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Cohoes looking to improve Farmer's Market

Cohoes is looking for your ideas to improve their Farmer’s Market.

A meeting to discuss ideas will be held at the Cohoes Visitor Center on Monday April 21, at 5:30 p.m.

The Cohoes Visitor Center is located at 58 Remsen Street.

National Grid promises lower bills in April

National Grid is promising electricity customers some relief in their next bill.

The utility company says April bills should drop by about 40 percent.

However, there will be an added charge on your may bill, reflecting last month's record cold.

The good news, the company says that charge will be lower than the one you saw in March.

In many cases, customers have seen their bills double since January.

National Grid has blamed the increases on the cold weather, which it says, pushed up demand and in turn, pushed up rates.

Good Friday postpones Cohoes garbage collection to Monday

A reminder to Cohoes residents that there will be no garbage collection on Good Friday.

All garbage and recyclables normally picked up on Friday, will be picked up on Monday. Residents are asked to place them out the night before.

Cohoes man one of 59 Red Cross runners in Boston Marathon

As people take part in next year’s Boston marathon, a Cohoes man will be running for the Red Cross.

Clayton Kolb was part of the relief team that helped in Boston after last year’s explosion.

He has worked with the Red Cross through disasters including Superstorm Sandy, plus Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.

Kolb is one of 59 runners on Team Red Cross, with a team goal to raise $225,000.

More information about Kolb and how to donate can be found here.

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Sex offenders arrested for failing to report to police

COHOES - A three month investigation leads to the arrest of seven convicted sex offenders in Cohoes.

Police say the offenders were not checking in with them, failing to report their address, or keeping social media accounts.

Police also say one of the offenders fled to Vermont and then to New York City.

Fred Yearwood, 46, Erik Carpenter, 35, Aaron Castonguay, 30, Almalik Been, 37, John Hope, 37, John Mellon, 28, And Donald Fernet, 51 are now facing charges.

Three appointed to Appellate Division of NYS Supreme Court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of several new judges to the State’s Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

They include Christine Clark in Schenectady County and Eugene Devine and Michael Lynch in Albany County.

All three are graduates of Albany Law School.

More information on the appointees can be found in the official release by the governor’s office below:

Cohoes grad completes Air Force training

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For immediate release:

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicole A. Cruickshank graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Cruickshank is the daughter of Marvaleen Cruickshank of Harrisburg, Pa., and Ophel Cruickshank of New Orleans, La.

     She is a 2007 graduate of Cohoes High School, Cohoes, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from Marymount University, Arlington, Va.