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Franklin Street bike path project on track for construction in 2024

The city of Schenectady received federal aid money to study and install a cycle track between Nott Terrace and Clinton Street, directly behind City Hall.  The Franklin Street project follows infrastructure work on the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail. The 2017 bike

Proctors in Schenectady to receive nearly $1 million in state funding

Attention theater enthusiasts!  Proctors Theatre will receive $968,000 in funding from New York State for the 2023-24 year. It’s part of a $5 million allotment in the state budget to support upstate performing arts theaters through the “Alive Downtowns!” coalition.

Museum of Innovation and Science holds Big Bang Gala 2023, honors Neil Golub and late wife Jane

On Friday, May 5, the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) held its annual Big Bang Gala.  This year’s event honors the contributions of Neil Golub since accepting the miSci stewardship baton from his wife and partner, the late Jane

Villa Italia Regular Brings History to Life

Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the person you see almost everyday at your local cafe? Sometimes the quietest of characters could have the most fascinating stories to tell. Frankie DeVito has been visiting Villa Italia at

Smart City News is pleased to welcome Kerrie Wolf-Piechota as a community contributer

Smart City News is pleased to welcome Kerrie Wolf-Piechota, Director of Resource Development at Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, as a monthly contributor. Habitat for Humanity serves the community in so many ways, many you may not know about.

Schenectady police and Transfinder to unveil partnership at Tuesday event

SCHENECTADY — A partnership between the city and Transfinder for new software the company has tailored for the city’s Police Department will be revealed on Tuesday at an event at GE Theatre at Proctors. The announcement, which will begin at

Steady flow of mostly booster shot seekers during Schenectady COVID-19 vaccination clinic

SCHENECTADY — Judy Tomisman of Niskayuna was thumbing through pages during a well-attended book sale outside the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library when she noticed a COVID-19 vaccination point of dispensing clinic on Sunday. As the number of deaths related

Hometown Health blends telemedicine with house calls

SCHENECTADY — House calls and telemedicine, merged by necessity during the height of the COVID crisis, have shown strong results and remain one of the tools Hometown Health Centers relies on to treat high-needs patients. The concept is straighforward: A

Taste and traditions: SCCC culinary instructors offer recipes

For Jay Larkin, the holidays arrive with splashes of apple cider, lemon juice and bourbon. Kim Otis knows Christmas is coming when Aunt Janette’s vodka sauce is ready for pasta. And Vanessa Traver believes the oranges and reds of fall

Schenectady High School launches esports program

SCHENECTADY — It didn’t take long for a mass of Schenectady High School students to squeeze their way into the room they’ve been waiting two years to enter.   Following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony last week, around two dozen students rushed

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