Friday, 17 March 2017 13:53

Group Cancels Ballston Spa Election Forum

BALLSTON SPA — The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (LWV) canceled a ‘meet the candidates’ forum in the village scheduled for Thursday, March 16 due to a lack of participation from Republicans in this year’s race. 

“In the absence of a reply from all three Republican candidates for office in the Village of Ballston Spa, the event must be canceled,” Ann Kril, the group’s voter service chair, said in a statement. “Due to League rules, the LWV cannot present a candidate forum with only one party or only one candidate for each open seat.”  

Three village residents have formed a slate of Democrats to challenge the long control of Ballston Spa government by Republicans. Shawn Raymond and Noah Shaw are competing to fill two trustee seats on the Village Board, while Erika Tebbens is running against incumbent Village Justice Michael Morrissey.  

According to Kril, Morrissey, current village trustee Ron Henry and Bruce Couture, a former Milton town councilman, did not confirm their participation in the March 16 forum. It was scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Malta Avenue Elementary School, whose officials needed confirmation of the event by March 10, she said. 

 

“We are disappointed that this forum cannot proceed as originally planned,” Kril added. “In these times of divisiveness, it would be good to have a community discussion so that all residents and all candidates can interact.”

Read 2064 times Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:13

Blotter

  • COURT Temujin V. Bozeman, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Feb. 7 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony DWI.  Mason A. Weber, 25, of Stillwater, pleaded Feb. 6 to felony burglary in Malta. Sentencing is scheduled for  April 10.  Sean D. Knight, 32, of the Bronx, pleaded Feb. 5 to felony DWAI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Sentencing scheduled April 9.  Justin P. Rock, 32, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony burglary. Sentencing scheduled April 13.  Donald P. Gilbert, 22, of Milton, was sentenced Feb. 2 to five years of…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  Lot 17, MacKenna Court, $356,194. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Thomas and Michele Stamas.  4 Red Barn Dr., $444,853. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Gregory and Audrey Michalski.  Scotchbush Rd., $65,000. Charles Morris sold property to William Heflin. 136 Kingsley Rd., $80,000. Shawn and Rory Adair sold property to Rory and Timothy Adair.   CHARLTON 47 Crooked St., $400,000. Glenn Cook (as Trustee) sold property to David Griffiths and Allison Studley Griffiths. 1327 Sacandaga Rd., $249,000. Trustco Realty Corporation sold property to Jennifer and Lucino Venditti, Jr.   CLIFTON PARK 63 Westbury…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association
  • Saratoga Mama