Saratoga County http://wamc.org en Peer To Peer Programs Offer Hope To Veterans In Need http://wamc.org/post/peer-peer-programs-offer-hope-veterans-need <p></p><p><a href="http://wamc.org/post/area-congressmen-share-thoughts-fort-hood-attack">While reflecting on the recent military base shooting at Fort Hood, Texas</a>, New York Congressman and retired army colonel Chris Gibson said one of the most important services provided to veterans suffering from mental illness is a peer-to-peer program.</p><p></p><p>WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency Officer Frank McClement and Peer to Peer Coordinator Amy Hughes on services available to service men and women.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:53:46 +0000 Lucas Willard 87527 at http://wamc.org Peer To Peer Programs Offer Hope To Veterans In Need Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County http://wamc.org/post/healthcare-centers-expanding-saratoga-county <p>Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.</p><p></p><p></p><p>According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.</p><p>With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.</p><p>In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:35:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 85777 at http://wamc.org Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County Saratoga County District Attorney Announces Bid For County Court Judge http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-district-attorney-announces-bid-county-court-judge <p>The District Attorney of Saratoga County announced Friday that he will be running for a new office.</p><p></p><p>Surrounded by his Republican colleagues at a press conference in Saratoga Springs, longtime district attorney James Murphy III formally announced that he is running for a new office.</p><p>“I am very, very pleased and privileged today to announce my candidacy for Saratoga County Court Judge,” said Murphy.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:45:11 +0000 Lucas Willard 83915 at http://wamc.org Saratoga County District Attorney Announces Bid For County Court Judge Saratoga County Officials Seeking Distance From Aspects Of SAFE Act http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-officials-seeking-distance-aspects-safe-act <p>Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.</p><p>This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.</p><p>Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:37:05 +0000 Lucas Willard 82099 at http://wamc.org Saratoga County Officials Seeking Distance From Aspects Of SAFE Act Saratoga County GOP Endorses Congressional Candidate For 20th District http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-gop-endorses-congressional-candidate-20th-district <p>The Saratoga County Republican Party has selected a candidate to run for Congress in New York’s 20<sup>th</sup> District, where a longtime Capital District political figure cruised to reelection two years ago.</p><p></p><p>Recently, Jim Fischer was selected by the Saratoga County Republican Committee as the endorsed candidate to run in the Congressional race in the 20<sup>th</sup> District, a seat currently held by three-term Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:51:21 +0000 Lucas Willard 81927 at http://wamc.org Saratoga County GOP Endorses Congressional Candidate For 20th District Outgoing Deputy Mayor Of Saratoga Springs Tapped To Serve In Clerk's Office http://wamc.org/post/outgoing-deputy-mayor-saratoga-springs-tapped-serve-clerks-office <div><div><p><span style="color:black">Saratoga County is preparing for its third County Clerk in three years</span><span style="color:black">. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p>Almost one year ago, former County Clerk Kathy Marchione left her post to become State Senator of the 43<sup>rd</sup> district. She’d served as Saratoga County Clerk for 15 years.</p><p></p><p>In April of 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Peter Martin as interim Clerk. But voters in November elected Martin to represent Saratoga Springs on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:55:20 +0000 Lucas Willard 80752 at http://wamc.org Outgoing Deputy Mayor Of Saratoga Springs Tapped To Serve In Clerk's Office Saratoga Springs Reports Record Breaking Tourism Season http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-reports-record-breaking-tourism-season <p>Community leaders in Saratoga Springs gathered to announce record-breaking revenues in connection with the 2013 tourism season and 150<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of the Saratoga Race Course.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A&nbsp;team of&nbsp;hospitality and tourism industry representatives&nbsp;called this year the strongest summer season on record. At the Saratoga City Center, they&nbsp;discussed the increase in revenues from hotel room reservations from the summer of 2013.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:47:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 77637 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Reports Record Breaking Tourism Season Neighbors Get Peek Inside GlobalFoundries At Open House http://wamc.org/post/neighbors-get-peek-inside-globalfoundries-open-house <p>GlobalFoundries hosted an open house at its computer chip fabrication facility in the Saratoga County town of Malta Monday evening.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GlobalFoundries</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>held the event to&nbsp;allow&nbsp;workers’&nbsp;families and community members to see the facility and get a better understanding of how the company and its Fab 8 semiconductor manufacturing facility&nbsp;operate.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:21:35 +0000 Lucas Willard 77625 at http://wamc.org Neighbors Get Peek Inside GlobalFoundries At Open House Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge http://wamc.org/post/officials-announce-reopening-historic-hudson-river-bridge <p>National, state, and local officials gathered in the Saratoga County town of Northumberland today to mark the completed restoration of an historic bridge that connects a system of recreational trails.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:25:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 77394 at http://wamc.org Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge Ballston Shuts Off Its Water Supply From Saratoga County http://wamc.org/post/ballston-shuts-its-water-supply-saratoga-county <p>The New York town of Ballston recently voted to stop buying water from Saratoga County after testing revealed some concerns over water quality.</p><p> The town of Ballston buys water from both the Saratoga County Water Authority and the neighboring Town of Glenville. Recent testing revealed that treated water from Saratoga County contains an elevated level of chlorination byproducts. However, the levels are not higher than federal standards.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:02:17 +0000 Lucas Willard 75260 at http://wamc.org Ballston Shuts Off Its Water Supply From Saratoga County