Schenectady County Celebrates National Adoption Month with Annual Tree Lighting on Wednesday, November 20th
Schenectady County will host an Adoption Day Celebration and their annual Adoption Tree lighting in recognition of National Adoption Month on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4p.m. in front of the Schenectady County Office Building (620 State Street). The tree lighting is a visible symbol of recognition for those families who have adopted children the past year.
Posted on: November 20, 2013
Schenectady County Warns Residents of Unnecessry Fee-for-Service Offer to Apply for STAR Exemption
Schenectady County would like to warn residents of individuals offering their service for a fee to apply for the STAR (School Tax Relief) property tax exemption. This service is unnecessary and can be easily done for free.
Posted on: November 07, 2013
Schenectady County Congratulates Transfinder on their New Corporate Headquarters on State Street in Downtown Schenectady.
Schenectady County Congratulates Transfinder on their new corporate headquarters on State Street in Downtown Schenectady. Schenectady County leaders joined with Antonio Civitella, founder, president and CEO of Transfinder, and his staff and the official ribbon cutting for the new building.
Posted on: October 11, 2013
Local Business CMS Expanding at Schenectady County Business Center
Custom Manufacturing Solutions (CMS) will expand its manufacturing and distribution facility at the Schenectady County Business Center at 920 Albany Street in Schenectady. CMS was founded in 1997 and supplies parts and other supplies to the freight rail industry as well as major transit agencies including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit. CMS also manufactures parts and assemblies and provides parts distribution services to both freight and commuter railroads.
Posted on: September 27, 2013
Clean-up at Former McDonalds Site in Scotia is Completed
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today announced that environmental clean-up work has been completed at the former McDonalds site at 25 Mohawk Avenue in the Village of Scotia. The project was completed on time and under budget by Metroplex.
Posted on: September 23, 2013
Schenectady County Legislature to Hold 2014 Budget Review Meetings
Pursuant to section 7.1.6 of the Rules of the Legislature, the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a series of special meetings for the purpose of reviewing the proposed 2014 Program Budget and the proposed 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Program.
Posted on: September 19, 2013
Don't Miss Schenectady County Pedal-Paddle-Run this Saturday, Sept. 21st. Registration is OPEN!
Looking to share time with your family and make new friends? How about testing your endurance and improving your overall wellness? Do sun, sweat and stamina get you excited? Then you need to participate in the Annual Schenectady County Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon!
Posted on: September 13, 2013
Capital Region Land Bank Offers First Property for Sale. Open House on Tuesday.
The Capital Region Land Bank is proud to make its first property available for sale. Persons looking to purchase the property for home ownership may view the house at 1006 Strong Street on Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:00 am.
Posted on: August 30, 2013
Schenectady County Legislature Approves Resolution for Family Literacy Center and Library Branch on State Street
Schenectady County Legislators have approved a resolution to build a 4,000 square foot Branch Library and Family Literacy Center at 954 State Street. The new facility will be the first project to be built at a one-acre site on State Street that is currently vacant.
Posted on: August 14, 2013
Schenectady County Breaks Ground on New Unified Communications Center
Members of the Schenectady County Legislature were joined by New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales, local municipal leaders, and public safety officials to formally break ground on the new Schenectady County Unified Communications Center. The Groundbreaking formally begins the construction of a new centralized dispatch facility which will consolidate a fragmented emergency communications system into one county-wide dispatch center. Construction of the center is partially supported through a Local Government Efficiency Grant funded through the New York Department of State.
Posted on: August 07, 2013
SilverGraphics Studios to Expand at the Schenectady County Business Center
SilverGraphics Studios Inc. will expand at the Schenectady County Business Center at 920 Albany Street. SilverGraphics provides hundreds of schools across the country with imaginative ways of turning artwork into keepsakes that are sold as part of school fundraising efforts. The company imprints student artwork on dozens of items from mugs to magnets to phone covers.
Posted on: July 26, 2013
Schenectady County Announces Family Movie Nights 2013
Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature’s Committee on Tourism and Special Events, is proud to announce the return of Schenectady County Family Movie Nights. These FREE family entertainment events will be brought to communities around Schenectady County in August.
Posted on: July 23, 2013
Town of Niskayuna Retains Title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in Schenectady County
Last year the Town of Niskayuna represented our region at the New York State Fair and won the Best Tasting Drinking Water in New York Competition. Could they retain their title in 2013 or be dethroned for the best tasting drinking water in Schenectady County by past New York State Champions City of Schenectady or Town of Rotterdam? Yes, they did, as the Town of Niskayuna retained their title as Best Tasting Drinking Water in Schenectady County for 2013.
Posted on: July 18, 2013
Schenectady County Announces SummerNight 2013
Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, the Schenectady County Legislature is proud to announce the return of its signature summer event, Schenectady County SummerNight. And this year’s event will include an added attraction, The Zoppé Family Circus! The family fun community celebration will be held on Friday July 19, between 5:00pm and 10:00pm in Downtown Schenectady on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street and on the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall. All musical performances and activities on State and Jay Streets are FREE of charge, with tickets required for actual circus performances.
Posted on: July 03, 2013
Schenectady County Sees Summer Savings through Solar Panel Project
The longer days of summer will save Schenectady County taxpayers more money on the County government’s electric bill thanks to solar panel arrays that have been installed on six County buildings under an agreement between the County and a Capital Region solar energy company.
Posted on: June 25, 2013
Schenectady County, Schenectady ARC, and Schenectady Light Opera Company Announce Innovative Arts Program
Schenectady County, Schenectady ARC, and Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) officials today announced Tapping into the Arts, an innovative arts education program with a special focus on Schenectady County’s active senior citizens, youth, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, at a kick-off event at the Schenectady Light Opera Company in Downtown Schenectady.
Posted on: May 30, 2013
Schenectady County joins with American Cancer Society, MVP Health Care, and Ellis Hospital to announce Cancer Prevention Study-3
On the eve of its 100 birthday, the American Cancer Society is joining with MVP Health Care® and Ellis Hospital to give the gift of hope to future generations in Schenectady County. The health industry partners came together at Proctors to announce the launch of the next phase of recruitment for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
Posted on: May 21, 2013
Schenectady County Announces Selection of Recipients for the County Initiative Arts Grant Program
Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Tourism and the Arts, today announced the list of local community organizations that will receive grant awards through the 2013 County Initiative Program (CIP). The program uses dedicated funds from the County’s Hotel/Motel Bed Tax to support projects that promote the performing, visual and literary arts and historic preservation within Schenectady County.
Posted on: May 20, 2013
Schenectady County, Town of Rotterdam, and Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority Announces Agreement to Spur Economic Development in the Burdeck Street Corridor
Schenectady County, Town of Rotterdam, and the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority have announced an agreement that will run a new sewer line to Burdeck Street helping to spur economic development in the Burdeck Street/Route 7/I-88 corridor.
Posted on: May 15, 2013
Schenectady County and Town of Rotterdam Have Announced that Plans Have Been Submitted for the Redevelopment of Curry Road Plaza
The Town of Rotterdam and Schenectady County officials have announced that Forum Industries, Inc. of Clifton Park, New York has submitted plans to the Town to begin construction at the long vacant Curry Road Plaza.
Posted on: May 07, 2013