Category Archives: Capital District

  • Fire consumes former Round Lake gun club

    Fire consumes former Round Lake gun club When crews arrived on the scene, there was a two-acre brush fire surrounding the clubhouse, according to Lt. Joseph Plewinski of the Round Lake Fire Department. Fire departments from Malta Ridge, Jonesville and Saratoga Springs were assisting at the scene. Source: Times…

  • Albany High school vote was flawed, 101 say Saturday

    Albany High school vote was flawed, 101 say Saturday Reports of crowding and confusion at polling places, however, raised calls for a revote. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Friday that the city will postpone plans for a new high school until she decided whether the Feb. 9 vote…

  • Saratoga harness track turns 75

    Saratoga harness track turns 75 Hoffman still works at the track, which now has video lottery machines and since 2011 has been called Saratoga Casino and Raceway. […] among the oldest operating harness tracks in the country, the track has welcomed 24 million guests, produced 11,000 racing programs and…

  • New York Republicans: Outrage, glee over Trump

    New York Republicans: Outrage, glee over Trump Astorino, the party’s 2014 gubernatorial nominee and a potential 2018 candidate, was one of several speakers who tried to put a positive spin on the upheaval that Trump’s candidacy has brought to the state GOP ranks. Establishment Republicans — who avoided that…

  • Latest Hoosick well tests show safer levels

    Latest Hoosick well tests show safer levels The newest round of state tests on public and private water wells in the town of Hoosick and village of Hoosick Falls show seven more wells with levels of a possible carcinogen above the threshold recommended by federal officials. Most of the…

  • Police: Overweight truck caused Malta roundabout crash

    Police: Overweight truck caused Malta roundabout crash Gregory J. Vangelder, 53, of Schenectady, was driving a 1994 Mack dump truck south on the Round Lake Bypass and failed to yield at the roundabout with Round Lake Road a few minutes before noon, State Police said. No one was injured,…

  • Burglars face prison for Charlton home invasion

    Burglars face prison for Charlton home invasion CHARLTON — Two of the three Schenectady men arrested in connection with a Charlton home invasion face up to a dozen years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to second-degree burglary. Robert M. Buckley, 28, and Delbert Parker, Jr., 39, admitted in…

  • N.Y. awards $17M to five Capital Region health institutions

    N.Y. awards M to five Capital Region health institutions ALBANY — Five health institutions in the Greater Capital Region are slated to receive $17 million in state funding for projects intended to improve patient care and make their facilities more sustainable amid changes in how medicine is provided and…

  • Bruegger's franchisee files for Chapter 11

    Bruegger's franchisee files for Chapter 11 HOT LLC, which describes itself as the sole member of Flour City Bagels, said it hoped to continue operating while it restructures its debt. Coyne outlined steps he’s taken to pay creditors, including the state Department of Taxation and Finance and various landlords.…