Category Archives: Capital District

  • MLK basketball day in Schenectady

    MLK basketball day in Schenectady A student-teacher basketball game at Martin Luther King School in Schenectady on Friday. The game, as well as a basketball fundamentals class for the students, is a yearly event at the school. Source: Times Unition MLK basketball day in Schenectady

  • Bill covering public defender costs goes to Gov. Cuomo

    Bill covering public defender costs goes to Gov. Cuomo The bill permits the state to assume the costs of public defender services over several years starting in 2017, paying for 25 percent and increasing its share 10 percent each year. In order to qualify for indigent legal services, a…

  • Transfinder gets into social media

    Transfinder gets into social media Transfinder, the Schenectady company that makes software used for routing school buses, has launched its own social media app that it is giving away for free. The app, called Selfiefinder.com, was a big hit with customers and prospects, many of them school district officials.…

  • Court to hear Schenectady police discipline debate

    Court to hear Schenectady police discipline debate The administration turned to Bennett in an effort to reform a department where several officers had been convicted of crimes or resigned over complaints of domestic violence and alcohol-related incidents. […] the police union fought the city’s efforts to end the practice…

  • Saturday road closings for Troy street festival

    Saturday road closings for Troy street festival Saturday road closings for Troy street festival Additional off-street parking will be available for free at the Uncle Sam Parking Garage, the State Street Parking Garage, the Fifth Avenue Parking Garage and the Green Island lot. Source: Times Unition Saturday road closings…

  • Portion of Albany's Route 85 to close Saturday

    Portion of Albany's Route 85 to close Saturday Drivers will travel in a single lane on the recently paved westbound side of the divided highway. The on-ramps onto eastbound Route 85 from Lincoln Avenue and from Western Avenue at Cortland and Ormond Streets will remain closed during the work.…

  • More PFOA test results in from Petersburgh in Rensselaer County

    More PFOA test results in from Petersburgh in Rensselaer County TROY — Water samples tested from 60 private homes and one private well in the Town of Petersburgh came back above federal guidelines for PFOA contamination, Rensselaer County officials said Friday in a prepared statement. The results are the…

  • Albany closing part of Henry Johnson Boulevard Friday night

    Albany closing part of Henry Johnson Boulevard Friday night ALBANY – Starting at 8 p.m., the city plans to close Henry Johnson Boulevard between Second Street and Clinton Avenue so a water line can be repaired. Police said southbound drivers should take Livingston Avenue to Lark Street and northbound…