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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Hall Clock Tower to Honor President George H. W. Bush

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be illuminated in red, white, and blue on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in honor of President George H. W. Bush.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Yard Waste Pick Up Extended Due to Recent Weather Changes

SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that yard waste pick up will be extended through the first and second week of December due to recent weather changes. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and plant materials.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces Promotions in Schenectady Fire Department & Police Department

The City of Schenectady will host a promotion ceremony Monday evening for the
Schenectady Fire and Police Departments ahead of the scheduled City Council
Committee Meeting.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Mayor McCarthy: City Awarded $3 Million for New North Ferry Street Pump Station

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the City of Schenectady’s $3 million award from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) through the Water Infrastructure

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Community Meeting Scheduled for Proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area

Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be hosting a public meeting to review and discuss the Proposed 2018-2020 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) and surrounding initiatives in the Vale, Eastern Avenue

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course to Close for Season on Sunday

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Head Professional Matthew Daley announced that Sunday, November 11th will be the last day of the season at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. However, the golf shop will remain open through the holidays, Daley added.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

National Grid, City of Schenectady Begin Work on Smart City Streetlight Initiative.

Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

MAYOR GARY McCARTHY ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR SCHENECTADY

Mayor McCarthy announced today that Halloween trick-or-treating in the City of Schenectady will be officially observed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 2:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., with earlier trick-or-treat hours provided for younger children.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces Grand Opening of New Schenectady Train Station

Mayor Gary McCarthy was joined Wednesday by federal and state officials, including Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congressman Paul Tonko, to announce the grand opening of the new Schenectady Train Station—two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy Statement on $3 Million Grant for New Boys & Girls Club

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is a fundamental asset to our community, providing vital support to children, teens, and families during critical periods of their lives.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Community Meeting Scheduled for Stockade Flood Mitigation Project

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady has been awarded funding by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) through the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #35

SCHENECTADY – On Saturday, September 29th, Mayor McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will co-host the 1st Annual "F.O.P. 18" Charity Golf Memorial held at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course on Oregon Avenue.

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge Schedule

You're invited to join us at an upcoming " town hall" meeting to learn more about the "Challenge " and how you and your community group or organization can participate.

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge

Schenectady's Thriving Neighborhoods challenge is The Schenectady Foundation's new grant program, intended to help make Schenectady 's neighborhoods stronger, healthier, safer, greener, and more sustainable.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Mayor McCarthy to Participate in Mayor Exchange Program for Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Mayor McCarthy to Participate in Mayor Exchange Program for Puerto Rico Recovery EffortsSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy will be participating in a Puerto Rico – Mainland Mayor Exchange Program on Thursday to aid recovery and rebuildi...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Schenectady HOMES Program Reaches Major Milestone in Property Sales

Schenectady HOMES Program Reaches Major Milestone in Property SalesCity-owned property sales in 2018 already exceed entire previous yearSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the city’s Homeownership Made Easy in Schenecta...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Free Safe Cycling Class in Schenectady

This summer, CDPHP Cycle! is offering a series of free safe cycling classes with the New York Bicycling Coalition. These classes will cover how to use CDPHP Cycle! as well as basic bicycle safety skills. Each participant will receive a free helmet and a f...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Mayor McCarthy and Schenectady Art Society Unveil New Citywide Art Project

Mayor McCarthy and Schenectady Art Society Unveil New Citywide Art Project

SAS Volunteers to Paint Neighborhood Themed Artwork on City Utility Boxes

 

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and the Schenectady Art Society (SAS) announced a new ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

NATIONAL GRID, CITY OF SCHENECTADY RECEIVE APPROVAL FOR SMART CITY STREETLIGHT INITIATIVE

Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have received approval from the New York Department of Public Service to proceed with a joint initiative that will transform the municipality into a “smart city”

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Schenectady Receives 2018 US Mayors’ Climate Protection Award

Schenectady Receives 2018 US Mayors’ Climate Protection AwardAustin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for Climate Protection Efforts

 

SCHENECTADY – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that the Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, N...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Union Triangle and Morris Avenue Districts Now Eligible for Historic Tax Credits

Property Owners in Union Triangle & Morris Avenue Districts Now Qualify for Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Programs

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

City Kicking Off 4th Annual ‘I Love My Schenectady Parks Day’

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be kicking off the 4th Annual ‘I Love My Schenectady Parks Day’ on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Schenectady HOMES Program Partner Opens Office in Downtown Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and the Schenectady HOMES Program welcomed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors (BHHS) to Downtown Schenectady on Thursday.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

City of Schenectady and Local Partners Launch Economic Opportunity Plan

New Public-Private Partnership to Include Job Training for Local Residents and Construction Management Training for Small Firms

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

City of Schenectady Awarded ‘Smart 50 Award’ for 2017 Smart City Report

Smart 50 Horizon Award

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady was honored with a ‘Smart 50 Award’ on Monday night at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Schenectady Council Supports Mayor McCarthy’s Action Against Opioid Industry

SCHENECTADY – On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council adopted a Resolution in support of Mayor Gary McCarthy entering into an action with Dreyer Boyajian LLP to recover costs resulting from the opioid epidemic.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

HOMES Program Hosting City-Wide Open House

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program will be hosting a City-Wide Open House this Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Urges Residents to Exercise Caution While Traveling

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Engage For Health

A patient-empowerment program designed to teach community members how to get the most out of the interactions with healthcare providers.

Register at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SCNY&ref=EK&refNote=TaF#3/24/2018

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Schenectady Receives CDTC Funding for Craig Street Redevelopment Plan

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced today that the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) awarded federal grant funding to the City of Schenectady to help fund a $90,000 project designed to continue the redevelopment momentum

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy Testifies at Congressional Hearing on State of Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy testified Tuesday morning at a Congressional Hearing, “State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure,” in the Energy Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces New HOMES Program Partnership

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced on Thursday that Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company will be the newest partner in the City of Schenectady Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

City of Schenectady Adopts Law to Expand Access for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Upgrades

SCHENECTADY ~ On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council passed a new local law expanding access to the Sustainable Energy Loan Program in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Schenectady Preps for Wednesday Snow Storm

SCHENECTADY – On Tuesday, Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing. According to the National Weather Service, Schenectady is expected to receive approximately eight inches of sn...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Schenectady Projects Honored By Capital Branch of American Public Works Association

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized two infrastructure projects in the City of Schenectady at an awards ceremony held earlier today.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces New Homebuyer Assistance Program to Renovate Vacant Properties

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program to Schenectady.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Mayor McCarthy and Commissioner Eidens Announce Expanded Buildings Department Coordination

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Eidens announced that Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo will be assigned additional administrative duties as Chief of the Buildings Department

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

‘Parade of Lights: 125 Years of Schenectady’

49th Annual Daily Gazette Holiday Parade set for Nov. 18; theme, sponsors, grand marshal and new award announced

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces New Public Safety Commissioner and Director of Development

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Michael C. Eidens as Public Safety Commissioner effective November 13, 2017, and Kristin Diotte as Director of Development effective November 1, 2017.

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Announces Completion of New Renovations

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Head PGA Professional Matthew J. Daley announced today the completion of renovation projects at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. The projects were recently completed ahead of the Impossible Pin - Cross Countr...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Notice To Residents

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

NOTICE is hereby given that an informational session for “Proposed North Ferry Street Pump Station Design” will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm in the Rotunda at City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, New York.

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Announces Schenectady’s City Hall Clock Tower colors for October

Schenectady, NY ~ During the month of October, Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be bathed in two colors; purple and pink.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces New Director of Operations and Chief Building Inspector

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Alex Sutherland as the Director of Operations effective September 18, 2017, and Christopher Lunn as the Chief Building Inspector effective September 5, 2017.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY OFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE LEAD SAFE HOUSING PROGRAM ( LSHP

Will host an introductory meeting for contractors interested in working on the recently awarded $2.99 Million Dollars HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Commissioner Wayne Bennett's Services

Services for Commissioner Wayne Bennett

Friday, August 18th from 4:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.at The State Police Academy located at 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24, Albany

and Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill located at 10 Lo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Live-In Schenectady” Investors Break Ground $3.5 million Private Investment, 15 New Homes for Schdy

Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 2017 -- A group of community investors today broke ground on 15 new homes to be built on formerly vacant lots in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

Program Aimed at Persistent Violators

Schenectady, NY

July 3, 2017:  

Who: Mayor Gary McCarthy, Chief Eric Clifford and other City Officials

What: Press Conference

When: 1...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES City of Schenectady M/WBE One-on-One Networking Reception

Mayor Gary McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will be hosting the M/WBE Networking Reception to bring together purchasing, procurement officers and developers together with MWBE firms looking for business opportunities in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY OFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE LEAD SAFE HOUSING PROGRAM ( LSHP

Will host an introductory meeting for contractors interested in working on the recently awarded $2.99 Million Dollars HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Commissioner Wayne Bennett's Services

Services for Commissioner Wayne Bennett

Friday, August 18th from 4:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.at The State Police Academy located at 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24, Albany

and Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill located at 10 Lo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Live-In Schenectady” Investors Break Ground $3.5 million Private Investment, 15 New Homes for Schdy

Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 2017 -- A group of community investors today broke ground on 15 new homes to be built on formerly vacant lots in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

Program Aimed at Persistent Violators

Schenectady, NY

July 3, 2017:  

Who: Mayor Gary McCarthy, Chief Eric Clifford and other City Officials

What: Press Conference

When: 1...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES City of Schenectady M/WBE One-on-One Networking Reception

Mayor Gary McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will be hosting the M/WBE Networking Reception to bring together purchasing, procurement officers and developers together with MWBE firms looking for business opportunities in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street

SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today kicked off the demolition of 720 Crane Street, a blighted structure. The new lot will be part of an expanded Orchard Park in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady.

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition

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Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street and Completion of First Phase of Orchard Park Redevelopment

When:      May 31, 2017

Time:       10:00 a.m.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy joins Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy joins Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring

to announce May HOMES Open House

 

 

WHEN: May 18, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM

 

WHERE: Oneida Middle School, 1629 Oneida St, Schenectady, NY 12308

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Schenectady Will Save Approximately $1.3 Million

SCHENECTADY - Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced Schenectady is securing Refunding Bonds that will save the City approximately $1,277,100 over twenty years.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Mayor McCarthy announces postponement of I Love My Parks Day 2017

Mayor McCarthy announces postponement of I Love My Parks Day 2017
May 13, 2017
Due to inclement weather forecast

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Mayor McCarthy and National Grid Announce Partnership for Earth Day

WHEN:          April 21, 2017

TIME:            9:00 a.m.         Welcome remarks from National Grid executives as well as...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

The City of Schenectady has lost a tremendous advocate for business and our community as a whole.

“The City of Schenectady has lost a tremendous advocate for business and our community as a whole. For over a decade as President of the Chamber of Schenectady County, Chuck Steiner was a leading voice in the economic resurgence we have seen in our commun...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FOR 2017 SEASON

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES
OPENING OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
FOR 2017 SEASON

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program

Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

The Affirmative Action Advisory Board public presentation of the 2016 Annual Report on April 27th

The Affirmative Action Advisory Board is planning a public presentation of the 2016 Annual Report on April 27th to be held in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Public Library. We will conduct out regular monthly Board meeting on the same day rather th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

NOTICE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING CENTRAL PARK-VALE TRIAL CONNECTION

The City of Schenectady has announced that a public information meeting will be held to discuss the proposed improvement project for completing a multi-use path linking
downtown with Central Park and Vale Park.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Garbage Collection Suspended Due to Weather

Today, garbage collection has been suspended in District 2 of the City of Schenectady due to the weather. All other districts will stay on the normal schedule. City crews will collect District 2 this Saturday starting at 6:00 AM to replace today’s pickup.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy To Testify Before United States House of Representatives

Mayor McCarthy will testify before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water and the Environment.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy announces smoke alarm installation event

Mayor Gary McCarthy announces
smoke alarm installation event


When: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Time: 11:30 ~ 11:45 a.m.

Where: 360 Veeder Avenue Fire Headquarters

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

City of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency Board Meeting Notice

City of Schenectady

 

Industrial Development Agency

Board Meeting Notice

 

 

Date:       Tuesday, February 28, 2016

Time:      8:00 a.m.

Place:   ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

2017 Annual Action Plan Request for Proposals

2017 Annual Action Plan Request for Proposals

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