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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. 

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),

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Clifton Park and the surrounding area is experiencing a great period of growth, and there is much optimism for the future.  Much of this sentiment stems from tourism.  Clifton Park has reached critical mass with its hotels, and the concern of course is that oversaturation will make it too ha…

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In September of 2011, my family officially became Clifton Park residents with the purchase of a recently-built colonial on a few acres west of Vischer Ferry Rd.  It was a pretty bold step for a family that had never moved before; when we got married my wife moved into my house in the downsta…

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Many holiday stories center on the miracles of the season and the reasons to be thankful for the warm glow of the fire, lights on the tree, presents from Santa, and the food “over the River and through the woods” at Grandma’s.  The uniqueness and special nature of our communities is apparent…

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We don’t always agree. But we are all neighbors. And as such we should always be striving to find ways to mutually support those who we live near, work with, shop at, and talk to. Its one of the best traits of upstate New York that people who live here seem to have a very strong sense of com…

My name is Julia Tristan and I am running a write-in campaign for the upcoming Shenendehowa Board of Education vote. As everyone is aware there are three positions open and only two candidates on the ballot. A write-in candidate has the potential to fill that third position. I currently have…

I would like to present myself as a candidate for re-election to the Shenendehowa School Board. Each year we graduate well-prepared college and career ready seniors, nurture a strong environment that retains and draws educators to our district, expand our curriculum and hold costs below the …