Thursday, 15 February 2024 14:50

Tedisco Named to Key Leadership Post for Oversight of NYS Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Senator Jim Tedisco, pictured at Saratoga Spa State Park, has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the NYS Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Photo: nysenate.gov Senator Jim Tedisco, pictured at Saratoga Spa State Park, has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the NYS Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Photo: nysenate.gov

SARATOGA COUNTY — Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C-Ballston Lake), announced his appointment by Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt to serve as Ranking Member of the NYS Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

Tourism is a major economic driver of the 44th Senate District, which includes all of Saratoga County, City of Schenectady, and Niskayuna.

This is an important leadership assignment for Senator Tedisco for the Capital Region, given the 44th Senate District includes Saratoga Spa State Park, Moreau Lake State Park, historic Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, Saratoga National Historical Park, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Peebles Island State Park in Waterford, MiSci, Saratoga Auto Museum, and is home to Rivers Casino in Schenectady, Saratoga Casino Hotel and Saratoga Racecourse.

“Saratoga County, Schenectady and Niskayuna have many world-class tourist destinations, several incredible state and national parks, and wonderful recreational facilities that bring scores of visitors to the 44th Senate District each year and serve as major economic drivers and job creators for our area. I believe my job as the Ranking Member on the Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism and Parks and Recreation Committee is to continue to be a strong voice for my constituents and fight for the best interests of all the locations in the 44th Senate District that make our area so special and such a draw for visitors,” Tedisco said, in a statement. 

Tedisco said his new leadership role on the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism and Parks and Recreation Committee will provide a new platform to continue to champion his bi-partisan legislation to install security cameras at the entrances and exits of all state parks and recreational facilities. 

Read 398 times

Blotter

  • Saratoga County Court Rick C. Sweet, 36, of Ballston Spa, pleaded to attempted assault in the second-degree, and menacing in the third-degree, charged in January. Sentencing July 3.  Seth A. Labarbera, 24, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced to 1 year in local jail, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, charged July 2023 in Saratoga Springs.  David A. Fink, 27, of Ballston, was sentenced to 4 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted arson in the second-degree, charged August 2023.  Michael J. Scensny, 34, of Waterford, was sentenced to 3 years in state…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON  William Bergstrom sold property at 793 Rt 50 to KMD 793 LLC for $245,000 Eastline Holdings LLC sold property at 2 Linden Ct to Donna Jordan for $449,980 John Moynihan sold property at 28 Fruitwood Dr to Joshua Matthews for $380,000 Ronald Taylor sold property at 1422 Saratoga Rd to Invequity Holdings LLC for $600,000 CHARLTON Tara Hicks sold property at 8 McNamara Dr to Andrew Sayles for $270,000 Jon Andersen sold property at 454 Finley Rd to Ryan Donselar for $475,000 CORINTH Steven Cole sold property at 28 West Mechanic St to Maurice Jeanson for $275,000 GREENFIELD Robert…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Discover Saratoga
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association