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Marci Revette

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Spa City claims ambulance profit

One year after taking over, city makes $500k through ambulance service

The fire department claimed a net revenue of $500,000 for the year of service, with more than 3,000 calls through Jan. 31 of this year, an average of nine calls per day.

Group wants racing considered in casino talks

Saratoga Racing says destination of casino money must be decided

While Saratoga Springs leaders are anxious to see Saratoga Casino and Raceway chosen as one of seven permanent casino sites that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing, their main concern is protecting the horse racing industry and the revenue it brings in to the state.

Saratoga County to get $3.7M payout

Money part of five-county deal with Hudson River-Black River Regulating District

Saratoga County’s Law and Finance Committee unanimously approved the $3.7 million settlement on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and the full Board of Supervisors will vote on it Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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GloFo submits new fab plans

Chipmaker tinkering with building a second factory

GlobalFoundries submitted an amendment to its Planned Development District (PDD) in the Luther Forest Technology Campus to the town of Malta earlier this month in anticipation of the development of a second computer chip manufacturing plant.

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Paramedics seek body armor

Members of Ballston Spa ambulance squad: ‘These are different times’

The Community Emergency Corps in Ballston Spa wants body armor for its members, but raising the money isn't proving to be an easy task.

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Fire station planned for downtown Malta

Joint effort from Round Lake and Malta Ridge fire departments a response to growth

With a new addition to GlobalFoundries in the planning stages and the recent adoption of form-based code zoning for the downtown area, Malta is growing by leaps and bounds.

Southworth will run for county clerk

While petitioning for appointment, Ballston supervisor says she’ll make November run

After receiving the support of her Independence Party for an appointment to the office of Saratoga County clerk and interviewing with Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the position, Ballston Supervisor Patti Southworth says no matter the outcome on an appointment, she’ll be running for the office come November.

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City wants rail to stay

City Council passes resolution urging Ethan Allen Line be maintained

A new bi-state study of Vermont and New York by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is examining whether to keep the Ethan Allen Line that runs from Rutland, Vt. to New York City via Saratoga Springs, or cut it in favor of a line that would run through Mechanicville, and the Saratoga City Council is looking to find a way to keep the train on the track.

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Ballston couple recognized for many decades of volunteerism

The first thing one notices about Herb and Joyce Jackson is their love and affection for each other. They look laughingly into each other’s eyes. Joyce reaches out to touch her husband’s knee and Herb pulls her in for a tight hug.

Talk of bribe undercurrent in development talks

Ballston supervisor recuses herself from talks after meeting with developer, accusations fly

Tempers ran high at a Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting of the Ballston Town Board that devolved into nearly four hours of bickering and finger pointing, highlighted by the accusations of attempted bribery by a developer.

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A model citizen

While they may have dimmed over the years, looking into the eyes of Henry Haffke still reveals the youthful sparkle of a man who once raced with the wind.

Ballston making birthday plans

Ballston Town Historian Rick Reynolds has seen his share of town birthday celebrations. But this summer will a special landmark, the 225th birthday of Ballston. And Reynolds wants to throw a party to suit.

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Brookside to get ‘facelift’

Like a graceful, genteel old lady, Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa shimmers in the sunlight, sporting a new coat of white paint like a new white dress.

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Saratoga schools updates lunch policy

The Saratoga Springs City School District has adopted a new school lunch policy after years of forgiving the debts of students who charged their lunches.

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Saratoga gets En Pointe

The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs has announced a citywide arts project for 2013 that doubles as a fundraiser: Saratoga En Pointe.

Musical chairs at clerk’s office

Marchione taps deputy county clerk for her staff

Newly minted state Senator Kathy Marchione is tapping her former deputy county clerk — and current acting Saratoga County clerk — to serve on her staff, again leaving a vacancy in her old office.

Controversial roundabouts still studied

Despite objections from Round Lake residents, the Malta Town Board on Monday, Feb. 4, voted to hire the engineering firm of Creighton-Manning to perform a traffic safety study on the installation of two roundabouts on Round Lake Road. The study will cost $500,000.

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Malta adopts new downtown zoning

After five years of revisions and discussions, the Town of Malta has a new form-based code that will set the tone and tenor for downtown development.

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Museum offers up total Civil War picture

One gets in an historic state of mind before even entering the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs. Its castle-like armory architecture exudes the past.

Senior housing planned in Milton

More changes are coming to the Town of Milton. In the midst of the Geyser Road revitalization project, a concept plan for a new senior housing development on Rowland Street was rolled out at a Wednesday, Jan. 16, meeting of the Town Board.

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GloFo project means more growth

GlobalFoundries is not done building in the Malta area, and area leaders couldn’t be happier about it.

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Tough teens, real solutions

Even in the best of times, parenting is a tall order. It becomes even tougher for singles parents or parents in a blended family, and perhaps toughest of all when one of the kids in question is a teenager.

Malta dog park proposed

The Town of Malta is going to the dogs.

Saratoga bank robber still at large

Police say Trustco on Congress Street robbed

Saratoga Springs police say a man who robbed the Trustco Bank branch on Congress Street Monday evening is still at large and could be armed.

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Chambers strike a common chord

A chamber of commerce offering up a January outlook on the coming year is nothing new, but getting four for the price of one is.

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Mayor to state: put casino here

Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson thinks uncertainty at the state level presents the biggest challenge to the Spa City for the coming year, but also feels 2012 was a success.

Panel talks gun safety

About 200 people braved a cold, bitter night on Thursday, Jan. 24, to converge upon Ballston Spa High School with one question in mind: How do we keep our kids safe in school?

Spa City looks for Complete Streets money

Saratoga Springs has taken another step forward in its plans for “Complete Streets” by applying for a grant that would fund a study to determine the most effective and safe routes for bicycles, pedestrians and mass transit.

Saratoga to target vacants

What do Detroit and Saratoga Springs have in common? Answer: both are searching for a way to eliminate vacant properties.

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Blue line to blue line

When they talk about their adventures hiking in the Adirondacks, the eyes of Ryan Wichens, 18, and Gabe Messercola, 17, light right up. One can almost smell the crackling campfire, see the thousands of stars strewn across the night sky and hear the call of the loons. “It is a beauty beyond description,” said Messercola. “It becomes a part of you.”

Milton updates Geyser Road plans

Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza has big plans to attract businesses to the town, increase the tax base and enhance the quality of life for residents.

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A life well lived

Mary Egan lived a life of excitement and adventure, and that was before she started working as a librarian in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District, where she said her true adventures began. “It was always about the kids, inspiring the kids to learn to read. I loved them all,” she said.

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Angry citizens once again protest privatizing Maplewood

Angry citizens crowded into the Saratoga County Supervisors chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to voice their objections once again over the supervisors’ plan to form an LDC to privatize the Maplewood Manor nursing home.

County ditches timecards

Saratoga County employees are poised to enter the electronic age with the installation of a new paperless timecard system that’s expected to save the county more than $500,000 per year.

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It’s official: Maplewood Manor LDC formed

Despite last minute pleas from opponents, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to form a local development corporation to handle the sale or privatization of Maplewood Manor, the county-owned nursing home. Five of the board’s 23 members voted against the measure.

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The show goes on

Well before the 9 a.m. starting time of the controversial Saratoga Arms Fair at the Saratoga Springs City Center, long lines stretched down the block. Many of those eager to see the latest guns offered for sale said they showed up just because of the publicity surrounding the show.

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Club seeks to heal through music

High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients

In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.

New York State Police investigating apparent suicide on Shenendahowa campus

NYS Police reported on Friday, Jan. 11 they were investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the early morning hours on the Shenendahowa Central School main campus in Clifton Park.

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New county supervisors chairman sworn in

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.

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Angry citizens once again protest privatizing Maplewood

Huge losses makes sale of nursing home likely

Angry citizens crowded into the Saratoga County Supervisors chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to voice their objections once again over the supervisors’ plan to form an LDC to privatize the Maplewood Manor nursing home.

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Official invite

Ballston Spa man wins tickets to Obama inauguration

Ballston Spa resident James Belanger was the lucky winner of tickets to the upcoming presidential inauguration.

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Arrest made in fatal Northway crash

Dennis Drue arraigned on 59 counts, including DWI and DWAI

Dennis Drue, the Siena College student police say rear-ended an SUV on the Northway on Dec. 1, killing two Shenendehowa High School students and injuring two other students, is facing a litany of charges over the incident.

Farmers breathe small sigh of relief

Compromise extends Farm Bill, milk price controls

The last-minute Washington, D.C. deal to veer away from the so-called “fiscal cliff” is being met with a sigh of relief not just from stock brokers and taxpayers, but from farmers

City urges gun sellers to lay down arms

Council passes stronger resolution after barrage of protest

An upcoming gun show at the Saratoga Springs City Center has drawn a volley of protest from residents who were “shocked and dismayed” that the city would allow such an event in wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn, and led the City Council to adopt a resolution urging organizers of the show not to display or sell semi-automatic firearms.

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Ballston to pay more for fire help

Complicated negotiations lead to compromise

It’s going to cost more in the Town of Ballston to have fires put out by the Round Lake Fire District if the Town Board approves the 7 cent raise per $1,000 assessed house value that the fire department has requested.

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Maplewood Manor resident found dead

Tragedy comes in time of transition for county-run nursing home

An 85-year-old resident of the Maplewood Manor nursing home was found dead on the county-run facility’s grounds on Saturday, Dec. 22.

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Library turning page with renovation

Saratoga Springs Library’s Children’s Room will undergo $400k project

The Children’s Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library will undergo an extreme makeover starting in early January.

Parties tap county clerk hopefuls

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.

Path plan moves forward

Crescent Road Trail will connect Clifton Park and Halfmoon

A planned inter-municipal trail on Crescent Road that will allow pedestrian and bicycle access to the Exit 8 commercial area, the Park and Ride, and Okte Elementary School in Clifton Park.

Malta nearing decision on downtown zoning

Disagreements over details spark debate at workshop

Officials in the Town of Malta are still tweaking a new form of zoning for the downtown area, and the process is showing exactly how divisive big growth in a small town can be.

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