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Boaters enjoy warm weather on Saratoga Lake

SARATOGA LAKE

Boaters enjoy warm weather on Saratoga Lake

Dozens of boaters put Starcrafts and Stingrays into the water at the state boat launch off Route 9P on Sunday, marking the unofficial start of summer.

SCHENECTADY

Middle school open houses set for Thursday

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the three middle schools plan to hold open houses at which parents can meet principals, teachers and staff and learn about other school events and programs.

Skidmore professor has dark take on Trump’s popularity

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore professor has dark take on Trump’s popularity

On television and on the stump, at debates and in speeches, Donald Trump is reminding the American people that they are going to die.

Ex-student sues Siena, citing rape

LOUDONVILLE

Ex-student sues Siena, citing rape

A former Siena College student is suing the school, contending she was raped in her dorm in 2014 and the school could have prevented it.

Saratoga firm balances emotion, aesthetics as it designs veterans’ cemeteries

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga firm balances emotion, aesthetics as it designs veterans’ cemeteries

To fully appreciate one of our national cemeteries is to not just see it, but feel it — even if you never knew any of the veterans buried there.

RPI grads urged to use their education for good

TROY

RPI grads urged to use their education for good

Hundreds of graduates and their friends and families endured soaring temperatures on Saturday to take part in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 210th commencement ceremony, which was held at the school’s East Campus Athletic Village Stadium in Troy.

QUEENSBURY

Rollover closes part of Northway

State Police in Queensbury said a rollover crash has closed the northbound side of the Northway between exits 18 and 19.

Details of Vroman's Nose rescue emerge

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Details of Vroman's Nose rescue emerge

The parents of the woman who was rescued last Sunday from a fall at Vroman’s Nose have posted an open letter to the Schoharie County emergency services community.

Schenectady arsonist to spend 25 to life in prison

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady arsonist to spend 25 to life in prison

The woman convicted in an arson-for-profit scheme that endangered a tenant’s life received the maximum possible sentence for her crime Friday: 25 years to life in state prison.

Driver admits he caused 3 deaths in Duanesburg crash

DUANESBURG

Driver admits he caused 3 deaths in Duanesburg crash

Joseph Duffy stood in Schenectady County Court on Friday and entered three guilty pleas to aggravated vehicular homicide.

Council member calls for independent review of McCarthy incident

SCHENECTADY

Council member calls for independent review of McCarthy incident

One City Council member is calling for an external investigation into Mayor Gary McCarthy’s encounter with a motorist last week, while the council president is questioning his decision-making.

Home health business moving to Hagaman

HAGAMAN

Home health business moving to Hagaman

Home Helpers and Direct Link of Amsterdam recently secured a $284,000 grant from the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal that will help the company move to Hagaman and create two-dozen jobs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County administrator’s son in legal trouble again

The 21-year-old son of Saratoga County Administrator Spencer P. Hellwig III was arrested on a petty larceny charge early Friday morning, his third arrest in the last three years.

Man charged with raping a child in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Man charged with raping a child in Amsterdam

A Ballston Spa man has been charged with raping a child, Amsterdam Police said.

HALFMOON

Mechanicville man dead after Halfmoon car accident

An 89-year-old Mechanicville man died after a car accident on State Route 146 in the town of Halfmoon Thursday, May 26.

Motorcyclist killed in Colonie crash

A motorcyclist was killed on impact in a crash in Colonie Thursday evening, police said.

ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen kids get extra school break

Mohonasen Central School District students have a few extra days to fill this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to the mild winter — no school days — and language in the teachers’ contract, the district’s students have a six-day break.

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award

NISKAYUNA

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award

After the bell rang at 9:13 a.m. and the second block of classes began, the hallways of Niskayuna High School were quiet Thursday except for the rustling of about a dozen people hurrying to a classroom with balloons and cameras in tow.

New bus routes in Saratoga Springs take effect on Sunday

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New bus routes in Saratoga Springs take effect on Sunday

New bus routes in and around Saratoga Springs will go into effect on Sunday.

NISKAYUNA

Survey series launched by Niskayuna school district

The Niskayuna Central School District has launched a series of online communications surveys.

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