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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The governing boards for the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon have unanimously approved budgets for the coming year that continues both municipalities’ long-standing policies of having no town property taxes.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — After years of planning and several months of work the town last week officially opened a 100-foot-long pedestrian bridge that spans the Erie Canal giving users a view of the Mohawk River and another access point to an inter-municipality trail.

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My name is Leah Gachowski I have been a Girl Scout for the past 13 years with Troop 2050. During that time my troop and I have been involved in many community service projects as well as organizing Girl Scout events like the annual World Thinking Day.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The town Planning Board has been presented with a development proposal that goes straight to the heart of the municipality’s Conservation-Residential (C-R) zoning guidelines.

A rendering of the proposed Druthers restaurant and brewpub as seen from the west. The roadway shown is Maxwell Drive.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A controversial plan to put a Druthers restaurant and brew pub on the edge of the Town Center was given preliminary approval last week after the applicant agreed to several stipulations made by the Planning Board.

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Those generous souls who donate their returnable bottles and cans to the town during their stops at the Transfer Station have helped 25 community groups with their funding needs.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Last week’s public hearing on the town’s 2021 budget demonstrated in stark fashion that a majority of Town Board members remain uncomfortable with the prospect of decreasing the law enforcement line by $200,000.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Scouts from around the southern Saratoga County are once again partnering with volunteers and community-minded citizens to help fill the shelves of the Shenendehowa Helping Hands Food Pantry, 963 Main Street, Jonesville.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — After establishing Clifton Park Sewer District No. 2 in June to handle 2,500 customers from an abandoned private sewer company, the town is in the process of absorbing another one.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The Shenendehowa School District is making enhancements to its well-liked Diversity Committee, giving it a new charge with new expectations.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Six-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, a Democrat, is being challenged this year for the 20th Congressional Seat by author, businesswoman, realtor, and mother of four Elizabeth (Liz) Joy, a Republican.

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HALFMOON, N.Y. — After years of getting up long before dawn in the middle of heavy snowstorms and natural disasters to supervise the clearing of the town’s roadways, Highway Superintendent John Pingelski has retired.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A proposal by the town supervisor to consolidate two departments was stymied last week when three members of the Town Board questioned its necessity and the effects it might have on town employees.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — As students began returning to Shenendehowa School District schools last month Superintendent L. Oliver Robinson made several efforts prior to the opening and shortly afterward reminding everyone, young and old alike, to follow the CDC and NYS Department of Health COVID …

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.