A Late Summer Great Escape

By Carrie Rowlands Johnson For Saratoga TODAY   LAKE GEORGE - “Come on, mom, let’s go on the Stea...

School Rules!

Simple Techniques to Help Your Children Have a Successful New School Year   By Meghan D. Lemery, L...

Murphy’s Law: “I Owe It To the Community”

By Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY   BALLSTON SPA – Stating that: “he couldn’t leave anything to cha...

Terry Jones’ Goal: ‘Spread the Ball Around’

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Blue Streaks head into their Week 3 matchup against Guilderland with a 1-1 re...

Blue Streak Robotics Begins Building ‘Bots

Saratoga’s Robotics Team Prepares for Competition Season SARATOGA SPRINGS – For five hours straigh...

So Long, Regents

La Salle Institute Does Away With State Tests TROY – In the midst of heated debate regarding educa...

By Carrie Rowlands Johnson For Saratoga TODAY LAKE GEORGE - “Come on, mom, let’s go on the Steamin’ Demon!” Cameron, one of my twin boys, is pulling me in the direction of one of the things my nightmares are made of. The “Steamin’ Demon” is more than 15-hundred feet of winding heavy steel track. The car it facilitates carries its passengers up, up, up toward the sky before dropping them down, down, down- over and over again. As if that…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – At the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 16, Mayor Joanne Yepsen announced that the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Waterfront Park project, on the Northwest corner of Saratoga Lake, would occur on Monday, September 22 at 11 a.m. The public is invited. “We are looking forward to seeing this parcel developed into a major community asset.” She said. Also, the Mayor made several appointments, including the initial round of appointments to her Junior Committee,…
By Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA – Stating that: “he couldn’t leave anything to chance” James A. Murphy, who will be unopposed in November’s election for Saratoga County Judge, announced that he was resigndising his position early as Saratoga County District Attorney – a position he has held for over fourteen years. The resignation, by letter to Governor Cuomo, took effect on Thursday, September 18, at 5 p.m. Because he has resigned before September 20, by statute Murphy forfeits…
Saratoga’s Robotics Team Prepares for Competition Season SARATOGA SPRINGS – For five hours straight every Tuesday night, the boys and girls of Saratoga High School’s Blue Streak Robotics Team are hard at work, designing and building robots for entry into multi-state competitions. From conceptualization and design, to prototyping, full-scale assembly and programming, these students do it all. “We want to expose these kids to robotics and careers in STEM,” said Preston Sweeney, club advisor and technology teacher at Maple Avenue…
La Salle Institute Does Away With State Tests TROY – In the midst of heated debate regarding education curriculum between parents, school districts and New York State, one area school has decided against participating in the Regents Examinations beginning this school year. La Salle Institute, an independent, Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades 6-12, recently announced the elimination of grade 9-12 Regent Exams. The move follows La Salle’s decision last year to eliminate the grade 3-8 exams.…
Intercom, Camera Installed at Elementary and Middle Schools SCHUYLERVILLE – Students in the Schuylerville Central School District began the school year with an added layer of security, particularly in the district’s elementary and middle schools. After the morning bells ring, signaling the start of the school day, all doors are locked. Visitors and those who arrive after the bell must buzz to get in, and are video-recorded as they speak into an intercom. A security camera at the door will…
City To Commemorate 9/11’s Anniversary By Arthur GonickSaratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mayor Joanne Yepsen and the Mayor’s 9/11 Memorial Committee is inviting the public to join them for a City Wide Ceremony and Remembrance on the anniversary of the Tragedy which befell our nation. This ceremony will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the Tempered by Memory sculpture in High Rock Park. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour. A schedule and event program…
Malta Avenue Elementary Reopens In Time for School Year BALLSTON SPA – A new school year marks new beginnings, and students and staff at Malta Avenue Elementary School in Ballston Spa are starting off the year in a newly renovated school. Thanks to a $57 million facilities improvement project the Ballston Spa Central School District approved in 2012, Malta Avenue Elementary received a variety of improvements over the last 12 months. A grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held…
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Police Blotter

  • Philip J. Taylor, 40, of Jefferson Street in Saratoga Springs, was arrested March 24 and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation…
  • Michael J. Cole, 28, of Jones Road in Saratoga Springs, was arrested March 17 and charged with criminal contempt, aggravated…
  • Aaron J. Buckner, 38, of Verbeck Lane in Clifton Park, was arrested March 11 and charged with failure to register…
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