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Horse deaths have officials concerned
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Horse deaths have officials concerned

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed.
 
Vietnam veterans honored in Saratoga for ‘unpopular’ service
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Vietnam veterans honored in Saratoga for ‘unpopular’ service

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Roughly 50 Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans were recognized for their service Friday during a brief ceremony in Congress Park aimed at thanking veterans during a 50th anniversary commemoration of the war.
 
Longtime Schenectady bike dealer to add 2 stores
SCHENECTADY

Longtime Schenectady bike dealer to add 2 stores

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The owner of a longtime Schenectady bike shop is opening two more stores in the region, doubling his retail outlets to four in a move that will give new life to two historic buildings.
 
HALFMOON

Halfmoon Town Park adds new playground

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The town has opened a new toddler playground at the Halfmoon Town Park on Route 236.
 
HALFMOON

Dirt biker rescued after getting stuck in Halfmoon quarry

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
A dirt biker was being treated late Friday for injuries sustained when he became stuck in a Halfmoon mud pit.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sexual assault spurs new measures at SPAC

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
State Park Police pledged to put additional security measures in place following a sexual assault that occurred at the Drake and Lil’ Wayne concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center earlier this month.
 
Sand sculptor’s work takes patience, eye for shapes
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sand sculptor’s work takes patience, eye for shapes

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Amsterdam resident Phil Singer has been creating sand sculptures professionally for about five years.
 
Dump may hamper sale of former Malta gun club
MALTA

Dump may hamper sale of former Malta gun club

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
A former rod and gun club that Saratoga County is preparing to sell because of unpaid back taxes contains an informal landfill that requires cleanup, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library board: 3 open seats, just 1 candidate
CLIFTON PARK & HALFMOON

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library board: 3 open seats, just 1 candidate

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Two veterans members of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees are retiring this year, and no one has come forward to replace them.
 
This Hide-Out has mini golf, ice cream
HALFMOON

This Hide-Out has mini golf, ice cream

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Al Parker has a boney first mate on the job at Pirates Hide-Out, the ice cream stand and miniature golf course he owns on Guideboard Road in Halfmoon.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Four face felony drugs charges in Saratoga County

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Four people face felony drug charges as the result of recent investigations by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, deputies said Thursday.
 
BALLSTON

Nigerian ticketed in Ballston, tells police he’s a king

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
A man who identified himself as a Nigerian king was ticketed in the town of Ballston last month, though it didn’t come to light until Thursday.
 
Expanded dredging sought along Hudson
SCHUYLERVILLE

Expanded dredging sought along Hudson

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Leaders from Saratoga and Washington counties pressed their case Wednesday that General Electric should do more to remove PCBs from the Hudson and areas around the river.
 
Time stands still at Grant Cottage
WILTON

Time stands still at Grant Cottage

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War general and 18th president of the United States, lived at Joseph Drexel’s cottage on Mount McGregor for nearly six weeks in 1885. His presence there, however, still lingers.
 
Probe into Clifton Park woman’s death continues
CLIFTON PARK

Probe into Clifton Park woman’s death continues

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
State police continue to investigate the death of a Clifton Park woman whose body was found late Tuesday, two days after she had been reported missing.
 
 

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