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Troy "suitcase" murder trial starts Tuesday

TROY - On Nov. 22, 2015, Noel Alkaramla worked her shift at Verdile's restaurant in Lansingburgh and asked a coworker for a ride to Third Street. Then she vanished. For nearly six weeks, the disappearance of the 21-year-old woman remained a mystery to her family and the searchers who scoured the Col

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-24 20:19:00

Duo charged in Mechanicville murder plead not guilty

Joseph Broscko and his attorney Matt Chauvin at Broscko's arraignment in Saratoga County court Friday. To the left in photo is Judge James Murphy III. To the right is Saratoga County Assistant District Attorney Charles BuccaJoseph Broscko and his attorney Matt Chauvin at Broscko's arraignment in Sar

CNWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-25 03:17:21

Hundreds gather in Clifton Park for Nick's Run

In addition to the big race, there was a 5K walk, a carnival, and plenty of activities for kids. The run was started in memory of Nick Cammarata, who was 13 years old when he passed away in October 2008 after a battle with leukemia. "We wanted to do something in his name, because Nick was always ver

WNYT - 2017-09-25 01:23:00

Saratoga Springs city council blocks charter review commission mailing

SARATOGA SPRINGS - City council commissioners are blocking the Charter Review Commission's efforts to educate the public in time for the November referendum on the city's form of government because they believe their fiscal projections for a new city government are inaccurate. Commissioners John Fra

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-24 20:09:00

Saratoga Springs event shines light on suicide awareness

"Two years ago, I would have never dreamed my beloved, silly, strong husband would have taken his own life," she said. More than 44,000 Americans commit suicide each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organization says the numbers maybe even higher because some ma

WNYT - 2017-09-25 01:26:00

Getting There: 65 mph kicks in where distance exits are farther apart

Q: What is the rationale behind a 65 mph speed limit on Route 7 ( aka 'Alternate 7') between the Northway and I-787? Both the Northway and 787 have 55 mph limits and it seems illogical to allow higher speeds on a connector road with a well-documented history of serious accidents and regular bottlene

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-24 21:17:29

Businesses keep coming along Route 4 corridor

North Greenbush These are busy times for North Greenbush. Anyone who has driven Route 4 between the Troy and East Greenbush lines has encountered plenty of construction along what is developing into a major north-south corridor in the southern half of Rensselaer County. Among the projects: A new mix

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-24 16:42:43

100 years ago in The Record: Sept. 25

Republican mayoral candidate George T. Morris opened the fall campaign last weekend with an unprecedented attack on The Record. Today, our paper replies in kind. The Record has been a Republican newspaper since its founding, but usually represents dissident factions within the local GOP. On multiple

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-25 04:00:00

Brownfield project plan alarms Alplaus residents

Critics say hamlet's idyllic atmosphere is at risk from brownfield building project Sue Breslin got choked up and had to stop to compose herself as she reflected on her move from Latham to Alplaus three years ago. "I came for the water and the family," said Breslin, 69, a retired educator. "It's 20

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-24 23:01:05

Lakeside Farms rules in favorite cider doughnut poll

Clockwise from left: Larry Cheuk at Lakeside Farms; Meaghan Tubbs at The Carrot Barn; Snowtika Glover at Fo'Castle. Photographer: Marc Schultz Boston cream, glazed and jelly are on the doughnut team at Lakeside Farms in Ballston Lake. But they're all supporting players. Apple cider is the boss dough

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

ROUNDUP: Cambridge outlasts Mechanicville

Set scores - 25-18, 20-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-16. Cambridge - Sarah Bissonette: 19 service points, 4 aces, 7 digs. Alice Roosevelt: 10 kills, 3 blocks. Keana Sherwin: 7 kills, 3 blocks, 8 digs. Jojo Griffith: 14 service points, 3 aces. Mechanicville - Aryanna Carter: 15 service points, 10 aces. Adrian

POST-STAR - 2017-09-23 20:00:00

Halfmoon churches to offer seminars on end of life

HALFMOON, N.Y. >> Conversations on the reality of dying are difficult. In an age where people are living longer due to better health care, good living habits, and advanced technology, those discussions can be put off until it is too late. To help start those conversations three Catholic churches in

SARATOGIAN - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

Saratoga walk promotes suicide prevention

Walkers on Sunday during the annual Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A. in Saratoga Springs. Photographer: ERICA MILLER The quilts tell the story at the annual Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A. in Saratoga Springs, an event focused on suicide prevention and awareness. And so do the beads. And so do the

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Mohonasen runners breaking new ground

Kate and Anna Sherman and Emma Sinisgalli run in a recent meet for Mohonasen. Photographer: Samantha Dollar ROTTERDAM - The traditional Section II heavyweights were all there when the New York State Sportswriters Association released its first set of girls' high school cross country rankings earlier

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Educate yourself on Spa charter facts

Open Saratoga Springs representation to more eligible candidates. We can strengthen our democracy by attracting many more good candidates to run for office, for a more representative, diverse and dynamic City Council. The new city charter provides the organization structure to make this happen. Curr

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Don't trust info put forth on city charter

Saratoga Springs Charter Commission chair Bob Turner's Sept. 14 letter to the editor contains errors and misrepresentations. Turner often cites data from the "survey" his commission says they took of city employees to support the need for charter change. He is fond of citing percentages. As he does

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Much more than pizza beckons at Villago

The baked haddock pomodoro entree, with crispy spinach and san marzano tomatoes, at Villago. Photographer: Caroline Lee/For The Sunday Gazette BALLSTON LAKE - You can visit Villago for its pizza, but you'd be missing out on much of what they do well - delicious home-cooked Italian cuisine made with

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Stars shine bright at All-Star Sports Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Nate Chudy might never get a pitching lesson like this again. The Saratoga Springs High School hurler enjoyed a one-on-one chat with former Yankee great and Hall of Famer Goose Gossage during the All-Star Sports Festival at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday. The event, a fu

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Troy Boys and Girls Club head leads from memory

RECORD FILE PHOTO Troy Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Patrick Doyle hands out medals to a group of young kids after a club competition in August 2016. By Pamela Reese Finch, For The Record PAMELA REESE FINCH - FOR THE RECORDTroy Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Patrick Doyle shoot

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

DAR: Remember Constitution Week

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Daughters of the American Revolution recently encouraged people everywhere to observe Constitution Week. Congress ratified the U.S. Constitution, one of the most important written works in world history, on Sept. 17, 1787. Since 1955, Sept. 17 has also marked the beginning

SARATOGIAN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00