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Leader-Herald

Gloversville’s DeSantis says plan to acquire brownfield properties hits snag

Mayor Vince DeSantis told the Common Council Tuesday night that the city’s plan to take ownership of four brownfield properties and apply for federal funding to clean them up has hit a bit of a snag. Fulton County has likely taken most of them off of the property tax rolls, putting them in an ongoing state of untaxed limbo and forgiven all of the taxes formerly owed on them.
GLOVERSVILLE, NY
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Saratogian

Saratoga Springs eyes becoming FiberCity

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Buzz is building about Saratoga Springs becoming a FiberCity. Representatives from SiFi Networks held a virtual information session in partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for businesses and community members looking to learn more about the potential fiber project. This project, if approved...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
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New Saratoga Springs finance commissioner making history

SARATOGA SPRINGS - City Hall in Saratoga Springs is taking on a new look in the new year. The first Asian-American mayor, and the newly elected finance commissioner is also making history, becoming the first woman of color and openly gay person on the council. Born and raised in Bombay,...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Leader-Herald

Gloversville’s DRI local planning committee announced

The 15 members of Gloversville’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee have been approved by the state, and the committee’s first meeting has been set to take place virtually on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. The co-chairs are Mayor Vince DeSantis and Wally Hart, the division...
GLOVERSVILLE, NY
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Push underway to make Saratoga Springs outdoor dining permanent

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Outdoor dining has become popular during the pandemic, and in Saratoga Springs it might be a part of the landscape after the pandemic. New City Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran is pushing a long-term plan to close some streets to cars on weekends during the spring and summer months.
WNYT

New Saratoga Springs finance commissioner makes history

Saratoga Springs' new finance commissioner is making history. She's the first woman of color, and the only openly gay member of the City Council. In her first TV interview, Minita Sanghvi talks about growing up in India and the challenges she faced with coming out in a culture that still does not embrace people who are gay.
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Times Union

After years of public pressure, Greenfield gets EMS

GREENFIELD — After years of public pressure, the town of Greenfield announced on Monday it has opened a 24-hour, 7-day a week emergency services station on South Greenfield Road. Greenfield Ambulance, which will officially open with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, ends years of relying on outside EMS...
GREENFIELD, NY
Daily Gazette

Niskayuna residents split on limiting speaking time at meetings

Several Niskayuna residents in letters addressed to the town board voiced their support for the town’s decision to recommend speakers limit their public comments at meetings to five minutes. Two residents spoke against the decision at the board meeting Tuesday. Supervisor Jaime Puccioni said the change is a balance...
NISKAYUNA, NY
Times Union

Judge dismisses charges against BLM protester Jamaica Miles

SARATOGA SPRINGS — City Judge Francine Vero dismissed charges against Black social justice advocate Jamaica Miles after Miles' attorney argued she was falsely accused and targeted by city police because of her race. In a written decision on Monday, Vero dismissed the charges of unlawful imprisonment and disorderly conduct...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Daily Gazette

City eyeing Central Park pool for ice skating

SCHENECTADY — The city is exploring the possibility of allowing ice skating at Central Park pool. While details are still being worked out and it’s unclear if the city will be able to move forward with the idea, crews began removing snow from the pool on Tuesday in order to examine the ice that accumulated from snow melt and recent rain storms.
SCHENECTADY, NY
Leader-Herald

Johnstown Town Board OKs $131k plow truck purchase

The Johnstown Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to purchase a new dual-use plow/dump truck for $131,896, after deciding to table the purchase of a $95,000 Viking-Cives plow to go with it. The Town Board discussed the purchase with Town Highway Superintendent Jack Smullen, who had previously brought the purchase...
JOHNSTOWN, NY