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Village of Lake George budget likely to breach tax cap

Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant supervisor Tim Shudt conducts a tour of the facility that is scheduled to be replaced in August 2021 by a new-technology plant expected to cost as much as $23 million. On Monday, the village board heard from Mayor Robert Blais that saving money toward the initi


Wednesday’s Sectional boys’ basketball roundup

After an exciting night of small school high school hoops on Tuesday, the Section II boys’ basketball tournament kicked off Wednesday for larger Class AA and A programs. The smallest of the small, Class D schools, also started their tournament on the second-to-last humpday of the month. Here is a re


Girls basketball sectionals - Quarterfinals 2/20

Highlights and scores from the girls sectional quarterfinals in high school basketball on Wednesday, February 20th.


Lake George Winter Carnival rolls into last weekend

LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Winter Carnival organizers hope to go out with a bang this weekend after a month of winter fun. Lou Tokos, co-chairperson of the event, said thousands of people have turned out for the event.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Glens Falls woman headed to prison in drug case

QUEENSBURY -- A Glens Falls woman who allowed a crack cocaine dealer to sell from her home was sentenced Wednesday in Warren County Court to up to 3 years in state prison. Angela M. Hooper, 26, pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in connection with a September drug arrest at a home on McDonald Stree


Village-wide Wi-Fi envisioned for Lake George

Jared Humiston of Adirondack Technical Solutions based in Argyle tells Lake George village board members Feb. 11 how village-wide wi-fi would boost the local economy, attract and retain tourists, increase the efficiency of municipal operations, and enhance public safety and security. Listening to Hu


Queensbury mom pushes for better drug warnings after son's suicide

After her 15-year-old son's suicide, Kate Belden-Miller of Queensbury learned that a medication he was taking for seasonal allergies could have triggered his deadly action. It's an issue NewsChannel 13's Benita Zahn first uncovered 11 years ago. She's been following it ever since.


County, town of Lake George looking to get snowmobiles off bike path

LAKE GEORGE — The town is trying to find an alternative route for a popular section of snowmobile trail that lets riders use a one-mile stretch of Warren County Bikeway amid concerns about the trail being closed and damage to the bikeway.


Investigators: Vermont man attempted to meet 12 year old for sex in NY.

FORT ANN, NY (WRGB) Federal investigators say they have arrested a Vermont man, accused of using social media to meet an underage girl for sex in NY. Investigators say 48 year old John Curley was arrested on Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, he's accused of using an online adult service in


North Country reps rail against proposal to shutter state prisons

ALBANY | Citing a decline in the state’s crime rate and prison population, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 15 that his administration plans to direct the shuttering of up to three state correctional facilities this year.


County to study prosecutor salaries after concerns are raised

QUEENSBURY — The Warren County District Attorney's Office is losing attorneys to other agencies, and a salary structure that pays new prosecutors less than a non-attorney at the county attorney's office was being paid is being blamed.


Historic past comes to light

On Feb. 15, archaeologists continue their work examining an embankment of a foundation excavation in Lake George Village where days earlier they found burial shafts containing the skeletons of 12 people believed to be from the 1770s. The remains of at least 20 people from that era have been discover


Man pleads guilty in Glens Falls homicide case

QUEENSBURY — The Glens Falls man who aided his friend during the drug-fueled brawl that left another man dead on a Glens Falls street last June pleaded guilty in Warren County Court on Wednesday to two felonies.


Warren County creating coalition to help nursing home residents

Numerous Warren County agencies are coming together to create a coalition to help residents of nursing homes in the county get help when they need it. The idea came from recent discussions among county supervisors about conditions in local nursing homes, and it has grown to a collaborative effort in


Queensbury crack sale leads to felony plea

QUEENSBURY -- A New York City woman who was arrested last October for her role in a crack cocaine sale ring in Queensbury has pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Elena S. Boistean, 29, pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to criminal possession of a controlled substance for her arrest last fall by t


Former Glens Falls assessor's lawsuit reinstated

The former Glens Falls city assessor who sued after she was fired in 2016 for misconduct has had her lawsuit reinstated after a state appeals court ruled in her favor on Thursday.


Queensbury's crematorium losing money, but not as much

QUEENSBURY — Despite running the only crematorium in the region, the town is not breaking even on its operation. Every year, the town has to subsidize the operations at Pine View Cemetery, to the tune of $50,000 last year. In previous years, it was even more.


Longtime area physician named Chief Medical Officer of Glens Falls Hospital

GLENS FALLS, NY — Longtime area gastroenterologist Howard P. Fritz was recently named chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Glens Falls Hospital. Fritz retired as a partner in Gastroenterology Associates of Northern New York in September 2018 after 29 years with the practice


Man accused of choking woman in Hartford

HARTFORD -- A Hartford man was charged with felony strangulation and two misdemeanors after he allegedly choked a woman during a domestic dispute over the weekend, police said.