Kathy Marchione


As the nation pauses on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks tomorrow, a ceremony in Saratoga Springs will recognize the service of local veterans. 


While the manhunt for the two escaped murderers continues in northern New York, Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon says she would introduce a bill to strengthen penalties against anyone accused of aiding a prisoner's escape.

"It’s important that we make our State laws against helping a criminal escape justice stronger to send a powerful message and serve as a more effective deterrent. If you help a criminal try and escape jail you’ll soon be joining them there for a very long time," says Marchione.

A Town Without ZIP Code

Feb 19, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

For years, the residents of one southern Saratoga County town have found themselves been between a rock and a hard place — a place out-of-towners have had trouble finding.


Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione of New York’s 43rd District backed out of a debate scheduled for Tuesday in Saratoga County, and her Democratic opponent in the race addressed voters alone.

The Saratoga County League of Women Voters-sponsored forum Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs’ Maple Avenue Middle School was one candidate short. After a debate between 113th District state assembly candidates Republican Steve Stallmer and Democrat Carrie Woerner, 43rd Senate District candidate Democrat Brian Howard faced the audience alone.


A Democratic challenger has stepped forward to run against Halfmoon Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione.

Office of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione

Medical and mental health professionals, members of law enforcement, educators and drug rehabilitation providers will all be represented as the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opiod Addiction will hold a public forum tomorrow in the Capital Region. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Bulmer Tele-Communications Center at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The task force chair, State Senator Phil Boyle, a republican from Long Island will lead the forum along with local State Senator, republican Kathy Marchione, from Halfmoon, who says the Heroin problem in a law enforcement and public health issue.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon invited local media today to tour a parcel of land she owns that is reportedly part of an FBI investigation.

As reported in an article published by the Albany Times Union Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in association with the New York Attorney General’s office, is investigating a 2007 land purchase by Senator Marchione and her husband.

FBI Reportedly Probing Marchione Land Purchase

Mar 26, 2014

A land purchase by a member of the New York Senate is now part of an ongoing FBI and state investigation into the government in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon. The Times Union said the questions include a land purchase by state senator Kathy Marchione, a former supervisor in Halfmoon, a town that saw the arrest of its supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who resigned last year after being charged with felonies including extortion and the theft of campaign funds.

Brendan Lyons is the investigations editor and senior writer at the Times Union. He wrote today’s story about the investigation.

A Capital Region state Senator is calling on New Yorkers to speak out against a plan to close prison facilities across the state.

At a rally organized Tuesday by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Capital Region State Senator Kathy Marchione urged attendees to contact New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reverse a plan to close correctional facilities across New York, including Mount McGregor prison in Wilton.

Saratoga County

Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.

This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.

Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.