New York State Assemblymen Tony Jordan of the 113th district will leave his post to become the next District Attorney of Washington County on January 1st, but the question of who will replace him remains.
Washington County native and Republican Tony Jordan is stepping down from the state Assembly district that spans Saratoga and Washington Counties to become Washington County’s new district attorney.
An attorney, Jordan served as Washington County’s Assistant District Attorney prior toward beginning his legislative career in 2009.
Farm Aid recent announced that it has distributed more than $570,000 in grants to family farm and rural service organizations across 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard recently spoke with Farm Aid’s Jennifer Fahy about the money raised for family farmers in a year that included the annual concert hosted at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Community leaders in Saratoga Springs are seeking to establish a Code Blue program, just days after a woman succumbed to the elements outside the Saratoga Senior Center on a freezing night.
During the recent cold snap, 54-year-old Nancy Pitts died outside the Saratoga Senior Center. Now officials are working to prevent similar deaths in the future.
Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen is leading the charge to establish a Code Blue program in Saratoga Springs. During a Code Blue alert, emergency shelters open their doors to anyone when the temperature dips below 10 degrees.
A crowd of advocates and opponents packed into the Saratoga Springs City Center last night for a casino forum hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga Convention and Tourism bureau.
An hour before The Saratoga Casino Forum began, people started streaming into in the City Center. Members of Destination Saratoga, the pro-casino group launched with money from the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, stepped out of buses waving signs and wearing buttons.
Residents of Saratoga Springs will have the chance tonight to hear from a range of experts on how controversial casino development could affect the area.
Tonight at Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga Springs Convention and Tourism Bureau will host a forum to examine the full-scale impact of the arrival of a resort-style casino in the Spa City following the passage of a statewide ballot proposal in November.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joined Saratoga County officials today to launch his push for a bill to extend a tax credit he considers vital to railroads in New York.
On January 1st, a tax credit for short-line railroads is set to expire. At the Saratoga Springs Train Station, Sen. Schumer announced his push for the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013. The Democrat mentioned the importance of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, and other short-line rail lines that connect interstate rail to small communities.
Last week, the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees voted 10-1 to raise admission fees at Belmont and Saratoga. General admission would raise from $3 to $5, and a seat in the clubhouse go from $5 to $8.
NYRA Board member Rick Violette said he thought it was possible the increase could keep some racing fans away, but it’s necessary.
“It’s never the right time to raise prices, it’s never a time to ask for more money – but we are running a business, and sometimes you have to bite the bullet and raise prices.”
One year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many school districts claim they are safer than they were last December.
School districts across the country have bolstered school security in the year following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook that killed 20 children and six educators.
In a recent survey conducted by the New York State School Boards Association on superintendents’ assessment of their schools’ safety, most believed they are more safe than they were at this time last year.
Environmental groups are weighing in on proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to halt the spread of invasive species.
The New York State Department of Conservation is currently accepting comments on proposed regulations that identify specific invasive species of plants, algae, animals, insects, and fungi and supply language on how those species should be handled to halt or limit their spread, which cause harm to native species in New York and beyond.