Seems there are no active PM groups up this way. A few weeks ago I emailed some contact which seemed like a HudsonValley.pm, but got no reply. I see no Albany.pm, or Saratoga.pm.
If you are a Perl hacker up this way, let me know. I already started one PM group (Hartford.pm) and helped revive another (SouthFlorida.pm), and don't feel like starting another one unless I know some folks are in the area. "In the area" for me is Albany to Lake George. I'm up for getting some lunch, doing a talk, hanging out.. anything!