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Rep. Elise Stefanik married in Saratoga Springs

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik got married Saturday on the grounds of the Hall of Springs.

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No Powerball winners: pot now $650M

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No one matched all six balls in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the winnings will swell to an estimated $650 million — in what would be the third-largest payout in U.S. lottery history.

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Local farmers are trying to preserve their land forever

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When Pete Wagner looks west from his 296-acre dairy farm on Garfield Road he feels the pressure of approaching suburbia.

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Horse deaths at Saratoga have trainers searching for answers

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Saratoga Springs Howard Beach was a 2-year-old chestnut colt who had a future. He raced once in his short life, nearly winning a six-furlong race on a rainy July 14 at Belmont Park. The young horse fought to the end of that race, holding…

ValleyCats manager recounts traumatic robbery

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Troy Tri-City ValleyCats manager Morgan Ensberg gets uncomfortable when autograph-seekers approach him outside of the familiar surroundings of Bruno Stadium. For Ensberg, a former All-Star third baseman for the Houston Astros, the anxiety…

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Counter-protest dwarfs 'free speech rally'

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Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week…

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Churchill: The upstate road where the American dream dies

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The taxi arrived in the pouring rain. The mother and father exited quickly, the father yanking luggage from the minivan as the mother nestled a baby into a stroller.

Whistle-blower nurse settles case with Albany VA

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Albany A retired nurse manager has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over patient abuse and whistle-blower complaints filed against the Stratton VA Medical Center. "It feels wonderful, like a weight off my…

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Elate scores impressive win in Alabama at Saratoga

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Just as Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott predicted months ago, the Saratoga's Alabama Stakes was the right race at the right time for Elate. Making Mott look like a prophet, she won the historic test easily Saturday, by 51/2 lengths over…

Saturday, Aug 19

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Man, 20, had inappropriate contact with child, police say

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A 20-year-old Schenectady man was arrested on Friday in connection with alleged inappropriate online contact with a twelve-year-old child.

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Wild animal may be loose near Buckingham Pond

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What appeared to be a wild animal was sought by Albany police in the area of Buckingham Pond on Saturday, but could not be located and has not been seen in the area since an original call to police.

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Youth, families gather in Schenectady

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Epic Inc.'s Youth & Family Day is being held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jerry Burrell Park, Hamilton Street, Schenectady. It included information about family resources, games and free food and school supplies.

Albany man gets 8 years in prison for sex assault

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A 36-year-old male was sentenced to eight years in state prison on a sexual assault charge, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced on Friday.

Glenville site under consideration for clean up

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GLENVILLE -- State officials are accepting comments on a proposal to clean up a brownfield at Mohawk Avenue and Maritime Drive in the hamlet of Alplaus. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is considering a proposal from…

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'Apparent suicide' at Crossgates Mall

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State Police are investigating an "apparent suicide" at Crossgates Mall yesterday, a state police official confirmed.

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Funeral held for longtime lawman Bennett

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ALBANY — Mourners Saturday morning remembered longtime area law enforcement leader Wayne Bennett during a funeral at St. Mary's Church in Albany. Bennett was a State Police superintendent and public safety commissioner for the city of…

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Riders enjoys thrills, while the livestock chills at Altamont Fair

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The Tornado amused riders at the Altamont Fair Thursday, above. Holsteins were judged at the fair which runs daily through 10 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include midway rides, food vendors, craft exhibits, an Elvis impersonator, petting zoo, a…

Governor, AG monitoring Troy's probe of police shooting

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The offices of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are monitoring an investigation into Tuesday's shooting of a 22-year-old parole absconder who may not have been armed when at least one Troy police officer opened fire…

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Options grow in heroin battle

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A sought-after medication used to wean addicts off heroin and other opioids can now be prescribed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as doctors, in New York state.

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State seeks to expand list of medical exemptions for dark window tinting

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With a new window tint law going into effect earlier this year, the state Department of Health is updating the list of medical conditions for which people can obtain a waiver to have tint darker than otherwise allowed.

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Hydrochloric acid spills at Momentive's Waterford plant

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State Department of Environmental Conservation crews were investigating on Friday evening a hydrochloric acid spill at the Momentive Performance Materials plant in Waterford.

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Clifton Park school evacuated after acid spill

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Acadia Middle School employees were safely evacuated after hydrochloric acid accidentally spilled Friday morning, Saratoga County deputies said.

Friday, Aug 18

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No bail for child porn suspect who allegedly exposed himself hundreds of times

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ALBANY — A judge denied bail on Friday to a child pornography defendant, saying he was disturbed by the Albany man's lewd history of exposing himself and his alleged confession that he molested young girls in Vermont.

Mechanicville boil water order lifted

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MECHANICVILLE — A boil water order for the city that has been in place since the beginning of the month was lifted on Friday.

Guilderland bans tobacco products, e-cigs in town parks

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GUILDERLAND — The town board voted 5-0 to ban all tobacco products — including chewing tobacco, smoking, and vaping — from parks and other land the town owns.

UAlbany football star to return to practice next week

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The University at Albany football team got the good news it expected on running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks, but still isn't certain whether he'll be ready to play in the opener against Old Dominion on Sept. 2.

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Albany lobbyist trying to win with Saratoga racing app

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - Leave the Wizard to the pros when it comes to Saratoga Race Course.

Natural gas pipeline backers lose federal court appeal

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ALBANY — A federal court Friday supported the state's rejection of a proposed $750 million natural gas pipeline, saying the state had authority to do so because of concerns over potential damage to streams in the Southern Tier.

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GE to supply wind turbines to largest wind farm in Australia

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General Electric Co. is supplying 123 wind turbines to what will become the largest wind farm in Australia when completed.

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No need to dial 1 when dialing within 518, 838 area codes

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There is no need to dial the number "1" first when 10-digit dialing begins in the 518 area code Saturday.