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Police investigating shots fired incident on Ostrander Place in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – City police were investigating a report of shots fired Monday afternoon in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood. Ensure access to everything we do, today and every day, check out our subscribe page at There were no immediate reports of injuries, but one house was struck, according to information...
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Seven candidates compete for Schenectady City Council seats

SCHENECTADY – Tuesday’s primary election features a slate of Democratic hopefuls for City Council. Four candidates are vying for a trio of full four-year terms while, separately, three candidates are competing for a pair of unexpired two-year terms. The races come at an important juncture in the point in the...
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Schenectady committee targets July 6 for return to in-person meetings

SCHENECTADY — After 15 months of virtual City Council and committee meetings, the Public Safety Committee is eyeing July 6 for a return to in-person council meetings. In March 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order suspending certain aspects of the Open Meeting Law relative to in-person attendance. The...

Schenectady County Public Library kicks off "Dreams of Equality" series

SCHENECTADY COUNTY (WRGB) — The Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) will kick off a program series entitled 'Dreams of Equality' on Monday. The program is a collaboration between SCPL, Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, and will include lectures, films, book discussions and a writing series. The...
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21st annual Juneteenth event also celebrates nation’s newest holiday in Schenectady’s Central Park

The smell of baked goods, chicken on the grill and many other foods wafted through the air at Central Park Saturday afternoon. At the Music Haven Stage, the rhythmic beating of drums prompted people to stop and watch Gballoi, an African dance and drumming ensemble, perform. Elsewhere, people walked around, checking out information booths set up by various community organizations and black-owned businesses.
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Employers at job fair say finding employees has been difficult

With lots of businesses looking to hire, the town of Glenville held a business fair Friday inside the Glenville Senior Center hoping to match people seeking jobs with employers in the area. The idea stemmed from the town’s Youth Workforce Development Initiative to get more high school graduates employed with...
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Letters to the Editor Saturday, June 19

I write to respond to Niskayuna Councilperson Denise Murphy-McGraw’s false and slanderous claims recited in The Daily Gazette article (“Town Board member accused of ethics violation”) on June 3, that members of my family have “spent the last four years threatening and harassing” her. Her allegations are simply not true....
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Chalking protesters’ cases headed for dismissal

SCHENECTADY – Cases against two protesters who allegedly chalked Schenectady police headquarters, prompting the Police Department to put temporary fencing around the building’s entrance in April, have been conditionally resolved. A court clerk said cases against Mikayla Foster, 22, and Kasey Charles, 26, were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal on...
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William Rivas Turns Childhood Home Into C.O.C.O.A. House

To some people in the Capital Region, a real-life hero is dishing out hope on Stanley Street in Schenectady. His name is William Rivas, and he is the Director of the Children of Our Community Open to Achievement House. The Children of Our Community Open to Achievement House (COCOA) has...