A rendering of the new Schenectady casino

Schenectady wins casino bid

The Capital District’s new casino will be the Rivers Casino in Schenectady. The state Gaming Facility Board made the announcement at a meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • George Pataki Ex-NY Gov. Pataki mulling White House run

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  • Educator evaluations released for state teachers

    State Education Commissioner John King released the second year of statewide teacher and principal evaluation results.

  • Broken windows at Ellis campus blamed on gunshots

    Six shots were fired at the Ellis Urgent Care Center building in Clifton Park over the weekend. Now, police are trying to figure out whether it was a random case of vandalism, or something more.

Waste Watchers

  • The cost of closing a prison

    NewsChannel 13 has received a long-awaited response from the Department Of Corrections and Community Supervision. It's regarding taxpayer money spent to pay employees long after the inmates were gone from Mount McGregor State Prison.

Education Spotlight

  • Training teachers to help identify dyslexia

    Should teachers in New York State be trained to recognize students with dyslexia? Many parents say “yes.” In fact, parents attending a NewsChannel 13 education forum this past September urged us to research the issue and we did.


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