Saratoga County http://wamc.org en Saratoga County Lawmakers Seek Increased PCB Monitoring http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-lawmakers-seek-increased-pcb-monitoring <p>Lawmakers in Saratoga County have passed a resolution calling on General Electric to monitor flood plains along the Hudson River for chemical contamination.&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:44:11 +0000 Lucas Willard 95029 at http://wamc.org Saratoga County Lawmakers Seek Increased PCB Monitoring GE Settles With Saratoga County Municipalities http://wamc.org/post/ge-settles-saratoga-county-municipalities <p></p><p>General Electric has reportedly agreed to pay close to $8 million to settle a portion of five-year-old lawsuit brought by Saratoga County municipalities related to the company’s dredging on the Hudson River. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:13:19 +0000 Lucas Willard 94088 at http://wamc.org GE Settles With Saratoga County Municipalities Runway Expansion Halted At Saratoga County Airport http://wamc.org/post/runway-expansion-halted-saratoga-county-airport <div><div><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:24:09 +0000 Lucas Willard 92266 at http://wamc.org Runway Expansion Halted At Saratoga County Airport Clifton Park Welcomes Cancer Care Center http://wamc.org/post/clifton-park-welcomes-cancer-care-center <p></p><p>The healthcare industry in Saratoga County is continuing its expansion, as officials gathered in Clifton Park Friday to break ground on a new cancer care center.&nbsp;</p><p>“Thank you and I would like to officially, on behalf of the Town of Clifton Park, welcome New York Oncology Hematology to Clifton Park!"</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:00:33 +0000 Lucas Willard 92087 at http://wamc.org Clifton Park Welcomes Cancer Care Center Navy Restores Funding To Kesselring Site To Keep Reactor Open http://wamc.org/post/navy-restores-funding-kesselring-site-keep-reactor-open <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has announced a naval training facility in Saratoga County that was facing cutbacks will have its funding restored for the current fiscal year.</p><p></p><p>Schumer announced that the Navy will provide an additional $16 million toward keeping operations open at the Naval Nuclear Propulasion Program, operated by Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory at the Kenneth Kesselring site in West Milton.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:26:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 90517 at http://wamc.org Navy Restores Funding To Kesselring Site To Keep Reactor Open 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