Stories for July 2011


Friday, July 29

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Major League Baseball's gesture not enough for author

Gladstone believes 847 former players deserve full benefits

Doug Gladstone’s 2010 book, “A Bitter Cup of Coffee,” shed light on the plight of 847 former Major League Baseball players who were receiving no pensions or health benefits from the league.

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Learning from their elders

Beltrone residents teach Shaker kids

It was over 90 degrees on Friday, July 22, but that didn’t stop students from the Shaker High School Summer Program from traveling to the Beltrone Living Center to pick up a few tips from the Gardening Club to help manage their own community garden.

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Rotterdam's roost

Santabarbara shares his experience with pet chickens on the Schenectady Today Show

Two chickens were the stars of the public access television program The Schenectady Today Show on Tuesday, July 19.

Thursday, July 28

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A giant undertaking

Can the Cardiff Giant still draw a crowd? Ty Marshal thinks so

Inspiration for Ty Marshal's latest project actually came while he was researching a different concept. Marshal, a local artist and activist who prefers the label "inter-disciplinarian," had set out to find whether Onondaga Lake had ever been rumored to harbor a lake monster. Instead, he discovered a nearly 150-year-old hoax that entangled P.T. Barnum, the courts and thousands of residents, and began a few miles from Syracuse.

Tuesday, July 26

Couple who created caffeinated water are in their 'Element'

Steve Gilbank has created something he’s hopeful—and confident—will take off. Caffeinated water.

Residents continue to voice landfill concerns

Residents expressed concern over the possible expansion of the town’s landfill as a result of a private partnership with Waste Connections, Inc., as well as how much waste could come from other municipalities.

Traffic stop ends in felony drug arrest

A traffic stop in Saratoga Springs ended in a felony drug arrest and endangering the welfare of a child, according to information from the police department.

Monday, July 25

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New North Creek doctor enjoys scenic ride to work

A long, scenic drive into the Adirondacks is just what this doctor ordered.

Alleged Colonie shooter pronounced dead

Agostino Jubrey, 21, the alleged shooter from the incident on Leach Avenue on Wednesday has been pronounced dead as of 3:45 p.m

Friday, July 22

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UPDATE: Hit and run turns into shootout

In an incident that was first a response to a hit in run incident in Columbia County turned into a shootout in Colonie and ended with the suspect being shot in the head, according to Colonie police.

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California Transit Authority to Headline Clifton Park 4th Celebration

California Transit Authority, a band that was a spinoff by one of Chicago’s founding members, will headline Clifton Park’s Fourth of July celebration, held at Clifton Common and the special musical performance sponsored by County Waste & Recycling.

Man allegedly choked, kicked pregnant fiance

A Voorheesville man was arrested on Monday, July 18, on charges he choked and kicked his pregnant fiance in the stomach.

Diane Stever chosen to head BC school board

Change comes as district looks for new superintendent

The Bethlehem Central Board of Education at its organizational meeting unanimously elected Diane Giacone Stever as its president and Matt Downey as its vice president for the 2011-12 school year.

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Reform is here at last

My goal for years has been to convince legislative leaders to reform state government, reduce out of control property taxes and help grow private sector jobs.

Thursday, July 21

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From family diary to feature film

Ballston Spa siblings return to region with Emmy Award-winning director to film movie based on dynamic family history

It was a family secret nobody wants to harbor. A grandmother, raped at the age of 12 by her stepfather and enduring a landmark trial to bring herself justice.

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R’dam Town Clerk sends resignation letter

Eunice steps down after 40 years of service

Eunice Esposito has resigned from her position as Town Clerk for Rotterdam, effective July 31, after residents had publicly questioned her absence from Town Hall.

Monday, July 18



Wednesday, July 13

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Low E Glass is Hot and Cool (looking)

Windows Broken at Local School

Every year, school districts clean up from the previous year and prepare for the next. Floors are waxed, light bulbs replaced and damage, to any part of school property, is fixed.

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NY Guard Unit Delivers in Afghanistan

Local flyers in combat

he multi-million dollar aircraft carries fuel, scientific equipment and most importantly, the scientists and crews themselves, as it taxis to a stop on the snow under a bright blue sky.

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Blatnick takes the title

Pins opponent in 24 seconds for the win

The Amsterdam Mohawks turned their season around June 26 with a 5-4 victory over the Albany Dutchmen at Bob Bellizzi Field