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In front of more than 800 people gathered at the Saratoga County Chamber’s Annual Dinner this past January, I was honored to be named the Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors following in the footsteps of Theresa Agresta, Brian Straughter, David Collins, Matt Jones, Valeri Muratori, and…

With regard to the “Reader’s View” article about the CHIPS for America Act on Friday, September 11, may I clarify the bipartisan aspect of this bill’s introduction: Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner (VA) and Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn submitted the bill to the U.S. Senate; and Rep…

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For the first time since 2005, the Town of Milton is revisiting its plan for the Route 50 business district with a new project called the NYS Route 50 Corridor Enhancement Study.  They are seeking input from everybody who travels along busy Route 50 through the town, both residents and visit…

One of the largest school districts in the Capital Region, Shenendehowa housing over 9,000 students, has failed them all along with their families. The district's fumbled response began in March, when the district called for closure on March 13. Teachers had a wide variety of opinions on the…

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The recent announcement of the MaltaNYBusiness.com website is an excellent illustration of how the affiliation this past January between the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County (CSSC) and the Capital Region Chamber is bearing fruit. 

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On March 15 the Library Board of Trustees, on my recommendation, made the very difficult decision to temporarily close the Library in response the COVID-19 pandemic. In hindsight, this was the best and safest thing to do--both for our staff and for the public. At that time, we could not have…

My name is Darryl Giannetti. I am a candidate for the Shenendehowa School Board. My wife and I have lived in the district for 25 years. Our three sons all graduated from Shen and benefitted greatly from the quality education available from our schools. In these challenging times, I am runnin…

We have such a beautiful park here in Saratoga. We also have the privilege of having it open during this difficult time. Many more people are walking their dogs. So now, I have a bone to pick, as a matter of speaking. I have noticed numerous little dog waste bags everywhere. I think pet owne…

I am urging citizens to write to their Assembly Members and Senators to support A.10203/S.8015, legislation to expand election law to allow absentee voting in the event of a public health risk in response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

I was hoping to relay a message to the person responsible for delivering the Clifton Park/Halfmoon weekly newspaper that's on everyone's driveway in the blue plastic bag.

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As we begin the New Year, exciting changes and improvements are taking place which will make the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County (CSSC) and its newly-affiliated parent, the Capital Region Chamber (CRC) the strongest advocate and business support organization this community has ever seen.…

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It’s the holiday season, when we express the joy of our faith traditions and the hope that our steps are indeed ordered by a higher power.   We also acknowledge the wonderful contributions our friends and neighbors make to our community, for example volunteers at the Southern Saratoga County…

On Tuesday December 10, 2019, there is local election’s for fire commissioner in your locality. If you are a registered voter, within your fire district, you are eligible to vote. This letter is addressing the fire commissioner election within the Clifton Park Halfmoon Fire District #1 bound…

I want to thank the voters for their overwhelming vote of confidence on Election Day. The fact that I received the most votes of any candidate was very humbling, and I look forward to continuing to represent you. Unfortunately, surgery prevented me from going door to door as much as I have i…

Friends of Clifton Park Open Space would like to draw public attention to our growing concern about how new development proposals are proceeding in Western Clifton Park. 

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Friends of Clifton Park Open Space would like to draw public attention to our growing concern about how new development proposals are proceeding in Western Clifton Park.  

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We in this region are so lucky to have many new and interesting things to sample, such as adventures, exotic and tasty cuisine, and great events to keep one busy chasing the next  experience.

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Scouting and the “Good Scouts” who help make it happen will be featured at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Clifton Park on Thursday, May 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m..  The scouts will be showcasing some of their skills in various outdoor-themed activities. 

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Last week, four big chambers of commerce (Capital Region, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Southern Saratoga) all came together for the groundbreaking of the new First New York Federal Credit Union branch in Halfmoon.  We teased that in a few months there will be a very colorful ribbon cutting, since t…

An Example of Good Customer Care & Great Human Empathy (at the Saratoga Community Health Center),