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MALTA — On Monday, Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen and former town supervisor David Meager informed the Malta Town Board that new applications are being accepted from community groups in need of funding.

In the last 16 years, Heggen explained, the nonprofit GlobalFoundries-Town of Malta Foundation has provided a total of nearly $750,000 to support the activities and programs made popular by dozens of local community groups.

Heggen said $150,000 in grant money is available in the current round, which has an application deadline of October 27. Since 2013, the amounts distributed each year to community groups have surpassed $100,000.

“We look forward to new applications,” Heggen told the board, noting how this year’s winners will be announced in December. She encouraged interested applicants to visit the foundation’s website: https://sites.google.com/site/gfmaltafoundationorg/home.   

Heggen and Meager both serve on the Malta foundation’s board of directors.

It is considered separate from the GlobalFoundries-Town of Stillwater Foundation, yet both nonprofits were established with a $5 million contribution made by the company as part of its Fab 8 microchip-manufacturing plant in Malta.

In other business on August 7, the three Malta town board members who were present voted to set the date of a workshop for sign and lighting code amendments; it will coincide with two public hearings for “Chapter 143 lot line alterations” and another regarding a “local law to abolish elective office of Receiver of Taxes.”

All three subjects will be discussed on Monday, August 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Malta town complex, followed by the regular town board meeting. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:45

City Taproom Officially Open

[Front photo shows Rich Taylor with a 32-ounce "crowler"; in the gallery photo, front row (left to right): Saratoga County Chamber President Todd Shimkus; Wilton Supervisor Arthur Johnson; Mayor Joanne Yepsen; Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch; Kelley and Rich Taylor; Marty Vanags and Shelby Schneider of the county Prosperity Partnership. Photos by www.photoandgraphic.com.] 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Todd Shimkus, president of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, was the last person on Tuesday who formally welcomed the R.S. Taylor and Sons taproom owners to Congress Plaza.

“I know I’m the only thing holding everybody here from beer,” Shimkus joked, before presenting Kelley and Rich Taylor with a piece of the green ribbon that was cut to celebrate the new city business.

“In the chamber tradition, if you hang it inside it will bring you good luck forever,” Shimkus explained to the wife and husband team.

According to a statement from the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership (SCPP), the taproom “serves its signature farm-brewed beers, New York State hard ciders, and mixed drinks” in a freshly renovated, 1,600-square-foot space.

The Taylors’ farm in Washington County is home to the R.S. Taylor and Sons brewery; the new Saratoga Springs taproom is the second of three planned locations.

There is a small music stage inside and an outdoor patio area that can seat nearly 40 customers. According to the company’s website (www.rstaylorbrewing.com/tap-rooms), it will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

“We are thrilled to open our newest location in Saratoga Springs, in the heart of a vibrant downtown that offers the perfect setting to build a thriving business,” Rich Taylor said. “We see a tremendous opportunity to tap into the rapid growth of New York’s craft beverage industry, and appreciate the invaluable guidance and support we’ve received from the Saratoga Partnership to help make this project a reality.”

Marty Vanags, the SCPP president, and Shelby Schneider, the SCPP promoter of business retention, were also both in attendance at the ribbon cutting.

Schneider and Vanags helped the Taylors gain access to a $75,000 loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund for the Congress Plaza renovation project. 

Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:18

Twenty Asphalt Jobs Coming to Ballston

BALLSTON -- Late last month, state Supreme Court Judge Robert Chauvin most likely ended a six-year legal dispute that has prevented the Dolomite Products Company from building an asphalt plant in the Curtis Industrial Park.

David Toolan, an attorney representing Dolomite, said in an email that the plant “will have cutting-edge recycling technology and be one of the most environmentally friendly asphalt plants in New York.” It will bring nearly two-dozen jobs to the area, he said.

Still, several residents living near the industrial park had opposed the project and sued Dolomite and the Town of Ballston Planning Board to halt construction.

Wesley Chella, Melissa Lescault and Steven Therrien are listed as “petitioners” along with I.M. Landscape Associates, a company run by Brookside Nursery owner Ian Murray.

Chauvin dismissed their case in a ruling dated July 24.

The judge cited a Ballston Planning Board vote to approve the site plan by Dolomite in May of last year, and prior attempts by town officials to change the industrial park’s zoning classification after Dolomite’s original application had been filed in 2011.

“Specifically it is alleged that the [May 2016] approval was contrary to the amended zoning ordinances as a prohibited use; that the approval was contrary to the provisions in the town’s zoning ordinances concerning noise levels; and that the approval was contrary to the provisions in the zoning ordinances concerning emissions,” Chauvin wrote.

He added, “the Town of Ballston Planning Board has submitted the affidavit of a physical engineer and professional geologist, both retained by the town, who indicate that the proposed project is, in regard to noise and emissions, compliant with the applicable zoning ordinances.”

“In the present proceeding the court has previously ruled that the amended zoning ordinances are not applicable to the underlying proposed project and, as such, petitioners’ contention that it involves a prohibited use is without merit,” Chauvin concluded.

Ballston Town Attorney Debra Kaelin did not return a request for comment; nor did Claudia Braymer, an attorney listed in Chauvin’s ruling as a party appearing on behalf of the petitioners.

Toolan, who is based in Dolomite corporate offices in Georgia, indicated that construction would start on the new Ballston plant later this year. The opponents, he added, are not likely to appeal Chauvin’s decision.

“I’m not sure where they think they could go with an appeal,” Toolan said. “I can’t imagine they’d be successful.”

“The plant is located in an industrial park next to several other industrial businesses so the objections to locating the asphalt plant in the industrial park for environmental reasons was completely baseless,” he said.

“Dolomite expects to complete the asphalt plant by May 2018 at the latest,” Toolan said, noting how the company “expects to hire approximately 20 employees in order to staff the plant and the paving crews associated with the plant.”

“Dolomite’s plant,” he added, “will also create new jobs for the local suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors that provide services and materials related to the asphalt paving industry.”

Toolan went on to assert that “a competitor was directing the opposition in order to keep a new asphalt competitor out of this market.” 

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:06

Stewart’s Seeks to Build Anew in Milton

Front photo is an aerial view of the Northline Road and Route 50 intersection in Milton. Photo by www.photoandgraphic.com. Gallery photo shows the Milton Zoning Board of Appeals on July 27 (left to right): Eric Smassanow; Attorney Martin Pozefsky; Chairwoman Kimberly Weaver; Dave Beals; Megan Soden; and Wayne Howe. Photo by Larry Goodwin. 

MILTON — Town officials are reviewing site plans for a new Stewart’s convenience store at the intersection of Route 50 and Northline Road.

Stewart’s Shops is proposing to build in an empty lot on the eastern side of Route 50, directly across from its existing Northline Road store, starting sometime next year.

“We will be progressing through the required approval process in hopes of this becoming a 2018 project,” stated Maria D’Amelia, the spokeswoman for Stewart’s Shops, in an emailed response to related questions.

“This is part of an overall reinvestment we are making in our shops,” D’Amelia explained. “We anticipate about a dozen of these types of projects across our market areas this current year, where we replace an existing shop with a brand new build, whether on the same property or a nearby location, depending on availability of property that allows us to expand.”

“The property in Milton was purchased some time ago, seizing an opportunity at the time for potential future development that we are now ready to move forward with,” D’Amelia said.

The company has a similar project underway at the intersection of Routes 67 and 147 in Charlton. Another store was recently built right behind an older one on Route 50 south of the Village of Ballston Spa.

On July 27, James Easton, an associate at Clifton Park-based MJ Engineering, provided details about the Milton Stewart’s project to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

Stewart’s Shops is seeking the approval of two zoning variances from the town.

Easton said there is “a large wetland area” off Northline Road— toward the back of the empty lot—that would require special consideration by town officials.

MJ Engineering prepared a site map for the “draft area variance” application that was submitted to town officials. The map shows 13,500 square feet dedicated to “wetland mitigation” next to a large area for storm water retention.

The ZBA members discussed specific aspects of the proposed Stewart’s, including the configuration of a new gas canopy and proper setbacks from the intersection, but they did not take a formal vote.

Recently appointed ZBA member Megan Soden asked Easton why a certain question regarding wetlands was left unanswered in the application, to which Easton responded by citing the technical requirements of the state Environmental Quality Review process.

“I think Stewart’s is great for the area,” offered ZBA member Eric Smassanow after last week’s meeting. He had voiced a number of concerns but said they centered mainly on the approval process for this particular project.

Kimberly Weaver, the zoning board chairwoman, said the Stewart’s proposal goes next to the Milton Planning Board for review.

According to Smassanow, planning board members will address the overall design and traffic aspects of the proposed Stewart’s. He said he prefers a zoning board vote on the gas canopy and setbacks after that review is complete.

“How do I know what I’m voting for if we don’t have a final design?” Smassanow said.

Easton and the zoning board members also discussed the subsequent construction of office space on the site of the existing Stewart’s.

But D’Amelia indicated in her email that “the fate of the old shop has not yet been determined” for the Northline Road project.

She added that upgrading the Stewart’s stores in these ways is not only a financial investment, but reflective of local consumer demand as well.

“The new, larger shops allow for a better flow and more food-service options to improve the customer’s shopping experience,” D’Amelia said.

“Easy food options are fueling many of these projects throughout the company, as we evolve to meet the needs of our customers’ busy lifestyles,” she wrote. “They’re looking for quick, quality foods and beverages they can easily grab throughout the day.” 

Thursday, 03 August 2017 21:54

A Popular Summer Feast by Fires

Scenes from the August 1 "Fire Feast on the Farm." Photos by www.photoandgraphic.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS — “We have so many interesting farmers here, constituents, community people, chefs from all over the country,” observed Mayor Joanne Yepsen on Tuesday, as she provided opening remarks for the “Fire Feast on the Farm” held at Pitney Meadows Community Farm (PMCF).

Dan Forbush, one of many event organizers, said nearly 300 people had purchased tickets for the PMCF fundraiser. The tickets ranged in price between $200 and $500.

Last year, the Pitney family sold their farm’s property rights to the city for more than $1 million. It is now home to a lively community garden and a host of educational events.

The program for the August 1 Fire Feast, which was sponsored by a few dozen area businesses, called it “an amazing evening on the farm.”

“It is so important that we preserve farmland in the City of Saratoga Springs. And we now have 161 acres, in perpetuity, preserved. So enjoy,” Yepsen told the large crowd gathered under a newly constructed greenhouse at the West Avenue property.

John Sconzo, the PMCF organizer who led the introductions, then informed the crowd that two fire pits would be cooking at any given time, with each individual chef focused on serving specific items such as fresh seafood, beef and vegetables.

Long lines formed right away among most of the Fire Feast attendees, who appeared to relish each other’s company as much as the smoke and aromas wafting through the air on a warm summer evening.

Richard Ball, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, also made an appearance at the Fire Feast.

After Yepsen had departed for a city meeting, Ball briefly explained how he manages those things that sometimes cause the loss of sleep, including family issues, life on his own farm and his relationship with bankers.

“What keeps me up during the day is people like you,” Ball said. “People like you, here tonight, who are putting this together and carrying the vision forward for a very special community.”

For more information, visit the website www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org

Thursday, 27 July 2017 21:58

$180 Million to Milton

MILTON – The U.S. Navy confirmed this week that major upgrades are planned over the next five years at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in West Milton, including installation of a new high-tech simulator of an engine room.

The upgrades are being designed as complements to the engine “prototypes” already located at Kesselring, a facility that has trained more than 50,000 sailors since the 1950s in the operation of nuclear submarines.   

In an emailed statement, Ray Pefferman, a spokesman for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, described the $180 million project as “a state-of-the-art simulation system that will be used to enhance the training of Navy sailors” at Kesselring.

“We refer to the new system as an Engine Room Team Trainer which will use advanced computer simulation coupled with an immersive learning environment to augment the training provided to sailors on the S8G Prototype's nuclear propulsion plant," wrote Pefferman. "Basically, the Engine Room Team Trainer provides the Navy students with a prototypical representation of the S8G Prototype's engine room so the students can complete training evolutions required for their particular qualification.”

“The cost for this project at Kesselring is approximately $180 million, which includes the simulation equipment and a building,” Pefferman said. “The building and simulation equipment are currently being designed. Construction on the building is planned to start next year and installation of the simulator will begin at Kesselring in 2020.”

“The Engine Room Team Trainer will be available for training in 2022,” Pefferman continued. “In addition, the Kesselring Site is preparing to start a Refueling Overhaul (ROH) next year that will allow the site to continue training sailors for the next 20 years.”

“The Kesselring Site upgrades, in conjunction with two new Moored Training Ships (i.e., converted Los Angeles Class Submarines) and two Engine Room Team Trainers at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina, will provide an overall training capacity to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy,” Pefferman said.

Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza predicted the news would have positive benefits for the town, since Navy personnel have stimulated the local economy for many years with the rental of apartments and regular purchases of groceries and local services, etc.

“You’ll have more and more sailors coming here,” Lewza said. “Their tax dollars go a long way to help us.”

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MALTA – Development pressures and years of control by Republicans are compelling Democrats to get more organized in both Malta and Wilton ahead of this November’s local elections.

“We just want to have a voice,” offered Julie Galloway, chairwoman of the Malta Democratic Committee, when contacted this week about a slate of four candidates the party has chosen for town supervisor, town board and town justice. “We want to have a clean, upbeat election.”

“We are super excited,” Galloway added.

Democrats in Malta have endorsed Bill Breheny for supervisor, since lifelong town resident Vincent DeLucia is up for reelection in November.

Breheny, who’s lived in the town for 32 years with his wife Cindy and three sons, works in insurance and retirement planning.

For two seats on the Malta Town Board, the Democrats have endorsed Tracy O’Rourke, an employee of the Ballston Spa School District; and Cynthia Young, a self-employed accountant.

Michelle Storm, a Long Island native and more recent arrival in Malta, has been endorsed for the town justice seat now occupied by Judge Steven Gottmann.

According to Nick Wilock, vice chairman of the Malta Republican Committee, the party has endorsed DeLucia and Town Councilman John Hartzell, along with Sharon Farley Schiera for another town board seat.

The Republicans also plan to back Roger Crandall for highway superintendent, Patti Ruggles for town clerk and Gottmann.

When asked to comment by email on the Democrats’ plans in November, Wilock said: “The fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans is fiscal discipline and high ethical standards. Under Supervisor DeLucia's leadership, Malta remains a tax-free town because of the commitment to not spending more than we take in, and recognizing the importance of responsible economic development in our commercial corridors so that money spent here is kept here. Malta's fiscal health remains in great condition thanks to responsible spending practices by our current town board.”

“Also under Supervisor DeLucia's leadership,” Wilock added, “town hall has transformed itself from a place where ethics and integrity were a real problem to a model example of how public officials should hold themselves to higher standards.” 

“If there were ethical problems in town hall . . . none of that had to do with Democrats,” responded Young, who noted how Republicans have controlled most town offices in Malta for many years. “They can’t blame it on us.”

“The Democratic candidates for supervisor and town board are concerned that the unfettered development and rezoning of Malta will threaten the fiscal health of the town,” Young explained in her own emailed statement. “Increased development will require higher expenses for public safety, emergency services and highway maintenance.”

“Republican town governments, the current and former, have rezoned areas of the town from residential to commercial, allowed high-density apartments to be built and catered to developers using the Planned Development District formula,” Young continued. “We already feel the impact in increased traffic and crime.”

Patricia Tuz, the chairwoman of Wilton’s Democratic Committee, echoed such comments.

“What’s democratic is to give people choice,” Tuz said, noting how Wilton, much like Malta, has been controlled by Republicans for decades.

“We will get more people out to vote,” she vowed, saying that is “our main goal.” 

Democrats there have endorsed Nancy Dwyer for supervisor; Paula Tancredi Penman and Ken Garcia for town board; and John Helenek for highway superintendent. 

Dave Buchyn, chairman of the Wilton Republican Committee, said the party is supporting longtime Supervisor Arthur Johnson and Councilman John McEachron, along with “political newcomer” Duane Bogardus for the town board seat being vacated by Councilwoman Joanne Klepetar. 

Kirklin Woodcock, Wilton’s highway superintendent, also has the Republicans’ support.

“The people you vote for will be making decisions that affect your home value (your greatest investment), your schools, and your roads,” Tuz said in an email. “Our right to vote is very important so why should we not exercise it every way we can?”

She also lamented an “explosion” of growth that has crowded schools and caused noticeable traffic problems in Wilton.

“One of the greatest contributions a person can make is to sit on a town board and contribute experience and ideas to move the town forward,” Tuz said. “Why should we have the same people running with the same backgrounds, with the same ideas?”

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[Larisa Romanowski and Don Graham of the EPA in Ballston Spa. Photos by Larry Goodwin.]

BALLSTON SPA — Federal and state environmental officials appeared at a public forum inside the Elks Lodge this week to discuss chemical contamination that is lingering inside the Rickett’s dry-cleaning facility.

No one could say for sure how soon the one-and-a-half acre site—widely viewed as a blot on the village landscape—would be cleaned up and readied for a new business.

“There’s definitely contamination migrating. It leaves us in a quandary,” explained Don Graham, the on-scene coordinator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who supervised “vapor intrusion” tests at 50 homes near the Rickett’s property earlier this year.

In May, results of those EPA tests indicated that no serious contamination of homes had occurred. Most of the properties tested are downhill from Rickett’s, on the eastern side of Doubleday Avenue (Route 50), while a smaller number are located behind the deteriorating structure.

Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano said the test results were “the best news you could hope for” in terms of “human health and safety.” He also praised Graham, Larisa Romanowski, the community involvement coordinator, and other EPA officials for being “very responsive and thorough.” 

After Rickett’s closed for business in 2014, it was discovered that a substantial amount of chemicals had saturated concrete floors inside the building. As groundwater levels rise and fall over time, Graham said, the chemicals are carried away.

Dozens of Ballston Spa residents attended the forum and asked questions about various related issues.

“The facility’s very contaminated,” Graham told Hyde Boulevard homeowner Sander Bonvell, who has thoroughly researched the history of the Rickett’s site.

Michael Bashore, a Ballston Spa firefighter, reported that the village’s all-volunteer fire departments have a standing policy of not pumping out flooded basements near Rickett’s because of the chemical contamination. He said caution is advised as long as the environmental agencies involved “will not say it’s okay” to do so. 

Other village residents voiced concerns about the homeowners behind Rickett’s if and when an actual cleanup commences, and for the safety of pedestrians who currently navigate the sidewalks right next to the property.

Graham assured them that there is minimal danger, before acknowledging that any further study of such matters would be conducted by the state Department of Health.

Chris Tebbens, a U.S. Navy veteran whose wife Erika earned nearly half of the votes cast for village justice in a March election, asked how soon the Rickett’s property would be “released” for a new use.

“This is a little more complex because it’s a groundwater issue,” offered Michael Dipietro, an environmental geologist for the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

There is a “transitioning” taking place that enables the DEC to be the “lead agency” from this point forward, according to Graham. 

Upon further questioning Dipietro tried to explain the complicated process of state and federal funding for environmental remediation at contaminated sites like Rickett’s.

“It will move forward,” he told the crowd.

DEC engineer Eric Obrecht, who accompanied Dipietro, noted how some developers are willing to acquire vacant properties if that type of funding covers the costs of needed cleanup projects. 

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — As fresh summer air poured into the community room at Universal Preservation Hall through an open door, Angela Beddoe offered simple advice to any woman who may want to start her own business.

“You just have to find what you love to do,” stated the owner of Beddoe Publishing LLC, a franchise based in Saratoga Springs that circulates HerLife magazine through 1,700 locations in the Capital Region and Adirondacks.

As part of its “Spark Saratoga” series of talks, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) had invited Beddoe along with Kathryn Cartini, the founder of Chloe Capital, and Dr. Tobi Saulnier, CEO of 1st Playable Solutions, to address the topic of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Leveraging Passions and Skills as a Female Entrepreneur.”

Approximately 20 people were in attendance at the July 25 event.

Dennis Brobston, the SEDC president, spoke briefly before yielding the floor to Catherine Hill, a professor of management and business at Skidmore College, who fairly moderated the discussion among Beddoe, Cartini and Saulnier.

Beddoe said the “glass ceiling” expression makes her “cringe” because it is often “self-imposed by women.”

As someone who admitted to previously “taking all of my creativity and benefitting one corporation,” Beddoe insisted that women must identify the many opportunities that develop in their lives and become “better self-promoters.”

“This is a pattern amongst women that we constantly see,” she observed. 

Cartini, a graduate of the Newhouse Program at Syracuse University and native to that part of New York, said women “just need a little buzz to break the glass ceiling.”

Cartini cited an example from several years ago, when a few of her colleagues in local broadcast journalism had felt the need to keep their homosexuality a secret. Later, as the stigma was being cast aside in most states, those same colleagues went on to be featured in national news programs.

Cartini’s Chloe Capital is an “early stage investment fund” that focuses on supporting “technology and tech-enabled companies with talented, hard-working, diverse teams,” according to a summary on the firm’s website (https://chloecapital.com). “We make seed-stage investments in promising companies and use our networks and experience to help them grow.”

A major focus of Cartini’s is Upstate Venture Connect, a nonprofit that aims to harness the collective strengths of organizations like SEDC and academic institutions such as Skidmore. Its goal is to support entrepreneurs so that they can remain in New York instead of pursuing more viable opportunities in other states, she said.

Cartini and Saulnier both talked about the importance of reaching out to young women and fostering in them leadership skills.

Saulnier said that is crucial because of “what society has taught” girls, especially, including the imposition of different stereotypes.

The official motto of Saulnier’s company (www.1stplayable.com), which is based in Troy, is “harnessing the power of games to educate, transform and change minds.”

Beddoe and Saulnier also discussed the “camaraderie” that comes naturally to women, especially when they gather in “peer-based groups.”

When asked by Hill to provide their final thoughts in brief, Saulnier reiterated her comments about properly educating young people.

“More of everyone being kind to each other,” Cartini said.

“Hashtag give yourself permission to dream,” Beddoe added. “Don’t be afraid to do it.” 

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:47

Awkward Village Stop Sign to be Moved

BALLSTON SPA — The Village Board voted Monday night to relocate a stop sign near the intersection of Hyde Boulevard and Malta Avenue that has caused headaches for several years among drivers and local homeowners alike.

In discussing the three-way stop at that intersection, Mayor John Romano said the current sign configuration is too “confusing.”

“It’s an accident waiting to happen,” Romano said.

In 2013, the mayor explained, a stop sign was put up on the eastern side of East Grove Street, but village workers will move it closer to the intersection with Hyde Boulevard.

At present, trees and vegetation obscure the view of Hyde Boulevard for drivers heading toward the village on Malta Avenue. The existing signs also make it difficult to determine which driver gets to turn left or right first.

The village board voted 3-1 to move the East Grove Street sign, with Trustee Robert Cavanaugh opposed. Trustee Noah Shaw was absent. 

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