Local Briefs

Local Briefs

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Since 1983, the month of April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month across the nation. Locally, Prevent Child Abuse flags will line Broadway downtown as a way of showing support and increasing local awareness. However, the Saratoga Center for the Family is committed to protecting children, preventing abuse, and strengthening families all year long. The center offers a wide variety of services including mental health counseling, victims’ services and advocacy, and educational and preventative programming.…
Easter Egg Hunt Hop in for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include a fun make and take craft-time, a special visit from the Easter Bunny, and of course, the egg hunt.  Light refreshments will be served.  Must register by April 10 for this event at www.maltaparksrec.com or call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411. Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — New, and entirely free, the Love Saratoga event happening this weekend will have something for everyone to enjoy. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said New Life Fellowship Church Associate Pastor Cory Prothero. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will have a variety of both fun and practical activities. Children of all ages will cherish the chance to pet, feed and even hold the cute bunnies, silly goats and cuddly sheep in a petting…
BALLSTON SPA — On March 27, the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office announced that the county’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices are teaming up with the New York Alliance for Donation during Donate Life Month. The goal is to increase enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Donate Life Month is a national month-long observance aimed at raising public awareness of the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, as nearly 10,000 New Yorkers currently wait for…
NATIONWIDE — Saratoga County fared well in a recent national report that measures the health of individual counties, but the numbers also indicate there are areas of concern for county residents. Since 2011, with support provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, teams of researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have studied a wide variety of statistics focusing on quality of life issues in counties across the country. The institute publishes a report online called the County…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — During the first half of April, Saratoga Casino Hotel will be accepting entries for an all-inclusive trip for two to the Kentucky Derby. Beginning on April 1, guests can earn entries into the ‘Dash To The Derby’ giveaway in a variety of ways. Casino guests are encouraged to swipe their Saratoga Club cards at a kiosk on the gaming floor for a free daily entry. Racing fans will be able to earn daily entries by meeting wagering…
Easter Craft Fair Fundraiser Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness, Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine St., Saratoga Springs. All proceeds donated to St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center. Lyme Disease Anonymous 12 Step guidelines provide anonymity and a safe place for sharing and encouragement. The meetings will be held at the Queensbury Methodist Church located at 460 Aviation Rd. in Queensbury. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — During the first half of April, Saratoga Casino Hotel will be accepting entries for an all-inclusive trip for two to the Kentucky Derby. Beginning on April 1, guests can earn entries into the ‘Dash To The Derby’ giveaway in a variety of ways. Casino guests are encouraged to swipe their Saratoga Club cards at a kiosk on the gaming floor for a free daily entry. Racing fans will be able to earn daily entries by meeting wagering…
Saratoga READS! Bus Trip Invites You to Walk in the Footsteps of Frank Sullivan Participants will depart by bus from Wilton Mall at 7 a.m. on April 1 and enjoy a full day in the midtown Manhattan neighborhood frequented by Sullivan and the other members of the Algonquin Round Table. The cost is $72 per person and includes bus transportation, lunch, and walking tours. To register, please contact Rhona Koretsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-505-1303 and mail a registration form, which…
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Blotter

  • COURT  Michael C. Norton, 59, of Hadley, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 20 years-to-life after pleading to murder in the second-degree, in connection with the death of his wife at the couple’s home in Hadley in May 2017.  Alycia M. Andreadakis, 43, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 12 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary.  Erica M. Jukna, 35, of Mechanicville, pleaded Jan. 11 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled March 7.  Victor C. Mattson, 39, of Rotterdam, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 8 years state prison, after pleading to second degree robbery, a felony,…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  1341 West High St., $335,000. James and Mary Schmitz sold property to Matthew and Devin Whalen.  5 Thomas Ave., $105,000. Equinox Properties LLC sold property to McConchie Properties LLC.  8 Roseland Blvd., $206,000. Herbert Gott (by Admin) sold property to Andrew and Amy Ferrone.  8 Willem Way, $135,000. Frank Volpe (by Atty) and Denise Volpe (Ind. And as Atty) sold property to Christopher Naughton and Donna Arini.  38 Forest Rd., $215,000. Aven Real Estate Enterprises LLC sold property to Craig Kincaid. Lot 14 MacKenna Ct., $427,116. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Richard and Mary Leonard.…
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