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Recent articles by Chad:

Schenectady's Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years – The

SCHENECTADY — Lynn Manning has fond memories of the cheeseburgers she and her friends used to purchase from Carrols during bible study breaks at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. It was the early 1970s, just before McDonald's would go on to revolutionize the fast-food industry, and the now-defunct → Read More

City Mission ambassador program provides new opportunities – The

SCHENECTADY — Eddie Polanco never imagined he would have a meaningful life when he was in and out of jail and various rehabilitation programs over the course of several years. Homeless, Polanco’s life was confined to a city block, where he would spend days without speaking to anyone. On the few occ → Read More

State comptroller views Schenectady telemedicine program as potential state model – The

SCHENECTADY — More than a year after the Schenectady Fire Department launched a telemedicine program designed to expand treatment options for patients while reducing emergency room visits, over 160 individuals have utilized the service. The program started as a pilot with two apparatuses in 2020 → Read More

Three seeking two seats for Mohonasen school board – The

ROTTERDAM — Three candidates are vying for two spots on the Mohonasen Central School District Board of Education this year.Board vice president Chad McFarland is seeking a third three-year term, while Jason Bustelos and Melissa Laundano are new comers seeking to provide students and candidates a gre → Read More

School: Suspended Schenectady High School student entered school with BB gun, is arrested – The

SCHENECTADY — A Schenectady High School student out on suspension was arrested Wednesday, accused of entering the school wearing a ski mask while possessing a BB gun that looked like a real firearm, authorities said. Police later described what the student was found with as an imitation Glock handg → Read More

Rep. Antonio Delgado, a Schenectady native, named New York lieutenant governor – The

ALBANY — Rep. Antonio Delgado, a native of Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood and a former standout on the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons basketball team, on Tuesday was appointed the state’s next lieutenant governor by Gov. Kathy Hochul, a move that could have national implications as Democrats se → Read More

Schenectady recognizes Holi as school holiday – The

SCHENECTADY — In what officials called a historic moment, the Schenectady Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously to recognize Holi as an official school holiday, capping off a yearslong effort to have recognized one of the most sacred holidays of the Hindu faith. The auditorium of Schenec → Read More

Schenectady Board of Education member Miles criticizes board's leadership – The

SCHENECTADY — Two weeks after being accused of using students to advance her political agenda, Board of Education member Jamaica Miles on Wednesday again pushed back on the claim and accused board leadership of playing politics by failing to approach her privately before making defamatory statements → Read More

Schenectady GOP committee urges City Council to OK school police program – The

SCHENECTADY — Leaders from the Schenectady Republican Committee called on the City Council to approve a program on Monday that would expand the presence of police in schools, warning that a failure to do so would result in consequences during next year’s election. Members spoke during the public co → Read More

Saratoga County DA drops last charge against Saratoga Springs BLM leader – The

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen announced on Friday that her office would not pursue a violation charge against a Black Lives Matter leader “in the interest of justice.” Lexis Figuereo was charged with disorderly conduct stemming from a July 14, 2021 protest in Sar → Read More

Earth Day rally, cleanup events planned for weekend – The

SCHENECTADY — A climate rally and march will take place downtown Saturday in honor of Earth Day. The Schenectady March for Climate is scheduled to kickoff at noon at the steps of City Hall, marking the first time the event has taken place in more than 15 years. It will feature live music and speec → Read More

Schenectady suspends curbside tree limb, branch pickup rules following storm – The

SCHENECTADY — The city has temporarily suspended its curbside pickup rules in the aftermath of Tuesday’s storm that dumped several inches of heavy, wet snow throughout the region resulting in down trees and thousands of power outages. Beginning Thursday, city crews will begin collecting all fallen → Read More

Schenectady to install accessible

SCHENECTADY — A new accessible bathroom with an environmentally friendly twist is coming to the Central Park greenhouse. The city is planning to install a composting toilet near the greenhouse, which has a pair of restrooms that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City Dev → Read More

Schenectady City Council tables discussion on school police program – The

SCHENECTADY — A contract between Schenectady's police department and school district that would expand the police presence in schools is on hold after the City Council’s Public Safety Commission voted Monday to table a resolution approving the program in order to further review the proposal. The 2 → Read More

Schenectady, police department facing lawsuit over 2020 arrest – The

SCHENECTADY — A city man whose arrest two years ago sparked controversy and led to a number of protests after a video surfaced showing a police officer kneeling in the area of his head and neck just weeks after the murder of George Floyd is now suing the city. Yugeshwar Gaindarpersaud filed a laws → Read More

Schenectady City Council to review school police program – The

SCHENECTADY — A proposal to expand the presence of police in city schools that has drawn fierce criticism in recent weeks is set to be reviewed by the City Council on Monday. The council’s Public Safety Committee is set to vote on a measure "allowing the agreement to be accepted and signed," accor → Read More

Schenectady school board member, activist accused of using 'impressionable minds' to advance agenda – The

SCHENECTADY — Jamaica Miles, a prominent community activist and city school board member, was accused by a fellow board member Wednesday of using her platform to target impressionable students in the district to advance her political agenda. Board Vice President Bernice Rivera, during a comment per → Read More

Latham developer to restore Schenectady's Wedgeway Building – The

SCHENECTADY — A Latham-based real-estate company is working with the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority to restore one of the city’s most prominent buildings at the corner of Erie Boulevard and State Street.Cass Hill Development is planning to renovate the Wedgeway Building at 271-27 → Read More

Bethesda House breaks ground on $8.5 million supportive housing project – The

SCHENECTADY — Bethesda House on Tuesday broke ground on an $8.5 million housing project that will bring more than three dozen units of supportive and emergency housing to State Street. The Cara House project will bring 26 units of permanent supportive housing and 11 units with 16 beds of emergency → Read More

Temporary bike parking now part of Schenectady Greenmarket – The

SCHENECTADY — When Anthony Poli would ride to the Schenectady Greenmarket from his Grand Street home, he would struggle to find a place to lock up his bike. A lack of bike infrastructure in the downtown area meant Poli would have to either push his bike around while he shopped or try and secure his → Read More