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DEC: Avoid, report toxic giant hogweed

By on July 29, 2014 in Health, News with
DEC: Avoid, report toxic giant hogweed

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you come across a plant that’s as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don’t touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is continuing its ongoing efforts to control invasive giant hogweed plants across the state. […]

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Watch free movies in the Capital Region

By on July 29, 2014 in Entertainment, Northside with
Watch free movies in the Capital Region

  CAPITAL REGION — One of the pleasures of summer is spending as much time as possible outdoors: meals on the picnic table, concerts in outdoor amphitheaters, plays and musicals in parks. There are also plenty of opportunities to watch movies from a lawn seat — for free — in parks all over the area. […]

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Schenectady schools start process of redistricting

By on July 28, 2014 in Education, News, Northside with

By KATHLEEN MOORE Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The time has come to start helping the Schenectady City School District reorganize its students. In the next six to eight months, the district will draw new attendance zones for each of its schools. The redistricting process begins with a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Schenectady […]

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Online medical record access becoming available in Capital Region

By on July 28, 2014 in Health, News, Northside with

By BETHANY BUMP Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — The list of things we can do online grows exponentially with each passing year. We can pay our bills, stream television, listen to music and check out books from our local libraries. Yet somehow, in 2014, we’re still getting most of our medical records in person, over […]

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Schenectady mayor presents Mona Golub with Patroon Award

By on July 28, 2014 in Entertainment, News, Northside, People with
Schenectady mayor presents Mona Golub with Patroon Award

By MATTHEW MCKIBBEN SCHENECTADY — When Mona Golub took the stage at Proctors on Sunday evening, she intended to kick off a Music Haven Concert Series show and honor Schenectady County Legislature Vice Chairwoman Karen Johnson. She had no idea that Mayor Gary McCarthy was about to present her with the highest honor the city […]

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At Saratoga battlefield, ride a loop through history

By on July 28, 2014 in News, Sports with
At Saratoga battlefield, ride a loop through history

TOM MCBRIDE Gazette Copy Editor STILLWATER — It’s where the British tried to hold their ground in the late summer and early fall of 1777. It’s where many bicyclists stop today to recharge or celebrate completing the most grueling stretch of an 11-mile loop through history. Even hard-core riders like a group of seven from the […]

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Splash-pad work is postponed

By on July 27, 2014 in News, Niskayuna with

NISKAYUNA — Construction on a splash pad playground at the Niskayuna Town Pool, reported in an earlier edition of Your Niskayuna, has been postponed. The town had originally intended to open the splash pad by the end of last month. But it needs more permits from New York state in order to recycle the water […]

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