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Weekend Folkathon! kicks off Caffe Lena renovation

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Weekend Folkathon! kicks off Caffe Lena renovation

Native American artist Joe Bruchac will kick things off Friday at 6 p.m. and Adirondack singer-songwriter Dan Berggren will perform the finale 9 p.m. Sunday as Caffe Lena hosts its weekend-long celebration, Folkathon! at the historic Saratoga Springs coffee house.

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

“When people come to the show, I think sometimes they don’t realize how many songs they know that Foreigner is responsible for,” said Kelly Hansen, the 55-year-old singer who has been the voice of Foreigner since 2005.

Ground broken on Glenville's first hotel

GLENVILLE

Ground broken on Glenville's first hotel

Construction has already begun on the 105-room Homewood Suites hotel by Hilton on Freemans Bridge Road by the Waters Edge Lighthouse.

Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

CLIFTON PARK

Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

A week ago, BØRNS was playing Coachella. But if you missed the festival in Indio, California, you can catch Garrett Borns, the 24-year indie-popster Wednesday at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall.

 Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

Saratoga Casino and Raceway has changed its name to Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

SCHENECTADY

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

Jonathan Beller, head of the new drama concentration within the liberal arts degree program at Schenectady County Community College, wrote and is directing a new SCCC Student Theatre Ensemble production called “Alienation.”

SCHENECTADY

Three file lawsuit against Schenectady police, claim false arrest

Three people who were once accused of injuring city police officers in a fight are now alleging false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force against the officers and the Police Department in a federal lawsuit.

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

CLIFTON PARK

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

Six months after launching a partnership with the Italian government, the Golub Corp. displayed the results today at its Market 32 supermarket in Clifton Park: Close to a thousand different imported Italian items on the shelves and a variety of freshly cooked delicacies in the test kitchen.

ADIRONDACKS

State to open Essex Chain lands up for recreation

The final state plan for the Essex Chain Lakes area emphasizes opening thousands of remote acres to outdoor recreational use.

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

SCHENECTADY

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

What’s the plan for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street?

CLIFTON PARK

Watervliet man accused of committing fraud

A Watervliet man was arrested Friday on a charge of committing fraud, state police said.

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

The 4-year-old Spa City Farmers Market will be launching a new venture this spring, a once-a-month Saturday market that will feature craft vendors as well as the products of farmers.

3 school board hopefuls have anti-testing stance in common

SARATOGA COUNTY

3 school board hopefuls have anti-testing stance in common

A handful of parents and activists opposed to the state’s annual assessments are looking to win seats on their local school boards — a further maturation of the opt-out movement that exploded to life last year.

Fort Edward man going to prison for repeat DWIs

A Fort Edward man will be going to state prison following a repeat felony drunk driving conviction.

Nunes sentenced in 2015 murder of Schenectady man

SCHENECTADY

Nunes sentenced in 2015 murder of Schenectady man

Carlson Nunes, the man convicted in the February 2015 killing of Carlos Figueroa in Schenectady, received 22 years to life at a sentencing this morning marked by emotional statements from the victim’s family.

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

The task of finding 1,500 workers to run the Saratoga Race Course this summer has begun, with the staffing agency retained to do much of the hiring taking applications well in advance of the annual job fair.

Suspended Schenectady cop back on payroll

SCHENECTADY

Suspended Schenectady cop back on payroll

Schenectady police officer Aaron Zampella, who was charged last month with fleeing a fellow officer during a traffic stop in the city, is scheduled to appear back in court on Friday.

BALLSTON SPA

Stillwater woman indicted in motorcycle club stabbing

A Stillwater woman was indicted on a felony assault charge Monday in connection with a stabbing last year at a motorcycle club in the village.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady woman: Scammer sought $3,000, threatened arrest

The U.S. Treasury Department recently warned people to remain on alert for phone scammers claiming to be government representatives, and a Schenectady woman on Monday said she fended off just such a scammer.

Man sentenced in Schenectady murder case now faces perjury charges

SCHENECTADY

Man sentenced in Schenectady murder case now faces perjury charges

A man involved in the robbery that led to a man’s death on Paige Street over a year ago now faces multiple perjury charges, accused of lying to the jury hearing the murder case.

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