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SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC already at 80 percent of new capital campaign goal

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday announced a $5 million capital campaign that has already raised 80 percent of that goal.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Forum on Saratoga Springs panhandling problem Thursday night

An increase in panhandling has hit a nerve with a lot of people in Saratoga Springs, which relies on the way its downtown welcomes out-of-town visitors.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County supervisors OK settlement; GE to pay $5.3M

Saratoga County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement under which General Electric will pay the Saratoga County Water Authority $5.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit over costs tied to the PCB pollution of the Hudson River.

MALTA

Malta considers ethics rules that would include elected officials

The Town Board is considering amending its ethics law to make it clear that elected officials are covered by the town's employee conduct policies, and creating the position of ombudsman to review employee complaints about workplace conduct.

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

Jazz, bluegrass and gothic punk will be coming to the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, in this summer’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series.

Clifton Park Town Board names Jonathan Schopf to county board

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park Town Board names Jonathan Schopf to county board

Local attorney Jonathan Schopf was sworn in Monday evening by the Town Board to represent Clifton Park on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. Schopf is filling the seat vacated by Anita Daly last month.

Saratoga County's credit rating and outlook boosted

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County's credit rating and outlook boosted

Saratoga County, which already has one of the highest government credit ratings in New York state, has gotten an upgrade from one rating agency and an improved outlook from another.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady School Board president expects graduation rate to increase

Schenectady Board of Education President Cathy Lewis expects graduation rates to rise to 65 percent this year.

BALLSTON SPA

Portions of rail from Port Authority station slated for Ballston Spa memorial

An artifact from the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be coming to Ballston Spa.

Malta trying to draw shoppers 'downtown'

MALTA

Malta trying to draw shoppers 'downtown'


Malta sees a lot more traffic since the arrival of the $12 billion GlobalFoundries computer chip plant a few years ago.

Greenfield man accused of sharing child porn

GREENFIELD

Greenfield man accused of sharing child porn

A Greenfield man has been arrested for downloading and sharing pictures and videos of pornography featuring young children, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Power out in Saratoga Springs

Over 1,150 National Grid customers are without power in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day this year is doubly a cause for celebration for one Saratoga Springs business, Mango Tree Imports — it deals only in Fair Trade goods, and May 2016 marks its 10th anniversary.

BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

4 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake candidates vie for 2 school board seats


Vying for a pair of open seats, two Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school board incumbents and two challengers Tuesday night contrasted their positions on standards, the veterans exemption and board culture.

SARATOGA COUNTY

GE, Saratoga County Water Authority settle suit

General Electric will pay the Saratoga County Water Authority $5.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit that said the cost of the county water system was driven up by GE’s pollution of the Hudson River.

BALLSTON SPA

Ex-pharmacy tech in Ballston Spa admits stealing Oxycodone


A former Ballston Spa pharmacy technician admitted this week to taking a large amount of Oxycodone pills last year from the pharmacy where she worked, records show.

Police: Man found on I-90 may have jumped from moving car

The Clifton Park man who died after being found injured on Interstate 90 early Friday is believed to have intentionally left his moving vehicle during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, state police said.

Ballston Spa man in custody after school lockout

BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa man in custody after school lockout

A local man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after a search that briefly lead to a lockdown of the Ballston Spa High School, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

ALBANY

Police say drug arrest unrelated to Clifton Park man's death


State police are continuing to investigate the death of a Clifton Park man found on the Thruway, but said Tuesday they’ve determined his arrest in Wyoming on drug charges is not related.

Malta poised to approve Adirondack Aquatic Center

MALTA

Malta poised to approve Adirondack Aquatic Center

The Malta Town Board appears ready to grant zoning approval for a proposed regional aquatic center on Route 67 near Northway Exit 12.

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