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SARATOGA SPRINGS — City Mayor Joanne Yepsen looked up at the 50 or so people who crowded into City Hall Wednesday afternoon and spoke to the reason for the gathering. “We don’t want to become a community that only the elite can afford,” the mayor said. The City Council’s special mid-day meeting on Dec. 14 effectively kicked-off an 18-month project to address affordable housing in Saratoga Springs. “Residents are saying, ‘We are pricing ourselves out of our own city,’ meaning…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — One of the biggest issues in modern times impacting consumers, government, and businesses is cyber security. According to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association, 44 percent of small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber attack, with an average cost of approximately $9,000 per attack. Small businesses have valuable information cybercriminals seek, including employee and customer data, bank account information, access to business finances, and intellectual property. Small business employers also provide access…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — When you meet Marion Buchanan, you become immediately aware that you are in the presence of a lady in her truest form. Marion’s petite stature belies a tall order of graciousness, and as she takes your coat and shakes your hand, you sense her strong civic duty and know this is a woman who values a good job well done. Marion was born Dec. 18, 1909 in Dedham, Massachusetts just outside of Boston. A loyal Red Sox…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Eight local charities got a holiday visit from Fingerpaint during their “philanthropy extravaganza,” #HoHoToga2016, Thursday. The marketing agency and all 150 of its employees engaged in a mission to fulfill wish lists for their various year-round community partners throughout the Capital Region, including: CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, Franklin Community Center, The Giving Circle/Jake’s Help from Heaven, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Saratoga Bridges, Saratoga Senior Center, Shelters of Saratoga and Special Olympics of New York. On December…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The demolition began this week of a 19th century building at 26 Caroline St. ravaged by a Thanksgiving Day fire. The two-story building was constructed in the 1870s and its façade modified in circa 1908 to install large first-floor windows. Efforts to salvage the structure’s facade were unsuccessful. A faulty electrical extension cord located in a small storage area in the rear of the nearby Mio Posto restaurant on Putnam Street was targeted as the cause of…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The demolition team arrived from Schenectady alongside the Thursday morning sun and began the delicate disassembly of a fragile 19th century building on Caroline Street ravaged by fire on Thanksgiving Day. Efforts to salvage the structure, which included securing a third engineering opinion late Tuesday, proved unsuccessful. “The result is not what we hoped,” said Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Executive Director Samantha Bosshart, in a statement issued Thursday morning. The fire displaced residents of five apartments and…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — More than fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights movement was in full swing and Medicare was in its infancy, the national median household income was $7,143, and Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court Justice, Thelma Williams studied at Manpower and started a career in nursing at University Hospital in Syracuse. Shortly afterwards, she began working in the operating room at Saratoga Hospital, and stayed there for 45 years, single-parenting her five…
SARATOGA SPRING — Local and regional politicians gathered with members of the Saratoga business community on Thursday, December 1 for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of The Summit at Saratoga, a 110-unit senior independent living community for those 55 and older. Located at 1 Perry Road, a short drive from an array of retail conveniences on Route 50, including major grocery and big box outlets and minutes from bustling downtown Saratoga, the three-story apartment-style community features a mix of…
BALLSTON SPA — On Saturday, December 3 Ballston Spa High School’s FIRST Robotics Team #3044 will host a Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournament. Teams from throughout the region will compete for the opportunity to advance to the upcoming Championship Tournament at Dutchess Community College in February 2017. This year’s FLL challenge, named Animal Allies, requires students to design a LEGO robot that can be programmed to operate independently on the competition table, and accomplish several tasks related…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has pledged $500,000—the auxiliary organization’s largest gift ever—to help bring “smart” intravenous (IV) pumps to all Saratoga Hospital facilities. The gift also is the most significant to date for the hospital’s newest fundraising initiative, which seeks more than $1 million to buy and set up 270 smart pumps and related software. In presenting the pledge, Guild President Barbara King cited the benefit to virtually everyone who turns to Saratoga Hospital for care. “That…
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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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