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JANUARY 9, 2020 • Volume 2 • No. 25

STATE EARMARKS $9.4M FOR TREATMENT PLANT Upgraded wastewater system will safeguard waters of Lake George. 3

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Workers in some “miscellaneous” industries to be brought up to standard minimum wage. 3 PY HAPR 4-7 U O H

BALLSTON SPA - At the swearing in of Saratoga County Board of Supervisor's new chair on Thursday, the split between the small and large towns became obvious. Of the 11 standing chair committee appointments, made by new Chairman Preston Allen, none were from Ballston, Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta, Milton, Moreau or Wilton. That silences the voice of the majority of the people who live in the county, Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett said. "It appears to be purposeful," Barrett said. "It's contributing to the schism that is evident between the smaller municipalities and the larger municipalities." Allen, who did not return a Times Union phone call for comment on his appointments, did name Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch to chair the building and grounds committee. Veitch's appointment, which will usher the final phase of erecting the county's new public safety building, was the only one that acknowledged an elected official from a larger community. Supervisor Daniel Pemrick of Greenfield was named as chair of the law and finance committee, which is the final stepping stone before being appointed chair of the 23-member Board of Supervisors. Neither Veitch nor Pemrick wanted to comment on the state of the Board of Supervisors. Veitch said he is concentrating on "doing his job" and "doesn't have much of an opinion on it" while Pemrick said it would be inappropriate to discuss it. Waterford Supervisor Jack Lawler, one of the founders and advocates of the controversial Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership was tapped to head the economic development committee. Remaining appointments: • Charlton's Alan Grattidge for public works • Corinth's Dick Lucia for health and social services • Galway's Michael Smith for racing • Mechanicville's Tom Richardson for veterans • Northumberland's Bill Peck for public safety • Providence's Sandra Winney for real property tax • Saratoga's Tom Wood for human resources and insurance • Stillwater's Ed Kinowski for legislative and research In addition to the controversial appointments, the supervisors also argued and voted to change Allen's appointments to the board of Prosperity Partnership and the Water Authority Board. The vote cut along the big

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town/small town lines. "Many municipalities were shut out of having any input on standing committee assignments," Barrett said. "Expressing our collective voices as a majority on appointments that are selected by the full board of the Board of Supervisors ensures there is a semblance of representation of all municipalities regarding the full scope of county appointments." Despite the divide, the seven larger towns still have power. Even if Saratoga Springs Supervisors, Veitch and Tara Gaston, vote with the small towns, the remaining larger towns can overrule them because they have a weighted vote based on population. Interestingly, Allen, though chair, has a vote with the least weight because his town has the lowest population of all of the municipalities in the county - 856 based on the 2010 census. Malta Supervisor Darren O'Connor acknowledged that there was disagreement on appointments on Thursday, but nothing he said that will "factionalize the good hardworking and diligent people" on the Board of Supervisors. "It wasn't a big rift," O'Connor said. "I don't expect it to be long-term." Supervisor Jean Raymond from Edinburg, one of the small towns, said she doesn't see the divide but believes it's important for her colleagues to remain civil. Please see BOARD 4





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State earmarks $9.4M for treatment plant Upgraded wastewater system will safeguard waters of Lake George ByLINE: REBECCA CARBALLO

LAKE GEORGE - An infusion of state funds would translate into a cleaner Lake George under another of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State-related proposals. The governor hopes to provide $9.4 million for repairs and upgrades at a wastewater treatment plant to safeguard the health of the Adirondack’s largest lake. The plant needs updating because the 85-year-old facility doesn’t properly capture nitrates and chlorides that can lead to

algal blooms, according to Cuomo’s office. Such blooms could make water undrinkable, although Lake George hasn’t yet experienced one. The village is under state orders to replace the plant no later than 2021. Under the governor’s proposal, the state will provide the $9.4 million in grants to the village in addition to a $3 million Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant and a DEC-funded $2.5 million Water Quality Improvement Project grant, bringing total state investment to $14.9 million. The remaining cost of the project will be covered by a zero-interest loan from the Environmental Facilities Corp. The village had put

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together enough financing to cover $22.5 million of the cost, but the lowest bid it received was $24.1 million, Lake George Mayor Robert Blais said in April. The $24.1 million figure includes contingency funds for unanticipated overruns and an estimate to cover the plumbing portion of the project. The village plans to complete construction in August 2021. “Lake George is a crown jewel of New York’s many beautiful lakes and waterways. This critical water infrastructure project will both ensure the continued health of the lake’s pristine waters and further economic growth throughout the region,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Cuomo tweaks tips system again Workers in some “miscellaneous” industries to be brought up to standard minimum wage ByLINE: CAYLA HARRIS

ALBANY - The state Department of Labor will issue an order bringing some tipped employees, such as hairdressers and car wash workers, up to the standard minimum wage, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday. The change will affect more than 70,000 workers across multiple fields, including valet parking attendants and tour guides, but will not affect traditionally tipped employees such as restaurant servers. The New Year’s Eve announcement comes on the heels of a Department of Labor report indicating that confusion over who is entitled to earn minimum wage in “miscellaneous” industries has led to wage

theft. “In New York, we believe in a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work,” Cuomo said in a release. “But after an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Department of Labor, it’s clear the tip system in many situations is needlessly complicated, allowing unscrupulous businesses to flout our nation-leading minimum wage laws and robbing workers of the paycheck they earned. That ends now.” The state allows some businesses to pay workers less than minimum wage -- the actual amount varies by industry -- if they earn enough in tips to make up the difference. But state investigations have found that constant fluctuations in tips in miscellaneous businesses have made it difficult to track income properly, leading to confusion for both employers and employees, according to the governor’s

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Capital District Genealogical Society Conference

CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Capital District Genealogical Society (CDGS) will hold a one-day Conference “Improving Your Skills: What Do You Need?” on May 30, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY, the Saturday after Memorial Day. Are you looking to take that first step into the genealogy world? Perhaps you are an avid genealogist who has published your own family history. Maybe you have been involved in the field for awhile and want to improve your skills. Have you received a genealogy DNA kit and want to understand what it means? Join us for an educational day of six sessions

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ALBANY -- Police are investigating a death that occurred over the weekend at the Lincoln Square Homes in Albany. Officers responded around 11:40 p.m. Sunday to an apartment at 1 Lincoln Square for an emergency medical services call and upon arrival discovered a 62-year-old woman dead inside the apartment, according to a news release from Albany police. The statement said the death "is being investigated as suspicious." No further details were provided, police said, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police detective division at 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Capital Region Crime Stoppers at or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.

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Humphrey, the driver, was intoxicated and that the other individual in the car with him was under the age of 15, authorities said. Sheriff's Office investigators learned through further interviews and admissions made by Humphrey that he had interacted with the child on a social media site and made arrangements to meet the child at the location in Stockport. Police determined that sexual activity took place in the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office. Humphrey was also charged with DWI and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of greater than 0.08 percent. He was arraigned before Judge Jack Mabb in Stockport Town Court and taken to the Columbia County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear back in court on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Columbia County district attorney's office with this case. The investigation is continuing. Authorities ask any other potential victims to contact investigator William Dunspaugh at 518-828-4316.

Teen ticketed after school bus crash BOLTON -- A Bolton Central school bus was rear-ended by a vehicle on Federal Hill Road just before 3 p.m. Monday, sending a teenager to the hospital, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office. The school bus, operated by 71-year-old Merritt Cleavland, was stopped at a residence on Federal Hill Road to drop off a child when the bus was hit from behind by a vehicle being operated by a 17-year-old male, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Officials note that the school bus had its red flashers activated at the time of the crash.

There were students on board the bus at the time of the crash. One 17-yearold girl who complained of head and neck pain was transported by Bolton EMS to Glens Falls Hospital. The 17-year-old driver was ticketed for following too closely, authorities said. Patrol officer Gregory T. Seeley investigated the accident.

Malta man accused of making school threat WILTON -- A Malta man was arrested Friday after allegedly threatening Maple Avenue Middle School students on social media, Saratoga County sheriff’s officials said. Michael L. Ross, 18, of Raylinsky Road allegedly posted a video on Instagram where he allegedly threatened to bring a firearm to the school to harm students after getting involved in an argument between his younger step-siblings and other students who attend the school, Saratoga Springs Superintendent Michael Patton said. The alleged threat was made Thursday and on Friday Ross was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony. He was arraigned and released. The school district emailed parents Friday morning notifying them of the incident, telling them “there is no immediate threat to our students or staff and this issue has been resolved.” The district will have more police presence Monday, when students return to school, to “alleviate any concerns,” the email said. “The safety of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. School safety is a shared responsibility and we encourage you to report any concerns,” the note said. Parents with concerns can call Patton at 518-5834708.


AROUND YOUR COMMUNITY French Film CAPITAL DISTRICT - “Sans Famille”-Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. Young Rémi, a foundling, lives on the farm run by his impoverished foster parents. When their money runs out, unbeknown to his foster-mother, Rémi is sold by his hard-hearted foster father to an old street performer named Vitalis. Vitalis was once a famous opera singer, but became destitute after a tragic love affair. Ever since that time he has been a traveling showman, touring the country with three dogs and a monkey. Rémi is given a warm welcome by the strange troupe, and actually learns how to read and write. (Source-IMDb) For additional informa-

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CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP TaxAide program will begin providing FREE tax preparation services for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties. The TaxAide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. TaxAide preparers are trained in federal and state tax regulations and are certified by the IRS. FREE tax preparation services will be available from February 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to

Indoor Craft & Garage Sale for 2020 SARATOGA/WILTON - On Sunday, January

26th, from 11-3 pm the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, and lunch, We offer household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, food treats, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. Come browse, visit, eat, or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. All markets are held the fourth of each month: except December, May, June, July, and August. Next sale dates are February 23rd , March 22nd, , and April 26th . An 8 foot table

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must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Local SUNY Potsdam Jordan Arnold of Students Named to Corinth, NY Earns President’s List Spot on SUNY POTSDAM, NY - The Potsdam Dean’s List State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 946 students to the President’s List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2019 semester. The SUNY Potsdam students were honored for earning top marks by President Kristin G. Esterberg. The students included: Isabelle Bailey of Corinth, NY, whose major is a Student-Initiated Interdepartmental Major Sarah Lueck of Corinth, NY, whose major is Music Education To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student

POTSDAM, NY - The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named Jordan Arnold of Corinth, NY, to the SUNY Potsdam Dean’s List. Arnold, whose major is Exploratory/Undeclared, was among 322 students who were honored for academic excellence in the Fall 2019 semester. To achieve the honor of being on the Dean’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of between 3.25 and 3.49 in the given semester.

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GANSEVOORT - Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and to bring plenty of water. There are program fees with all classes, please ask for the price when registering for each class. Moreau Lake State Park is located off of exit 17 S of I-87, the Adirondack Northway. For additional information or to register for programs, please call the park office at (518) 793-0511. Full Moon Hike - January 10, 2020. 5:00p.m.7:00p.m. Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner. Eagle Watch - January 11, 2020. 9:30a.m.12:30p.m. - Grab a pair of binoculars and a join park naturalist on his weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us! Registration is necessary, please call 518-793-0511. $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else. Friend’s Meeting - January 13, 2020. 7:00p.m. - The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park. Come to the monthly meetings where we will discuss our next events and general members’ information. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held in the Nature Center.

Mud Pond Hike by Jeff Scherer Feathers Along the Mohawk January 14, 2020. 10:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. This hike is a relatively flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is relatively easy, at about 2.5 Contact us at ©2019 Jeffrey Scherer miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the park office to pay for the event. Rating: Beginner . Potter’s Point Hike - January 15, 2020. 1:00p.m.3:00p.m. - Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner. Knee High Naturalist - January 16, 2020. 10:00a.m. AND 2:00p.m. - This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1. 076

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Community Bible Study GLENS FALLS - Better Living Radio, 104.9 FM is sponsoring a Community Bible Study each Thursday at 6:45 pm at the Open Arms Pregnancy Center, 471 Glen Street, Glens Falls. Study leader is Gary Bombard, station manager. The study is currently a verse by verse harmo-


ny of the Gospels of Luke and John. “This Bible study is intended to present reasons to believe the Word of God and how to apply it to our everyday lives. Both beginners as well as those familiar with the Bible will benefit,” said Bombard. For information on weather or holiday cancelations call Gary at 518-798-5235. More information at

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CHEAPER THAN DUMPSTERS Old appliances and furniture REMOVED FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Small or Large jobs. CLEANOUTS. Call Bill the Junkman at (518)256-6124. Credit cards accepted.


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In Loving Memory of Eric Hayes, my friend and good neighbor for more than 40 years. I appreciated his ability in craftsmanship, his honesty, integrity, fairness, and all he stood for. Skip Sanders.

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