Schenectady County

  • Agency: Schenectady County
  • Address: 620 State Street, Attn: Manager's Office, Schenectady, 12305 NY
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Schenectady County is located at 620 State Street, Attn: Manager's Office, Schenectady, 12305 NY.

Schenectady County News

Schenectady County's Department of Social Services is seeking Caseworkers and Caseworker Trainees. If you are interested in becoming a family's first responder and "superhero," apply for the next civil service exam today! The deadline to apply is Monday, October 22nd and the exam is December 8th.

Schenectady County's Fall Foliage Festival is this Sunday, October 14th from 11am - 4pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. This fun fall family event is FREE and includes great activities including pumpkin painting, horse drawn hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, live music, fall food and craft beer, and so much more! Visit www.SchenectadyCounty.com/SpecialEvents for more information and a schedule of events. Special thanks to our partner Schenectady County Historical Society and Mabee Farm Historic Site and our presenting sponsors Albany Times Union and Saratoga Eagle.

Schenectady County Board of Elections reminds everyone that tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 12) is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming November 6th general election.

The live Birds of Prey will be back at Fall Foliage Festival this Sunday, October 14th from 11am until 4pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. There will also be a release of a rehabilitated hawk back into the wild. Don't miss all the FREE family fun including live music, pumpkin decorating, fall food, horse drawn hay rides, and so much more! Visit www.SchenectadyCounty.com/SpecialEvents for more information.

Governor Cuomo today announced a $3 Million investment for the new Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady to be built in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.

You won't want to miss the Border Collie Herding Demonstrations at Schenectady County's Fall Foliage Festival on Sunday, October 14th from 11am until 4pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site (and yes, those are ducks the Collie is herding!) For more information and a listing of all the great activities visit www.SchenectadyCounty.com/specialevents.

County Manager Kathy Rooney tonight unveiled the 2019 Proposed County Budget which includes a 0% tax levy increase for our residents. The 10 year average increase is less than 1%!

And the winner of the 2018 Schenectady County Battle of the Bands is Hasty Page!

The stage is set and we’re ready for Schenectady County’s Battle of the Bands! Come on down to Jay Street for great, local, original music. We’ll be here until 9pm tonight!

Looks like the weather will hold tonight for the Battle of the Bands, so come down to Jay Street for a "cool night with some hot music" as Frozen Sun, Hasty Page and Sly Fox and the Hustlers battle it out to open next year's SummerNight 2019! Special thanks to this year's judges, 2016 Battle winner Lucy, 2017 Battle winner Bendt and Chair of the County Legislature's Committee on Tourism and Special Events Cathy Gatta.

The Schenectady County Legislature unveiled trail markers on the new Alco Heritage Trail at Mohawk Harbor celebrating Alco's role in transportation and military history. The new signage is now in place along a two mile bike-hike trail on Schenectady’s rejuvenated waterfront.

Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands is this Friday, September 21st at 6PM! Sly Fox and the Hustlers is our third band who will battle. "Heavy Voodoo Blues over Swampy Funky Grooves!” is what you'll hear at their high energy live shows. Songs performed with passion by their frontman Sly Fox have helped the band to build a buzz throughout the Northeast. . Hear a sampling of their music at https://www.slyfoxandthehustlers.com/

Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands is this Friday, September 21st at 6PM! Hasty Page is the second of our bands who will battle. Hasty Page is a group of innovative musicians from Upstate New York that came together to create an exciting, inspirational new sound for their fans. Their original music paints a theatrical image through the use of creative lyrics and intricate musicianship. Learn more about them and hear a sampling of their music at http://www.hastypageband.com/

Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands is this Friday, September 21st at 6PM! Frozen Sun is one of three bands who will battle. Frozen Sun is an original hard rock/ heavy metal band from Albany, New York that formed in 2011 comprised of lead singer Jackson Tollerton, guitarists Nick Stamas & Shawn McNair, bassist Madeline Rees, and drummer Tyler Fish. Hear a sampling of their music at https://frozensun.bandcamp.com/

Please be aware: the Schenectady County Unified Communications Dispatch Center NON-Emergency/administration phone line is currently down. Verizon service is working on the outage. Until further notice for non-emergency calls contact the communications center at (518) 831-2910. In case of emergency please continue to call 911.

The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has LIFTED the BOIL WATER ORDER for portions of the Town of Glenville. CUSTOMERS IN THE AFFECTED AREAS NO LONGER NEED TO BOIL ALL WATER FOR DRINKING AND CULINARY PURPOSES. As a precaution, those affected are advised to flush all the water lines in their home or business for 3 to 5 minutes prior to use. Please make sure to discard any ice made by ice machines, including any final batch made while flushing water lines.

The boil water order for portions of the Town of Glenville remains in effect until further notice. Two water safety tests must be made and passed before the order can be lifted. The testing can take up to 48 hours after water pressure has been fully restored. The following areas of the Town of Glenville are affected: Sacandaga Road from Van Voast Lane to North Road Van Voast Lane Snake Hill Road Closson Road Bolt Road Church Road North Road Rector Road Ridge Road Maura Lane Dawson Rd All CUSTOMERS IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH TO BOIL ALL WATER FOR DRINKING AND CULINARY PURPOSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has issued a BOIL WATER ORDER for portions of the Town of Glenville due to a water main break. The following areas of the Town of Glenville are affected: Sacandaga Road from Van Voast Lane to North Road Van Voast Lane Snake Hill Road Closson Road Bolt Road Church Road North Road Rector Road Ridge Road Maura Lane Dawson Rd All CUSTOMERS IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH TO BOIL ALL WATER FOR DRINKING AND CULINARY PURPOSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Visit the Schenectady County website for more information.

County Legislator Gary Hughes today joined with SUNY Schenectady President Dr. Steady Moono and officials from Living Resources Corporation to announce an agreement that will bring the “Career Next” Program to SUNY Schenectady. The Career Next program offers young adults with developmental/learning disabilities the opportunity to take classes, engage in student activities, make lifelong friends, and then transition to work and an independent life.

September is National Recovery Month. If you or a family member are dealing with the impact of drugs or alcohol and need help or access to treatment contact Project SafePoint at 1-866-930-4999 (available 24 hours / 7 days per week). Additional information can be found on the County's website.

Schenectady County Family Movie Night is TONIGHT, August 17th at the Duanesburg YMCA. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event (we'll just move inside if it rains). Fun activities with Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady begins at 7PM with "The Incredibles" showing at dusk....and don't miss the FREE ice cream from our friends at Stewart's Shops.