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BALLSTON SPA – Over 100 years ago, on December 27, 1912, a charter was signed at what was then known as Methodist Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa to form Boy Scout Troop 1. At the time, Boy Scouts of America was in its infancy, having only existed for three years prior to the formation of Troop 1.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – As the country’s collective waistline continues to expand, the need to educate younger generations to make smarter decisions becomes more and more important. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12.5 million children between the ages 2-19 are considered obese. Whether it’s the lack of physical education, the increase in availability of processed foods packed with calories and sugar or the rise of television and video games as a pastime activity; learning to live healthy is something you should learn sooner rather than later, in hopes to carry those habits with you for the rest of your life.
SCHUYLERVILLE – After their February 6 win over Tamarac, the Schuylerville Black Horses boys’ varsity basketball team remains undefeated in Wasaren League play with just one game left standing between them and an unbeaten league schedule.
SCHUYLERVILLE – Going for their 12th straight win, the Schuylerville Black Horses welcomed the Hoosic Valley Indians to town for a matchup of the top two teams in the Wasaren League standings. Schuylerville held Hoosic Valley to just three points in the third quarter and held off a late rally to remain undefeated in Wasaren League play and pick up the 47-43 victory.
WILTON – For EMS crews responding to a medical emergency, every second is crucial to their patient’s well-being. Advances in cellular technology are now allowing ambulances to relay medical information to hospitals faster than ever before, which could make all the difference for a person whose life might be in jeopardy.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – According to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, a Trustco Bank located inside the Congress Plaza was robbed yesterday evening.
ROUND LAKE – As New York residents went to bed Monday evening, there was word out of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office of the forthcoming New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE ACT). By Tuesday morning, it had passed through the New York State Senate by a vote of 43-18. That afternoon, it passed the New York State Assembly by a vote of 104-43.
MALTA – In a move that will bring 1,000 new, permanent high tech jobs to the greater Saratoga region, GlobalFoundries announced January 8 that they will be bringing a $2 billion research and development facility to its Malta-based Fab-8 plant. The Technology Development Center (TDC) is envisioned by the microchip manufacturer as a resource to develop new innovation, in hopes of providing their customers with cutting edge technology. The move drives the company’s total capital investment in the plant to more than $8 billion.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The NEACA Arms Fair, a gun show scheduled for January 12-13 at the Saratoga City Center, will go on as planned despite over a dozen people calling for its cancellation during the public comment period of the City Center Authority’s January 9 meeting.
BALLSTON SPA– Since opening their 2012-2013 campaign with a 45-39 victory on the road against non-conference opponent Cohoes, it’s been a tough season for the Ballston Spa girls’ varsity basketball team. The Scotties had lost seven-straight entering their January 8 matchup with Suburban Council foe Guilderland, including a one-point loss to Mohonasen on January 4. The Scotties fought hard to end their losing streak, but would drop their eighth-straight game to the Lady Dutchmen by a final score of 35-33.