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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

Schenectady County Legislature to Hold Public Hearing on Casino Gaming
The Schenectady County Legislature’s Committee on Economic Development and Planning will hold a public hearing on casino gaming. The meeting will be held during the regular scheduled legislature committee meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00pm.
Posted on: May 30, 2014

Schenectady County Opens the New Glendale Nursing Home
Members of the Schenectady County Legislature were joined on Wednesday by community leaders, staff, and Glendale residents and their families to formally open the new Glendale Nursing Home. The Glendale Home is a 200 bed skilled nursing facility on Hetcheltown Road. The facility is a just completed multi-storied modern building with all services and functions located in a community-like setting.
Posted on: May 29, 2014

The Schenectady County Legislature Announces the Selection of Recipients for the 2014 County Initiative Arts Grant Program
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced the list of local community organizations that will receive grant awards through the 2014/2015 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. The County Legislature adopted a resolution at its April meeting awarding grants totaling $36,000 to 30 community organizations.
Posted on: April 16, 2014

Schenectady County welcomes Quirky, the company that makes invention accessible, to Downtown Schenectady
State, County, and local officials has announced that Quirky, the company that makes invention accessible, will open an office in downtown Schenectady. Quirky will occupy two floors at the Center City building at 433 State Street, and plans to create 180 new jobs in downtown Schenectady within the next three years.
Posted on: March 27, 2014

Schenectady County Welcomes Community Load Fund to their new Satellite Office at the County Business Center.
Schenectady County welcomed the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to their new satellite office at 920 Albany Street in the Schenectady County Business Center during a grand opening event. Schenectady County Legislature Chair Tony Jasenski was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko, NYS Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Mayor Gary McCarthy, and other local and community officials in welcoming Executive Director Linda MacFarlane and her staff.  The County is donating space to the Loan Fund for the office.
Posted on: March 24, 2014

Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski joined with Assemblymember Phil Steck in Support of Assembly Bill will help Local Municipalities Deal with Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs
Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski joined with Assemblymember Phil Steck today in support of an Assembly bill that will help local municipalities deal with skyrocketing health insurance costs.  Local governments have been dealing with skyrocketing health insurance costs for years. Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) has introduced a bill (A.8362-A) to allow municipalities such as towns, villages, and school districts to join county self-insured health plans as a way to drive down costs.
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Former MVP Building Back in Business with Plan for $3.6 million Project to Create Upscale Apartments
The former MVP Building at 111 Liberty Street will be turned into 30 upscale apartments with a $3.6 million private investment helping to continue the momentum that is building on lower State Street in downtown Schenectady.
Posted on: March 13, 2014

Schenectady County Retains Second Highest Moody’s Bond Rating
Schenectady County is excited to announce that we have once again retained our Aa1 bond rating. Moody’s has 19 rating categories and Schenectady County is in the second highest rating category – there is only one higher rating in the Moody’s rating scale than the Aa1.
Posted on: March 12, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature Announces Dates for the 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
The Schenectady County Legislature today announced the 2014 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program. 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, for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Posted on: March 04, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Anthony Jasenski is Joining with Governor Cuomo to Invite Residents to Volunteer for Citizen Preparedness Corp.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, Anthony Jasenski, invite you to participate in the Capital Region Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Posted on: February 24, 2014

Schenectady County Passes Resolution Supporting Senate Bill that will Reimburse Counties for Costs Associated with Duplicate Primary Elections
The Schenectady County Legislature passed a resolution during their regular monthly meeting on February 11, 2014 that calls on the State Legislature to approve Senate bill number 6417, entitled AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the reimbursement to counties and the city of New York of the costs associated with administering primary elections.
Posted on: February 14, 2014

Schenectady County Takes Next Steps to Receive Hurricane Irene - Tropical Storm Lee Flood Mitigation Project Funding
Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski recently spoke on behalf of six flood mitigation projects in Schenectady County during a public hearing held by Empire State Development to consider final funding for the county’s Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Flood Mitigation Capital Project Plan. The projects in the Towns of Rotterdam, Duanesburg, and Princetown would address lingering flood damage due to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and to position the county to withstand future severe weather events.
Posted on: February 13, 2014
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