Local Briefs

Local Briefs

Saratoga READS! Bus Trip Invites You to Walk in the Footsteps of Frank Sullivan Participants will depart by bus from Wilton Mall at 7 a.m. on April 1 and enjoy a full day in the midtown Manhattan neighborhood frequented by Sullivan and the other members of the Algonquin Round Table. The cost is $72 per person and includes bus transportation, lunch, and walking tours. To register, please contact Rhona Koretsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-505-1303 and mail a registration form, which…
SCHUYLERVILLE–On March 21, Village Trustee Dan Carpenter won his bid for mayor, and two new trustees also will join the village government next month. Carpenter edged candidate Jason Young, a Schuylerville restaurant owner, by about 30 votes, while candidates Nikki Proctor and Bryan Drew also were chosen by voters to fill two trustee seats on the Village Board. A total of roughly 900 votes were cast for all five candidates in the race.
STILLWATER — In 2016, the 100th anniversary year of the National Park Service, visitation increased by 58 percent from the previous year at Saratoga National Historical Park. More than 102,000 visitors were counted. The park witnessed an increase invisitorsattendingrangerprograms, special events, hiking and cycling, and touring the park’s historic sites. The Schuyler House also received increasedvisitationwith30percent more visitors than in 2015. Ranger programs, guided hikes, musiceventsandchildren’sprograms take place every month at the park. For a full calendar of events, please…
BALLSTON SPA — TCT Federal Credit Union’s Care for Kids cam- paign raised a total of $2,000 to benefit pediatric healthcare at two hospitals within their ser- vice area of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Glens Falls Hospital and Saratoga Hospital each received checks for $1,000 and a supply of stuffed animals to be given to chil- dren in their care. TCT and their members have a long history of raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, which supports the…
WILTON — The Republican Committee in the Town of Wilton met on Thursday, March 9 to endorse candidates for the November general election. Endorsed are incumbents Arthur J. Johnson for Town/County Supervisor; Susan Baldwin for Town Clerk; Kirklin Woodcock for Highway Superintendent; and Gerald Worth for Town Justice. Also endorsed for reelection were county officials Mike Zurlo, Sheriff; Craig Hayner, County Clerk; and Susan Hayes-Maza for Coroner. Johnson is seeking his eighth two-year term. Johnson, as town budget officer, has…
BALLSTON SPA — The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (LWV) canceled a ‘meet the candidates’ forum in the village scheduled for Thursday, March 16 due to a lack of participation from Republicans in this year’s race. “In the absence of a reply from all three Republican candidates for office in the Village of Ballston Spa, the event must be canceled,” Ann Kril, the group’s voter service chair, said in a statement. “Due to League rules, the LWV cannot…
The City Council will host its pre-agenda workshop at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 and its full meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at City Hall. The city Planning Board will host its workshop 5 p.m. Mon Mar. 20 and its full meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at City Hall.
SCHUYLERVILLE — Farmers Jamie Pettis III, Mike Schwerd, Amy Larmon, and Dave Wood from Saratoga County Farm Bureau spent two days in Albany visiting with lawmakers on March 6 and 7 to highlight the organization’s state public policy priorities for the year. “Schwerd, Larmon, Wood and I took time away from our farms to build on the valuable relationships we have with our lawmakers in Albany,” said Pettis, Saratoga County Farm Bureau President, in a statement. “It is important to…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, the Patient Experience Project (PEP), a full-service, patient-centric communications agency on Congress Place, announced the hiring of Emily Jahn and Katie Brites. “Emily and Katie are very talented individuals who have hit the ground running,” explained Dan Bobear, president of the PEP, in a statement. “They join a growing team of professionals at PEP dedicated to going above and beyond to improve the journey of patients through our work.” Jahn is an award-winning graphic designer…
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  • COURTS Gregory L. Lyons, 58, of Gansevoort, was sentenced on March 15 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. Fred F. Albright III, 35, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on March 15 to felony DWI. Sentencing scheduled for May 10. James R. Wright, Jr., 26, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced on March 15 to one year in Saratoga County Jail, after pleading to felony DWI. Craig L. Johnson, 54, of Schenectady, was sentenced on March 15 to 4 years in state prison and 1.5 years post-release supervision after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 4 Harvester Way, $417,930. Legacy Custom Homes LLC sold property to Legacy Custom Homes LLC. 33 Forest Rd., $220,000. Louis Hoebel sold property to Michael Turgeon and Cynthia Thomas-Turgeon. 412 Goode St., $190,000. Charles Sammons sold property to Geoffry and Karley Hoffman. 8 America Way, $412,391. Briarwood Brooks Development LLC sold property to Joshua Terranova. 76 Church Ave., $180,000. Jean Dahlgren sold property to Scott, Rosemary and Avrum Tabachneck. GREENFIELD 3483 Boyhaven Rd., $79,900. Donald Sanders and Joyce Caver sold property to Geoffrey and Jillian Jones. 342 Middle Grove Road, $95,000. Thomas Merrills, Jr. sold property to Joyce…
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