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Last updated: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:07:49 GMT

 New sewer district proposed for Burnt Hills Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:38:42 UT

BALLSTON — A proposed $15.8 million sewer line to run around Ballston Lake and the Route 50 corridor will cost the average homeowner in this newly designated district at least $651 a year.

And if the homeowner wants to hook into the line, a one-time installation charge will range between $3,500 and $10,000 per home and there will be an additional yearly Saratoga County usage fee of $275.

 Schumer praises McConnell for support of Mueller Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:32:51 UT

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump launching salvos at special counsel Robert Mueller on what seems like a daily basis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday came to the Trump-Russia prosecutor's defense — calling him a "thoroughly credible individual."

McConnell's statement drew praise from his Democratic counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, who called it "the right thing to do."

 CEG seeks nominees for tech awards event Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:46:27 UT

The Center for Economic Growth is seeking nominations for its 22nd Annual Technology Awards event, to be held at 4:30 p.m. June 28 at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady.

 Schenectady contemplates suit over opioid epidemic Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:28:30 UT

SCHENECTADY - City leaders are considering taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies to recoup money from the costs associated with fighting the opioid epidemic.

Mayor Gary McCarthy confirmed that attorney Donald Boyajian made a presentation about the topic to City Council members on Monday.

It was subsequently voted out of a City Council Committee and the full governing body is expected March 26 to vote on a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with Boyajian's law firm though McCarthy cautioned Tuesday though that doesn't need the panel's approval because the city wouldn't be paying for the ligation.

City Attorney Carl Falotico said "the mayor is empowered on his own to enter into a suit like this or" but can opt for "a resolution of support" from council members.

 Former Saratoga County deputy violates terms of house arrest Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:04:43 UT

A former Saratoga County Sheriff sergeant who has been charged with possessing child pornography remained free on bail after going too close to his estranged wife's home. Court papers show that Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart will allow Peter Farnum, 41, of Ballston Lake to remain under house arrest after he violated the terms of his detention.

 Careers from computers to goat-tending at Siena job fair Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:02:26 UT


Interested in a career in the traditional fields of banking or accounting, or for the less traditionally-minded, the tending of cashmere goats?

All that and more was offered during a job fair at Siena College on Tuesday, when dozens of local companies, not-for-profit groups, the armed forces, and even a religious order of nuns were looking for prospective hires.

Now in its 15th year, the job fair has grown as the Great Recession that began in 2008 recedes into memory. Five years ago, there were about 90 companies at the fair, and this year, there are 127, said Ashley Dwyer, Siena's assistant director of employer relations.

 Columbia County pair accused of disclosing grand jury information Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:49:31 UT

Two who served on a grand jury were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly disclosing information that they were privy to, New York State Police said.

 Nine Pin planting small orchard in Washington Park Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:38:19 UT

Albany-based Nine Pin Ciderworks will plant a small orchard of apple trees in the city's Washington Park for eventual use in its ciders.

 Claire's to close two area stores in Chapter 11 reorganization Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:30:58 UT

Claire's Stores, the tween-oriented jewelry chain, will close its stores at Viaport Rotterdam and Lee Premium Outlets in Lee, Mass., as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, according to a list from Business Insider. The company also has stores at Colonie Center, Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, and Clifton Park Center.

 Two face charges for allegedly disclosing grand jury information Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:28:13 UT

Two Columbia County residents face felony charges over alleged unlawful disclosure of confidential information they learned about while serving on a county grand jury, State Police said.