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Rensselaer, New York is located in Rensselaer County. Zip codes in Rensselaer, NY include 12144. The median home price in Rensselaer is $137,900 which is roughly $95/per square foot. More Rensselaer information.

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Monday | Albany Times Union

Alleged illegal gun dealer arraigned in Rensselaer...

A man who police say traveled from Georgia to Troy to sell illegal handguns was arraigned Monday in Rensselaer County Court on felony charges. Alfonso Pettigrew, 25, of Lilburn, Ga., appeared before Judge Andrew Ceresia and pleaded not guilty.

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Monday | Albany Times Union

Rensselaer man ID'd as Pokemon White House fence climber

Screen grab from Fox News showing Jeffrey Grossman, 26, being arrested after entering the White House grounds Sept. 11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Pokemon fan who jumped over the White House fence wearing a Pikachu hat and carrying a stuffed doll of the character was known for similar behavior in Rensselaer and East Greenbush.

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Monday | Albany Times Union

Absentees to resolve Rensselaer County DA Independence...

The Rensselaer County Board of Elections will count absentee ballots Monday to determine who wins the Independence Party primary for district attorney. Republican Joel Abelove of Schaghticoke leads Democrat Carmelo Laquidara of Rensselaer by three votes, 417-414, according to unofficial results on primary day.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Gazette

Upstate NY casino applicants maneuver for support

Developers competing for upstate New York casino licenses are promoting everything from their ability to pull gamblers from neighboring states to novel amenities such as local wines and zip lines as siting decisions near. FILE - In this Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Courier Standard

McMillan recognized for WWII service

Recently, the members of the Fort Rensselaer Club, of Canajoharie, presented a commemorative plaque to William "Stan" McMillan recognizing and honoring his military service during World War II. The presentation was made by Fort Rensselaer Club President Joe Trapani, while club members were touring the USS Slater, a World War II destroyer escort anchored on Hudson River in Albany.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

N.Y. primary election yields low voter turnout

The New York State Board of Elections collected results from the primary election at late hours Tuesday night following a 9 p.m. statewide poll closing. Results will shape the political landscape leading up to the state and local general midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The primary elections results are preliminary findings based on digital records from each polling place and does not take account for absentee ballots.

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Business Journal

Scenes from the Rensselaer chamber's new headquarters in downtown Troy

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has moved into its new headquarters at 90 Fourth St. in downtown Troy, New York, formerly Proctor's Theatre. Here is a look at the former Proctor's Theatre in downtown Troy, New York, which is serves as the new headquarters for the Rensselaer Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Business Journal

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces changes in president's cabinet

Marthers worked as vice president for enrollment and dean for undergraduate and graduate admissions at Rensselaer. He oversaw 10 years of record growth in first-year applications.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Business Journal

Meet the man who moved across the U.S. to manage fundraising efforts at Rensselaer

Graig Eastin , incoming vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , moved across the country to oversee the fundraising needed to carry out Shirley Ann Jackson 's vision for the private, research university in Troy, New York. Eastin, formerly an administrator from CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, will manage the philanthropic arm of the university, including its corporate giving, planned giving, alumni relations and sponsorship.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Albany Times Union

Rensselaer Chamber finds new home in Proctor's building

The new home of the Rensselaer County Chamber on Fourth Street on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the Proctor Building in Troy, N.Y. The entry way of the restored Proctor Building, and the new home of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, Sept.

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Albany Times Union

Save East Greenbush amends casino

Save East Greenbush announced Wednesday that it has amended the lawsuit it filed in an effort to stop the proposed $300 million Capital View Casino and Resort on Thompson Hill Road. The amended lawsuit comes days before the casino developers are scheduled to make presentations on Sept.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Albany Times Union

Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer on Tuesday said the state Gaming Commission should disregard the federal probe of Och-Ziff Capital Management when evaluating the casino license application for the Och-Ziff Real Estate-financed gambling and hotel project along the Hudson River in Dwyer's city.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Supervisors back casino in Rensselaer

Fulton County supervisors last week preliminarily supported building a proposed casino in Rensselaer County because the Capital District Off-Track Betting Corp. says the operation might double Fulton County's OTB revenue.

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Newswise

Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and...

Troy, N.Y. - Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute's new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems .

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Business Journal

Questar III Boces extends partnerships with Excelsior College

Questar III BOCES will launch two online learning programs with Excelsior College this fall, a course for teachers on Common Core math and credit-by-examination program for students.

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Business Journal

Hard Rock casino's chances still strong without Albany support, mayor says

Daniel Dwyer, mayor of Rensselaer, New York, says the proposed Hard Rock Casino's odds of winning a state license remain strong without support from the City of Albany.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Newswise

Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Troy, NY - Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Journal

East Greenbush casino developers up ante, make formal offer to Albany

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said today she is reviewing a formal offer from developers who are seeking the city's support for a $300 million casino across the river in East Greenbush, New York A -- a request that comes a week after the Common Council voted to back a competing Hard Rock casino in Rensselaer.

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Albany Times Union

Making Albany a river town again

The Hudson River is seen beyond traffic on I-787 from the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Albany, N.Y. The Capital District Transportation Committee is undertaking a study on what to do with I-787 in downtown Albany to make the river more accessible.

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Recorder

Rensselaer casino interests seeking support from Montgomery County

Three weeks after losing a bid for a proposed casino off Thruway Exit 27, the Montgomery County Legislature may consider putting its support behind another casino project being proposed in the capital region.

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