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Zone change proposal in Malta draws strong opinions

MALTA

Zone change proposal in Malta draws strong opinions

A plan to rezone a two-mile stretch of state Route 67 from residential to commercial drew strong feelings on both sides at a public hearing Monday night that lasted nearly 90 minutes.

Halfmoon, GE settle PCB suit for $5.6 million

HALFMOON

Halfmoon, GE settle PCB suit for $5.6 million

The town of Halfmoon and General Electric have settled a long-running lawsuit over water costs the town is incurring because of GE’s PCB contamination of the Hudson River.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Chamber Music Society pays tribute to Schubert

On Sunday, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center knocked the socks off its capacity audience at the Spa Little Theatre with an inventive program called “American Rhapsody” that focused on American composers with a reverence paid to Franz Schubert.

Dog trainer moving academy to Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Dog trainer moving academy to Clifton Park


A dog named Lola helped Thomas Davis discover his calling — training and rehabilitating dogs — and the South Glens Falls resident is now bringing those skills to Clifton Park.

Gardener tends to hidden gem behind Clifton Park apartment

CLIFTON PARK

Gardener tends to hidden gem behind Clifton Park apartment


A hidden garden is in bloom behind one Clifton Park man’s apartment.

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

Lois Hill and Catherine “Kay” Audette have been work friends for the past 25 years as white caps at Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA looks to create better bettors

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA looks to create better bettors


Placing a bet on horse racing is like making a pick on a March Madness game. Some people choose based on a color or name they like, while others make a selection based on statistics and knowledge of the sport.

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

MALTA

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

The power! The passion! The pride! Race car fans at Albany-Saratoga Speedway know all three.

National Racing Hall of Fame inducts class of 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS

National Racing Hall of Fame inducts class of 2016

Sound became a physical force on Friday.

BURNT HILLS

Manager allegedly steals $9,500 from Ballston convenience store


A Burnt Hills woman was arrested last weekend for allegedly stealing from the convenience store where she worked, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Affordable housing mandate proposed for new Saratoga Springs developments

Advocates want the city to make an affordable housing component mandatory in all major new developments, with 20 percent of units set aside for low- or middle-income residents.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Extraordinary puppets help create fantastic Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Mozart would have loved Thursday’s rare matinee of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Always one for fantasy and play, he would have zeroed right in on Janni Younge’s extraordinary larger-than-life puppets to dramatize Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS

A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

Dan Furman is up for the meet at Saratoga Race Course.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Saratoga County taking comment on rules affecting jewelers


Saratoga County supervisors will seek public comment on a proposed local law that would regulate pawnshops, jewelers and precious metals dealers that might sometimes buy stolen items.

NYRA eager to return to private control

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA eager to return to private control

Returning the New York Racing Association to private control will be the organization’s top priority in 2017, the NYRA board chairman said Wednesday.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Replacing Saratoga County DPW building to cost more than expected

Replacing an auxiliary public works building damaged by fire in 2015 will cost Saratoga County $540,000 more than county officials originally anticipated.

Mechanicville man sentenced for vehicular assault

ALBANY

Mechanicville man sentenced for vehicular assault

A Mechanicville man received up to three years in state prison Wednesday drunk driving vehicular assault case, Albany County District Attorney’s officials said.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga supervisors likely to oppose Nelson Avenue bridge removal

Saratoga County leaders are likely to add their voices to those coming out against the state Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Nelson Avenue Extension bridge over the Northway within the next few years.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County waives cat adoption fees


Saratoga County will temporarily waive the $50 fee on cat adoptions at the county Animal Shelter is an effort increase the number of adoptions and reduce the cat and kitten population.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Two charged with DWI after crash in Saratoga Springs

A flat tire on the Route 50 arterial early Saturday morning led to a crash that resulted in both drivers being charged with driving while intoxicated, city police said.

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