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Ex-prison guard completes jail sentence for heist

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:51:17 GMT

An ex-state corrections officer, who formerly worked part time as a cop, is expected to be released from jail Friday after serving six months in jail for his role in a bank robbery in Rotterdam, according to Schenectady County Assistant District Attorney Bill Sanderson. Sanderson said that was the sentence Jeremy Pullen, 28, received Tuesday for his role in a January 2016 bank heist of the Trustco bank on West Campbell Road in Rotterdam.




Fish and chips: Aquarium as worthy of road sign as casino

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:00:57 GMT

Q: I think maybe I know the answer, but why have there been "local attraction" road signs for the not-yet-opened casino for a month, whereas there's no sign for the new aquarium at ViaPort Rotterdam at the Campbell Road exit on Interstate 890? Surely the aquarium is also a worthy local attraction? I have no affiliation with either the aquarium or the casino. But I'm sorry to see one noted as an attraction and the other , not.




Schenectady County Plans Rabies Clinics

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:20:49 GMT

Schenectady County will conduct four rabies vaccination clinics in 2017, with the first taking place next month, county officials said.




FUGITIVE: $5K reward for rape suspect, feds say

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:55:59 GMT

FUGITIVE: $5K reward for rape suspect, feds say Michael Hawkins is a suspect in two rape cases. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/2k4C6Cd Federal authorities are looking for a fugitive rape suspect with ties to six states, including New York.




Schenectady County builds unit for heroin fight

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:51:16 GMT

"It affects urban and rural areas as well as middle class and younger adults," said District Attorney Robert Carney Sunday afternoon, describing the heroin epidemic as a "public health crisis" during a phone interview. "If you reduce supply, you make it more expensive, and it's harder to become addicted."




Retirees of former Schenectady hospital face pension loss

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:16:32 GMT

Exterior of St. Clare's Hospital on Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2007, in Schenectady, N.Y. Exterior of St. Clare's Hospital on Thursday morning, Sept.




Bartender charged in underage alcohol sting

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 04:48:47 GMT

A joint state police-Liquor Authority underage drinking sting resulted in one arrest in 16 checks, police said Thursday.




State lawmakers renew push for Kirby and Quigley's Law

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:13:09 GMT

Area state legislators are hoping this year "Kirby and Quigley's Law" will reach the Assembly floor for a vote and be signed into law, with the Senate passing the bill for last four years in a row. Senators James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, joined Patrick and Denise Krohn, along with animal advocates and law enforcement, to call for the passage of Kirby and Quigley's Law.




The long, slow effort to get a 900,000 pound GE turbine from...

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:39:33 GMT

Workers take on the task of moving a 900,000 pound General Electric turbine through the streets of Schenectady and Rotterdam as its moved to a location in Cherry Valley. Workers take on the task of moving a 900,000 pound General Electric turbine through the streets of Schenectady and Rotterdam as its moved to a location in Cherry Valley.




US Marshals hope YouTube, $5K reward will help catch 'Zombie Mike'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:00:30 GMT

Michael Hawkins, who is wanted by Upstate New York on warrants charging rape and sexual abuse, has surfaced on YouTube , according to the U.S. Marshals. On June 10, 2012, Hawkins allegedly raped a victim in her apartment after her family members went to bed.




Jacques Greene Announces Debut Album Feel Infinite, Shares Tour Dates

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:05:14 GMT

Deep house veteran Jacques Greene has announced the release of his full-length debut Feel Infinite . Following recent tracks like "Afterglow" and "You Can't Deny"-not to mention a fat back catalog of 12" EPs and one-off releases with labels like Night Slugs and LuckyMe -Greene returns with a record about the utopian impulses of dance music and club culture.




2 killed, 4 injured in 2-vehicle crash on I-88 near Albany

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:36:44 GMT

State police say the accident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 88 in the Schenectady County town of Rotterdam, 15 miles northwest of Albany. Troopers say a westbound vehicle crossed the median and struck an eastbound vehicle head-on.