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Three-time felon headed to federal prison in marijuana case
A three-time felon who police believe sold large quantities of marijuana around the Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs regions was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison Tuesday and agreed to forfeit $117,000.Ryan R. Mershon, 40, of Ballston Spa will also spend 3 years on supervised release after he
Glens Falls Police officer hurt during arrest
GLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls Police officer was hurt Tuesday night when a man police were arrested in a domestic violence case struggled with them, officials said.The suspect, Joseph R. Fylipek, 37, of Glens Falls, was charged with felony aggravated family offense, misdemeanor criminal mischief and m
Johnstown man charged with robbery
Police allege that on Saturday at 7:50 a.m., Rose held a knife and demanded the man's money at the corner of North Melcher and West State streets. Rose took $337 from the man and then ran into a house on North Melcher, police said.
Mayfield’s Dopp, Hart court cases adjourned
In April, Dopp was charged by state police for official misconduct and theft of services for allegedly using town employees, equipment and materials to deliver stone to his personal home.
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100 years ago in the Saratogian: June 21
Friday, June 21, 1918. Today is the first day of summer. A weather almanac for 1918 predicts that on this day “Warm, sunny temperatures will prevail.”
Town seeks funding to build new salt, sand storage shed
DiMezza said $750,000 is needed to build the shed. Through the CFA, the town would receive around three-quarters of the $750,00 cost figure if awarded the funds. The cost of the shed would be covered by the possible CFA money and the town, DiMezza said.
Slave mistress gets her due at Monticello
The newly opened space at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s palatial mountaintop plantation, is presented as the living quarters of Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman who bore the founding father’s children. But it is more than an exhibit.
Buffalo man admits to fatal Allentown shooting
Jeremy Wright, 30, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to the highest charge for which he could have been convicted if the matter had gone to trial.
Woman gets probation in Queensbury drug case
Regina T. Gavin, 37, of Staten Island, pleaded guilty in connection with an Aug. 12 traffic stop on Route 149 in Queensbury, police said. Warren County sheriff's officers said she was found to have 90 oxycodone pills without a prescription.
Johnstown residents OK revised school budget
According to Board of Education President Kathy Dougherty, a record number of voters approved the proposed $35,653,431 budget, 924-399. The school needed a supertmajority vote of 60 percent or greater to pass the budget.
Two die in Tuesday crash in Schoharie County
Two passengers in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, troopers said.
Johnstown woman pleads in credit card case
Christine M. Kohout, 40, of 32 S. William St., pleaded guilty Wednesday before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, as part of a plea arrangement.
2 dead, 1 injured in Schoharie County crash
The teenage driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with injuries. Two passengers, who have also not yet been identified, died at the scene, troopers said.
Queensbury highway superintendent resigning, replaced by deputy
QUEENSBURY – Highway Superintendent Tom Van Ness is retiring, six months before his term ends.He submitted a letter of resignation to the Town Board, and the board appointed his deputy to serve as superintendent until the end of the year.Van Ness, 59, was not available to explain the reason for his
Cumberland Farms proposal returns with changes
QUEENSBURY — Cumberland Farms is coming back to the town Planning Board to report on the ways its project could improve the Route 9-Route 149 intersection.The company will make another pitch to the Planning Board at 7 p.m. June 26. The item, which was pulled from the agenda in the spring, is for a d
Man put on probation for cocaine sale
Lorenzo N. Figueroa, 27, pleaded guilty last December to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for a cocaine sale in Queensbury in November 2016. He was arrested by State Police, and formerly lived in Glens Falls.
Ballston Spa man gets prison time for marijuana distribution
ALBANY, N.Y. >> A Ballston Spa man was sentenced Tuesday to almost 6 years in prison for his role in a marijuana distribution scheme, authorities said.
Trump orders creation of a sixth military branch
A severe thunderstorm hit Saratoga Springs at around 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. Trees are down on Lake Avenue. (David Johnson / Times Union) IMAGE 1 OF 47 A severe thunderstorm hit Saratoga Springs at around 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. Trees are down on Lake Avenue. (David Johnson / Times Union
Ballston Spa man who shipped marijuana in buckets sentenced
Ryan Mershon, 40, was also sentenced to three years of post-release supervision and ordered to forfeit $117,000 of drug proceeds by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York.