Former City Attorney Challenges Mathiesen

Sarah Burger to Vie for Public Safety Post   SARATOGA SPRINGS –The 2015 city election season heate...

Blue Streaks Prep for Worlds

Robotics Team to Compete in Kentucky SARATOGA SPRINGS – Only in its second year, the Blue Streak R...

Local Dairy Farm Fundraising for Creamery

Curtiss Family Hopes to Make More Products from their Raw Milk BALLSTON SPA – The Willow Marsh Dai...

Code Blue Needs Help

Record Number of People Seeking Shelter SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Code Blue is in effect in many cities...

Sarah Burger to Vie for Public Safety Post SARATOGA SPRINGS –The 2015 city election season heated up early with an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 24 that Sarah J. Burger, former City Attorney, stating that she wanted to make Saratoga Springs a better place to live and do business, will seek the post of Commissioner of Public Safety. This announcement sets up a primary battle for the Democratic Party endorsement against two-time incumbent Commissioner Chris Mathiesen, who has indicated he will…
Robotics Team to Compete in Kentucky SARATOGA SPRINGS – Only in its second year, the Blue Streak Robotics Team at Saratoga Springs High School is already making a name for itself. The team recently qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship and will head to Louisville, Kentucky this spring to compete with and against the best of the best. The road to qualifying for the World Championship, let alone being considered as one of the top robotics teams on a…
Record Number of People Seeking Shelter SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Code Blue is in effect in many cities across the area, including Saratoga Springs. With the great amount of snowfall, freezing temperatures and harsh winds, Code Blue Saratoga Springs (CBSS) is providing much-needed shelter to around 40 people a night. The emergency shelter serves the homeless citizens of Saratoga Springs who might otherwise remain unsheltered during periods of extreme winter weather – defined by the shelter as 12 inches of…
Local Family “Plows” it Forward SARATOGA SPRINGS – Old Man Winter made another appearance this week, bringing even more snow to upstate New York; but the recent storm also brought out Good Samaritan activity. A local family, with help from their neighbor, took to the streets after the snowstorms to clear the way for neighbors, family members and strangers. Lee Rothaupt, with help from sons Brian and Christopher and their neighbor, Zachary, have spent the last week putting their shovels…
State Wage Board’s Proposed Increase Raises Concerns Locally By Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Friday, Jan. 30, the New York State Wage Board, after several months of hearings, recommended that tipped workers’ minimum wage be raised from $5 to $7.50 per hour. This recommendation would affect all wait staff and bartenders at restaurants and other hospitality venues. The increase, if accepted by the Commissioner of Labor, would take effect on Dec. 31, 2015. The recommendation had the…
Smashburger, Gennaro’s Pizza Parlor Open in Retail Plaza SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Hamlet at Saratoga shopping plaza on Route 50, already home to The Fresh Market and Compliments to the Chef, recently welcomed two new tenants – Smashburger and Gennaro’s Pizza Parlor. The mixed-use retail plaza, located at the corners of Marion Avenue and Excelsior Avenue – about a half-mile from Exit 15 of the Northway, is slowly filling with occupants. “It’s a high-traffic, high-volume area close to Skidmore College…
Congresswoman Reads to Kindergarteners, Tours Classrooms BALLSTON SPA – Students in the Ballston Spa School District welcomed a special visitor to their classrooms last Friday – freshman Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of District 21. Rep. Stefanik (R-NY-21) attended several education-related meetings and events in the school district Friday, Jan. 23. Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, toured Malta’s Clean Technologies Early College High School, participated in a Superintendent Round Table, held a discussion with student council members and U.S.…
By Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS – Now in it’s 17th year, Chowderfest is nothing less than a happening. Over time, it has ascended to a level where it rivals any event in this area. What makes Chowderfest distinctive is the time of year it occurs (this year’s event is on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), it’s tasty, and every year it keeps growing, growing, growing! Last year, The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, which…
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Police Blotter

  • Alexander J. Rios, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested Jan. 7 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed…
  • Tracy Adams, of Framingham, Massachusetts, 49, of Brooklyn, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with grand larceny. Michael D. Urbanski,…
  • Gilbert Judge, 34, of Queensbury, was arrested Dec. 2 and charged with failure to keep right, aggravated unlicensed operation of…
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