Merry Christmas

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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December 19, 2014

Thruway passes 2015 budget

Updated: Friday, December 19 2014, 08:11 PM EST ALBANY -- The New York State Thruway Authority Board unanimously passed its 2015 budget with a $36 million deficit. The board did not discuss potentially increasing tolls.

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Cousin arrested in 5-year-old's homicide

Updated: 12/19/2014 3:16 PM
Created: 12/19/2014 12:43 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff


Police have arrested a cousin in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Kenneth White of Berne.

Tiffany VanAlstyne, 19, is now charged with second-degree murder.

Schodack Transfer Station price increase

Beginning January 1st 2015 the Transfer Station will be CHARGING $14 FOR EACH TELEVISION AND CRT.

Town of Schodack Transfer/Recycling Station

Beginning January 1st 2015 the Transfer Station will be CHARGING $14 FOR EACH TELEVISION AND CRT.


Transfer Station Schedule

Open to Residents
Tuesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Wed-Fri: 7 am - 2 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 3 pm
Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Holidays, as posted

Masterpiece Classic | Downton Abbey Season 4

Watch Sundays, December 21 & 28, 2014 on WMHT TV.
Season 4 of the international hit, Downton Abbey, finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and a host of others.

December 17, 2014

Schenectady celebrates casino decision

 Created: 12/17/2014 5:29 PM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff

SCHENECTADY - If it receives final approval -- which it should -- the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor will be built at the old Alco site on Erie Boulevard. 

The $300 million project will include gaming facilities, restaurants, a banquet facility, hotels and spa. It's expected to create 1,200 permanent jobs and bring in millions in tax revenue. 

December 14, 2014

Second-degree murder

Victim was aid at youth shelter

Man who knew deceased charged with second-degree murder of mother of four
Updated 9:22 pm, Sunday, December 14, 2014


Jamell Steven Modest, 46, of Schenectady, was charged Dec. 14, 2014 in the shooting death of Marika Booth, who also went by Marika Harris. 

Booth was near her infant at the time she was shot and killed.

December 13, 2014

Schenectady Police are investigating a shooting on State Street

Updated: Saturday, December 13 2014, 09:16 PM EST UPDATE:  SCHENECTADY -
 Schenectady Police are investigating a shooting on State Street that claimed the life of a 30 year-old woman. Officers say 30 year old Markia Booth, also known as Markia Harris was shot numerous times in the torso. She was transported to Ellis Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say witnesses observed a male fled the scene on Linden Street. He was located a short time later near Becker and Elder Street.  Police say he is being interviewed as a person of interest.

Read More at: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/breaking-schdy-police-investigating-state-street-shooting-21664.shtml

December 9, 2014

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