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GloFo’s future feted at center’s annual meeting
MALTA

GloFo’s future feted at center’s annual meeting

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
GlobalFoundries’ pending acquisition of two IBM factories makes sense as part of the chipmaker’s aggressive growth strategy, the company’s senior vice president said Thursday.
 
HALFMOON

Campaign watchdog group slams both parties in Halfmoon races

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Halfmoon Republicans released a mailer wrongly characterizing one Democratic opponent as having been arrested in a “massive cocaine sting” and another as failing to vote before running for office, Fair Campaign Practices for the Capital Region concluded.
 
Man indicted in Waterford standoff
BALLSTON SPA

Man indicted in Waterford standoff

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
What started with a young girl calling 911 to report a domestic assault and ended in an armed standoff with Waterford police last month has resulted in Cohoes man facing a 28-count indictment in Saratoga County Court, including nearly two dozen felonies.
 
State grant to help return Halfmoon to its solar roots
HALFMOON

State grant to help return Halfmoon to its solar roots

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Halfmoon announced it had been awarded a grant through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NY Sun program to install solar panels on open land at the Halfmoon Water Treatment Facility on Brook Road.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs DPW worker hires former city attorney

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The senior engineering technician who signed two waivers forgoing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of water connection fees between 2012 and 2013 has retained Mayor Joanne Yepsen’s former city attorney as legal counsel.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County Sewer District proposes $10 rate increase

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
For the second year in a row, users of the Saratoga County Sewer District will see rates go up $10 in 2015 if a proposed hike is approved.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore partners to revive historic dam

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Skidmore College has partnered with Gravity Renewables — a small, Colorado-based operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants — to again harness power generated by Chittenden Falls.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Veterans can find help at Saratoga Springs City Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
For an hour each week, military veterans will have a place in Saratoga Springs where they can discretely ask for help.
 
ALBANY

Violence support grants awarded to three area agencies

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Three local agencies were awarded about $200,000 in grants to help them serve victims of domestic violence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Audit cites child abuse rates in Saratoga County

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Saratoga County’s Child Protection Services may not have taken enough measures to reduce well-above-average rates of child abuse and neglect recurrence, according to an audit conducted by the state Comptroller’s Office.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Grants to protect four Saratoga County farms

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Four Saratoga County farm preservation projects will receive a total of nearly $2 million in state funding, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.
 
Shenendehowa bomb threat made via Yik Yak
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa bomb threat made via Yik Yak

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The anonymous comments, or “yaks,” left by Union College students Sunday night into Monday morning ranged from innocuous to humorous — in other words, like most postings on social media.
 
GloFo to acquire IBM facilities
MALTA & STILLWATER

GloFo to acquire IBM facilities

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
The long-rumored deal for GlobalFoundries to take over IBM’s semiconductor technology business became a done deal Monday, with IBM paying $1.5 billion to unload two money-losing factories.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Solar panels planned at old Saratoga Springs landfill

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Solar panels slated to be built on the former landfill could soon generate nearly half of the electricity needed to power city-owned buildings.
 
MALTA

GlobalFoundries to acquire IBM’s global semiconductor tech business

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
IBM and GlobalFoundries have signed an agreement for GlobalFoundries to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, the companies announced this morning.
 
 

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