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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City Center was host to 75 male and female calves and more than 1,300 attendees last week for the National Holstein Association’s annual conference. These animals were not your average heifers. In fact, the cows in attendance were literally outstanding in their field. Holsteins are the top breed in the dairy industry, and breeding and bloodlines are just as important to dairy farmers as they are with thoroughbreds. Similarities to the Fasig-Tipton yearling sales…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last October, Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center (AMC) announced a new affiliation [see Visionary Healthcare, p. 1, October 30, 2015 edition of Saratoga TODAY]. The two health institutions signed a letter of intent to affiliate, paving the way for a more comprehensive, cost-effective and integrated health care system. At the fall press conference, Angelo Calbone, President and CEO of Saratoga Hospital, assured that under the terms of the letter of intent, Saratoga Hospital would retain its…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — In the ol’ music talent evaluation game, certain rules of thumb apply. Of course, you learn to trust your own instincts, but beyond that – I don’t care how good you tell me you are, even though you are nice, clean cut and polite. And I certainly don’t care what your parents say! Even though I know most of them in this case, and they are solid citizens all. No, I care about what these guys say:…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kenny Kakaty, 13, of Saratoga Springs enjoys Independence Day as much as any other boy – the fireworks, the food, the festivities – but while most boys might impatiently shift from one foot to another during the reading of the Declaration of Independence, Kakaty listens with his whole heart. The post-millennial teenager is a musician and a patriot, and has played the National Anthem on guitar for local crowds at Little League baseball games and a national…
STILLWATER — Saratoga County ham radio operators will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators June 25 through 26 to fine-tune their emergency capabilities. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency radio stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Locally, this year’s event takes place at the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and continuing through the night until 2 p.m. Sunday, the public will have a chance…
SARATOGA COUNTY — When people reach for a light switch, they assume the lights will turn on. They want the air conditioner working through the summer, heat in winter, and the dishwasher all year long. The dismay is genuine if the cell phone and laptop cannot charge. Personal reliance on the electrical grid is but one piece of the demand for power. Businesses lose money every minute their lights don’t run. Manufacturers the size of GlobalFoundries can use as much…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — It was a completely different time. The early 1960s - prior to the summer of love, prior to the turmoil the country would experience due to the Vietnam War. It was a time that saw the construction of great public sector projects – sometimes in conjunction with the private sector, but clearly led by our elected officials. In 1960s New York State, the Governor was Nelson Rockefeller. A Republican – surprising, perhaps in that these were nothing…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Four years after conceiving the idea to build an English garden style community on Jumel Place, Witt Construction, Inc. may break ground on its seven condo development as early as July, pending a June 20 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, which may be the last opportunity for those opposed to the plan to speak out. “I’m anticipating a favorable vote,” said John Witt, president of Witt Construction, Inc. A 29-year industry veteran, Witt has completed over 400…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — In the waning hours of the New York State Legislature’s final week of session, the Senate and the Assembly both passed bipartisan legislation led by Senator Kathy Marchione and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner that would re-privatize The New York Racing Association (NYRA). It has received wide approval from the racing industry, including the NYRA board, as well as numerous state and local elected officials, businesses, racing fans and advocates. Governor Andrew Cuomo has threatened to veto it. He…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The resignation of John Hendrickson as special advisor to the New York Racing Association’s board of directors on Tuesday, June 7, resounded like a thunderclap around Saratoga and throughout the thoroughbred racing industry. “I was appointed to help give a voice to Saratoga,” said Hendrickson, “but it is clear that the governor is not interested in listening. He’s broken many commitments made to racing.” Hendrickson, who was appointed to the position in October 2012 by New York…

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  • COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one…
  • COURTS Vanessa A. French, 45, of Halfmoon, was sentenced on Jan. 26 to five days in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Randy Meyer, 24, of Waterford, pleaded on Jan. 20 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing scheduled…
  • COURTS Joshua Noll, 27, of Gansevoort, pleaded on Jan. 19 to felony DWI and second-degree vehicular assault in connection with…
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