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A city of eastern New York on the Mohawk River northwest of Albany. Founded by Dutch settlers in 1661, it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroad in the early 1800s and was a center of the electrical industry in the early 1900s.
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(skəˈnɛk tə di)

a city in E New York, on the Mohawk River. 66,630.
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Noun1.Schenectady - a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk riverSchenectady - a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk river; it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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One was the barge which he had brought from Mackinaw; another was of a larger size, such as was formerly used in navigating the Mohawk River, and known by the generic name of the Schenectady barge; the other was a large keel boat, at that time the grand conveyance on the Mississippi.
But Randolph immediately added, "My father's in Schenectady. He's got a big business.
Words are wanting to paint the melancholy beauties of the ride to Schenectady, through gloomy forests, where the silvery pine waves in solemn grandeur to the sighings of Eolus, while Boreas threatens in vain their firm-rooted trunks.
Most recently, Bozich was president and CEO of SI Group in Schenectady, New York, USA from 2013 to 2019.
The first full biography of Steinmetz in many years, "Charles Proteus Steinmetz: The Electrical Wizard of Schenectady" brings the life, passions, and scientific achievement of this remarkable man to a new generation.
1928 - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
Schenectady, NY, May 06, 2018 --( Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella recently returned from a trip to the Middle East, where he participated in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Transport Congress and Exhibition Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
As an example of ERN-organized activities, the members of one Schenectady Works ERN were hearing monthly reports from Success Coaches that there was significant employee stress around the holiday season due to lack of time and resources to purchase toys for children.
Preservation Development Partners announced the acquisition and $10 million rehabilitation of Summit Towers, a 183-unit senior living complex at 720 Albany Streetin downtown Schenectady, NY.
Michael Favata, 43, was looking for a new job after retiring as a Navy officer and moving back to Schenectady. He decided to search the Schenectady County Community College website to possibly enroll in the entrepreneurship program, but stumbled upon the college's casino and gaming management program instead.
Although none of the turbines are being made in Schenectady, the deal is significant because it is the largest Power & Water order since GE landed a $2.7 billion contract with Algeria in 2013.