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Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

The task of finding 1,500 workers to run the Saratoga Race Course this summer has begun, with the staffing agency retained to do much of the hiring taking applications well in advance of the annual job fair.

BALLSTON SPA

Stillwater woman indicted in motorcycle club stabbing

A Stillwater woman was indicted on a felony assault charge Monday in connection with a stabbing last year at a motorcycle club in the village.

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

A plan to convert Saratoga Springs’ Pitney Farm into a community farm remains in place even after nonprofit land trust Saratoga PLAN on Monday announced it was withdrawing from the project.

3 Saratoga County school districts offer budgets within tax cap

SARATOGA COUNTY

3 Saratoga County school districts offer budgets within tax cap

Three of Saratoga County’s biggest school districts proposed school budgets this year that stay within property tax limits while increasing spending on student programs and services.

Imagination runs free at Chase Con Expo in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Imagination runs free at Chase Con Expo in Saratoga


Alexis Kane was dressed in her Sunday best for this weekend’s Chase Con Expo at the Saratoga Springs City Center, and she couldn’t have been happier.

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

ALBANY

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

The New York State Canal System will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, four days earlier than originally scheduled.

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored

CAPITAL REGION

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored


The Schenectady, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna school districts have all been recognized for excellence in music education.

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

If you want to empower women, give them brand-new, proper-fitting underwear, says Skidmore student Stella Langat.

Sustainable Saratoga plans tree-planting event

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sustainable Saratoga plans tree-planting event

Volunteers will plant trees throughout the city on Saturday as part of Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project.

Volunteer firefighters discuss legislative concerns at conference

EDINBURG

Volunteer firefighters discuss legislative concerns at conference

While the location of Saturday's legislative conference of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York was out of the way, some of the things the members talked about are central to the health and safety of the state’s more than 100,000 volunteer firefighters.

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

BALLSTON SPA

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

The former longtime chef and part-owner of a popular Saratoga Springs restaurant pleaded guilty today to stealing money from the venture.

BALLSTON SPA

Proposed Ballston Spa school budget has tax hike under 1 percent


The Ballston Spa Central School District will be putting an $88.4 million budget proposal for 2016-17 before voters next month that will raise taxes less than 1 percent.

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

The 339 apartments owned by the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority will go smoke-free as of May 1, officials said. The ban will go into effect as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers a national ban on smoking in public housing complexes.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs needs to reach verdict on 2nd courtroom

With a state deadline for coming up with a plan for a second courtroom looming, Saratoga Springs City Council members are looking at whether the little-used third floor of City Hall could be converted into court space.

Northshire owner joins national bookstore trade group's board

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Northshire owner joins national bookstore trade group's board

Northshire Bookstores owner Chris Morrow has been elected to the board of directors of the national trade group for independent bookstore owners, and said he hopes to use the post to help address the challenges bookstores face in an age of digital media.

BALLSTON SPA

CNA allegedly stole a resident's wedding ring

A certified nurse aid has been arrested, accused of stealing a nursing home resident's wedding ring last year and then selling it, Attorney General's officials said today.

Stillwater woman allegedly used stun gun on store employee

WILTON

Stillwater woman allegedly used stun gun on store employee


A Stillwater woman who used a stun gun on a store employee while stealing at the Wilton Mall on Saturday was charged with robbery, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department said.

Corinth man allegedly assaults sheriff's deputy

CORINTH

Corinth man allegedly assaults sheriff's deputy

A Corinth man is accused of assaulting a sheriff's deputy following a traffic stop on Monday, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

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