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Property Transactions: October 7 - October 13, 2022

Eric LaFlamme sold property at 15 Sherwood Park Dr to Matthew Lotano for $290,000. Nicholas Trotta sold property at 55 Westside Dr to Richard Dominy for $359,000. Edward Lake sold property at 39 Lewis St to Nicholas Junkerman for $385,000. Michaels and Larway Holdings LLC sold property at 5 Summerhill...
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Saratoga International Flavorfeast Returns on Saturday, Oct. 8

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The seventh annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The popular local food festival marks its returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus. During the event attendees may travel the streets of downtown Saratoga Springs and experience a feast...
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Lieutenant’s PBA Announces Saratoga Springs 2021 Officer of The Year

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Officer Joseph Hughes was named 2021 Officer of the Year during a ceremony Sept. 27 with award-presenters Chief Shane Crooks and the Lieutenant’s PBA. Hughes was recognized for his near-10 years of service. “He has proven himself to be an excellent role model and a...
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Incentives Raised as SSCD Tries to Land More Bus Drivers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the Saratoga Springs City School District continues to battle transportation staff shortages, the Board of Education and Superintendent Michael Patton have recently upped the ante for prospective employees. This includes an incentive to any district employee who refers someone to a bus driving position - previously the referral based program was only open to those already working in transportation.
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A School Board Divided - SRO’s Shot Down Again

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In school districts throughout the area, school resource officers have seemingly been busy, for better or worse. On September 18, an investigation was conducted in Ballston Spa by the Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the school resource officer. After receiving a tip, police identified a student that made a school shooting threat on the popular online platform Snapchat. While law enforcement determined that the person who sent the message did not have the means to carry out the threat, nor was that threat credible, it was still a nervy time for school officials. Just eight days later, the school resource officer employed in Watervliet High School caught whiff of a potential gang-related shooting that was to take place at the local football game, a convenient meeting point. Out of “an abundance of caution” the game was moved to a neutral location in Schuylerville, according to Watervliet Police Chief Joseph Centanni.
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Local nonprofit relocates to Wilton Mall

Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) is relocating its Saratoga County office to inside the Wilton Mall. SAIL is a nonprofit organization that pledges to serve the community and help disabled individuals receive the help that they need to live independently.
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SoBro Conservancy Launches Project to Beautify Gateway To South Broadway

SARATOGA SPRINGS — SoBro Conservancy of Saratoga launched its first project on Sept. 29, focusing on the regreening of a former gas station site on South Broadway. “A green space at this prominent location will bring benefits - not only from the bees, butterflies, beetles, and birds it will attract, but also for the businesses of South Broadway, by creating a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly transition to the SoBro corridor,” said Tom Denny, who along with SoBro team members Johanna Garrison and former city Mayor Joanne Yepsen shared remarks during last week’s gathering.
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Reimagining Wilton Mall with 382 Luxury Apartments & Townhomes

WILTON — A proposal initiated last year that would see the development of nearly 400 apartments and townhouses alongside the Wilton Mall continues on its path forward. The parties behind the development proposal recently launched the website “Reimagine Wilton Mall” that points to a detailed timeline of upcoming public meetings with local and regional officials for the purpose of seeking approval for the project.
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Saratoga Hospital Names New Administrative Director of HR

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kathy LaFond has been promoted to Administrative Director of Human Resources at Saratoga Hospital, a member of the Albany Med Health System. In her new role, she provides leadership to all areas of human resources and guidance to the directors of volunteer services and employee health and occupational medicine.
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Saratoga Senior Center in need of volunteers

The Saratoga Senior Center is seeking volunteers for both in-house and to go out in the community through their Community Connections program. Volunteers are linked with seniors in Saratoga County to help them remain independent for as long as possible and age in a place with grace and dignity.
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Dead & Company final tour dates include 2 Upstate NY concerts

The Grateful Dead members are going on tour with John Mayer one last time next summer. Dead & Company announced its final tour dates Thursday, including two Upstate New York concerts. The band will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, June 17, 2023, and Sunday, June 18, 2023; both shows begin at 7 p.m.
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Be Who You Are Day at Greenfield Elementary

Greenfield CENTER — Greenfield Elementary School hosted “Be Who You Are Day” last week, inspired by The New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr’s book. Parr’s book titled “Be Who You Are” encourages children to be proud of their unique qualities. Following this sentiment, Greenfield Elementary students completed projects, including drawing self portraits, to celebrate their individual traits.
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Three Local Students Selected For NYSSMA All-State

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Three dedicated Saratoga Springs High School musicians were selected as participants and/or alternates for the 2022 NYSSMA All-State Performing Ensemble in Rochester. These students were selected out of approximately 6,500 total All-State auditions across the state. The Saratoga Springs High School musicians that were selected are: Andre...
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Acclaimed Nashville Songwriter Performing at Caffe Lena Oct. 14

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Acclaimed Nashville Indie Folk/Americana, singer/songwriter Dana Cooper is making a stop in Saratoga Springs on his National CD Release Tour. Cooper, whose years as a troubadour are measured by 28 albums and a collection of accolades, will stage a show at Caffe Lena Oct. 14. In...
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