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A Southern Saratoga County town is one step closer to getting its own ZIP code.

During a visit there just one week ago, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced he was joining the effort to secure a zip code for the town of Halfmoon, and began pushing the  U.S. Postal Service to agree to a Zip Code Boundary Review Process.

"Halfmoon is one of the fastest growing towns in Saratoga County, not only in terms of population, but also in terms of commercial activity, and the lack of a unique ZIP code is holding the town back."

A Town Without ZIP Code

Feb 19, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

For years, the residents of one southern Saratoga County town have found themselves been between a rock and a hard place — a place out-of-towners have had trouble finding.

A fire blamed on an overloaded electrical circuit has claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman at a mobile home park in upstate New York.

After a hearing Wednesday evening, an elections fairness group has found unfair campaign practices committed by Democratic and Republican candidates running for a southern Saratoga County Town board.

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Four candidates running for town board in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon — two Democrats and two Republicans — have filed complaints against each for unfair campaign practices, and appeared before an elections fairness organization Wednesday evening.

A Democratic candidate for Halfmoon town board is calling for a debate in a community that has been rocked by political scandal for the past several months.

In July, former Republican town supervisor Mindy Wormuth pleaded not guilty to felony charges of misusing campaign donations. In August, prominent developer and Republican donor Bruce Tanski was indicted on charges related to concealing political donations to Wormuth’s reelection campaign.

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Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon invited local media today to tour a parcel of land she owns that is reportedly part of an FBI investigation.

As reported in an article published by the Albany Times Union Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in association with the New York Attorney General’s office, is investigating a 2007 land purchase by Senator Marchione and her husband.

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.

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Halfmoon town supervisor “Mindy” Warmouth faces up to seven years in prison after hearing charges Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing thousands from her campaign committee.