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Julie Cushine-Rigg


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Three bid to run landfill

Leaders hope for a decision by end of 2012

Come next year, Saratoga County could be turning over the keys to an unused landfill.

Public input sought on asphalt plant

Ballston Planning Board to hold public hearing on Oct. 24

Members of the public will have a chance to go on the record regarding an asphalt plant proposed in the Town of Ballston during a public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 24.

No tax in C.P. general budget

Town continues highway-only taxing

Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett has released a 2013 town budget that continues a standing tradition of levying no general property tax, and includes a 3 percent increase in highway taxes.

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Old Borders to have new tenant

FingerPaint Marketing moves to Division Street and Broadway

The former Borders at the corner of Division Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs will soon house advertising agency FingerPaint Marketing. The location has been vacant for the last 18 months.

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Two towns, one good read

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library to reveal contending titles

There’s nothing like losing yourself in a good book, but choosing one can sometimes be a dilemma. At the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, that task is being handed off to not one, but two entire towns.

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Totally tech

Elementary students visit TEC-SMART for day of hands-on learning

Kids from area schools took part in an Educational and Interactive Nanotechnology activities day at HVCC’s TEC-SMART Malta Campus on Thursday Oct. 4. From magic sand to polymer worms, they were engaged in activities with an educational component.

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A tall glass of fall flavor

Oktobeerfest moves location, features regional and international brewers

The golden hues of autumn are popping up everywhere — in trees, store displays and sunsets. But for beer lovers, fall offers up its own fall display with ales, lagers and stouts, and all will be ready for sampling at Oktobeerfest 2012.

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Tree City in the making

Urban forestry study in Saratoga Springs aimed at development of tree plan

Stakeholders hope a Master Tree Plan can be put before the City Council some time in mid-2013. Tom Denny of Sustainable Saratoga is on a steering committee of eight people and said the group has partnered with the city under a grant of $20,000 from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to take an inventory of street trees. The grant was matched by Sustainable Saratoga.

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Ballston farmland deal a nonstarter

Cappiello Farm sold to another buyer for $2.7M; town’s price was $600k

A plan for the Town of Ballston to purchase an iconic piece of farmland has failed, much to the chagrin of the landowners and open space advocates.

A gift for the business climate

Consulting Alliance to award prize to one growing organization

The Consulting Alliance located in Voorheesville is sponsoring Roadmap to Results, a regional competition in honor of their 20th anniversary. They’d like to help a growing business in the area by awarding them $24,000 worth of consulting services. Nancy Schultz, president of Consulting Alliance said it’s a way to share the company’s success.

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