HALFMOON, N.Y. >> Republican State Sen. Kathleen Marchione announced Wednesday that she is not seeking re-election.
"After a great deal of careful consideration, reflection, discussion with my family and prayer, I have decided to not seek re-election this fall to another term as state senator serving and representing the 43rd district," Marchione said in a statement.
STILLWATER, N.Y. >> Through Tuesday, this has been the third-coldest April on record and the chilliest since 1875, the National Weather Service in Albany says.
Combined with snow and rain, area farmers have had trouble getting on fields for things they'd normally be doing this time of year such as spreading manure and preparing fields for planting.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> In 2001, Bill Saturno discovered ancient Maya murals in San Bartolo, a remote area of tropical jungle in Guatemala.
This week, Heather Hurst presents a life-size model of the mural chamber, called 7000 Fragments: Maya Murals from San Bartolo, Guatemala, at the Tang Museum.
ALBANY, N.Y. >> A 33-year-old man from Saratoga Springs was charged Wednesday with receiving child pornography.
Authorities said a complaint was filed against Benjamin J. Varieur claiming that in March, he used an encrypted messaging application on his phone to receive child pornography over the internet.
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. >> Matt Zembo will talk about WWI including a display of uniforms and arms during a 7:30 p.m. presentation to the Old Saratoga Historical Association on Thursday, April 26 at Saratoga Town Hall on Spring Street in Schuylerville.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Jazz at the Spring, presented by Capital District Jazz, is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a Thursday night concert featuring Chris Pasin and Ornettiquette.
The band was formed by trumpeter Chris Pasin to honor the music of Ornette Coleman, one of the most powerful and creative innovators in the history of jazz.
TROY, N.Y. >> The popular Collar City Craft Fest is returning to downtown Troy for its sixth year, this Friday and Saturday at The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
The Collar City Craft Fest is a juried, indoor showcase of original works that features the Northeast's top artists and craftspeople.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. >> Ted Chapin is the president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. It is reasonable to accept his statement that he regards each one of the team's musicals his children, and refuses to pick a favorite.
But, he does agree not all children or musicals are created equal.
New York >> The mark of a great play is that it can mutate and change without really altering the playwright's original intent.
This is certainly the case with the brilliant production of "Three Tall Women" running on Broadway. I've seen the production playing at the Golden Theatre in New York City twice and each viewing offered fresh insights.
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Thursday, April 26
CAFFE LENA: 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. The Mother of Folk: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie, 7 p.m. caffelena.org.
SPRING STREET GALLERY: 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs. Chris Pasin's Ornettiquette, 7:30 p.
MOREAU, N.Y. >> A Moreau contractor has been charged with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing $10,000 from a potential investor in a new business.
Adam Mullin, owner of Adirondack Renovations , was arrested Tuesday, arraigned in Moreau Town Court and is scheduled for another court appearance on May 3.
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. >> Anyone interested in a forming a Local History Roundtable is invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa.
Participants will share ideas and meet others interested in sharing research and planning future gatherings.