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  Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club will be in Saratoga Springs with his new novel, Beautiful You, about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure tomorrow night at 7PM in at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Skidmore College has entered a new agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through hydroelectric power.

Skidmore has entered a 20-year operating agreement with company Gravity Renewables and National Grid to meet 18 percent of its energy needs with power generated at the historic Chittenden Falls Hydroelectric Facility in Columbia County, 60 miles away.

Gravity Renewables CEO Ted Rose said “mini-hydro” reutilizes existing decommissioned dams in New York and could change the way electricity is generated.

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A paroled sex offender has been taken into police custody after he was located on the Skidmore College campus after a manhunt earlier today. Classes resumed normally after a lockdown was lifted, but it was a strange day on campus.

Students and faculty received a campus alert via the school website, social media, text message, and email around 7 a.m. announcing the lockdown. Students on campus were asked to stay in their rooms and remain quiet.

Around 8:30, Saratoga Springs police located Shane Harding on the campus near a trail heading into Skidmore’s North Woods.

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UPDATED 10:14 a.m.

The campus is reopen as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. 

UPDATED 8:42 a.m.:

According to a post on Skidmore College’s website, the Saratoga Springs campus remains closed this morning as State Police are conducting an evidence search after arresting 25-year-old Shane Harding. The police were searching for Harding, who was wanted on parole violation and suspected of rape in Schoharie County.

    Author, editor and publisher Victor S. Navasky will draw on his most recent book when he delivers the 26th annual Fox-Adler Lecture at Skidmore College. “The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power” is the title of Navasky’s talk, to be presented at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. A reception and book signing will immediately follow in the Class of 1967 lobby adjacent to the auditorium.

Navasky’s talk has the same title as his newest book, which describes how transformative and incendiary cartoons can be. He said, “Cartoons and cartoonists are usually thought of as irrelevant, trivial, ‘not serious.’ However, that is not true.

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The Princeton Review, an online magazine that assesses and ranks colleges, has scored Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs as the number one college for marijuana use in the country. The college questions the organization’s research. But what do the students think?