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  • Clifton Park psychiatrist arrested, authorities say

    ALBANY, N.Y. >> A Clifton Park psychiatrist specializing in addition recovery was arrested Thursday for distributing controlled substance outside of professional practice for no legitimate medical purpose, authorities said.

    Adrian Morris, 61, dispensed Xanax, Adderall, and Suboxone to patients for no legitimate medical purpose, and to at least one patient in exchange for sex, authorities said.


  • Review: NYCB’s tragedy of young love shines at SPAC

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Romance, violence and grief suffused the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Thursday afternoon in the New York City Ballet's "Romeo + Juliet." Created in 2007 by former ballet master in chief Peter Martins to Sergei Prokofiev's brilliant score, the choreography fostered strong performances by several dancers, as well as stylistic coherence in its the series of pas de deux for the fated lovers.


  • Facing critics over Putin summit, Trump wants to meet again

    WASHINGTON >> The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump "disagrees" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. to question 12 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election in exchange for permitting Russia to interview Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes.


  • Panel discusses horse racing in Saratoga Springs

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> With Saratoga Race Course kicking off its annual racing season Friday, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and West Point Thoroughbreds teamed up to host a preview of sorts at a breakfast and discussion at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Thursday.

    Dozens gathered in the Hall of Fame room as five panelists, including Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero - who told the crowd he loves coming back to his Hall of Fame plaque - discussed what to...


  • Kingston Trio to perform in Saratoga Springs

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio will soon have an opportunity to re-discover the group's timeless music at an upcoming Spa City performance, part a national tour to mark the group's 60th anniversary.

    Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, are on a national tour as The Kingston Trio, performing many of the trio's best-loved songs.


  • Police + Courts: July 19, 2018

    New York State Police

    DWI: Donald E. Ridings, 33, of Troy was charged July 17 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent.

    DWI: William D. Barnhart, 47, of Cohoes was charged July 18 with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.


  • Ballston Spa cemetery tour July 21

    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. >> Local historian and author David Fiske will lead a walking tour of Ballston Spa Village Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21.

    The event is sponsored by the Ballston Area History Roundtable, a new organization whose mission is to deepen the understanding of local history through research and sharing information among people of all ages, a news release said.


  • Off NY shore, 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

    ISLIP, N.Y. >> Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said.

    Suffolk County police said they were investigating the separate incidents, which occurred less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) apart at Sailors Haven and Atlantique beaches.


  • Richard Cohen: What Donald Trump shares with Frank Sinatra

    Franklin Roosevelt had "Happy Days Are Here Again," Harry Truman had "I'm Just Wild About Harry," John Kennedy had "High Hopes," Richard Nixon had the unsingable "Nixon's The One," and Barack Obama had several theme songs, but none that stick. That is the case, too, with Donald Trump. He's tried the Rolling Stones hit "You Can't Always Get What You Want," but that, sadly, should be Hillary Clinton's.


  • George Will: Our ‘America first’ president put America last in Helsinki

    America's child president had a playdate with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing daycare. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.

    Jeane Kirkpatrick, a Democrat closely associated with such Democratic national security stalwarts as Sen.


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  • Snapshot: Elite training

    Gunning Elite Training celebrated its five year anniversary on July 11 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Center are owners, Matt and Casey Gunning