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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga police chief has seen rise in heroin use

Friday, March 6, 2015
Heroin is now a top focus of the Saratoga Police Department’s drug investigations unit, and the drug’s impact on the community is apparent by the rising death toll it’s causing.
 
MAYFIELD

Mayfield schools select new superintendent

Friday, March 6, 2015
The nearly two-year search for a superintendent at the Mayfield Central School District has come to an end this week as the board of education announced its selection of Jon W. Peterson to head the district.
 
Study details impact of Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Study details impact of Saratoga Race Course

Friday, March 6, 2015
An economic impact study to be released Friday will highlight the hundreds of millions of dollars the historic thoroughbred track on Union Avenue brings to the Capital Region annually.
 
Schoharie County Tac-Force stripped of arms
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County Tac-Force stripped of arms

Friday, March 6, 2015
After the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors decided to disarm the Schoharie County Tac-Force last week, citing insurance concerns, Tac-Force members are not sure of its future or their willingness to serve.
 
ALBANY

SUNY Poly, Israeli group to sign $2.9M agreement

Thursday, March 5, 2015
An Israeli consortium is set to sign a $2.9 million agreement with SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, formerly known as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, to develop tools for the computer chip industry’s transition to 450mm technology.
 
Plan to combine Albany, Schenectady chambers met with concern
ALBANY AND SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

Plan to combine Albany, Schenectady chambers met with concern

Thursday, March 5, 2015
As the boards of the Schenectady and Albany chambers of commerce prepare to vote on whether to combine membership and staff under a new umbrella corporation, fresh concerns are being raised about small business interests in Schenectady.
 
BALLSTON & CLIFTON PARK

Saratoga County Sewer District OKs system for Ballston Lake

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Saratoga County Sewer District commissioners on Thursday approved plans for town-owned sewers to be built around Ballston Lake to reduce contamination in the lake.
 
CAPITOL

State website proposed to list potholes

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, is pushing legislation that would create a state website to report potholes on state roads.
 
GREENWICH

Greenwich man allegedly drunk when he crashed into trooper

Thursday, March 5, 2015
State police say one of their investigators is recovering from minor injuries sustained when his patrol car was hit by a vehicle operated by a man driving drunk.
 
SCHENECTADY

Raid leads to drug charges against Schenectady pair

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Schenectady police conducted a drug raid on Wednesday at 798 Grant Ave., leading to the arrest of two individuals.
 
GLENVILLE

Planned Glenville high-ropes course moved to private property

Thursday, March 5, 2015
A high-ropes adventure course previously planned for undeveloped parkland has a new potential location among the West Glenville landscape.
 
Opponents of Ballston store ask for Wal-Mart zoning to be canceled
BALLSTON

Opponents of Ballston store ask for Wal-Mart zoning to be canceled

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The town of Ballston Zoning Board of Appeals is weighing whether the zoning that could allow a Wal-Mart store has expired due to lack of progress by the developer.
 
DNA seen as key to Schenectady murder trial
SCHENECTADY

DNA seen as key to Schenectady murder trial

Thursday, March 5, 2015
John Wakefield used an amplifier cord to strangle a city man to death nearly five years ago and then looted the man’s apartment for items to trade for drugs, a prosecutor told a Schenectady County jury Thursday.
 
PALATINE

Lost Palatine town hall project emails target of petition

Thursday, March 5, 2015
A new salvo over plans to construct a new town hall challenges the record-keeping of Palatine town officials.
 
 

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