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MILTON — A dispute has been brewing for months between a group of Milton homeowners and a popular Malta developer, who wants to build nearly 100 apartments for people aged 55 and up in a quiet patch of woods. In the months ahead, a proposal made last year by Malta Development Company, Inc. for a 91-unit Senior Housing Planned Development District (PDD) could be given final approval by Milton town officials. The company plans to demolish one house directly across…
MALTA — The 2018 elections are 21 months from now. Still, when she flies in a plane, takes a train, or hauls her stuff between home in Malta and the nation’s capital in her dad’s Ford pickup truck, Morgan Zegers is busy developing her strategy to win a seat as a Republican in the New York State Assembly. At present, that seat is occupied by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, a Democrat who recently won her second two-year term representing the 113th…
MILTON — After closing a sometimes-heated Milton Town Board meeting Wednesday night, Chairman Dan Lewza said a candidate has been tapped by the town’s Republican Committee to fill the vacant seat of a board member who resigned. A formal vote on the chosen candidate, Republican Scott Ostrander, is planned for the board’s March 1 meeting, according to Lewza, the Milton town supervisor. The board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Republican Bruce Couture, who now enters the race for…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — It was born of a community’s compassion on Christmas Eve in 2013, in the aftermath of tragedy that claimed as victim one of its own. On Valentine’s Day it received a gift of permanence that promises to help provide a successful continuum of care for its survivors. Local business owner Ed Mitzen, and his wife Lisa, announced Tuesday they will pay for the costs of a new Code Blue homeless shelter to be built on the current…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three locals are among eight of the 2016 recipients of the Empire State College Foundation Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship. Established by The Adirondack Trust Company, this scholarship provides need-based aid to undergraduate or graduate students who reside in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Montgomery, Saratoga, Washington, Fulton, Schoharie, Greene or Columbia counties. “Like so many students who have come before them, this year’s Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship recipients inspire all of us at the bank by their hard work…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — City police, with the assistance of State Police and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, executed two search warrants on Friday, Feb. 10 at 16 and 18 Cherry Street that resulted in multiple arrests and authorities securing a variety of drugs and weapons. Police said they had been investigating the two locations since January on the suspicion of possible drug activity taking place. Approximately 8 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of marijuana, scales and other drug paraphernalia as…
Fire Damages DPW Garage SARATOGA SPRINGS — A fire of unknown origin at the DPW complex on the west side damaged a city garage, Department of Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco announced on Friday, Feb. 10. The fire occurred on Jan. 27 and originated in the carpentry area in the building, located in the northeast corner of the DPW complex. “I had anticipated sharing this information at the Feb. 7 City Council meeting but was waiting for more information…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Cheryl Ann Murphy-Parant is the Director of CODE BLUE and an advocate for those who need warmth and nourishment for their hearts and their souls. On February 14, Saratoga Central Catholic School invited her to visit the school and was presented with some special gifts. Saratoga Central Catholic’s Class of 2018 had a fun-filled dance in January which included all the area Catholic High Schools. Besides lots of dancing, the main goal of this Winter Blizzard Dance…
BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE — On Tuesday, February 14, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) honored the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B State Champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Boys High School Cross Country Team and presented the team with a copy of a resolution he sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate. This is the 6th state championship for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Boys Cross Country Team. The Spartans won their current state title…
SCHUYLERVILLE — A weekend of winter activities will be staged at Hudson Crossing Park this weekend. “Take A Friend Snowmobiling” will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 and offers the opportunity for adults aged 18 years + to take a fun, safe snowmobile ride starting at the Dix Bridge, located on the scenic Hudson River / Champlain Canal Lock 5. Children are invited to ride on a sled operated by a parent or guardian or…
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Police Blotter

  • COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one…
  • COURTS Vanessa A. French, 45, of Halfmoon, was sentenced on Jan. 26 to five days in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Randy Meyer, 24, of Waterford, pleaded on Jan. 20 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing scheduled…
  • COURTS Joshua Noll, 27, of Gansevoort, pleaded on Jan. 19 to felony DWI and second-degree vehicular assault in connection with…
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