Lengthy legal battle ends with Democrat newcomer trumping Amedore
Tkaczyk will represent the newly drawn 46th Senate District after her campaign’s appeal to count additional ballots led her to beat Republican George Amedore by 19 votes as of the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 18.
Area school administrators grade governor’s education proposals
Gov. Cuomo linked education to the economic recovery of the state and laid out several proposals to enhance the quality of the state’s public schools. Area school administrators say district funds are tapped and are wondering how initiative will be funded.
Grattidge says ‘efficiency’ is the watchword for 2013
Charlton Supervisor Alan Grattidge was unanimously approved by his colleagues as the new chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors at a Wednesday, Jan. 2, meeting.
Town moves tax collection back in-house after receiver reorganization
The Glenville Town Board on Wednesday, Jan. 3, appointed Jason Cuthbert to town comptroller for a one-year term, replacing George Phillips. The board offered little explanation for the switch.
Ballston Spa man wins tickets to Obama inauguration
Ballston Spa resident James Belanger was the lucky winner of tickets to the upcoming presidential inauguration.
Town focuses on new police and justice building, code enforcement and economic development
The Rotterdam Town Board on Tuesday, Jan. 1, held its organizational meeting preparing the town for the year, including appointments and reappointments to various positions. Before speedily adopting resolutions, Buffardi reflected on the administration’s accomplishments and goals for the coming year.
New Bethlehem leaders work to bring party under one tent after tumultuous election season
After experiencing a shakeup in 2012, many members of Bethlehem’s Democratic Committee say they are looking to a future that is more inclusive and community minded.
Marchione’s Senate victory will leave vacancy to be filled by appointment
With the election of Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione to the state Senate, speculation is running rampant about what will become of her soon-to-be-vacant office.
Republican grasps 37-vote lead in 46th Senate race, but Tkaczyk isn’t conceding
Acting Montgomery County Supreme Court Justice Guy Tomlinson on Wednesday, Dec. 17, certified Amedore as holding a 37-vote lead after the final disputed paper ballots were counted.
Public pressure leads authority to turn to cuts instead of trucks
Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison on Monday, Dec. 17, announced during a news conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo that any toll increases have been removed from the proposed 2013 budget.
After weeks of counting, 39-vote lead in 46th Senate District
Almost six weeks after Election Day, the counting in the 46th Senate District race is over and has left Republican George Amedore with the lead over Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk.
Godlewski claims exclusion from town business after FOIL, supervisor disagrees
Councilman Robert Godlewski resorted to filing a FOIL request for documents pertaining to various financial records despite town officials saying some of the records don't exist.
Thruway Authority says toll hike on passenger cars out of question
Lawmakers have lambasted the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed toll hike on trucks for weeks, but with rumblings of other ideas being pursued a dark cloud still hangs over the 570-mile highway.
Judge hears arguments on ballot objections before counting
The legal battle over 887 ballots set aside in the 46th Senate District race is slowly proceeding, as objections are being heard on each individual contested ballot.
Legislators put nursing home back into budget, hike taxes 7.6 percent
After weeks of considering the budget, the Albany County Legislature approved a plan that overrides the state tax cap at a Monday, Dec. 3, meeting.
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