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Saratoga officials to learn about Sch'dy's Ambassador program for homeless

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga officials to learn about Sch'dy's Ambassador program for homeless

Representatives of the Schenectady City Mission will make a presentation on its Ambassador program Tuesday in Saratoga Springs.

MECHANICVILLE

Boyark to run for state Assembly

Chris Boyark will announce his candidacy for the 113th state Assembly District later today.

Group of Democrats hopes to ban gun shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Group of Democrats hopes to ban gun shows

Members of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee passed a resolution Saturday asking the City Council to do what it can to block gun shows from the City Center.

Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Eric Lindell cooked crawfish-boil blues plus Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on the main stage early Saturday at the 39th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, as Joey Alexander studied fellow pianist Elio Villafranca in the Gazebo.

Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds

SARATOGA

Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds


Yoga on a paddleboard. When I first heard about it, my reaction was genuine curiosity mixed with the mental image of myself slipping and crashing into water.

Plans unveiled for community farm in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Plans unveiled for community farm in Saratoga Springs


Plans for a community farm development years in the making were unveiled Sunday evening when local and project leaders gathered to detail the future of Pitney Farms.

Greenfield polo ground for sale at $5.8 million

GREENFIELD

Greenfield polo ground for sale at $5.8 million


The historic polo ground on Bloomfield Road just outside Saratoga Springs has been put up for sale for $5.85 million.

GREENFIELD

Ballston Spa man hurt in ATV crash, charged with DWI

A 36-year-old Ballston Spa man was seriously injured after crashing an all-terrain vehicle in Greenfield, and he was later charged with driving while intoxicated, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Niskayuna marathoner presses on against injuries, age

SCHENECTADY

Niskayuna marathoner presses on against injuries, age

Alan Bowman has been training for marathons and ultra-marathons on the streets of Niskayuna and Clifton Park for decades — so long that he’s become a community staple.

Alleged cocaine seller arrested in Saratoga County

SARATOGA COUNTY

Alleged cocaine seller arrested in Saratoga County

An East Greenbush man is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine in Saratoga County, police said.

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

MALTA

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

A “smart manufacturing” initiative announced this week by President Obama will bring new computer chip research activity to Saratoga County, most likely at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

Plans to establish a community farm on West Avenue are going forward, two months after a major conservation organization dropped out of the farmland preservation project.

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

“People often ask me, ‘How did you become valedictorian?’ ” said Chen “Jerry” Qu, the top student in Shenendehowa Central School District’s class of 2016. “The short answer is, of course, grades. The long answer is fear,” he said.

BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

A soccer coach at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake schools was arrested Saturday for drunken driving, state police said.

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

CLIFTON PARK

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

State legislation that would allow the town to collect a 1.5 percent room occupancy tax from hotels in the commercial area around Northway Exit 9 has been approved by the state Legislature.

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

LOUDONVILLE

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl


A Stilllwater girl spent her final day in third grade Wednesday looking forward to getting the ability to pick up a piece of fruit or doing anything else with her right hand.

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

CAPITAL REGION

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

There comes a moment when it all starts anew.

MALTA

Ex-Nissan auto dealership to pay $120K in restitution

A former Nissan auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for defrauding customers between 2010 and 2013, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Tuesday.

Solution sought on saving Malta cemetery fence

MALTA

Solution sought on saving Malta cemetery fence


The town will consider hiring a landscape architect or other professional to come up with a plan to preserve at least part of the black wrought-iron fence around the historic Dunning Street Rural Cemetery in the middle of downtown Malta.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-Skidmore employee sent to prison for thefts


A Rensselaer County man who stole $258,000 in electronic equipment from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday to 4 to 12 years in state prison.

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