NISKAYUNA: Judge sides with Ingersoll activists

"And we have said all along, that this was a case of improper segmentation and that the town board should have considered the two projects as related. Judge Sise clearly agreed with us, " said Champagne.

Lewis Oliver Jr., the Albany-based attorney for the Friends of Stanford Home, hailed Sise's ruling.

"This is a victory for a small community group that fought to preserve a piece of history in their neighborhood against a developer with virtually unlimited financial resources and an arrogant town government that would not listen to its citizens," Oliver said.

Niskayuna Supervisor Luke Smith, a staunch advocate of the Stanford Crossings project, did not return a phone call to his office on Tuesday.""

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