's Capital Region

Three counties in the Capital Region have among the highest concentration of residents suffering from asthma in New York, which is facing rising costs for treating the chronic lung disease, a new report shows.

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Related Topix: New York, Rensselaer, NY, Schenectady, NY, Medicaid, Health

Poughkeepsie Journal

Legislative Spotlight: 6 questions for county leaders

Here are six questions for Dutchess County's power structure: 1. Why can't our Legislature follow the cost-saving recommendations of the Criminal Justice Council, the Ricci-Greene report and the Dutchess County Democratic Women's Caucus, and implement transitional housing alternatives for 130 women, mentally ill, and youth in the Dutchess County ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dutchess County, NY, Prison, Rockland County, NY, Albany County, NY

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Smart tool to fight blight

As in many cities, vacant properties deteriorating from lack of attention - or, worse, drawing trash, vagrants and crime - pockmark Albany.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Albany County, NY, Schenectady, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Opinion

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Albany Times Union

OrthoNY possible in Schenectady

The medical group would not disclose the name of the practice it hopes to join, but had been in touch with Ellis Medicine officials about discussions with OrthoNY, according to a spokesperson for Ellis.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY

Albany Times Union

Update on the Route 5S trail crossing

Tuesday's hearing on the planned changes to the Route 5S crossing of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail was very interesting.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Albany Times Union

Prison expected after drugged-driving

Kyle Pianowski, 27, of New Scotland pleaded guilty to felony driving while ability impaired by drugs arising from a Feb. 22 arrest on Western Avenue in Guilderland, Albany County prosecutors said Wednesday State Police determined he showed several physical signs of drug impairment and found he had warrants for his arrest in Schenectady County, ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Scotland, NY, Albany County, NY, Guilderland, NY

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Albany Times Union

Jobless rate a " and workforce a "

The workforce in the Capital Region in February shrank to its lowest level for the month in 13 years, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Nassau, NY, Saratoga County, NY, Columbia County, NY, Dutchess County, NY

FOX23

Man admits to killing retired nun in 2012

Schenectady County officials have confirmed that Michael Briggs, 38, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted burglary on Monday in county court.

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