Saratoga County, NY

Local man sentenced for sexual attacks on women

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — A Clifton Park man was sentenced to a total of eight years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision Wednesday for attacking two women in 2020 during daylight hours and in public places. Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III gave Tyler Gaston...
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Crime & SafetySaratogian

Moreau man charged with assault

MOREAU, N.Y. — The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call on Bluebird Road and an investigation into the complaint led to the arrest of Nicholas C. Moffitt, 32, of Moreau. Moffitt is accused of injuring a deputy by slamming his foot in a door. He is also...
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Restaurant owners want to keep expanded outdoor seating

Ambiance is a key ingredient for any evening out, and you might not think sidewalk seating would do the trick. But Saratoga Springs businesses like the Henry Street Taproom are proving that wrong with their extended curbside seating — something allowed by the city to help local eateries survive the pandemic.
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Crime & SafetyWNYT

Search underway for brazen car thieves in Saratoga County

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department issued a warning Wednesday that thieves are at it again in the Clifton Park area. They're still looking for unlocked cars. However, they're not just taking stuff from them. There have been several vehicles stolen this week. That's leaving homeowners in the area very concerned.
GovernmentDaily Gazette

Adam Israel announces Saratoga finance commissioner run

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Offering praise for outgoing city Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, Adam Israel has announced an independent candidacy for city finance commissioner, the city’s chief financial officer. Israel is running along with mayoral candidate Robin Dalton on the Saratoga Strong ballot line. The pair say the city needs a...

ReShop for the Good Announces 4th Annual Anniversary Celebration

Saratoga County — ReShop for the Good is hosting their 4th Annual Anniversary Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 132 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. Planned events for the anniversary celebration include live music from Bobby Dick and Susie Q...

Dinosaurs In Motion: 14 Interactive Dinosaur Sculptures Coming To Saratoga in July

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Universal Preservation Hall presents Dinosaurs in Motion, a new, interactive, engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) exhibition for 84 days this summer and early fall. Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitors of all ages by using 14 fully interactive, recycled life-size metal dinosaur...
Crime & SafetySaratogian

Fort Ann man accused of striking victim with crowbar

MILTON, N.Y. — The Saratoga Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault call at the Dollar General store and as the result of the investigation, John B. Fleeman Jr., 23, of Fort Ann was arrested. Fleeman is accused of striking another person to their head with a crowbar. The victim, who...

KPM Restoration celebrates the opening of its Malta location

Damage restoration service provider KPM Restoration celebrated its move to the Town of Malta recently with a June 10 ribbon cutting and party. Family owned by Jamie and Rachel Kennedy, the company specializes in the remediation of mold, fire and water damage. During the COVID-19 pandemic it also filled a demand for cleaning and disinfecting services around the Capital Region. Their expansion is a welcome sight as Malta continues to pursue a balanced business growth initiative under the hashtag #MaltaWorks. The ribbon cutting was facilitated by the Capital Region Chamber in partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and was celebrated by a number of elected officials, family members, and friends.

Business Awards Night signals a post-pandemic return

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — After an emotional year that affected many businesses directly and many members of those businesses personally, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County took it upon itself last week to help everyone return to something approaching normal with its Annual Salute to Business Awards Night. The June...
Saratoga Springs,

71 Students Complete Early College Career Academy

SARATOGA SPRINGS —The Early College Career Academy (ECCA), a partnership program between the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES and SUNY Adirondack, held its Completion Ceremonies at the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus on June 10 and 11. Seventy-one students from 26 school districts were recognized in the company of family members, WSWHE BOCES and SUNY Adirondack staff and faculty, BOCES Board of Education members and honored award presenters. CDC guidelines were followed.
GovernmentDaily Gazette

Saratoga County primary results

SARATOGA COUNTY – There were six municipal-level party primaries Tuesday in communities in Saratoga County. In the only town in which a town supervisor’s office was at stake, Republican voters in Corinth selected Town Board member C. Eric Butler as their nomination over fellow board member Jeffrey Collura. Incumbent supervisor Richard Lucia, also a Republican, is retiring this year after nearly 30 years in office.
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Mechanicville’s Ugly Rooster Cafe Expanding to Malta Location

A cozy, comfortable, Capital Region cafe is getting a second location. Neslted in the heart of Mechanicville, The Ugly Rooster Cafe is beloved by locals and out-of-town travelers who know where to get good eats in Saratoga County. They've enjoyed so much success over the last dozen years, that one rooster simply wasn't enough. On Tuesday they "teased" information regarding their expansion with a Facebook message stating "What's better than one Rooster? We vote for two. Details coming soon!"

Learning About the Importance & Tastiness of Local Farming

School’s out for summer! That means a few months of family fun, relaxing, and, well... boredom. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s Power of Produce (POP) Club is here to keep local kids active and learning all summer long with educational activities, interactions with their local farmers, and challenges to try fresh market produce to get even the pickiest eaters to try new fruits and veggies.
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Review: Caribbean fare and dance party at The Night Owl in Saratoga

I was sipping a Cobra Fang out of a pineapple with fake grass beneath my feet when my guest leapt up and started dancing. Not that this is unusual at The Night Owl in Saratoga Springs. But, post-pandemic, with restrictions lifted, it manages to feel miraculous (and not unlike the closing dance party in "Footloose") to see maskless people from different tables mingling, dancing — and, God forbid, hugging! — under the stars.

Amasiah Ford: A Veteran of the War of 1812 who Fell on Hard Times

In 1845, Amasiah Ford, of Ballston Spa, wrote a multi-page manuscript for his application seeking a veteran’s pension. The account of his military experience 30-plus years earlier would be used 150 years later as references in several books on the War of 1812. Amasiah was born on June 24, 1796,...
Saratoga County,

SPAC to Host ‘A Midsummer NIght’s Supper’ Fundraiser

The course of true love never did run smooth—unless it included dinner. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will host a fundraiser, entitled “A Midsummer Night’s Supper,” which was inspired by George Balanchine’s ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream and ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq’s The Ballet Cook Book. The event will feature a multi-course gourmet dinner; herb-infused spirits by Albany Distilling Company; and appearances by New York City Ballet (NYCB) dancers Tyler Angle, Gonzalo Garcia, Maria Kowroski, Amar Ramasar, Teresa Reichlen and legendary retired NYCB dancer Edward Villella. Between courses, Meryl Rosofsky, creator of the Breaking Bread with Balanchine project; Paul Kolnik, renowned NYCB photographer and Saratoga devotee; and Jeanne Fuchs, author and longtime friend of Tanaquil Le Clercq, who worked with her on The Ballet Cook Book, will share stories about food, ballet and Saratoga.
EntertainmentDaily Gazette

Williams looks back: What a long, strange trip it’s been

A few days before Thanksgiving 1977, a not-so-recent college graduate from Red Sox country gazed from the state Thruway toward a city spread densely across hills overlooking the Mohawk River. Interesting-looking place, I thought – and my new home. The city was Amsterdam. I was 23, thrilled and terrified. The...