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Police: Man charged with felony in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG -- A man from Thurman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated early Saturday after a traffic stop on Route 9 in Warrensburg, police said. Terrence K. Blenman, 40, was stopped at 3:16 a.m. when Warren County sheriff's officers determined he was driving a vehicle with a suspended


Businesses pass test during Warren County alcohol sting

State Police checked 19 stores in northern Warren County on Thursday night to see if they would sell alcohol to an underage volunteer who was working with police, and all of the stores passed the test.


Motorcycle races, family activities slated for Lake George Winter Carnival this weekend

Kicking up a cloud of ice shards, a competitor in the motorcycle ice races held annually at Lake George Winter Carnival careens around a corner of the course atop the lake. For decades, the Electric City Riders have sponsored this crowd-pleasing sport at the winter carnival, which provides a variety


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Warren County man rejects plea deal after bomb threat arrest

A Warren County man who allegedly made threats to a school and municipal center more than 18 months ago has rejected a plea deal. Police say Darrell Royce sent emails to the Warren County Municipal Center and Queensbury High School, saying bombs were placed in the buildings.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Warrensburg weighs pros and cons of school resource officer

Resource officers, police officers stationed in schools to provide protection and mentoring to students and faculty, have gained popularity in light of recent school shootings, and many districts in the region introduced them to their campuses this past fall.


Two plead guilty in case of widespread medical taxi fraud

Defendants arrested as part of a criminal probe into Medicaid fraud appear at Northern District of New York United States District Court in Plattsburgh in May 2018. Two men implicated in an alleged scheme to defraud the state out of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds have pleaded guilty.


Editorial: Hoping that spring brings destruction to South Street

Stroll down South Street and things haven’t changed much since May of 2017, when the city of Glens Falls was awarded one of the state’s $10 million downtown revitalization grants.


South Glens Falls man sentenced to prison

BALLSTON SPA — A registered sex offender who sold crack cocaine in the South Glens Falls area last year has been sentenced to at least 5 years in prison on a felony drug charge as well as a charge he didn't register as a sex offender.


Town of Lake George may seek historical site at burial ground

LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson said Friday that he would like to to see the Courtland Street military burial ground that has been unearthed in recent days turned into a state historic site.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Blog: Queensbury Kmart's last days

Enticed by the "going out of business" signs adorning the Kmart store on Dix Avenue in Queensbury, I stopped by to see what state the store was in. (If you missed our prior coverage, UHaul plans to buy the store to turn it into a storage business.)


EDC president: 'We’re building momentum'

GLENS FALLS — The Post-Star sat down recently with EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew to talk about what the trends and priorities are for 2019. Bartholomew, who served as mayor of Glens Falls from 1978 to 1985, has led the economic development agency since 2013. Before that, he served a


Johnsburg school faulted in state audit

NORTH CREEK | The Johnsburg Central School District was faulted in a recent state audit for failing to adequately document extracurricular purchases and cash advances, and neglecting to collect sales tax during school fundraisers.


Local man convicted of felonies after Vermont trial

RUTLAND, Vermont — A North Creek man who was arrested for attacking a woman in western Vermont while he was on parole for domestic violence in New York was convicted Tuesday of five charges after a trial in Vermont.


Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

GLENS FALLS — Finch Paper has gotten more efficient in the last few years and plans to use its profits to make many capital upgrades in 2019. Chief Financial Officer Alex Rotolo said 2017 was a tumultuous year in the paper industry as a lot of companies went out of business. While that was not good


Queensbury man headed to prison for domestic violence

QUEENSBURY — A two-time felon who was put on probation last fall for heavily damaging an ex-girlfriend's vehicle was sentenced to up to 6 years in prison Wednesday in Warren County Court.


Analysis of human bones found at Lake George work site on hold for now

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Experts say it likely will be several weeks before they can properly examine human skeletal remains found at a Lake George construction site where workers accidentally dug up a gravesite that may be from the Revolutionary War.


Blog: Two surprise burial grounds in New York tell two very different stories

After learning about the Revolutionary War remains found in Lake George last week, I could not but help think about the time a former inmate burial ground was discovered in Auburn, New York.