Saratoga County

New York News
1:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Company Warns Of Cuts As Saratoga County Nursing Home Shifts To Private Hands

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The potential new owner of Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home says it’s working to reduce the impact on current staffing levels as the home approaches privatization, but some cuts may be unavoidable.

The Saratogian newspaper reported earlier this month that employees at Maplewood Manor were handed a notice that up to 97 full- and part-time positions could be cut as the county-owned nursing home changes to private hands.

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New York News
5:40 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Washington County DA Will Serve As Special Prosecutor In Case Against Saratoga County Deputy

Former Saratoga County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Glans as seen in an online video
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The acting district attorney in Saratoga County has announced a special prosecutor will handle the case against a former Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy who allegedly slapped a civilian earlier this month. 

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New York News
8:15 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Officer Suspended After Video Posted Online

UPDATED: 11/9/14

The Saratoga County sheriff’s office has suspended an officer for an “inappropriate action” with a civilian after a video of the exchange was posted online. The video has since gone viral and attracted media attention across the country.

A press release states that the incident occurred during a roadside interview following a suspicious vehicle complaint early Friday morning in Halfmoon, NY.

The name of the officer has been reported as Sgt. Shawn Glans.

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New York News
4:43 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Halfmoon Town Board Candidates Dispute Unfair Campaign Practices

Joe Christopher, Todd Kerner, and Deanna Stephenson
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Four candidates running for town board in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon — two Democrats and two Republicans — have filed complaints against each for unfair campaign practices, and appeared before an elections fairness organization Wednesday evening.

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New York News
2:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Saratoga County Nursing Home Moves Step Closer To Sale

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The privatization of a Saratoga County nursing home that has become a drain on the county’s finances has cleared another regulatory hurdle.

In December 2013, Saratoga County and Zenith Care Health Group entered a $14 million agreement to transfer ownership and operation of the county-owned Maplewood Manor nursing home to the Nassau County-based company.

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New York News
5:12 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Saratoga County DA Steps Down

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Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy announced his resignation Thursday, as he looks forward to running for County Court Judge in November.

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New York News
5:01 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Families Of 2012 Northway Crash Victims File Lawsuits Against Driver, Others

The families of two teenage victims killed in a 2012 car crash have brought lawsuits against a man now in prison for crimes associated with their deaths. 

In December, Dennis Drue was sentenced to 5 to 15 years for 58 counts associated with the Saratoga County car crash that killed Shenendehowa High School students Christopher Stewart and Deanna Rivers and injured Matthew Hardy and Bailey Wind in December 2012.

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New York News
5:44 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Saratoga County Lawmakers Seek Increased PCB Monitoring

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Lawmakers in Saratoga County have passed a resolution calling on General Electric to monitor flood plains along the Hudson River for chemical contamination. 

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New York News
4:13 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

GE Settles With Saratoga County Municipalities

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General Electric has reportedly agreed to pay close to $8 million to settle a portion of five-year-old lawsuit brought by Saratoga County municipalities related to the company’s dredging on the Hudson River.

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New York News
12:24 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Runway Expansion Halted At Saratoga County Airport

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