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Google engineer from Saratoga found dead
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A young Google software engineer from Saratoga Springs was found dead inside the tech giant’s Manhattan headquarters on Friday. The New York Post reported that a janitor found 22-year-old Scott Krulcik unconscious at his work terminal on the sixth floor of the building on Eighth
Gloversville-Mayfield swimmers edge Canajoharie-Fort Plain
GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville-Mayfield boys swim team edged Canajoharie-Fort Plain 95-85 in action Friday at the Gloversville Middle School pool. Dane Dillenback and Danny Helou were double individual winners for Gloversville-Mayfield, while Danion Jonker was a double winner for Canajoharie-Fort P
Kirk Douglas' 102nd birthday celebrated with historic plaque
AMSTERDAM -- Kirk Douglas, Amsterdam's most famous native son, turned 102 years old on Sunday, and the city celebrated by unveiling a historic plaque marking the house where he grew up.
Saratoga man remembered as a "warrior poet"
GREENFIELD CENTER, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A Saratoga man who was found dead at his desk at Google’s New York City headquarters on Friday is now being remembered by those who knew him in the Capital Region.
Boy struck by car outside Schenectady school
SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) A child in Schenectady is recovering after being hit by a car outside of a school on Monday morning. Police say it happened just after 7:30 this morning outside of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary school.
Man pleads guilty in rape, sex abuse case after cellphone video found
SCHENECTADY -- A Schenectady man who pleaded guilty Friday to raping a woman and sexually abusing a child while they slept now faces up to 14 years in prison. Clarence Alexander, 37, entered his guilty plea in Schenectady County Court to one count of felony first-degree rape and one count of felony
Injured red-tailed hawk recovering in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM - A young red-tailed hawk is recovering after being found in the city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam police posted a photo on their Facebook page. The juvenile red tail hawk was found injured on Racecourse Street last Wednesday.
Trip to Maine planned for 2019
FONDA — The regular weekly meeting of Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Barbara Furman accompanied at the piano while the group sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Vice President G
Queensbury beats Gloversville, improves to 4-0
GLOVERSVILLE — Hope Sullivan scored 31 points as Queensbury beat Gloversville 66-52 on Monday in Foothills Council girls basketball, keeping the Spartans unbeaten at 4-0. Sullivan also contributed 10 rebounds and the Spartans had 14 steals as a team. Meghan O'Connor finished with 11 points and five
Stress-relieving oils class set for tonight
GLOVERSVILLE — Christina Ponzi will teach about the stress-relieving properties of oils and how to make them from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight in the granite conference room at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30.
Marker unveiled for Kirk Douglas in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM — Celebrated Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas was honored in the city in which he grew up on his 102nd birthday Sunday with the unveiling of a historic marker that will stand near his childhood home.
Broadalbin residents outraged about potential tax hike
BROADALBIN, N.Y. (WRGB) - A sudden spike in taxes has Broadalbin residents concerned and questioning why many of them will be paying nearly triple what they have been for the past 12 years.
Fulton County eyes new housing consultant for new year
JOHNSTOWN — With numerous projects being juggled by the Fulton County Planning Department, an official listed working with a new housing consultant as the department’s top priority for 2019.
Second man indicted in kidnapping
JOHNSTOWN — A second man has been indicted in relation to an alleged August kidnapping incident in the city of Gloversville, according to Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown’s office.
Luncheon program slated for Wednesday
GLOVERSVILLE — The Vitality Plus (ViP), HealthLink Littauer’s adult membership program for anyone age 50 plus, will have this month’s luncheon program, “Humor, Health and Holidays,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Littauer’s auditorium, 99 E. State St., according to a news release.
Christmas party slated for Thursday
JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold its annual Christmas party starting at noon Thursday. The club will be getting together to celebrate the holiday with a hot buffet catered by an area Johnstown business and entertainment
ATV racer Wnuk donates to St. Mary’s
AMSTERDAM — ATV and flat track racer Wayne Wnuk of Amsterdam presented a check for $2,000 to the Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare in December to support the organization’s Cancer Services Program (CSP).
Zoning change considered for Tryon
PERTH — The Perth Town Board considered amending its zoning law at the Tryon Technology Park to allow for standalone warehouses and distribution facilities Thursday night. As it stands, the town zoning law only pertains to warehouses as a ‘component’ of a manufacturing, processing, assembly, fabrica
Shmaltz Tasting Room finds new home in Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Shmaltz Tasting Room has found a new home that will keep them in Saratoga County. After a chance encounter between Shmaltz Brewing Company owner Jeremy Cowan and The Comedy Works Comedy Club owner Tommy Nicchi, The Shmaltz Tasting Room said they have found a new home tha
On this day in The Saratogian: Dec. 10
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1918. Orphanages in Saratoga County are growing overcrowded due to the high number of children left without parents by the Spanish flu epidemic, The Saratogian reports.