Mayor McCarthy

Mayor Gary McCarthy speaks to his team at Zen in Schenectady Tuesday after polls closed.
Jackie Orchard

The mayor of Schenectady is claiming victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary as he seeks a third term. 

Mayor Gary McCarthy
Dave Lucas

Almost exactly a year after the process got under way, New York state gambling regulators today officially approved licenses for three new casinos under construction in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports from City Hall in Schenectady, where the ruling is being celebrated.