Category Archives: Capital District

  • Bike trail continues to grow as missing link lamented

    Bike trail continues to grow as missing link lamented Politicians celebrated the official opening of a new section of the Albany County Rail Trail Monday with little mention of what is brewing at both ends of the four-mile paved path: problems. More than 100 people attended Monday’s ribbon-cutting to…

  • 10-year-old helps save sleeping mom from fire

    10-year-old helps save sleeping mom from fire A young girl and some of her neighbors helped save the girl’s mother from a fire at their home on 1905-1907 Euclid Avenue in Schenectady. The attic suffered fire damage, but flames did not spread to the first and second floors of…

  • Troopers: Contractor never finished deck, but kept money

    Troopers: Contractor never finished deck, but kept money A Greenfield contractor allegedly pocketed $14,300 before abandoning work on an Amsterdam homeowner’s back deck and patio, State Police said. “Eventually Kilinski never returned to complete the work,” State Police said. Source: Times Unition Troopers: Contractor never finished deck, but kept…

  • Brooklyn man sentenced to 2 1/2 years on felony drug charge

    Brooklyn man sentenced to 2 1/2 years on felony drug charge SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Brooklyn man was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in prison plus a year of post-release supervision on a felony controlled substance charge, according to the Saratoga County district attorney’s office. Source: Times Unition Brooklyn…

  • 10 years in prison for robbing Clifton Park GNC

    10 years in prison for robbing Clifton Park GNC SARATOGA SPRINGS — An Albany man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the March 2015 armed robbery of the General Nutrition Center in Clifton Park, the Saratoga County district attorney’s office said. Zachary R. Fairbanks, 27, pleaded…

  • Troopers: Man who clutched belt area, ran, had drugs

    Troopers: Man who clutched belt area, ran, had drugs TROY — A Troy man who kept clutching the area around his belt buckle allegedly fled state troopers Saturday and was arrested on drug charges.Hassan Richardson, 29, faces five drug counts, including two felonies, along with felony tampering with evidence…

  • Ballston Spa man pleads guilty to felony assault charge

    Ballston Spa man pleads guilty to felony assault charge SOUTH GLENS FALLS — A Ballston Spa man pleaded guilty to attempted assault, the Saratoga district attorney’s office said. The victim gave a description of the men and their vehicle to police, leading them to spot and pull over the…

  • Director James Ivory to screen 'Remains of the Day' at the Madison

    Director James Ivory to screen 'Remains of the Day' at the Madison Set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, the screening-with-discussion will feature Ivory in conversation with Peter Biskind, film critic and former executive editor of Premiere magazine. With Ivory directing, Merchant producing and Ruth Prawer…

  • Time for a parade: Memorial Day celebrations

    Time for a parade: Memorial Day celebrations Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade, Union Avenue & Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 6:30 p.m. Start at corner of Union & Nelson avenues, continue to Regent Street, and end in Greenridge Cemetary. http://www.saratoga-springs.org Greenwich Memorial Day Parade, 6 p.m. Hosted by the Greenwich…

  • Photos: Steam power in the Capital Region

    Photos: Steam power in the Capital Region From the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady to Albany’s Delaware & Hudson Railway, the Capital Region forged new ground in transportation. All that remains for Albany is a city void of its station, and buildings renamed to suit a new generation of…