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Archaeologists work at NY site believed to be Revolutionary War burial ground

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Archaeology work continues at an upstate New York construction site where the skeletal remains of several people have been found at what’s believed to be a Revolutionary War burial ground.


Book discussion scheduled for Feb. 20

WELLS — There will be a book discussion of “The Girl you Left Behind” by Jo Jo Moyes at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Virginia Hosley Free Library, Route 30, according to a news release.


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


Corinth woman charged with drug possession

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. — A Corinth woman was arrested on Feb. 16 after a traffic stop for speeding with criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh, having a controlled substance not in its original container, and unlawful possession of marijuana.


Tragic snowmobile death inspires new app to help others

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y.(NEWS10) - In 2016, Henry D. Ross III lost his life in a tragic snowmobile accident. In honor of his life, the Henry D. Ross III Memorial Fund Inc. created a Recreational GPS alert App.


Lewis County teen crowned New York State Dairy Princess

Reegan Domagala from Lewis County was crowned the 2019-20 New York State Dairy Princess on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in Salina, outside Syracuse. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring.


The one that didn’t get away

BROADALBIN — Cameron Oathout of Gloversville was elated when he submitted his 40 7/8-inch pike in the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation annual ice fishing contest Saturday.


Supervisors give nod to leasing airport building

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week authorized a new lease for use of the county airport’s enterprise building. Supervisors approved a lease with John Eisler of Johnstown to lease the building for the “purposes of aviation activities, education, events …” The two-year lease


More problems for Fulton County ambulance services

JOHNSTOWN — The acquisition of a 60-day certificate of need by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps to provide emergency services to territories previously covered by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County has caused questions to arise over the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ op


Broadalbin man catches massive pike on GSL

BROADALBIN — Marty Rebisz of Broadalbin said he has never caught anything this big before after grappling with a 42-inch, 19 pound pike Sunday on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Rebisz said he was ice fishing near the Broadalbin boat launch around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, when he snagged the large pike.


Trucks plunge through ice into Lake George

Lake George, N.Y. (News10) - Two pickup trucks fell through the ice on Lake George over President's Day weekend. The Department of Enviornmental Conservation says the drivers made it out safely, and no fluids from the trucks leaked into the water.


Lake George seeks more historic protections

LAKE GEORGE — Town officials may strengthen protection for historic properties by requiring developers to present plans for redeveloping properties before doing any work. Dan Barusch, director of planning and zoning, told the Town Board last week he was spurred to think about this issue because the


On this day in The Saratogian: Feb. 20

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1919. A tearful Pearl Marcellus is sentenced to a minimum of another 38 months in prison for the November 1917 killing of John Foles, The Saratogian reports.


Seniors have until March 1 for STAR

BROADALBIN — Any senior citizen in the town who has not yet re-applied for the Enhanced Star program has until March1. Please contact the assessor’s office at (518) 883-8628. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. On March 1 the office wil


Citizens urged to check lake conditions before driving on them

CAPITAL REGION - (WRGB) - People are warned to watch the conditions of lakes before they drive on them, but every season we hear about cars going under. The Warren County Sheriff’s office says they’ve already had three this year on Lake George, and that’s just one lake.


Industrial Development Agency approves Century Linen & Uniform’s plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board last week approved an expansion project by Century Linen & Uniform, Inc., which requested a sales tax exemption.


Fulton County’s new Neighborhood Plan set

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s $100,000 New Neighborhood Plan involving a school safety project included in the county’s 2019 Capital Plan was established by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building.


As ticks and disease spread north, monitoring is threatened

Lyme disease has migrated progressively northward over the last 25 years, spreading into the Lake George region, the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence River Valley. In Warren County, for instance, more than half the ticks sampled in 2018 carried Lyme, according to New York’s Department of Health.


Hearing on NY state's Climate and Community Protection Act to be held in New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing for March 1 on revisions to New York environmental law that seek to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Undeveloped Lake George island open to public in rare tour

BOLTON — Like the mottled back of a turtle, Dome Island rises out of Lake George. It's dark and densely wooded; Eastern hemlock trees poke out like bristles to protect this place of peace and quiet, undisturbed by humans for decades.