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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Last week’s virtual candidate’s forum for the 112th Assembly District saw Republican incumbent Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and Democratic Party challenger Joe Seeman stake out their positions during opening remarks and hold on to them tightly for the next hour.

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HALFMOON, N.Y. — Despite a novel coronavirus pandemic and an economic shutdown, tentative budgets for the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon reveal both towns will continue their long-standing policies next year of having no town property taxes paying for town government.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — With little fanfare, the Town Board has approved a request from the Board of Trustees of the Edison Club to reduce the amount of land used for golfing, rearrange the sequence of the remaining golf holes, and build housing on the land.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Stewart’s Shops opened its latest store in southern Saratoga County last week with reduced prices on ice cream cones, gasoline, grilled hot dogs, and a contest that could win some lucky contestant $100.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — As with almost everything in people’s daily lives in this year of coronavirus, the face to face candidate forums produced each election season by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County have switched to a virtual world.

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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — A Saratoga County Board of Supervisors committee appointed to consider penalties stemming from the county compensation debacle earlier this year finds itself between the anvil and the hammer.

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The Shenendehowa School District has expanded the reach of its students’ PCs, laptops, tablets, and cellphones into the digital catalOG of the Southern Adirondack Library System; a consortium of 34 libraries in Saratoga, Warren, Washington, and Hamilton counties.

HALFMOON, N.Y. — The Town Board has been asked to provide support for public recreational facilities for one of the fastest-growing sports with seniors; pickleball.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Thanks to an influx of federal funds, businesses in Saratoga County impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for low interest loans from the Capital Region Chamber.

Editor’s Note: As more municipal boards, committees, commissions and school boards begin returning to their regular meeting schedules, it is recommended that anyone wishing to attend a meeting call town officials at the appropriate town hall, or Shen headquarters, as the date approaches (or …

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A member of the Shenendehowa School District Board of Education has requested the district’s code of conduct be given more force to specifically prohibit racist paraphernalia like the Confederate Battle Flag.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — In his opening presentation to the town Board Monday on a proposal to change the long-familiar Edison Club into a bundled community, manager Craig McLean several times said that the club’s membership is the community.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. —  With the summer season gone, the Shenendehowa Helping Hands Food Pantry will abandon its curbside service and move back indoors where volunteers will serve clients inside the annex of the Jonesville United Methodist Church, 963 Main Street, Jonesville.

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BALLSTON, N.Y. — Faced with the label of being the fastest growing town in the state, the Town Board last week approved an 11 month moratorium on development to allow time for an update to its comprehensive plan and make revisions to its zoning and subdivision regulations.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. —  Supporters of a private company’s proposal to build a brewpub and restaurant in the Town Center have begun gathering online.

The Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve in Clifton Park will be officially closed to recreational users but open for duck hunters in designated areas from Oct. 17 through Oct. 23. Hunters must register prior to entering the preserve in the Clifton Park Town Clerk’s Office located at…

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. —  In preparation for potential reductions in state aid, the Shenendehowa School District tightened expenditures this spring putting itself in a position to fund all programs, maintain operations, pay all salaries, add to reserves, and still have an unappropriated fund bal…

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The local library volunteer Friends group, Friends of the Clifton Park and Halfmoon Library, has been recognized by the state’s oldest and most well-known library association for its many years of active support for the Clifton Park and Halfmoon Public Library and librar…

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Longtime community volunteer and 10-year Town Councilman Jim Romano last week submitted a letter of resignation from his seat on the Town Board bringing an end to nearly 30 years of service to the community. 

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Representatives for the Edison Club have submitted revised plans to modify the longtime golf and tennis club and reduce the amount of land used for golfing.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Druthers Brewing Company, a popular Capital Region beer brewing and restaurant business, has submitted plans to open a location in the Town Center irritating residents living in a condo building nearby.

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BALLSTON, N.Y. — The Ballston Lake sewer project will move forward after voters in the proposed district Monday gave the town their approval to accept a state grant to help cover the costs by a margin of nearly 2-1.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Two Shenendehowa High School alumni appeared before the Board of Education recently to express their deep displeasure and frustration with the district’s policies and its alleged slow walking on issues of race relations and gender identity.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A Saratoga County businessman charged with a complex scheme to defraud small businesses, large businesses, and several financial institutions out of millions of dollars pleaded guilty last week to the years-long fraud.