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Carpenters union searches for apprentices

State Carpenters Local Union #370 is recruiting new apprentices.

The program’s jurisdiction includes Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie and Warren and Washington Counties.

You must be 17-years-old and have a high school diploma or GED to apply.

Applications can be picked up at 27 Warehouse Row in Albany from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.

For more information, please contact the NYS Department of Labor or call (518) (518) 438-0901.

Mazzone Hospitality announces fourth annual restaurant week

If you’re looking for a fancy night out without the hefty price tag, look no further than Angelo’s Restaurant Week.

Mazzone Hospitality is holding its fourth restaurant week to showcase its restaurants in Scotia, Schenectady, Albany, Clifton Park, Latham and Saratoga Springs.

The event will run from April 7 through April 11.

It will feature three-course meals for $25 at Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill, Aperitivo Bistro, Angelo’s Tavolo and Tala Bistro.

The three-course meals at Angelo’s 677 Prime and Prime at Saratoga National will cost diners $45.

To view the menus for each restaurant and make reservations click here. 

Man threatening to harm himself located by police

MALTA - The Saratoga County Sheriff's office was looking for a man who was threatening to harm himself overnight.

Sheriffs say they got a call from the VA hospital in Albany early this morning that a Malta man was calling them to say he had taken pills and alcohol and was planning to harm himself.

Investigators were able to track his cell phone to an area of Luther Forest in Malta.

Police were planning to work with Forest Rangers and put a helicopter in the air while conducting a ground search.

But just before 10 this morning they found the man at home in Malta.

Investigators say the man, who is in his 20's, and a veteran of the Navy, will be taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Greenfield woman sentenced for meth possession

GREENFIELD – A Greenfield woman will spend four years behind bars for possession of methamphetamine.

Marlinea South was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon.

The sentence stems from an October 2013 incident, where South and another woman were found with meth and materials to manufacture the drug in the home they were living in.

Police say there were two children in the home at the time, one 15-year-old and a child under the age of 1.

South also was in possession of a pistol. She did not possess a permit for the weapon and was previously convicted of a crime.

State lists demands of potential casino operators

Monday, the request for applications will go out for those who want to try and build a casino in the Capital Region and other locations. -

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The New York Gaming Facility Location Board is officially spelling out what it is seeking from prospective operators, including a minimum licensing fee of $50 million from the Capital Region's successful bidder, more for the Catskills, less for the Southern Tier.

The state is looking for operators of four upstate casinos including at least one in the Capital Region. Monday's meeting of the location board was the unveiling of the request for applications or RFAs. These are the documents that will tell potential operators exactly what's expected of them, things like how much they're expected to invest, how many jobs they'll create, and community support.

Saratoga Co. Sheriff's Office experiencing phone problems

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is having telephone troubles.

The 911 system is running at 50 percent capacity.

It can receive up to five calls at a time.

After that calls are being automatically routed to either Warren or Washington County 911 centers.

Verizon believes it has pinpointed the troubles to an underground cable on Prospect Avenue in Milton. They are working on it. However, they don’t yet know when repairs will be complete.

Saratoga Springs elementary school receiving $2,800 STEM grant

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Division Street Elementary is getting a $2,800 grant from the Saratoga Foundation for Innovative Learning.

It will be used to buy materials and supplies for a 'stem lab' at the school.

The lab is in development stages, now.

It's expected to be completed during the 2014- 2015 school year.

More about the Saratoga Foundation for Innovative Learning can be found here.