In her first state of the city address last night, Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen worked to bring divided parties together. The coming year will prove whether she succeeds.
Joanne Yepsen’s first State of the City address was delivered in a packed Saratoga Springs City Center. But two distinct colors stood out in the crowd, red and white – the colors associated with the opponents and supporters of expanding casino gambling in Saratoga Springs.
The Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, made stops in the Capital Region Friday to discuss climate change.
EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck visited Saratoga Springs, to speak at a conference of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. The topic of her discussion focused on the reality of climate change.
Congressman Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, toured Creatacor, Inc., a company that designs and fabricates displays for trade shows and other corporate events. The company based in Clifton Park employs 56, and this month will complete renovations to its warehouse and corporate offices.
A new report is providing details about Glens Falls’ downtown, in an effort to aid bringing new businesses to the area.
Ed Bartholomew, Economic Development Director for Glens Falls and president of EDC Warren County, says the new report, which inventories the city’s available commercial space downtown, provides a more detailed picture of the small city’s revitalization.
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.
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.
Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.
The new supervisor of a Capital Region town defined by scandal in 2013 has set out a vision for 2014 focused on economic development.
At an open forum for businesses hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at Halfmoon Town Hall Thursday, Supervisor Kevin Tollisen outlined his agenda for 2014. In November, Tollisen was elected to become supervisor in January, but took the supervisor position early after he was appointed by the town board, following the resignation of former supervisor Mindy Wormuth.
The Saratoga County Republican Party has selected a candidate to run for Congress in New York’s 20th District, where a longtime Capital District political figure cruised to reelection two years ago.
Recently, Jim Fischer was selected by the Saratoga County Republican Committee as the endorsed candidate to run in the Congressional race in the 20th District, a seat currently held by three-term Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko.
The 20th district was redrawn in 2012. Tonko, a former state Assemblyman, previously represented New York’s former 21st district.