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WILTON – In the October 14 edition of Saratoga TODAY, we ran an article titled, “$800K in The Hole,” addressing comments made at the October Wilton Town Board meeting about an approximately $800,000 deficit facing the town. Since the article’s publication, a few points have come to light that we here at Saratoga TODAY believe deserve some clarification.
SARATOGA COUNTY- The Saratoga Race Course has an estimated $186- $213 million impact on the economy each year, according to a report released this week by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency (IDA).
SARATOGA COUNTY – The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) has submitted its five-year strategic economic development plan to the State of New York, competing against nine other economic development councils for state funding.
SARATOGA COUNTY – Saratoga County is at a crossroads – as the fastest growing county in New York State, we are poised for continued growth despite a national economic downturn. At the same time, we are in danger of “brain drain,” the loss of a skilled workforce due to a lack of housing that is affordable to manufacturing, retail and hospitality staff and young professionals just entering the workforce.
WILTON – After reviewing the preliminary budget proposed by Wilton Town Supervisor Arthur Johnson, the town board voted 3-2 to eliminate $5,000 in funding for the newly formed Wilton Food Pantry (WFP), prompting WFP Board Member Dennis Towers to speak out during the Thursday, November 10 town board meeting.
MALTA – Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center broke ground Wednesday, November 16, on a $17.5 million 24-hour urgent care center at 560 Route 67 in Malta.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Photographer Lisa Miller creates unique artwork to raise both money and awareness about the healing powers of the equine-human connection.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Saturday, November 12, three World War II veterans will be honored as New York State Veterans of the Year during a ceremony at the New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. The three men being honored, Dante James Orsini, Floyd J. Dumas and David W. Sexton, are all 91 years old.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - By capturing two out of the three contested city elections, Democrats will have a majority of the seats (3-2) on the next Saratoga Springs City Council which will be sworn into office next January 1. This will put the Democrats in the majority of the council for the first time since Valerie Keehn was elected mayor of the city in 2006.
BALLSTON SPA – For some, Veteran’s Day is one of the few days a year spent thanking our troops and veterans for their service. For Carol Hotaling, honoring the commitment and sacrifices made by our soldiers is a lifelong endeavor, a pursuit she’s dedicated herself to for over 20 years.