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SARATOGA SPRINGS —Saratoga Springs just became home to 32 Mile Media, a video production company now located at 46 Congress Street. 32 Mile Media develops compelling video content for commercial and non-profit organizations locally and nationally, offering an array of video products, including online videos, promotional videos, TV commercials, animation, and video graphic packages. “This is a thriving town with so much going on,” said Dale Mattison, co-owner, chief video producer, and founder of 32 Mile Media. “You can’t pick…
SARATOGA COUNTY – On Tuesday, September 13, voters will be heading to the polls for a series of primaries. In this issue, we present the two primary candidates for New York State Senate District 49, a seat formerly held by Senator Hugh Farley. For more information about primary races, please visit the Saratoga County Board of Elections at www.saratogacountyny.gov or visit the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County at www.lwvsaratoga.org. Christian Klueg This is Christian Klueg’s first foray into…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A select group of area Republicans gathered Monday afternoon at the Gideon Putnam hotel where House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to well-wishers, answered questions for about 45 minutes and endorsed Elise Stefanik’s campaign for re-election to the 21st Congressional District. Among the approximately 115 GOP supporters who attended the event, 13-year-old Kenny Kakaty was likely the youngest. “Mr. Ryan talked about the vision of the Republican Party at present and for the future. It wasn’t just what…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Meeting Deanna Hensley for the first time is like meeting an old friend, a great quality in a homeless outreach coordinator. Her giant heart shows in her welcoming smile and gentle, fierce protection of Saratoga Springs’ homeless neighbors. On Friday, August 12, Hensley invited me, Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20), and congressional staffer Marilyn Smith to ride along with her during her outreach work for Shelters of Saratoga (SOS). We began in Congress Park, meeting at the park’s…
SARATOGA SPRINGS —Commissioner of Public Works, Skip Scirocco, spoke at the August 16 City Council meeting about the plight of local trees and plans underway by the Department of Public Works (DPW) to stop the “destructive practice” of creating mulch volcanoes around the city’s trees. According to “volcano-style” mulching opponents, it is a practice used by many commercial landscapers as a decorative addition to the landscape. Opponents say it is extremely detrimental to the tree. While some may think it…
SARATOGA — A positive recommendation from an unknown source resulted in a lifelong dream coming true for one local restauranteur this week. The Country Corner Café earned national recognition when it was included in a list of the Food Network’s Taste of Homes Top 24 Mom & Pop Restaurants in the U.S. “It was really quite a surprise,” said owner Roseann Hotaling about receiving the call that she’d been selected. The marvelous power of word of mouth had spread to…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — With only hours to go before racing fans stream through the gates at historic Saratoga Racetrack, Governor Cuomo has not RSVP’d to his invitation to attend the 147th running of the Travers Stakes Saturday [as of print time of this paper]. According to an assistant in the Governor’s Invitations office, the invitation was received but is “still under review and a response is still forthcoming.” In July, Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing, a committee formed through the…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Performing Arts Center announce Thursday, August 18, the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1. Formerly the President and CEO of Universal Music Classics and Managing Director of IMG Artists in North/South America, Sobol brings to the position decades of artist management and recording industry experience in both the classic arts and mainstream entertainment along with a commitment to breaking down barriers between the two. “We are excited…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A decade-old proposal that supporters say would assure the implementation of affordable housing strategies across Saratoga Springs is being dusted off and re-visited by the city. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to send the plan to both the city and county planning boards to gauge whether the proposal has merit for further review. The proposal, which was initiated in 2006 and currently counts Sustainable Saratoga as an advocate, would require new development projects in all…
Editor’s Note: You probably know Susan Farnsworth from her long tenure with the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association. Or the Saratoga County Fair. Or Hats Off / Final Stretch. Or even at SPAC – but as a planner, who was brought in as a consultant to help plan all the SPAC50 hoopla that you are enjoying this season. But what you don’t know is that Susie got a singular honor: To be asked to sit in as a performer on…
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Police Blotter

  • Court Jeffrey R. Lawrence, 30, of Corinth, was sentenced on Feb. 6 to six months in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one…
  • COURTS Vanessa A. French, 45, of Halfmoon, was sentenced on Jan. 26 to five days in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Randy Meyer, 24, of Waterford, pleaded on Jan. 20 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing scheduled…
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