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An upstate New York company has relocated from an iconic Albany building to a brand new logistics hub in Saratoga County. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the company plans to bring more jobs to the region.

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Neighbors of a proposed development project on Saratoga Lake have environmental concerns. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the local municipality is taking steps to prevent clear-cutting.

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In July 2014, the prison atop Mount McGregor in Saratoga County closed after nearly four decades in operation. Now, the state of New York is looking to sell the property. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a request for proposals expires at the end of the month.

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At 4 percent, Saratoga County’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2007 and is tied with Warren County for having the lowest in the Capital Region. It’s also lower than the U.S. and state average of 5 percent. That’s according to a new report by the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership released on Tuesday.

Other indicators of a strong economy are a household median income above $71,000, and climbing home values.

A scout camp in Saratoga County that has operated for nearly a century and served generations of boys will be sold. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports.

A 14-year-old boy in Saratoga County is lucky to be alive after he fell into an open sewer and was swept up in rushing water.

A group of volunteers in the Saratoga County village of Corinth is looking save an historic school building on Main Street. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the advocates are holding an informational meeting this weekend.

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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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The Village of Round Lake will be losing its mayor of 27 years later this month when Dixie Lee Sacks steps down.

As environmental and labor groups are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to help end a strike at a Saratoga County chemical plant, lawmakers from across the state are preparing to rally with workers on Monday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing for toxic chemicals in homes surrounding a former drycleaners site in Ballston Spa.

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A provision of New York’s 2013 SAFE Act gun control law requiring pistol permit holders to re-certify their licenses every five years is going into effect.

SKS Bottle & Packaging began in 1986 in Saratoga County. After several moves, it ended up at a 10,000-square foot space in Malta. The company continued to grow, and in 2005, relocated to a 52,000-square foot space in Watervliet, in Albany County. That space has expanded again, to 102,000 square feet, and in 2015 a West Coast facility was built in Reno, Nevada.

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In July, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced the 2017 tax cap would sit below 1 percent. The cap, which is 2 percent on tax levies or the inflation rate, whichever is less, was set at .68 percent. DiNapoli warned that it could present challenges for local governments.

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At the first economic outlook summit hosted by the Saratoga Prosperity Partnership, 20th District Congressman Paul Tonko and Albany-area economist Hugh Johnson appeared as keynote speakers.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of the closure of Route 9 and Route 32 in South Glens Falls Monday morning.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, working with the Milton Grange, is hosting an event Saturday that aims introduce the basics of homesteading to kids and adults.

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On Tuesday, emergency crews responded to a report of a lost swimmer in the upper Hudson River.

A group of teenagers had been jumping off a concrete pier underneath Stillwater Bridge Road. The span is located on the border of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.

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An invasive insect that threatens native trees has been found in Saratoga County.

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On May 19th, Rotterdam resident Sarah Dingley called 9-1-1 claiming she was being followed by a man who identified himself as the mayor of Schenectady.

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The Saratoga County Water Authority’s action against General Electric began in 2011. Due to pollution of the Hudson River caused by GE’s PCB dredging operations, Saratoga County had to move its plant to the town of Moreau, in the northern portion of the county. Most of the population and customer base, however, is located in the southern portion of the county.

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The Halfmoon Community Solar Project, expected to be completed by late summer, will feature more than 1,700 panels and will generate enough electricity to power about 103 average-sized homes.

Surrounded by local business leaders, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday unveiled Advance Saratoga. The five-year plan seeks to create thousands of jobs by promoting the county for new businesses and helping existing employers expand.

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National Grid is joining with local highway officials across New York with a simple message: slow down.

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Weeks after news of a potential distribution center for Dollar General fell through in Saratoga County, the company is eyeing a new site in Montgomery County. Proponents are viewing the project as a job creator.

A plan to locate a Dollar General distribution center in the Town of Wilton off Northway Exit 16 has fallen through.

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Up until recently, if you weren't a coffee fanatic, you may not have heard about Death Wish Coffee. But if you're among the many millions watching the Super Bowl this weekend, you will.

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New York state ranks 49th in the nation for organ and tissue donations. As WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports, Saratoga County is taking steps to boost the state’s ranking.

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After more than a decade of discussion and division, Walmart is coming to Ballston in Southern Saratoga County.

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Months after a Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy resigned after a video of a confrontation with a motorist went viral, county government is taking steps to require officers to wear body cameras.

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