Clifton Park

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One the area's largest school districts in Clifton Park has been making national headlines in the culture wars.

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The town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County has taken steps to keep cigarette butts and smoking out of public parks and trails.

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UPDATE 4/4/17 11:37 p.m.: The Shenendehowa district reported Tuesday night that voters rejected the sale 5,442 to 2,323. The original story from earlier Tuesday remains posted below. 

Residents of the Shenendehowa School District in Clifton Park are voting today on a controversial land sale that would shift 34 acres to a developer. The developer in question has pledged to donate half the land to the Town of Clifton Park. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the referendum was brought by petition.

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Saratoga Springs’ 2017 Comprehensive Budget was presented at Tuesday’s city council meeting by Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan.

Workers in 2016 attend to the broken pipe, preparing to weld new pieces.
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In the last couple winters, the city of Troy has had some bad luck with its water infrastructure. From frozen pipes last year to a break in a 33-inch water main in January that flooded parts of Lansingburgh and led to problems in surrounding communities, the city is not alone in grappling with aging infrastructure.

State police say a 22-year-old upstate New York man picked the wrong parking spot to smoke marijuana.

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A ribbon cutting was held Friday for a state of the art cancer center in southern Saratoga County.

Dr. Nini Wu, president of New York Oncology Hemotology, says the new Clifton Park facility will bring services close to those in need.

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A developer hoping to transform a portion Clifton Park’s central commercial district into a mixed-use development is at odds with the town government over a proposed zoning change.

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A Capital Region school district has approved a new bathroom policy to accommodate transgendered students. The plan has energized supporters and opponents.

  This summer, Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park has been hosting a series of renowned craft beer authors with "Books on Tap -- the Craft of Writing About Craft Beer," which is moderated by Shmaltz owner and Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah author Jeremy Cowan.

  Each moderated discussion is followed by a book signing and Shmaltz brewery tour. All events run from 2 pm - 3:30 pm in the Shmaltz Tasting Room located in Clifton Park.

The final event is this Sunday featuring Tom Acitelli, author of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution. We welcome Tom and Jeremy to the show.

Trooper Shoots Armed Man At Suburban Albany Home

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Authorities say a 43-year-old man is expected to recover after being shot by a New York State trooper when he refused orders to drop a rifle during a confrontation at his suburban Albany home.

Police say troopers responded to a 911 call around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday reporting a man with a gun at a home in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park, 10 miles north of Albany.