QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two men have been arrested in upstate New York while trying to drive 180 pounds (82 kilograms) of marijuana from Canada to Boston.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2018 on Saturday night...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,000 volunteers are expected to help clean up the shores of the Hudson River next weekend.
The eighth annual Riverkeeper Sweep will be held on Saturday, May 4...
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One woman says a male co-worker at her state job grabbed her head and forced it between his legs. Another woman says the same man exposed his penis to her while she worked...
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on allegations that supervisors at a New York state agency for the disabled failed to respond appropriately to repeated instances of sexual harassment in an...
Driver thrown from vehicle, killed in upstate NY crash
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) — A driver was thrown from his vehicle and killed in a single-car crash in Saratoga County.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday on Route 9 in Moreau. The driver's name was not immediately released.
Teenager pleads guilty to murder of 15-year-old friend
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old has admitted he killed his 15-year-old friend in an Adirondack home.
Adrian Sawyer pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge Thursday at Washington County Court. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports lawyers say despite the guilty plea, the motivation for the slaying of Maverick Bowman will likely never be known.
Special Olympics event called off due to storm
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A Special Olympics competition set to return to an upstate New York ski area has been cancelled because of the severe storm hitting the region this weekend.
Nearly 200 athletes from around New York state were expected to compete in snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country, and Nordic and Alpine skiing at West Mountain, just outside Glens Falls.
About 2,000 march in annual event honoring US military
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,000 veterans, members of the New York Air and Army National Guard and relatives of active duty military personnel have participated in an annual 4-mile march held in an upstate city to honor the U.S. armed forces.
The Christmas Eve march was held Monday morning in Glens Falls.
Man sentenced to prison for courthouse grenade scare
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of sending an inert hand grenade to a judge has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison.
Syracuse signs 4 players for next season
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has announced four players have signed national letters of intent to play for the Orange next season.
The group includes 6-foot-10 center John Bol Ajak and three guards — Brycen Goodine of Rhode Island, Quincy Guerrier of Montreal, and 6-1 Joseph Girard of Glens Falls, already the all-time scoring leader in New York state history with 3,306 points and one more season to play.
Upstate NY museum exhibiting rare page from Gutenberg Bible
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York museum known for its fine arts collection is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible.
Troopers make arrest 3 after wrong-way driver chase
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have captured a woman suspected of fleeing a traffic stop near Albany and driving the wrong way on a highway while eluding troopers.
Police say troopers stopped a vehicle near Thruway Exit 23 around 4:45 a.m. Friday. As troopers arrested a 34-year-old Proctor, Vermont man on drug charges, a woman jumped behind the wheel and sped off.
Restaurant owner gets jail for sexually harassing workers
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of an upstate New York restaurant who sexually harassed employees has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Arrow Financial: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) _ Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $9.3 million.
The bank, based in Glens Falls, New York, said it had earnings of 64 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $31.8 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $28.3 million, which topped Street forecasts.
2 upstate hospitals forging stronger partnership
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One of the largest hospitals in upstate New York is forging a stronger partnership with another hospital to improve medical care for residents of the state's eastern areas.
Officials from Glens Falls Hospital and Albany Medical Center held a news conference Wednesday to announce an alliance aimed at better coordinating medical care for residents of neighboring Warren and Washington counties.
Police: Ice cream truck driver stalked young girls
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a New York ice cream truck driver who they say was stalking young girls.
The South Glens Falls Police Department says 57-year-old Charles Ross, of Whitehall, was charged Tuesday with felony stalking and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lawyers cite ‘extreme emotional disturbance’ in teen’s death
PUTNAM, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers for a 16-year-old say he suffered an "extreme emotional disturbance" before allegedly killing his 15-year-old friend in a New York home and then setting the home on fire.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports lawyers for Adrian Sawyer have planned for the teen to be examined by a forensic psychologist.
Syracuse lands high-scoring prospect Joe Girard III
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard III, New York state's all-time leading scorer in high school basketball, has committed to play for the Syracuse Orange.
Girard, a senior at Glens Falls High School, announced his verbal commitment to Syracuse on Sunday night. He had whittled his list to a handful of schools, which also included Duke, Boston College, Penn State, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
Judge denies dismissing charges filed against camp counselor
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled against dismissing child sex abuse charges filed against a former youth camp counselor in New York.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports the judge's ruling Thursday means the trial for 51-year-old Dylan Stolz will take place in December or early January.
SUNY community college opens new culinary arts center
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One of the State University of New York's community colleges has opened a new culinary arts center in an upstate city's revitalized downtown.
State officials on Wednesday announced that SUNY Adirondack's new facility has opened in downtown Glens Falls. The project was one of eight in the city supported by one of the state's $10 million grants awarded in 2016 for downtown revitalization initiatives.
School bus driver has 2 mishaps on 1st day of classes
HORICON, N.Y. (AP) — The first day of school wasn't a good one for a school bus driver in upstate New York.
Man sent to prison for strangling 95-year-old grandmother
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A 51-year-old man has been sentenced for strangling his 95-year-old grandmother inside her northern New York home last year.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports Kevin Gonyea (GAHN'-yay) was sentenced Friday in Washington County Court in Fort Edward to 15 years to life in prison.
PUTNAM, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old accused of killing his 15-year-old friend in an Adirondack home he then started a fire in has pleaded not guilty.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls report s that Adrian Sawyer was sent to jail without bail after being arraigned on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree arson.
Arrow Financial: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) _ Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $9.7 million.
The Glens Falls, New York-based bank said it had earnings of 69 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $31.5 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $28.9 million, surpassing Street forecasts.
JOHNSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two people have died and two others are hospitalized with serious injuries after their vehicle went off of an Adirondack road and slammed into a boulder.
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — An inmate who made comments in New York's Warren County Jail about shooting up a synagogue has pleaded guilty to a felony.
The Post-Star says Justin M. Cabral of South Glens Falls faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York museum with a big-time reputation for fine art has received a six-figure matching gift.
Officials at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls say a regional benefactor who wants to remain anonymous says every dollar donated to the art museum through the end of June will be matched, up to $100,000.
New Yorker who killed woman, 4-year-old gets prison
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter last summer will spend 44 years to life in prison.
The Post-Star says Bryan M. Redden apologized and asked for forgiveness Thursday in Warren County Court.
Crystal Riley and her daughter, Lilly Frasier, were stabbed and strangled in their Glens Falls home.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Warren County is trying to work out a separation agreement for its public works superintendent who pleaded guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge.
The Post-Star says Jeffrey E. Tennyson pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor after he was arrested Jan. 28 in Glens Falls.
High school dance marathon raises $830,000
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York high school has raised more than $830,000 through its annual 24-hour dance marathon.
Upstate NY high school students dance for charities
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York high school is holding its annual 24-hour dance marathon.
The 41st South High Marathon Dance at South Glens Falls High School in Moreau (maw-ROH') is set to run through Saturday evening with about 800 students dancing around the clock.
The students in recent years have raised more than $500,000 annually for charities and local causes.
Son, grandson charged in death of 95-year-old NY woman
FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) — A son and grandson of a 95-year-old upstate New York woman who was strangled have been charged with felony conspiracy in connection with her death.
NY man dies after crashing snowmobile into tree
GREENWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has died after crashing a snowmobile into a tree in upstate New York.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the crash happened at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Greenwich.
NY doctor and wife to pay fine for false Medicare claims
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doctor and his wife have agreed to pay $500,000 for submitting false claims to Medicare for unapproved chemotherapy drugs.
Dr. Vincent Koh and wife Milly, who works as office manager, pleaded guilty in November to violations of the False Claims Act.
Glens Falls junior Joe Girard III breaks hoops scoring mark
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard III of Glens Falls High School has become the highest scoring boys player in New York state history.
Girard, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, eclipsed Lance Stephenson's state career mark of 2,946 points on Tuesday night, matching his season low with 44 points. Averaging 50.1 points a game, Girard has 2,952 career points.
Stephenson played at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn and now plays for the NBA's Indiana Pacers.
Removal of Adirondack train cars delayed by Hudson flooding
THURMAN, N.Y. (AP) — Plans to remove old tanker train cars from a rail line in the Adirondacks have been halted by Hudson River flooding.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that plans to remove the cars sitting between North River and Tahawus were halted because river flooding deposited tons of ice on the rail line to the south.
Flooding reported along several rivers north of Albany
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A number of rivers north of Albany were flooding because of ice jams.
The Glens Falls Post-Star reports the threat is expected to continue much of Saturday.
Flood warnings were in effect for the Hoosic, Mettawee and Sacandaga rivers.
Ex worker pleads guilty in disabilities programs theft
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A former payroll administrator has pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars from a New York company that helps the disabled.
The Post-Star says Alberto Lupia of Moreau has pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to a felony, falsifying business records.
Agency’s Lake George patrol officers to be armed next year
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Officers for a state agency that enforces marine and environmental regulations on a popular Adirondack lake will be armed next year.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the Lake George Park Commission voted earlier this week to allow its marine patrol officers to carry handguns.
What’s the smell? Town residents find rotting moose parts
ARGYLE, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of a rural upstate New York town have found the source of a powerful stench plaguing them this fall: hundreds of pounds of rotting moose meat dumped along a road.
The Glens Falls Foundation is working to ensure that a thousand kids are "good to go" with weekend meals this winter.
The nonprofit community trust recently launched a "Good-to-Go!" crowdfunding campaign, at https://www.youcaring.com/warrenwashingtonnsaratoganybackpackprograms-972628, with a goal of raising $50,000 to provide healthy meals on Saturdays and Sundays to children in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties.
SUNY school prepares to arm campus officers
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Some security officers at the State University of New York's Adirondack campus could be carrying guns during the spring semester.
The Post-Star in Glens Falls reports that school officials are drawing up rules for the purchase, training and use of Tasers and handguns by campus officers.
“Princess Bride” actor Chris Sarandon to be at film festival
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Sarandon, who played Prince Humperdinck in "The Princess Bride," will talk to the audience after a 30th anniversary screening of the movie during the Adirondack Film Festival.
The film festival in Glens Falls starts Thursday evening with a youth hockey exhibition game followed by a Jumbotron screening of the movie "Miracle," about the U.S. hockey team winning the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader dies of cancer at 62
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as "The Voice," has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62.
The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national broadcaster on NBC Sports.
"He was a guy who made every team he was a part of better," said Sam Flood, executive producer and president of production for NBC and NBC Sports.
Small upstate NY museum displaying its lone van Gogh work
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York art museum has opened a new exhibit featuring a rare display of its lone painting by Vincent van Gogh.
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is currently displaying the late 19th century Dutch artist's "Orchard with Arles in the Background" alongside six paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two artists met in Paris in 1886 and became friends.
Rachael Ray’s Hamptons home on market for $4.9 million
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Author and Emmy-winning celebrity cook Rachael Ray has listed her home in the Hamptons for sale for nearly $5 million.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2wKvQGX ) reports the 49-year-old Glens Falls, New York, native's Southampton home is on the market for $4.9 million.
NY town closer to acquiring Revolutionary War battlefield
FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York town is a step closer to acquiring a Revolutionary War battlefield that had been considered for a quarry business.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/2vDhI3B ) that Connecticut businessman Gino Vona recently sold the 165-acre site in Fort Ann to the Civil War Trust.