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From Schoharie farm to Bronx school

Elementary school students from the Bronx traveled to the farm of commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball, to harvest butternut squash that the students planted back in the spring at their school. The event supports the department's Farm to School progr

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 23:34:23

Bronx students harvest squash at Commissioner Ball's farm in Schoharie

When students from a Bronx elementary school stepped off school buses at Schoharie Valley Farms on Monday, they gazed, wide-eyed, at the view that confronted them. Rows of pumpkins and peppers were surrounded by hulking green mountains in the distance. The leaves on nearby trees had begun to change,

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 15:48:40

Foss: Old mill brought back to life

Mark Zimcik radios the grain silo at the Central Bridge feed mill. Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ Central Bridge is a quiet little community. But if you turn onto South Main Street, you'll hear the humming and buzzing of machinery, the sounds of manufacturing and industry. A Schoharie County feed mill

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Jumpin' Jacks shot takes top spot in #tufoodpic contest

Frozen yogurt is the usual pick-me-up David Breitenstein nabs from Jumpin' Jacks following a kayaking trip down the Mohawk. But last summer, the Duanesburg resident and his dad couldn't resist the smell of Jackburgers, the spot's double-decker burger with cheese and coleslaw. "Plus it was a beautif

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 15:25:29

Cobleskill police probe home-invasion robbery

The Cobleskill Police Department is investigating a reported home invasion robbery that occurred on Elm Street on Sunday Sept. 17 at approximately 10:45 p.m., according to a statement issued on its Facebook page Monday at 2:25 a.m. The police were notified by a 911 call from one of the victims, Chie

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-20 00:30:05

GE's "plan" to dump its thank-you event

On Sept. 9, I attended the GE Quarter Century Club Outing at the Altamont Fairgrounds, which I have attended for many years. There appeared to be fewer people than normally attend. This is understandable and certainly in line with my perception of GE's short-term plan for this event. This gathering

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Man pried open Walmart doors to get at TV, cops say

ROTTERDAM -- A Schenectady man is accused of prying open the sliding front doors of the Altamont Road Walmart store after hours on Sept. 9 and stealing a 55-inch flat screen TV, town police said Tuesday. Quadreek Stotes, 25, of Union Avenue was charged Tuesday with burglary and petit larceny, arraig

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 16:23:11

Former Ellis CEO to run Guilderland Center nursing home

James W. Connolly, who retired from his post as chief executive of Ellis Medicine in early 2015, is now heading a 127-bed Guilderland Center nursing home with a poor quality history and new owners who have been working to improve its reputation. Connolly, who became administrator of The Grand Rehabi

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 17:25:29

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, rescue attempts continue

(CNN) -- Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," President Enrique Pena Nieto said, calling

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:45:00

Schenectady man charged in Wal-Mart burglary

Quadreek Stotes. Photographer: Provided ROTTERDAM - A Schenectady man broke into the Rotterdam Wal-Mart after hours earlier this month and stole a 55-inch flat screen television, police said. Quadreek Stotes, 25, of 18 Union Ave., was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of third-degree burgl

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Body found in woods near Cumberland Farms in Troy

TROY - City police are on the scene behind Cumberland Farms at 505 Campbell Ave. after a body was discovered in the woods, police said. No other information, including the identification of the victim, was available on Tuesday afternoon. The site is also near Carroll Hill Elementary School and behin

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 17:37:08

Neighborhood calling for answers after teen shot in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB)--The Hamilton Hill community in Schenectady is still looking for answers after a 15-year old was shot in the leg Monday. "I don't like what I'm seeing," said Claudia Martin. We sat down with Martin, 70, who is bedridden. "I see prostitutes being dropped off over here," she s

WRGB - 2017-09-19 17:39:14

'Worst of the worst' sentenced in Schenectady fire death

Victim's son: 'I don't get it. I'll never get it' Antonio Bargallo, Sr., center, at his sentencing Wednesday for the fire murder of his wife Elizabeth Gonzalez. Photographer: Steven Cook SCHENECTADY -- Elizabeth Gonzalez's oldest son didn't know where to start Wednesday, when asked to speak about

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Second man identified in Milton crash

A Ballston Spa man was identified Monday as the other person killed in a fiery Friday night crash that also claimed the life of the driver. William "Billy" Bischoff, 57, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed on Middleline Road, State Police said. The driver was Jeremiah Burke, 60, of Saratoga

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 22:34:14

Schenectady man who torched wife faces judge Wednesday

SCHENECTADY - A man who admitted he set fire to his wife and then walked to police headquarters as she burned to death is scheduled to be sentenced to prison Wednesday. Schenectady County Judge Matthew J. Sypniewski scheduled Antonio Bargallo's sentencing when the then 69-year-old pleaded guilty to

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 06:47:17

Troy Police: Body recovered from pond Tuesday afternoon

TROY, NY (WRGB) Troy Police confirm that a body was located from a pond in Troy on Tuesday evening. Officers accessed the area of Burden pond from a trail in the rear of the Carroll Hill School where the body of a woman was recovered from the water by the fire department. An autopsy is scheduled, a

WRGB - 2017-09-20 09:02:47

Some Hopeful Signs in NYC Census, But It's Not All Good

On the face of it, life improved for the poor in New York City in 2016. Incomes rose while poverty decreased, meaning approximately 95,000 fewer people were living in poverty in 2016 than in 2015. Census data, which mirrors trends nationally, reflected solid gains in job growth and wages. This sound

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 06:21:02

Disaster Zone: Earthquake, hurricane devastate Mexico and the Caribbean

Another major hurricane in the Caribbean and a deadly earthquake in Mexico take center stage this week as concerns about what exactly is going on with Mother Earth. Scenes on the news look like what could be what the New Testament calls the Apocalypse. Strong storms happening back to back coupled wi

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 04:16:00

Ruben Diaz Jr. and others to Amazon: Come to the Bronx!

A letter signed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and other elected officials advocates that the company Amazon make the Bronx the place for their next headquarters. Signed by New York State Senators Jamaal Bailey, Gusatov Rivera and the Rev. Ruben Diaz; New York City Council members Vaness

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 04:15:59

Make America Great Again-Trump Must Go! #34

Last week when we compared President Trump to a hurricane we may have done a disservice to these natural disasters, and with his provocation of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, he portends an even more calamitous eve of destruction, a possible nuclear showdown. Kim is hardly in need of harsh wo

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 04:15:57