SCCC Signs Agreements for Seamless Transfer of Music Students into Four Year Programs
Schenectady County Community College’s renowned School of Music – one of only a handful of nationally accredited two-year programs and a catalyst for magnificent performances throughout the Capital Region – recently made it a lot easier for its graduates to transfer to top four-year programs with new articulation agreements. These allow for seamless transfer of credits from SCCC into the four-year programs so that students enter with full junior status.
Posted on: November 06, 2014
SCCC Receives Donation to Move Forward with Kindl Building Renovations
The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution requesting that Schenectady County accept a generous $200,000 donation from the Kindl Family Fund towards the completion of renovations to the Kindl Building in Downtown Schenectady.
Posted on: October 21, 2014
Capital Region Land Bank Receives $3 Million Grant from AG Schneiderman for Neighborhood Revitalization
Capital Region Land Bank Chairman Robert Hoffman, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, and Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane today celebrated news from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Capital Region Land Bank has received a $3 million grant to help promote neighborhood revitalization efforts.
Posted on: October 15, 2014
Schenectady County to Hold Foreclosed Property Auction on October 25th. Sale Continues Efforts to Streamline Government and Add Property to Tax Rolls
Schenectady County continues its efforts to streamline County Government by holding the 2014 Foreclosed Property Auction on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The auction will be held at Schenectady County Community College, The Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, at 11:00am (registration begins at 9:30am).
Posted on: October 14, 2014
Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Program Moves to Rotterdam for October 25th Collection
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced that the 2014 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program will move to Rotterdam for the Saturday, October 25, 2014 collection. The collection will allow County residents to bring unwanted hazardous chemicals from around their homes to the Schenectady County Public Works Facility on Keller Avenue, Rotterdam, for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Posted on: October 08, 2014
Schenectady County Buys Property to Move Family Literacy Center and Library Branch Plan Forward
Gary Hughes, Schenectady County Legislature Majority Leader and former Chair of the Committee on Libraries and Education, has announced that Schenectady County has closed on the property at 948-954 State Street that will be the new home of the Phyllis Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center.
Posted on: October 06, 2014
City of Schenetady Receives $3.2 Million Lead Safe Housing Grant. Funding will Help Expand City & County Partnership
City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy today thanked Schenectady’s Congressional Delegation Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko for their leadership in the City of Schenectady’s $3,190,570 Lead Safe Housing Program grant. The Lead Safe Housing Program competitive grant was awarded to the City of Schenectady from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will make 225 housing units lead safe over the next three years.
Posted on: October 01, 2014
Schenectady County Legislature Announces Dates for Public Hearing and Special Meetings to Review the 2015 Budget.
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced dates for special meetings of the Committee on Ways and Means to review the proposed 2015 Program Budget and the proposed 2015-2010 Capital Improvement Program.
Posted on: September 18, 2014
New York State Approves Schenectady County Agricultural District
Schenectady County officials have announced that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has agreed to continue the Schenectady County Agricultural District for another eight years.
Posted on: August 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Visited Schenectady County to Announce Funding for Land Banks
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined with Schenectady County and City Officials and members from the Capital Region Land Bank to announce a new, competitive round of funding for New York State land banks that are working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. The event also celebrated the long-awaited demolition of a highly distressed property at 722 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady, which the land bank recently acquired as part of its comprehensive redevelopment effort along that corridor.
Posted on: August 04, 2014
Richmor Aviation Begins Construction of New $1.2 million Hanger at Schenectady County Airport
Richmor Aviation has begun construction on a new $1.2 million, 20,000 square foot hangar at the Schenectady County Airport.The Schenectady County Airport is home to the Stratton Air National Guard Base, an Armed Forces Reserve Center, the Schenectady County Airport Business Park, Schenectady County Community College’s aviation and air traffic controller program, and the County’s Recreation Center and Ice Rink.
Posted on: August 04, 2014
Schenectady County Announces the Return of Family Movie Nights
Schenectady County announces the return of Schenectady County Family Movie Nights. These FREE family entertainment events will be brought to communities around Schenectady County in August. The fun starts each night at 7:00pm with entertainment and activities by Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Scotia Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum, followed by outdoor screenings of The Lego Movie.
Posted on: July 29, 2014
Former Grand Union on Hamburg Street to Receive $2 Million Renovation
Schenectady County officials have announced that the long vacant former Grand Union at 2696 Hamburg Street in Rotterdam will receive a $2 million upgrade by Highbridge Development, new owners of the building. Superior Business Products has signed a lease to occupy 25,000 square feet of space in the renovated building. The Hamburg Street corridor recently received news that NYS DOT will improve the streetscape in this commercial corridor using a new $5 million federal grant.
Posted on: July 18, 2014
Schenectady County Offers Reverse 911 Options for Residents with Unlisted Phone Numbers and Cell Phones
Schenectady County currently utilizes a Reverse 911 call system to notify residents of emergency information. Currently the call system can only contact residents with listed land phone lines. Residents with unlisted phone numbers or who use cell phones as their primary phone can now register with the Reverse 911 system online.
Posted on: July 02, 2014
U.S. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko Have Announced $181,000 in Federal Transportation Funding for the Schenectady County Airport
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Schenectady County Airport will receive $181,710 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Posted on: June 27, 2014
Schenectady County Farmers’ Market Adds Third Location at Sheridan Plaza
Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, is proud to announce the opening of a third location of the Schenectady Farmers’ Market for the 2014 season. The Sheridan Plaza Farmers’ Market, located at 1338 Gerling Street, will run every Friday from 2PM – 6PM, rain or shine, until the end of September.
Posted on: June 19, 2014
Schenectady County Legislature Honors 2014 Senior Citizens of the Year
The Schenectady County Legislature was proud to honor Ms. Jonetta Darcy, the “2014 Senior Citizen of the Year,” Mr. Sandy Heitkamp, “2014 Senior Citizen with an Outstanding Contribution,” and Ms. Elsie Harrington, “2014 Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, during its June 10, 2014 regular meeting.
Posted on: June 13, 2014
Hamburg Street Redevelopment Efforts to Benefit from $5 Million NYSDOT Reconstruction Project
Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, today thanked Governor Cuomo for supporting a $5 million NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) reconstruction project on Hamburg Street in the Town of Rotterdam. The award is made available through the NYSDOT which administers the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.
Posted on: June 12, 2014
Schenectady County to Hold Rabies Vaccination Clinic this Saturday, June 14th
Schenectady County will hold the next free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, June 14th from 10am until 12noon at the Central Park Pavilion in the City of Schenectady.
Posted on: June 09, 2014
Schenectady County, Niskayuna and the City of Schenectady Receive $4.6 Million in CDTC Funding to Improve Roads and Trails in City, Niskayuna, and Rotterdam
Schenectady County leaders today welcomed the news of federal funding for a number of important trail, sidewalk and road improvement projects that were approved yesterday by the Policy Board of the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC).
Posted on: June 06, 2014