U.S. Supreme Court tosses former Cuomo aide’s bribery conviction

  “The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the bribery conviction of Joseph Percoco, an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a ruling that further limits the ability of federal prosecutors to pursue corruption cases. The justices ruled 9-0 in favor of Joseph Percoco, Cuomo’s former executive deputy secretary who was … [Read more…]

Schenectady County launches second online-only foreclosed properties auction

  “More than two dozen Schenectady County foreclosed properties will be auctioned off online until May 24 in the county’s 2023 property auction. The 27 available properties include single-family residences, retail sites, commercial property and vacant land. Since 2008, the county has put more than 400 properties back on the county tax rolls through the … [Read more…]

Solar farm rep meets “not-so-sunny” resistance

  “Hearing officer Dale Clark listened to six opponents of the project, while only land owner Scott Krill supported it. Mike Larkin of AMP Energy said there would not be a battery storage facility on the site. He said area residents using ComEd would see a 10 percent reduction if they signed on with his … [Read more…]

Obituary: Barbara Pitt

  “on May 1, 2023. Born on May 9, 1957, in Duanesburg, NY, Barb was the daughter of the late William Otto and Ruth (Aleschius) Haege. She was a 1975 graduate of Duanesburg High School and went on to have a 12-year career with Schenectady County. However, once she became a mother, she knew there … [Read more…]

City of Sandwich throws shade on solar farm request before DeKalb County

  “Even the church is against a proposed solar farm north of Pratt Road, just outside the city limits of Sandwich. Calling it a solar garden, Amp Solar Development is seeking permission to operate a five-megawatt facility on 31.2 acres between two churches and between East and West Sandwich roads. Pastor Dave Kaul spoke to … [Read more…]

Obituary: Richard E. Canastra Sr.

  “Canastra, Richard E. Sr. DUANESBURG – Richard E. Canastra Sr., 83 of Duanesburg, passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the White-Van Buren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St., in Delanson, NY. A memorial service, with military honors, … [Read more…]

Obituary: David A. Dykeman

  “On Monday, January 23rd, 2023, David A. Dykeman, 77, of Delanson, NY, was called home to heaven to help supervise God’s spring planting. David was born in May of 1945 in Niskayuna, NY, to the late Fredrick W. Dykeman Sr. and Margeret Beretz Dykeman. Dave spent his career driving for a living, first for … [Read more…]

Powin agrees 3GWh supply deal with Tier 2 battery supplier Rept

  “Battery energy storage system (BESS) integrator Powin has announced a 3GWh purchase agreement with China-based lithium-ion battery supplier Rept. Rept Battero, part of stainless steel and nickel firm Tsingshan Industry, has been validated as a supplier for Oregon-based Powin and will provide the firm with over 3GWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells … [Read more…]