Home prices up just a little, a bathroom for the women of the Saratoga police, RPI rakes it in, a million dollar winner

Area home prices were relatively flat last year, with the median sale price up 2 percent from the year before. Saratoga County actually saw home prices fall 1 percent. [Daily Gazette]

The Long Island pharmacist at the center of the Soares steroid investigation has apparently killed himself.[AP/TU]

The 121-year-old headquarters of the Saratoga Springs police department is finally getting a women-only bathroom and changing area. [TU]

RPI's endowment grew more than $130 million last year. Now at $813 million, the Institute has the largest endowment among area schools. Union college is second at $370 million and Skidmore third at $287 million. [Business Review]

Saratoga is getting a Don Shula's -- sort of. The chain of high-end steak houses is opening a "Shula's 347," which is a mid-priced version of the restaurants named after the football coach. [Saratogian]

A retired woman from Stillwater bought a $5 scratch-off lotto ticket and won a million bucks, face-time with Yolanda Vega. [Record]

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