NISKAYUNA: Building halt gains ground

The facility, located on the corner of Balltown Road and State Street, is on property that has been commercially zoned for many years but, before the project could go forward, Highland Development LLC needed to receive a special use permit from the town. On a narrow vote of 3 " 2, the town board approved the permit, but state Supreme Court Judge Joseph Sise struck down that action on Monday, Sept. 17 after the Friends of Stanford Home, a group of local activists, filed suit against the town.

Seeking to bolster their cause, that group, led by former Niskayuna town historian Linda Champagne, quizzed the candidates for town board with a nine-part questionnaire. Enthusiastic that all candidates responded to the group, Champagne said, "People are very interested in the answers.

"We're looking forward to an election that focuses on the important issue of protecting our valuable historic resources in Niskayuna," she said. ""

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