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Watch A Store Owner Fight Two Knife-Wielding Robbers With Baseball Bat

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:39:02 GMT

Watch blade-brandishing assailants attempt to rob a convenience store in Rotterdam, New York, on Monday, only to meet up with owner Gurchran Singh and his bat. Singh said he bopped one of the suspects, and his wife followed with a rod of some sort to help chase both crooks out of the store.




Women of Excellence 2017 emerging professional: Sarah Bowman

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:08:24 GMT

Sarah Bowman, traffic squad leader and project engineer, CHA Consulting, Inc., on March 13, 2017 at the Rennaissance Hotel in Albany. N.Y. Bowman is the recipient of the 2017 Women of Excellence 'Emerging Professional' award.




Rotterdam man accused of fleecing aunts

Sat, 20 May 2017 04:28:48 GMT

Police capped a four-month long probe with the arrest of a town man charged with allegedly fleecing his two elderly aunts out of $80,000 to $120,000 and spending the money for vacations and gambling, as well as repairs to his home and car. At the same time, police and prosecutors from the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office accuse David Longe of failing to pay the women's bills for months.




Rotterdam police search for two bikers in bar attack

Sat, 20 May 2017 02:12:46 GMT

Police are appealing for the public's help as they hunt for Paul Gervasio and Chad Thomas, two members of a motorcycle gang accused of attacking a man outside a bar in March. Police said the group of about 25 bikers had showed up at Blue Jay tavern on Broadway shortly after midnight on March 19 looking for a rival from another motorcycle club.




Airbnb home-rental service touts impact

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:22:53 GMT

As state lawmakers consider a bill to loosen restrictions on people renting out their homes with online services like Airbnb, the company issued a report Wednesday touting economic benefits from the program in the Capital Region and the rest of the state. The report said nearly 28,000 people stayed for a total of more than 74,000 nights at Airbnb homes in the six-county region, including Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Fulton and Washington counties.




New plans for Mastroianni bakery in Schenectady

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:15:23 GMT

Mastroianni bread for sale in a Price Chopper grocery store on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in Clifton Park, N.Y. Mastroianni bread for sale in a Price Chopper grocery store on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in Clifton Park, N.Y. Dough in the waste receptacle outside Mastroianni Brothers Bakery in Rotterdam on Monday, July 4, 2016, a day before owners announced the closing of the bakery. Dough in the waste receptacle outside Mastroianni Brothers Bakery in Rotterdam on Monday, July 4, 2016, a day before owners announced the closing of the bakery.




Your school ballot: Schalmont

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:21:46 GMT

Schalmont outfielder Greg Musk warms up during a game against Cairo-Durham on April 12, 2014 in Rotterdam, N.Y. Editor's note: This is one of dozens of local school budget capsules we'll be compiling ahead of the statewide May 16 school budget votes. Yes - the tax levy would increase 1.46 percent, allowing the district to collect an extra $406,127 in taxes next year.




Photos: AmpUp! Walk to end bladder cancer in Niskayuna

Sat, 06 May 2017 22:07:50 GMT

Eight-year-old Keegan Oliveri of Rotterdam walks in the AmpUp! Walk to end bladder cancer in memory of his grandfather Donnie "The Rock" Gross Saturday May 6, 2017 in Niskayuna, NY. less Eight-year-old Keegan Oliveri of Rotterdam walks in the AmpUp! Walk to end bladder cancer in memory of his grandfather Donnie "The Rock" Gross Saturday May 6, 2017 in Niskayuna, NY.




Thacher State Park near Albany opens $3.8 million visitor center

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:46:09 GMT

John Boyd Thacher State Park finally has a place where visitors can get the lay of the land, learn the park's history and even find a real bathroom. More than 200 people turned out Thursday to witness the grand opening of the first visitors center the 2,500-acre park has ever had: perched atop an escarpment in the Helderberg Mountains that offers views stretching from the Adirondacks to the Berkshires.




The Fray: Senate passes bill to limit leadership terms

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:14:00 GMT

The state Senate passed a bill last week that would let leaders and committee chairmen in both the Senate and Assembly serve no more than eight years in those positions, the third time it has tried to codify for both chambers a limit it adopted for its own house through a rule change in 2009.




Rotterdam boil water advisory lifted

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:58:37 GMT

The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has lifted the boil water order for the town of Rotterdam, effective Saturday morning. As a precaution, those affected are advised to flush all the water lines in their home or business for 3 to 5 minutes prior to use.