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Saratoga County inmate faces felony contraband charge

MILTON — A Saratoga County Jail inmate is facing a felony charge after he was found in possession of a lighter. John P. Vance, 29, of Fort Edward, was incarcerated on April 10 when he was found in possession of the lighter, which is considered prison contraband. He was charged with first-degree prom


Saratoga County opposes licenses for undocumented immigrants

SARATOGA COUNTY -- County supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution opposing state legislation that could allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses. "The board has concerns with the proposed state legislation that would weaken identification requirements for individuals applying


Saratoga County Sheriff deputies participate 'Stop the Bleed' emergency first aid course

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Saratoga County Sheriff deputies participated in a "Stop The Bleed" course given at the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Emergency Corps in conjunction with the Albany Medical Center Trauma Education & Injury Prevention Outreach.


Restaurant review: Flatbread Social in Saratoga

Most people familiar with the Saratoga Springs restaurant scene know the saloon appeal of Henry Street Taproom, with its craft beers written on chalkboards behind the bar and an appealing lineup of scratch plates, from a chorizo Scotch egg to cheese boards and house-baked sourdough bread. The retrac


Glens Falls man sentenced to 15 years for sexual acts with a minor

Photo: New York State Police, Kevin A. Fisher — BALLSTON SPA - A Glens Falls man who pleaded guilty to criminal sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl was sentenced to 15 years in state prison in Saratoga County Court.


Safety, Budget, Equity: A Variety of Topics Discussed at BOE Forum

SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year’s Board of Education elections have proven to be politically charged, as it’s captivated the attention of opinionated community members. Thursday, April 10, Saratoga Unites Inc., an organization that hosts open forums for local elections, extended this activity to the Sa


Greenwich teen catches ball in NY Yankee’s 100th homer

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT — A 16-year-old boy from Greenwich who caught the ball after New York Yankee Brett Gardner hit his 100th home run had no intention of holding onto it. Despite the cheering of fans to keep the ball, Will Clemens gave it to Gardner.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Good Thursday! Ballston Spa boys lacrosse edges Saratoga in OT, 9-8

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – If at first you don’t get awarded a goal in overtime, then try, try again. Ballston Spa boys lacrosse saw Saratoga Springs storm back and score three goals late to tie the Suburban Council tilt in regulation and its tally in the first four minute session was eventually whistled


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Zoning change OK'd for Saratoga Hospital expansion

BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Planning Board approved a key zoning change Thursday that will allow the Saratoga Hospital to undertake controversial plans to expand in a mostly residential neighborhood on the west side of Saratoga Springs.


H.S. Softball Roundup: Lady Bills top Lady Braves for first win

FONDA — After dropping a 10-9 decision to Mayfield in its season opener Tuesday, the Johnstown softball team was back in action Wednesday at Fonda-Fultonville for another non-league contest.


Man charged with rape at College Suites in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY - A man has been arrested, accused of raping a woman at the College Suites at Washington Square last week, authorities said. Q'arayone X. Lomack, 19, a previous resident of the suites, was arrested April 9 and charged with first-degree rape and second-degree burglary, felonies, along wit


Camp counselor case moving forward

QUEENSBURY — Prosecutors had all of the boys who have accused a camp counselor of sexual abuse re-interviewed by a child advocacy center in New York City in recent weeks to gauge whether they were truthful because of the mistrial that occurred in the case earlier this year.


Ballston Spa man charged with DWI over three times legal limit

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A Ballston Spa man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident on the Exit 15 overpass of I-87. Richard W. Doyle, 56, of Ballston Spa was arrested on Saturday afternoon by State Police dispatched to be on the look


Asbestos delays brewpub, coffeehouse opening

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Asbestos removal is delaying the opening of a new brewpub and coffeehouse in The Saratogian’s former home, at 20 Lake Ave. Plans originally called for Walt and Whitman Beer Hall and Coffee House to open in June, prior to the Saratoga Race Course season when downtown is the b


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


New art wing at Queensbury High School inspires students

“I work relatively quick,” said Povie. “I've probably been working on this for six or seven hours combined right now.”. At Queensbury High School Povie has claimed one corner of one of the art rooms as his own personal space. His latest painting was commissioned by the school’s principal and is a po


Greenwich cops assist in major N.Y. drug bust: D.A.

GRENWICH — Greenwich police assisted in a major drug bust that was operating out of Port Chester, N.Y., according to the Westchester County District Attorney. Westchester D.A. Anthony Scarpino sent a statement Wednesday afternoon, “Today’s sweep was a culmination of a yearlong investigation stemming