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Montreal's Yannick Nezet-Seguin becomes Met Opera's music director next season

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:15:50 GMT

Montreal's Yannick Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera's music director next season, two years earlier than planned, providing a leader to an orchestra fighting drift and defections for more than a decade. Nezet-Seguin's appointment was announced in June 2016, two months after Parkinson's disease caused the end of James Levine's 40 year-run.




Graduation rates tick up in Capital Region, across N.Y.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:01:11 GMT

Creativity was evident as graduates decorated their caps and showed them off a the Schenectady High School graduation Friday June 23, 2017 held at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, N.Y. less Creativity was evident as graduates decorated their caps and showed them off a the Schenectady High School graduation Friday June 23, 2017 held at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, N.Y. less Albany High School graduate Ashiya Campbell-Archeval, hugs Dale Getto, the acting principal of Albany High School, at the Times Union Center during the Albany High School graduation on Sunday, June 25, 2017, ... more Click through the slideshow to see the best public high schools in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, according to Niche , a website that ranks schools and neighborhoods.




Police: Suspect Stopped For Pizza After Robbing Phone Store

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:48:34 GMT

Police in upstate New York say they've arrested a man who stopped for a slice of pizza after holding up a cell phone store employee. Rotterdam Police Lt.




Retired police chief leads list of top Rotterdam money earners...

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:15:45 GMT

After James Hamilton retired as police chief over the summer, he received a $117, 285 lumpsum pay out, that included money for unused personal, vacation and sick time he had accrued during his 28-year law enforcement career. The six-figure compensation along with the $86,095 pro-rated year salary Hamilton earned, made him by far the highest-paid municipal employee in 2017, according to town payroll records obtained by the Times Union under a Freedom of Information Law request.




Police search Rotterdam neighborhood for robbery suspect

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:05:02 GMT

Rotterdam police search for a man suspected of robbing a store in the vicinity of Altamont Avenue. The incident is unfolding near Chrisler Avenue.




Schenectady man accused of robbing Stewarts Shop in Rotterdam

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:40:36 GMT

A Schenectady man is accused of brandishing a knife while attempting to steal items from a Stewart's Shop in Rotterdam on Monday. Michael X. McCoy, 19, was charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor petit larceny after he was captured by police Monday evening, town police said.




Middletown rally supports NY bill expanding child sex abuse victims' legal rights

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:40:35 GMT

Advocates for victims of child sexual abuse rallied outside Sen. John Bonacic's district office on Monday, the first of two local stops in their campaign to pressure Senate Republicans into supporting legislation that would give abuse victims more time to seek justice as adults.




Freezy riders: Motorcyclists stay cool to race frozen lakes

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:50:05 GMT

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UAlbany student rescued from Plotter Kill Preserve

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:52:35 GMT

Rescuers pull a 22-year-old man out of the Plotter Kill preserve on Sunday. They say he slipped down the side of a waterfall at the Rotterdam nature preserve.