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BALLSTON SPA

Saratoga County board chairman calls on state to restore VLT cash

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors is calling on the state to restore more than a half-million dollars in video lottery terminal impact aid cut from the proposed budget Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Wednesday.
 
School aid 'adjustment' assailed at Saratoga forum
SARATOGA SPRINGS

School aid 'adjustment' assailed at Saratoga forum

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Dubbed Stand Up for Upstate Schools, the forum at Saratoga Springs High School drew a crowd of roughly 1,000, which packed the auditorium and cheered speakers as they spoke against cuts to state aid.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Saratoga County panel to discuss police body cameras

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A new Saratoga County subcommittee appointed to look at whether sheriff’s deputies should have body cameras while on patrol will hold its first meeting next week.
 
COLONIE

Troy man killed in Colonie crash

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A Troy man was killed when a dump truck collided with his car Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Menands and Schuyler roads.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Battling brothers land Curtis Lumber in court

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Two brothers from the Curtis Lumber empire will face each other in court next month in a tenant-landlord dispute over the company’s stores in Schuylerville and Hoosick Falls.
 
Union professor: Patriots had little to gain by deflating ball
SCHENECTADY

Union professor: Patriots had little to gain by deflating ball

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Chad Orzel is puzzled by Deflategate — science should have said there was little to gain and a lot to lose.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County legislators eye two more bridges for replacement

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The Montgomery County Legislature will vote next week to replace two distressed bridges in the village of Canajoharie, a move that would continue to address the county’s aging infrastructure.
 
CAPITOL

Area GOP state senators given committee assignments

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
State Senate Republicans rolled out committee assignments on Thursday, naming freshman Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, as chairman of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee.
 
ROTTERDAM

Schenectady woman accused of taking purse from parked car

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A Schenectady woman was arrested after police say she entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside the Price Chopper supermarket on Altamont Avenue and stole a purse.
 
MALTA

Ballston Spa woman accused of forging checks

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A Ballston Spa woman is facing a felony grand larceny charge after having an acquaintance unknowingly cash forged checks at several local banks last fall, police said.
 
ALBANY

Albany man admits to lottery fraud

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A 30-year-old Albany man pleaded guilty this week to three counts of mail fraud after authorities say he targeted elderly victims in a lottery fraud scheme.
 
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland Marine veteran died of natural causes

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Police say a former Marine found dead the same day The Associated Press featured the combat veteran in a story highlighting his struggles with post-traumatic stress died of natural causes.
 
ALBANY

Albany Law School names new dean

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A 1994 Albany Law School graduate has been named the school’s 18th dean in its 163-year history.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man dies before rape conviction overturned

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A man whose rape conviction was overturned earlier this month died in prison before the decision was released, records show.
 
 

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