NEW SCOTLAND —Two months after Watervliet’s school superintendent called the Watervliet Police with concerns about the officer stationed at the high school, he was charged with criminal sexual acts against female students.

Joshua Spratt, 34, of New Scotland, was arrested by New York State Police this weekend and arraigned in Albany County Supreme Court on Monday, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s office. 

Opinion

A road closure for bridge repairs has put Berne's store in peril. Once a staple in small-town America, independent local markets are now a rarity and worth preserving.

Guilderland

Joseph Stein has become a watchdog for Frenches Hollow where he lives, and this week took pictures of three young men on two different days painting graffiti on the foundation of the bridge over the Normanskill.

New Scotland

The paid staff of E5 will supplement ambulance volunteers in Voorheesville as needed, particularly during daytime hours, when fewer volunteers are available.

Sports

“I’ve learned so much and gotten so much better, but I still have so much more to learn and grow," says athlete Shayla Lyons.

Hilltowns

In a quiet revolution, supporters of Bernie Sanders for President gathered Wednesday evening in over 3,000 places across the country — including Rensselaerville.

Regional

A recent traffic stop gone awry, resulting in the driver being subdued with a Taser gun, led us to ask Melanie Trimble, director of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, about a motorist’s rights when stopped by police.