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Students compete to complete LEGO robot missions

BALLSTON SPA

Students compete to complete LEGO robot missions

Dozens of students from area school districts could be found playing with LEGOs Saturday in the gymnasium at Ballston Spa Middle School. But the word “playing” doesn’t describe what the students were doing as well as the word “engineering.”

4 charged in Saratoga underage drinking sting

Four people are facing charges after a sting operation to check compliance with state alcohol sales laws, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SKS in talks to move headquarters to Saratoga Springs

The company's plan would double the size of the facility over 10 years, as well as position it to hire 16 more workers over two years.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Charter Review Commission announces goals

The Charter Review Commission gathered input from city commissioners, past commissioners, former mayors and residents.

Shmaltz Brewing sued for 'MANNAge a Trois' moniker

CLIFTON PARK

Shmaltz Brewing sued for 'MANNAge a Trois' moniker

The Clifton Park brewery is being sued by Sutter Home Winery Inc. over a similarity to their Menage a Trois branded wines.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Feds: Edinburg man should forfeit guns


A Saratoga County man charged with federal marijuana and firearms counts should ultimately forfeit his rights to nine guns recovered at his residence earlier this year, prosecutors contend.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fundraiser to benefit Hamlet & Ghost staff


A cocktail bar temporarily closed by a Thanksgiving morning fire will raise funds for its employees from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Merry Monk, at 84 Henry St.

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

Harry T. Burleigh, one of America’s most important composers and arrangers of African-American spirituals, launched his music career in the 1890s when he sang in a church in Saratoga Springs.

Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

CLIFTON PARK

Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

A bill that would allow the town of Clifton Park to levy a hotel bed tax, money it would use to support the town’s booming hotel industry, was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this week.

Ballston Spa man critically injured in four-vehicle crash

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ballston Spa man critically injured in four-vehicle crash

A Ballston Spa man is in critical condition following a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of State Route 50 and West Avenue.

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

BALLSTON

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

Wal-Mart is dropping plans to build a controversial store in the northern part of Ballston, the company said Wednesday.

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

MALTA

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

General Electric announced Wednesday it will lay off about two-thirds of its workers at a PILOT fuel cell manufacturing facility in Luther Forest.

First Night to ring in new year with magic, music, more

SARATOGA SPRINGS

First Night to ring in new year with magic, music, more

What has always been a magical night in Saratoga Springs will be filled with an array of illusions, stunts, and arts of the mind — in other words, magic — when the 21st annual First Night takes over Broadway this New Year’s Eve.

Traveling trees headed to troops from Charlton

CHARLTON

Traveling trees headed to troops from Charlton

Trees for Troops program now reaches around 20,000 each year

Engineer recommends demolition of Saratoga building

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Engineer recommends demolition of Saratoga building

A historic building constructed in the 1870s that connects a row of longstanding storefronts in Saratoga Springs could be coming down following an early morning fire on Thanksgiving that started at Mio Posto, an Italian restaurant at 68 Putnam St., and spread to surrounding establishments.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Reverse 911 will keep Saratoga County residents informed

The next time a storm threatens the summertime fun at Saratoga Race Course, the fans will have a new way of finding out it’s time to take cover.

Ballston Spa man sentenced in wrong-way roundabout crash

BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa man sentenced in wrong-way roundabout crash

A Ballston Spa man accused of going the wrong way around a Malta roundabout and hitting another vehicle head-on last February was sentenced Monday to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

Cohoes man charged with aggravated DWI, speeding

WATERFORD

Cohoes man charged with aggravated DWI, speeding

A Cohoes man was charged with aggravated DWI on Thursday following a traffic stop.

Shopper charged with Black Friday shoplifting attempt

CLIFTON PARK

Shopper charged with Black Friday shoplifting attempt

Police: Woman had child with her during attempt

Santa drops in on Ellms Farms in Charlton

CHARLTON

Santa drops in on Ellms Farms in Charlton

Santa Claus dropped into the town of Charlton on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t by sleigh.

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