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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.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing


The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved issuing $13 million in tax-free bonds for the purchase and rehabilitation of a senior citizen housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

MALTA

Malta cylinders with unknown substance placed in locker


The metal cylinders found buried last week near GlobalFoundries are now safely in a storage locker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

The 18-year-old was accepted to be one of just 18 drama students enrolling at highly selective Julliard School in New York City this fall.

BALLSTON SPA

LPN accused of not reporting Ballston Spa patient's broken leg

A Schenectady man who worked at the Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care has been arrested after allegedly not reporting a 91-year-old woman's fall in a shower in which she broke a bone, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said today.

Woman indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident in Halfmoon

HALFMOON

Woman indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident in Halfmoon

A Saratoga Springs woman was indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury Monday on two felony charges related to an incident in which she allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian walking on Route 9 in Halfmoon last December and delayed reporting it.

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

ALBANY

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

School districts across the state will be required to test water taps for lead contamination under a law passed by the state Legislature in its final hours of work last week.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

At SPAC Doug Varone and Dancers kick off a fine summer for dance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center opened its 50th anniversary classical season with a champagne toast. But what got heads swirling was the first dance on SPAC’s summer stage — “Castles” as danced by Doug Varone and Dancers.

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

SCHUYLERVILLE

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

Places like Schuylerville that line the banks of the upper Hudson River have declined in industry and population over the past half-century, while central Saratoga County has boomed.

Fresh off the farm: Dairy has new bottling plant, home delivery

Fresh off the farm: Dairy has new bottling plant, home delivery

The path to the future looks a lot like the past at one of the region’s biggest dairy farms.

Driver strikes tree in Moreau

A Hudson Falls man was severely injured in a one-car accident in Moreau, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Dogs rescued from Northumberland kennel fire

A building with three business caught fire overnight in Northumberland, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

Legal troubles continue for the couple who ran the celebrated Maestro’s at the Van Dam restaurant on Broadway, even with the conclusion of the criminal case against them.

Police: 16 arrested at SPAC concert with fake IDs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Police: 16 arrested at SPAC concert with fake IDs

Sixteen concert-goers were arrested and 15 counterfeit identification documents were seized Wednesday at the Mumford & Sons concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

With their unique tools and their intuition, dowsers believe they can tap into that mysterious treasure trove we call our subconscious mind.

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