Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has proposed an $87 million budget for 2021. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, the mayor is proposing staff reductions and fee increases to minimize the impact on city property taxpayers.
Two decades after a stinging corruption scandal, the Schenectady Police Department has updated and implemented new policies and procedures. After a years-long effort, the department received statewide accreditation.
In a month that has seen protests downtown, activists and members of the faith community in Schenectady held a virtual discussion Wednesday to reflect on an iconic letter by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Chief of the Schenectady Police Department is urging patience as authorities continue their investigation into a Monday incident where it appeared an officer placed his knee on a man's neck while making an arrest.
Protesters gathered outside Schenectady Police headquarters Monday night hours after a video circulated online of what appears to be a police officer holding a man to the ground with his knee on the man’s neck. Now, the mayor says the incident is under review.
WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about Prestige Limousine's defense in a lawsuit regarding the October limo crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie County. They also discuss Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, who is threatening to sue Democrats on the City Council if they block his attempt to ask the state Legislature to eliminate a city judgeship.