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Former Saratoga Sheriff's deputy sentenced for cocaine distribution
ALBANY

Former Saratoga Sheriff's deputy sentenced for cocaine distribution

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Charles Fuller's .380-caliber Kel-Tec P-3AT pistol meant the difference between a five-year sentence in federal prison and his chance to argue for far less time behind bars.
 
ALBANY

NY AG cracks down on toy guns that look real

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York's attorney general wants retailers to stop selling toy guns that are nearly indistinguishable from real firearms.
 
CDTA again facing multimillion-dollar budget deficit
CAPITAL REGION

CDTA again facing multimillion-dollar budget deficit

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Capital District Transportation Authority is again facing a multimillion-dollar gap between costs and revenues as it prepares its 2015-16 operating budget.
 
Howe Caverns loss ‘puzzles’ officials
COBLESKILL

Howe Caverns loss ‘puzzles’ officials

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Disappointed is the one word Howe Caverns Casino and Resort spokesman Ryan Moses used to describe his reaction to the state Gaming Facility Location Board’s decision Wednesday to reject the Schoharie County proposal.
 
ALBANY

Board also picks sites in Sullivan, Seneca counties

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
While Schenectady was celebrating its selection as one of the first communities in New York state to receive a state casino license, two other economically distressed communities in upstate New York were also selected Wednesday as sites for casinos, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga racino turns focus back to expansion

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Disappointment came twofold and in quick succession for the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway during Wednesday’s announcement of the locations awarded the first state casino licenses.
 
Developer: Prep work helped Schenectady land license
SCHENECTADY

Developer: Prep work helped Schenectady land license

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Galesi Group and partner Rush Street Gaming believe their casino proposal was selected above the three others in the region in part because their site would have been ready for a casino well before the others.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Fracking ban likely to have little local impact

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Schoharie County officials have mixed emotions about the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision Wednesday to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga council flushes water connection fee

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
City officials have eliminated a connection fee imposed on builders looking to hook into the city’s water system, despite an ongoing state review of lucrative waivers granted to several large projects over the past five years.
 
MALTA

Malta committee: Keep Route 67 zoning ‘rural’

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A town committee is recommending keeping Malta’s zoning rural on Route 67 east of Round Lake, despite increased traffic.
 
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam dispatchers finally join county center

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Rotterdam’s police, fire and emergency medical services dispatchers are finally moving into the countywide dispatch center on Hamburg Street.
 
ALBANY

Feds ask to seize money from alleged Saratoga grow house

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Federal authorities are trying to confiscate nearly $28,000 found during a July raid on an alleged Saratoga Springs marijuana growing operation.
 
MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville site taken off Superfund list

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A former utility site on Central Avenue has been removed from the state’s Superfund list after a cleanup project, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Stewart’s opens new shop near Clifton Park center

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A new Stewart’s Shop opened Wednesday at 418 Clifton Park Center Road, opposite the Clifton Park Center mall.
 
 

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