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New York State Police have charged two suspects in the 2017 alcohol-related death of a Saratoga County teenager after a night of drinking.


The race for mayor of the Saratoga County Village of Ballston Spa is shaping up.

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Saratoga County is continuing to lead the Capital Region in single-family home sales, according to a new county-wide real estate index.

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The number of farms in Saratoga County, one of the fastest growing areas of New York, is shrinking. At the same time, farmers are looking toward new technologies and markets to adapt to a changing landscape. A new report released Wednesday provides a snapshot of the county’s agricultural economy.

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Two Republican candidates for Saratoga County District Attorney are squaring off in the September 13th primary election. With a week left in the campaign, the challenger is painting the sitting DA as neglectful.

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This story has been updated 7/27/18 3:30 p.m.

A local scouting organization is moving on after it failed to sell a former Cub Scout camp to the Saratoga County Town of Milton.

Milton’s plan to purchase Camp Boyhaven stretched on over several months and two town supervisors. But Twin Rivers Council, the local organization that owns the camp, is done moving deadlines. Mark Switzer is the council executive.

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In a saga that dates back more than a decade, development may be coming to a hotly debated property in the Saratoga County town of Ballston.

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The first public meeting about how to utilize a recently purchased 37-acre lot in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park is set for this evening.

Four deputies with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office are suspended without pay after a late-night brawl in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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The supervisor of the Saratoga County Town of Galway has died.

According to New York State Police, Paul Lent died after a tractor accident on his property Friday. Police say Lent was performing agricultural work when his tractor overturned and pinned him, causing his death.

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Saratoga County today transferred more than 60 acres of land to the Town of Clifton Park to preserve a popular park and trail network.

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Officials have a better understanding of the creative economy in Saratoga County, thanks to a new report that shows the region’s arts and cultural attractions have a significant economic impact.

New York state lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow the Saratoga County community of Round Lake to apply for grant funding to protect and revitalize its waterfront.

Police have released the identities of two people killed in a multi-vehicle crash in the Town of Ballston.  

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Several schools in Saratoga County will have a school resource officer on hand beginning next fall.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo, joined by county officials and leaders from local schools, announced Thursday a new program that would place deputies in local districts in the new year.

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Saratoga County officials are partnering with Inside Rx to offer discounts on prescription medication.

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Local business leaders from across Saratoga County gathered Thursday to get an economic update on the county, which is experiencing increased investment and growth.

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With closures of existing landfills on the horizon and waste management a continuing concern, Albany and Saratoga Counties have announced a multi-million dollar partnership to build a new biosolid waste facility.

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The Town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County is creating two new groups to discuss the future of a piece of land recently purchased from a local school district.

A shooting threat was discovered in a bathroom at a Saratoga County high school.

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A training session is being held today in Saratoga County where law enforcement officers from across the state are learning how to better communicate with veterans who may be in crisis.

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A town in Saratoga County is planning to purchase a former cub scout camp, with plans to preserve it as a park. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...

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A former Roman Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to felony sexual assault charges.

A mental health worker faces felony and misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges after he was  accused of sexually abusing a patient in Saratoga County.

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Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy John Brown died suddenly while on a training run Sunday. He was 45.  Services are being held throughout the day Friday.   WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Sheriff Michael Zurlo about the loss of his deputy.  

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The outcome of a ballot referendum on Saratoga Springs’ city charter may be determined Tuesday.

After polls were closed on Election Night, votes to change Saratoga Springs’ system of government were up by 48. More than 500 absentee ballots have not been counted.

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A new partnership has formed in Saratoga County to attract high-tech businesses to the region. 

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The recent mass shooting at a Texas church is weighing on the minds of many. This week the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office held training events for residents curious about what to do during a shooting. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on a drill held at a local library on Wednesday.

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A tentative 2018 budget has been unveiled for Saratoga County. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the budget will remain within the state mandated tax cap while officials hope to complete a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.

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New York state Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner sees the hemp industry as an economic opportunity for Washington and Saratoga Counties.