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Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly seeks re-election

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly made her own official declaration of candidacy for another term in the upcoming November election. The announcement on Sunday followed one a day earlier by Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee Chair Courtney DeLeonardis that all of the Democ


Saratoga County sisters both charged with drunken driving

WILTON - Two sisters in Saratoga County are under arrest, both accused of drunken driving. Troopers say they saw a car driving erratically on Gailor Road in the town of Wilton.


Cohoes man charged with drug possession

MALTA, N.Y. — State Police in Malta arrested a Cohoes man, charging him with drug possession and on a parole violation. On Feb. 16, troopers said they arrested Derek Halikias, 25, of Cohoes, and charged him with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and on a parol


Dancers enjoy 32nd annual Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — All dancers and music lovers of all ages have been enjoying the 2019 Flurry Festival at the Saratoga Hilton Inn and City Center. Those participating in the three-day event can engage in more than 200 events, including dances, workshops, singing, concerts, jamming, performanc


Police arrest sisters on DWI charges within hours

WILTON -- Two sisters from Wilton were arrested on driving while intoxicated charges within hours Saturday after both of them fought with police at the scene of the first arrest, police said.


Bookraiser event in Saratoga Springs benefits Neonatal Intensive Care Units around state

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Lots of local families spent part of their Presidents Day holiday at a Bookraiser Party for Project: Cameron's Story. Kids enjoyed crafts, face painting and a visit from Elmo while helping to collect children’s books for a good cause.


Glens Falls woman faces felony drug counts

TROY -- A Glens Falls woman faces 15 drug charges after an investigation into drug activity in Troy, according to police. Elizabeth O. Henry, 48, was arrested Jan. 24, along with 35-year-old Troy resident Jimmy C. Smith, for allegedly possessing multiple types of narcotics, police records show.


New York food stamp benefits to be released early

ALBANY, N.Y. — All recipients of food stamps in New York will receive their March benefits a week earlier than scheduled. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the early release is to ease the burden on those who stretched February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits during the federal government


Prosecutors seek max for ex-Saratoga deputy convicted of child pornography

ALBANY -- Federal prosecutors are recommending the maximum -- 10 years in prison -- for a former Saratoga County Sheriff's deputy convicted last summer of having child pornography on his home computer.


DEC selling seedlings until May 9

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Seedlings for full-size and small trees and shrubs are being sold by the state Department of Environmental Conservation at its Saratoga Tree Nursery through May 9.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Saratoga Springs classroom exercise draws criticism

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WRGB) – There’s outrage among some parents and students at Saratoga Springs High School over a classroom exercise that asked students to rank themselves on factors like attractiveness, race, and orientation.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Saratoga parents outraged over privilege reflection form

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Some parents in Saratoga Springs are outraged after their high school students were given a "privilege reflection form" in class. "It’s not acceptable. It’s inappropriate. It’s inexcusable to be even introduced into a classroom," said Michelle King.


Friday crash keeps Glenville CVS closed

GLENVILLE - The Route 50 CVS remained closed Sunday, two days after a driver gashed a hole in the side of the building in a crash. Signs on the pharmacy's locked front door turned away a steady stream of customers Sunday.


On this day in The Saratogian: Feb. 18

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1919. Pearl Marcellus goes on trial for the second time for the November 1, 1917 killing of John Foles at her Rock City Falls home, The Saratogian reports. Marcellus, now eighteen years old, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter last year. The conviction was overturned when a


Local businessman talks tax advantage of selling legal pot in liquor stores

FORT EDWARD — Whitehall business owner Joe Kelly asked Washington County Board of Supervisors on Friday to consider selling recreational marijuana in liquor stores when it becomes legal.


Skidmore wins regular season title in dramatic fashion

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Skidmore College men's basketball team rallied from a late deficit, stunning St. Lawrence with a 65-54 overtime win to win the Liberty League regular season title, in front of 1,200 raucous spectators at the Williamson Sports Center Saturday afternoon, in the annual 'Big


Saratoga Springs High School Privilege Test Triggers Mixed Reactions

Saratoga High School parent Michelle King is speaking out after her daughter was assigned a survey, intended on teaching teens about empathy. “How did it get into the school, and how did the principal say it was acceptable?" King asked.


Study: Saratoga County 2nd most paycheck friendly county in New York

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Saratoga County was ranked as the second most paycheck friendly county in New York state, according to a study by SmartAsset. Economic conditions in some places of the state mean residents’ paychecks can go further than others. With that in mind, SmartAsset conducted a study