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Interest in Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries of the elbow (and the treatment) has increased tremendously over the past decade. The media has helped shed light on this injury and has aided with the diagnosis in younger athletes, particularly with interest in youth baseball continuing to rise. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John underwent the first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (performed by Dr. Frank Jobe) 40 years ago. The procedure has since been named after him. Since then, hundreds of…
On Tuesday, October 18, I presented about upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions to Saratoga Chamber members, hosted by Quad Graphics, 1 Marsel Drive, in the Grande Industrial Park, Saratoga Springs. Given the applicability of the rule to the business community, and the questions asked at the presentation, this column is intended to give a brief overview of the rule and upcoming changes. The “default” condition under the FLSA is for employees to be “non-exempt:” for…
Affordable Housing Following initial discussions with the city Planning Board in September, members of Sustainable Saratoga were set to return to City Hall and meet with the board this week regarding the SPA Housing Ordinance – a proposal for “inclusionary zoning” first floated a decade ago, but never brought to a vote by the City Council. The proposal would require new housing developments and apartment complexes across the city to include some units deemed affordable to people with lower to…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Emergency Shelter Relocation To Caroline Street Appears Set After spending the past two winters at the Salvation Army building on Woodlawn Avenue, programming conflicts brought on by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order mandating that shelters stay open for longer hours necessitated that Code Blue Saratoga find a new location to house its emergency shelter. More than two dozen potential venues were investigated by Shelters of Saratoga – the agency which oversees Code Blue - before Soul Saving…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Elizabeth Sobol leaned against a marble column outside the Hall of Springs. She glanced up at the architecture - detailed more than three-quarters of a century ago by Russian iron-workers, Italian plasterers and Austrian stone cutters - and searched for the words to best express the thoughts inside her head. “It’s only been a month since my husband and I moved from Miami Beach to Saratoga. And it’s only been eight days since I walked into my…
SCHUYLERVILLE — More than 200 area residents, school children, historians and re-enactors gathered on the west bank of the Hudson River Monday morning to celebrate a pivotal anniversary in the birth of the nation. “Exactly 239 years ago on this very day, in this very place and on this ground where we stand, America had its first victory of the Revolutionary War,” said Amy Bracewell, superintendent at Saratoga National Historical Park and keynote speaker of the Surrender Day gathering at…
BALLSTON SPA — VETHELP, (Veterans Housing, Employment and Lifeskills Programs) is hosting its first gala-style fundraiser on Saturday, October 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the New York State Military Museum. There will be live music, cash bar, food tasting, and silent auction items. The theme is the 50’s, but attire is cocktail or military. All donations raised for the Veterans Ball go directly to VETHELP. Cheryl Hage-Perez, executive director of the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company which runs…
On October 7, the local community commemorated the 150th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant becoming our nation’s first 4-star general. The proceeds from the evening’s Grant’s Grand Ball, held at the military museum, went to benefit the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site. Given that anniversary, and the current election season, it seems only fitting to look a little deeper into the life of this 18th president whose face is memorialized on the American fifty-dollar bill. Grant was one…
SARATOGA SPRINGS ­— The recent Walt Disney film, “Queen of Katwe,” has a special connection with a local Saratoga Springs charity, The Giving Circle. The story is about a young girl, Phiona Mutesi, who rises out of poverty by mastering the game of chess with the help of teacher Robert Katende. Katende is now a teacher at The Giving Circle schools in Uganda. It all started when Saratoga Springs resident, Ann Fantauzzi, who is on the board of The Giving…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District has recently learned that three of its elementary schools have lead levels in drinking water that exceed 15 parts per billion (ppb), the level deemed “actionable” by the Environmental Protection Agency and New York State Law. One school was found to have a drinking fountain with lead levels at 930 ppb. As required by law, the district has begun immediate action for remediation under the guidance of the Department of Health.…
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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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