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Schenectady County General Election 2021

Early Voting for the 2021 General Election Begins on Saturday

The Schenectady County Board of Elections (SCBOE) would like to…

Schenectady County Rabies Vaccine Clinic for Pets

Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs…

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Saves Property Taxpayers Over $700,000

The Schenectady County Legislature unanimously passed its 2022 Operating Budget…

Schenectady County Update

The Schenectady County Legislature met this evening and approved a series of resolutions that will boost SUNY Schenectady’s footprint in downtown Schenectady.…

Schenectady County Fire and EMS Awardees

The Schenectady County Legislature hosted a ceremony outside the County Office Building to honor 10 emergency responders throughout the County.

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Assistance Also Available for Newly Announced Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP)

Schenectady County is hosting an…

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Schenectady County has partnered with ReTree Schenectady, LAndArt Studio and Native Landscaping and Tree Service to replace and restore trees on the Liberty Street side of the…

Tree Planting on Dean Street in Niskayuna

Final Tree Planted on One Year Anniversary of Storm

Schenectady County’s Conservation District partnered with National…

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Registration Deadline is October 8 for November 2021 General Election

The Schenectady County Board of Elections (BOE) is…

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Proposed Budget Includes Tax Cut

Schenectady County Manager Rory Fluman delivered his proposed 2022 Tentative Operating…

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The Schenectady County Legislature set the schedule for its review of the County Manager’s proposed 2022 Program Budget and the proposed 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Program.…

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One of Only 6 Counties with Highest Bond Rating Category in NYS As Rated by Moody’s

The Schenectady County Legislature…

Schenectady County Recreational Facility

The Schenectady County Recreational Facility will resume public skating hours starting today. Due to the pandemic, public skating has not been offered at the facility since March…

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Schenectady County is hosting 2 events for landlords and tenants who need assistance applying for New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) through the Office…

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The Schenectady County Legislature voted to authorize a $1,353,000 in funding from the New York State Department of Transportation for the Nott Street Safety Improvement project…

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     On September 7, 2021, Richard Brown (09/17/1971) of Scotia, was convicted by a jury in Schenectady County Court of two counts of Burglary in the First Degree (both are class B violent…

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Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) will be holding its annual Day of Remembrance on September 26th from 1:30pm to 3pm at the Emanuel Friedens Church, 218 Nott Terrace in…

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     On August 30, 2021, Anthony Nesbitt was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison on the conviction for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree as well as 2-4 years prison on the conviction for …

Schenectady County Clerk Cara M. Ackerley

The Schenectady County Clerk, in partnership with the New York State Office of Court Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, held a…

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Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs in Glenville in…

Schenectady County Public Health Services is now offering additional COVID-19 vaccine doses for eligible individuals at all County vaccine PODs.

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     On August 20, 2021 Jamey Williams (DOB 01/30/1981) of Schenectady, pleaded guilty in Schenectady County Court to one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide in violation of Penal Law section…

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The Schenectady County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as poll workers during the upcoming general election. Poll workers are needed for Election Day on…

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With temperatures expected to reach the 90s starting tomorrow and through the end of the week, Schenectady County has released a list of cooling stations residents can use during…

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     On Friday August 6, 2021, Raheim Clay aka “Juicy” (dob: 3/30/1981), a resident of Schenectady, pled guilty to: one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second…

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(Schenectady, NY) The CDC has classified Schenectady County as an area of “substantial transmission” for COVID-19. Schenectady County Manager Rory Fluman is requiring…

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The Schenectady County Legislature advanced a resolution to accept $4,089,446 in funding from the NYS Department of Health to support and maintain in-person learning during the…

Naturalization Ceremony

The Schenectady County Clerk, in partnership with the New York State Office of Court Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, held a…

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     On July 28, 2021, Joel Steinhoff (4/13/73), a resident of Scotia, pled guilty to 2 counts of Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony. He admitted to having sexual intercourse with someone…

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Annual Picnic for the Parents of Murdered Children to be held on 

August 29, 2021 from 12 pm - 4 pm 

at Schenectady's Central Park Pavilion

For…

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     Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney announced that Justin Walker, Sr., 36, was sentenced on Friday, July 23, 2021 after a jury convicted him in May of three felony charges.…

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     Today, on July 19, 2021, acting Schenectady County Judge Mark J. Caruso found Tahir Christie (DOB: 1/30/2002), guilty of one count of Rape in the First Degree (B Violent Felony), one count of…

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On July 19, 2021, Joshua Vasquez aka “Flex” (dob: 3/25/1994), a resident of the City of Schenectady, was sentenced based upon his prior guilty pleas, which occurred, on May 20, 2021, to: one count…

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Schenectady County District Attorney Robert M. Carney
Niskayuna Police Deputy Chief (Acting Chief) Michael Stevens

We are asking for public assistance in…

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SCHENECTADY, NY (July 13, 2021)  Schenectady County District Attorney Robert M. Carney announced that a Schenectady County Grand Jury has indicted Piyamas Demasi…

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Appointments Required on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and for Permit Exams

Beginning Tuesday,…

Schenectady County Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Schenectady County’s Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services is now offering $20 in coupons, to low-income Schenectady County residents 60 years of age or older, to…

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Schenectady County welcomes suggestions and comments for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2021 Local Solicitation. …

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One of the First to Reach 80 Percent Adult Vaccination in NYS

According to the

June 2021 Naturalization Ceremony

The Schenectady County Clerk, in partnership with the New York State Office of Court Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held a Naturalization…

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Includes Box Lunch and Live Music

Schenectady County’s Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services will hold a…

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Voters Urged to Call Board of Elections With Any Issues or Concerns

The Schenectady County Board of…

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Program Series Includes Lectures, Films and Book Discussions

The Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) will kick off…

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Johnson & Johnson 1-Shot Vaccines will be Available to Individuals 18+

Schenectady County is partnering with the…

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Over 100,000 Residents Have Received At Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

County Continues to Rank #1 in NYS for…

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Early Voting for the 2021 Primary Begins on Saturday

The Schenectady County Board of Elections would like to remind voters to…

The Schenectady County Legislature this evening gave the approval for the County to join the Open C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) finance program…

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The Schenectady County Legislature this evening gave the approval for the County to join the Open C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) finance program…

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30 Organizations Will Receive a Total of $31,000

The Schenectady County Legislature announced 30 organizations will…

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PILOT Program for 12-13 Year-Olds Would Run from 2021-2023

Schenectady County will hold a public hearing on Proposed…

Woodlawn Branch Library Renovation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

New Program Space and Seating Added

Schenectady County held a ribbon cutting ceremony to reopen the Woodlawn branch of…

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Vaccine Trolley Stops at 2 Locations on Thursdays

Schenectady County announced its June COVID-19 Vaccine PODs. No…

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Agreement Includes Juneteenth Holiday and Paid Family Leave

The Schenectady County Legislature passed a proposed…

Schenectady County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Groundbreaking

The Schenectady County Legislature held a groundbreaking event for a new Schenectady County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park to be located at SUNY Schenectady, between the back…

Application Assistance Available Starting on Tuesday June 1st

Schenectady County is partnering with Bethesda…

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Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs…

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Over 74% of County Residents 18+ Have Received At Least One Dose

New Student Pfizer POD at SUNY Schenectady on May…

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Open to Anyone 12 Years of Age or Older

Schenectady County will hold a series of Pfizer vaccination PODs at high school…

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Over 70% of County Residents 18+ Have Received At Least One Dose

According to

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Supports Art, Tourism and Historic Preservation

Schenectady County is accepting applications for the 2021 County…

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Capacity Increased to 50 Percent

The Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) will increase in-person hours at all open…

Schenectady County Clerk Cara M. Ackerley

The Schenectady County Clerk, in partnership with the New York State Office of Court Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held a drive-in…

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Vaccines Available During Greenmarket Hours at Library

Schenectady County is partnering with the Schenectady Greenmarket…

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The Schenectady County Delivers vaccine program, which has already vaccinated 100 homebound residents, is expanding. Originally organized…

Schenectady County Sheriff's Office

The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office announced its participation in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which provides and opportunity for the public to…

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Highlights Commitment to Green Infrastructure on Earth Day

(Schenectady, NY) Schenectady County announced that it has…

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650 Pfizer Vaccine Appointments Available for Students

Moderna POD at SUNY Schenectady on…

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POD Open from 10am to 7pm on Tuesday, April 20

Schenectady County is holding a COVID-19 vaccine POD tomorrow at SUNY…

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Over 47 Percent of Residents Have Received At Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

SUNY Schenectady Vaccine POD…

Schenectady County DA News

SCHENECTADY, NY (April 13, 2021) Schenectady County District Attorney Robert M. Carney announced that Schenectady County Court Judge Matthew J. Sypniewski sentenced defendant Craig Kearsing, a 39-…

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The Schenectady County Legislature passed a resolution tonight to proclaim April 2021 as Autism Action Month.

Since 2000, the…

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Over 1,000 Moderna Vaccine Appointments Available for NYS Residents 18+

Schenectady County will hold two COVID-19…

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10,000 First-Dose Vaccines Administered by Schenectady County Public Health Services

Schenectady County administered its…

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On April 6, 2021, Milton Reyes-Morales [DOB: 10/30/1993] was sentenced based on his plea entered in Schenectady County Court on February 9, 2021. Mr. Reyes-Morales…

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Extension Would Allow County to Move Forward on New Addition

The Schenectady County Legislature passed a resolution…

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Over 1,500 Vaccine Appointments Available for Eligible Residents

Schenectady County will hold three COVID-19 Pfizer…

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Schenectady County officials today joined with the Town of Rotterdam to announce that a vacant retail site at the “Five Corners” will be home to a new ALDI’s store.…

Schenectady County COVID-19 Update

Over 3,400 First-Dose Vaccines Administered in 7-Day Period

Schenectady County administered 3,446 first-dose vaccines…

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Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs…

Schenectady County Sheriff's Office

The Schenectady County Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints involving Schenectady County residents receiving telephone calls and text messages from individuals stating they are members of…

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Available for Catered Event Vendors and Organizers to Facilitate State Compliance

Schenectady County launched a new online…

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Available to Individuals with Approved Comorbidities or Underlying Conditions, and 60+

Schenectady County will hold a…

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Over 1,100 Vaccine Appointments Available for Schenectady County Residents Age 65 and Over

Schenectady County will hold…

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Proposal Would Add 45 Acres to Agricultural District 1 in the Town of Duanesburg

The Schenectady County Legislature held a…

Schenectady County will offer in-person assistance to residents who need help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently individuals who live in zip codes 12304, 12305, 12307 and…

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Schenectady County is informing residents who live in zip codes 12304, 12305, 12307 and 12308, and are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, they can sign up for a…

Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at Broadway Lunch in Schenectady from 4pm – 8:30pm on…

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Designates February 9, 2021 as a Day to Remember Veterans who Earned Purple Heart Medals

The Schenectady…

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Schenectady County Public Health Services released guidance for K-12 sponsored higher-risk sports within the County. The guidelines were created by a group of more than a dozen…

The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office announced it will hold 2 virtual police reform and community collaboration meetings in February. The meetings will be streamed…

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The Schenectady County Legislature announced a call for nominations for the 2021 Hon. Karen B. Johnson Schenectady County Older New Yorker of the Year awards, which are sponsored…

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ROTTERDAM — A Rotterdam foster parent has been indicted on a murder charge in connection with the December death of a 4-year-old boy placed in his care, the Schenectady County District Attorney’s…

Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at Stewarts at 120 Nott Terrace (store #164) in…

Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at Tops American Grill in Rotterdam from 8am to 1pm on…

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Includes Presentation by Author and Nationally Renowned Speaker Dr. Janet Dewart Bell

The Schenectady County Human Rights…

Asks Community for Help with Contact Tracing

 

Schenectady County launched a new website, www.schenectadycounty.com/vaccine, to keep residents…

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Proposed Law Would Regulate Third-Party Food Service Delivery Fees

(Schenectady, NY) Schenectady County Legislators Jeff…

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County Offices Closed, COVID-19 Call Center Continues to Operate

Schenectady County has declared a state of…

Multiple positive COVID-19 cases have been associated with the Skeeter Creek music event at Frog Alley Brewery on November 25, 2020. If you attended this event you should monitor…

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed that an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at the Glenville branch of the Schenectady County…

Schenectady County Emergency Responders Partner with Concerned for the Hungry to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Over 100 Meals Delivered to Local Families

A coalition of Schenectady County emergency responders, along with members of…

COVID-19: Potential Exposure at Glenville Queen

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed that a customer, who later tested positive for COVID-19, dined at Glenville Queen Family Restaurant in Glenville on November 14 from…

Governor Cuomo Announces Restaurants, Bars & Other SLA-licensed Entities Must Close In-person Service From 10PM to 5AM Daily

Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up without…

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SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady man was convicted this week on assault and contempt counts in the first jury trial held in Schenectady County since the start of the pandemic, Schenectady County…

Forgiveness of PPP Loans Worth Less than $50,000

The SBA has issued updated information on how to seek forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans…

COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

Stay Up-To-Date

For important information and the latest updates, follow @SchenectadyCounty on Facebook, @SchdyCountyNY on Twitter, and visit the Schenectady County Public…

COVID-19 Update

Stay Up-To-Date

For important information and the latest updates, follow @SchenectadyCounty on Facebook, @SchdyCountyNY on Twitter, and visit the Schenectady County Public…

New York Forward

Starting on Wednesday, May 20th, Schenectady County and the entire Capital Region moved into Phase 1 of NY Forward, Governor Cuomo's plan to reopen New York.