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BALLSTON SPA

Lawyer asks state to take Ballston Spa fatal Taser case

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A lawyer representing the estate of the Ballston Spa man who died after a confrontation with six police officers is asking the county prosecutor to recuse her office from the case and have the state attorney general conduct an investigation.
 
Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel
COLONIE

Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A Colorado man was arrested Monday after police said he tried to have more than 16 pounds of marijuana disguised as Christmas presents mailed to his Colonie hotel room.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Hearing set on Montgomery County animal cruelty law

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
To gauge residents’ feelings about a new local law strengthen animal welfare and cruelty investigation laws, County Executive Matt Ossenfort will host a public hearing at 7 p.m Wednesday in the Legislative Chambers in the county office building, 64 Broadway.
 
Montgomery County schools ask for state to end aid adjustment
AMSTERDAM

Montgomery County schools ask for state to end aid adjustment

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Area school superintendents and state officials stood together Tuesday to call for the dissolution of the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which would in turn increase state funding for public schools.
 
LAKE GEORGE

Wick returns to Lake George Park Commission post

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Less than a week ago, Lake George Park Commission Executive Director David Wick returned to his job from a two-week suspension. The suspension barely came up at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
 
Grief, anger linger for family of Schenectady murder victim
SCHENECTADY

Grief, anger linger for family of Schenectady murder victim

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Family members have been busy grieving and planning funeral services for 30-year-old Markia Harris, as well as a fundraiser to help pay for those services and help the children.
 
GLENVILLE

Schenectady County project targets more solar power

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The Schenectady County Legislature plans to meet Wednesday to approve a deal allowing Monolith Solar Associates to build nearly 2,000 solar panels on county-owned land in Glenville.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County supervisors agree on privatized recycling

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
People who use Saratoga County's five recycling centers will see them converted to unseparated collection starting in late winter or early spring.
 
STILLWATER

Slingerlands woman allegedly poisoned cookies

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
A 72-year-old Slingerlands woman is accused of mailing cookies laced with mouse poison and a laxative to someone in Stillwater.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Area hospitals get head start in fighting flu

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Capital Region hospitals are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Friday in an effort to reduce the spread of flu as cases pick up across the region and state.
 
DELANSON

Repaired Delanson water main breaks again

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Village crews had to replace a faulty section of water main for a second time Tuesday after the repaired pipe broke again.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga racino sheds event center plan

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has abandoned plans for a controversial 24,000-square-foot, 2,000-seat event center as part of its planned expansion in an effort to garner support for the project among city officials.
 
Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder
ALBANY

Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
An Albany man has been charged with second-degree murder in a fatal Sunday night stabbing on Hudson Avenue.
 
AMSTERDAM

Publisher acquires Amsterdam newspaper

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The Recorder, an Amsterdam-based newspaper covering Montgomery County, is undergoing its second ownership change in as many years.
 
 

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