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Assemblyman Santabarbara Announced $600,000 Grant to Schenectady County for Safety and Recreational Enhancements at Plotter Kill Preserve
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has announced state funding he secured to provide enhanced safety and recreational improvements at the Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam, a Schenectady County park that has grown in popularity in recent years.
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Grammy Nominated Gin Blossoms to Headline Schenectady County SummerNight 2016
The Schenectady County Legislature proudly announces Grammy Nominated 90’s band the Gin Blossoms will headline Schenectady County SummerNight 2016. This FREE summer family-friendly block party, presented by Rivers Casino & Resort, Times Union, and Saratoga Eagle, will be held on Friday July 15, from 5:00pm until 10:00pm in Downtown Schenectady (on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street and on the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall) – right in the heart of the city’s revitalized and exciting downtown.
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Attorny General Offers Assistance For Individuals And Families Seeking Substance Abuse And Mental Health Treatment
In order to help protect the rights of patients, Attorney General Schneiderman today issued an alert encouraging those seeking treatment or facing barriers with their health insurer to call his office’s Health Care Helpline at 1-800-428-9071.
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Schenectady County Joined with NYS Homes and Community Renewal for the Groundbreaking of $18 Million Joe Allen Apartments Affordable Housing Development
Schenectady County officials joined with New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner James S. Rubin to announce the start of construction for the Joseph L. Allen Apartments, a new $17.9 million New York State funded 51-unit affordable and supportive housing development in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood.
Posted on: May 05, 2016

Schenectady County Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon is Saturday! Traffic Patterns in Niskayuna and Schenectady to be Altered
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Schenectady County will host the Sixth Annual Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon. The event will start and end at Aqueduct Park in the Town of Niskayuna and begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Participants will Run and Bike on Aqueduct Road/Van Vranken Avenue and the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Path and Paddle on the Mohawk River.
Posted on: May 04, 2016

Capital Region Land Bank Boosts Rotterdam Junction
The Capital Region Land Bank today announced the sale of a vacant lot at 8 Isabella Street in Rotterdam Junction, where the Land Bank demolished a home damaged beyond repair by tropical storms in 2011.
Posted on: May 04, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.6 Million Reconfiguration of I-890 Exit 4 Interchange
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a $4.6 million project to reconfigure the Interstate 890 Exit 4 interchange in the city of Schenectady and town of Rotterdam in Schenectady County will begin April 25. The project, near General Electric and Schenectady County Community College, will improve traffic flow at the interchange by removing the inner loop of the existing two-loop interchange, and by constructing new ramps to connect the outer loop to I-890.
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Schenectady County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Hosts Prescription Drug Disposal Day on April 30th
Schenectady County and Sheriff Dominic Dagostino are joining with the Schenectady County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Law Enforcement Agencies form around the County to host the annual Prescription Drug Disposal Day on Saturday, April 30, 20 16 from 10am until 2pm.
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Schenectady County and Assemblyman Santabarbara Celebrated Earth Day at County’s New Solar Farm
The Schenectady County Legislature joined with Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara today in celebration of Earth Day to announce that the Schenectady County Solar Farm has reached a milestone by avoiding nearly 140 tons of CO2 emissions since its opening in November.
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Schenectady County Employee Prescription Drug Costs Drop 12.7% in 2015
Schenectady County Legislative Chairman Anthony Jasenski has announced that Schenectady County’s ground-breaking incentivized U.S. mail order and Canadian mail order prescription drug plan reduced 2015 costs by over $475,995 in 2015 compared to 2014.
Posted on: April 08, 2016

Schenectady County Board of Elections Clarifies Voter Enrollment Change Rules for Upcoming Presidential Primaries
Schenectady County Board of Elections would like to clarify the rules for voter enrollment changes as interest increases surrounding the upcoming Presidential Primary elections on April 19, 2016.
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Schenectady County to Distribute $3.6 million in 2015 Sales Tax Revenue to Local Towns and Villages
Towns and Villages in Schenectady County will receive $3.6 million in 2016 from the distribution of sales tax authorized in the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority enabling legislation.
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature Approves Lease Agreement for Former Duane Branch Library
The Schenectady County Legislature approved a lease agreement for the former Duane Branch of the Schenectady County Public Library System with Brian Abraham, a professional boxer who will use the space as a boxing, fitness and training center focusing on providing fitness options for inner-city youth.
Posted on: March 09, 2016

Schenectady County Tourism Lands Two Conferences for Downtown Schenectady as Efforts Increase to Attract More Conferences and Meetings to County
The Schenectady County Visitors Agency (SCVA) has announced two conferences that will be held in downtown Schenectady this year as efforts ramp-up to attract more conferences and meetings to Schenectady County.
Posted on: March 01, 2016

Schenectady County Military Bases Have Major Impact on Local Economy
The Capital Region Chamber joined with Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority to release a new report which outlines the economic impact of Schenectady’s three military bases. The three installations include the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville, the Horace Bradt Army Reserve Center in Niskayuna and the Navy Operational Support Center in Glenville.
Posted on: March 01, 2016

Schenectady County Opens New Phyllis Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center
Schenectady County officials were joined today by members of the Schenectady County Public Library Board of Trustees, community partners, and members of the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the new Phyllis Bornt Library Branch and Family Literacy Center. A community open house and celebration was held immediately following the ribbon cutting.
Posted on: February 29, 2016

Schenectady County Announces Dates for the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
The Schenectady County Legislature today announced the return of the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program for 2016. The program allows County residents to bring unwanted hazardous chemicals from around their homes to the Schenectady County Yard Waste Composting Facility and Resident Recycling Center at 24 Hetcheltown Rd. or the Schenectady County Public Works Facility at 100 Keller Ave., for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Posted on: February 25, 2016

Schenectady County Announces 2016 Rabies Clinic Dates
Schenectady County has announced the dates for the 2016 Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The annual program provides Schenectady County residents with free vaccinations for their cats, dogs and ferrets.
Posted on: February 23, 2016

Schenectady County Offers Important Tips for Residents During Extreme Cold Temperatures
Schenectady County is warning Schenectady County residents to take precautions during the coming days of artic-like temperatures and oppressive wind chills. The Schenectady County Office of Emergency Management urges county residents to follow these safety tips to protect themselves, their families and their loved ones from freezing conditions.
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Schenectady County 2016-2017 County Initiative Grant Program Deadline Extended Until Tuesday, February 16th
Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, is pleased to announce the continuation of the County Initiative Arts Grant Program (CIP) for 2016-2017. Dedicated art and tourism funds will be distributed to local organizations in support of activities in historic preservation and the performing, visual, and literary arts.
Posted on: February 09, 2016
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