Saratoga County

New York News
6:14 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

NYRA Reorganization Delay Creates Headaches For Some In Saratoga County

As part of New York’s new budget, the embattled New York Racing Association, currently controlled by a state-appointed board of directors, has had its reorganization deadline pushed back another year. Now officials who had looked forward to the re-privatization of the organization are expressing their concerns.

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New York News
12:24 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Report: Saratoga County Mental Health Director Sexually Harassed Former Co-Worker

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The man who has served as Saratoga County’s mental health director since September sexually harassed a female staff member while working for a state-run organization.

The Times Union reports that a 2008 state review revealed that Michael Prezioso sexually harassed Heidi DiTonno while working for the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany from early 2006 through spring 2007, and retaliated against her after the conduct was reported.  

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New York News
4:57 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Saratoga County Murder Case Postponed

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A case against a retired police officer accused of killing his wife last year has been postponed.

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New York News
12:11 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Longtime Stillwater Mayor Faces New Challenger

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Stillwater mayor Ernest Martin has held his job for 22 years and is being challenged by Rick Nelson, a lifelong village resident who has never held elected office.

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New York News
5:02 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Report Shows Increased Economic Impact Of Saratoga Race Course

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A new report examining the economic impact of the Saratoga Race Course shows the horse racing industry is having an increased footprint in the Capital Region economy.

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New York News
1:15 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

After Bumpy Start, New Owner Of Saratoga County Nursing Home Looking Ahead

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On February 1st, Zenith Care Health Group officially became the owner and operator of Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home and not soon after, local media began reporting on staffing and quality-of-care issues at the 277-bed facility.

People voiced concern at two well-attended public meetings this month, but Zenith spokesman Aaron Lichtman said the community has been supportive of the company.

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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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