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Autism Expo April 14 INSIDE THE WORLD OF SARATOGA’S PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS UNDER REVIEW New Medical Center & Apartment Complex Proposed in Wilton Proposed medical office building, Route 9 view from south looking north. See Story pg. 8 Local private investigator Jeremiah Brooks poses next to two of his company’s vehicles. Photo provided by Alivia Waldron. See Story pg. 12 “An Above Average Day,” a film featuring Ray O’Conor will be broadcast on WMHT/PBS Wednesday, April 24. Photo provided. See Story pg. 9 A free Autism Expo and Life After High School Resource Fair will be held Sunday at the City Center. See Story pg. 2 Volume 18 • Issue 15 • April 12 - April 18, 2024 • • 518- 581-2480 LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Wilton Resident On TV Doc This Week

Autism Expo and Life After High School Resource Fair April 14


— The Autism Expo and Life After High School Resource Fair will take place noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Broadway.

The event will feature a comprehensive display of resources, educational tools, and products specifically curated for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, co-hosted by The ARC Lexington and Saratoga Bridges.

Highlights will include educational presentations, musical activities featuring members of the globally celebrated band, Flame, and a specially designed sensory space facilitated by Maria College’s Occupational Therapy department.

The event is free and

suitable for the whole family is your go-to place in the Capital/ Northern NYS region for connecting with a supportive community, exploring resources, and discovering new opportunities tailored for families, caregivers, and individuals with ASD and I/DD.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The term “spectrum” refers to the wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment that people with ASD can have.

The behavioral signs of ASD often appear early in development with many

children showing symptoms by 12 months to 18 months of age or earlier. It affects people in different ways and can range from mild to severe. The federal government’s Autism CARES Act of 2014 brought attention to the need to expand research and improve coordination among all of the components of the NIH that fund ASD research.

Ballston Spa-based Saratoga Bridges, among its many services, established an Autism Task Force in 2006 comprised of agency professionals and parents, with the goal of providing a myriad of resources to offer the highest level of services to people on the Autism Spectrum and their families.

Expo Events:

• Interactive music

A free Autism Expo and Life After High School Resource Fair will be held Sunday at the City Center.

session with the internationally acclaimed band, FLAME The Band

• Free learning sessions with experts

• Networking with over 65 exhibitors

• A peaceful Sensory Space designed by Maria College’s Occupational Therapy department

• Quiet Consultation Lounge for in-depth discussions

• Engaging children’s activities by the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, CDPHP & C W Hair Design


• Family activities including Raffles and Photo Booths by Transitions

Learning Session


• Dr. Gina Cosgrove on supporting children with ASD

• Ed Wilcenski, Esq., of Wilcenski Pleat Law on financial management and advocacy planning

• Dr. Priya Winston & Rhiannon Fralick of Transitions on supporting neurodiverse teens and young adults

The Arc Lexington & Saratoga Bridges, a chapter of The Arc New York, are dedicated to empowering individuals with autism and developmental differences to live their fullest lives.

Admission to the event is free and while no registration required organizers would appreciate those anticipating attending registering to save their spot by going to:

www.eventbritecom/e/858474 689907?aff=oddtdtcreator.

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This newly updated home at 816 Rock City Rd in Ballston Spa was listed by Gary Squires from Roohan Realty and sold for $280,000.


Anthony Iaia sold property at 1477 Saratoga Rd to Ulfat Ali for $340,000

Adesh Budhraj sold property at 97 Midline Rd to Joseph Cade for $550,000


Santos Real Property LLC sold property at 400 Palmer to William Oakes for $135,000


Nancy Winkler sold property at 1399 Kania Rd to Jessica ONeil for $200,000


Alan Van Dyk sold property at 337 Daniels Rd to Anna Gaffney for $375,000


Upper Hudson Woodlands ATP LP sold property at HLW/North Shore/ Rd/ Fox HlRd/Horse Hl Rd/ to Northway Forests LLC for $2,346,842


Luther Forest Corp. sold property at 1-18 & 20 Blue Aster Ln/Gandalf Ln,108 Dunning St to Blue Aster Ln for $1,012,500

Joseph Keating sold property at 12 Raspberry Dr to Jonathan Norcross for $475,000

Stephanie Schelin sold property at 91 Snowberry Rd to Adan English for $270,000

Cassandra Dooley sold property at Rt 9P to Augusta Martin for $165,000

Zacharay Evans sold property at 32 May Apple Way to Anna Holland for $408,000


Conrad Thorwarth sold property at 15 Birchwood Ct to TJCGRC LLC for $200,000

Xiufen Feng sold property at 239 Northline Rd to Michael Dutre for $309,000

KKCG LLC sold property at

8 Deer Run Dr to Nolan Yowell for $315,000

Ramon Rodriguez sold property at 8 Milton Heights Blvd to Jessica Sofen for $395,000


James Doyle sold property at 169 Haas Rd to Christopher Martusello for $280,000


Luke Fletcher sold property at 181 Phila St to William Lawrence for $2,600,000

Carlynne Freitag sold property at 2 ½ Congress Ave to Curtis Freitag for $177,900

Dylan Chappell sold property at 2 Van Rensselaer St to Matthew Sperling for $458,333

Richard Miczek sold property at 188 South Broadway to 188 South Broadway LLC for $1,370,000

Richard Miczek sold property at 195 South Broadway to 195 South Broadway LLC for $700,000

James Marzano sold

property at 77 Van Dam Unit 103 to Wesley Lawrence for $470,900

Richard Macica sold property at 18 Stafford Bridge Rd to Kenneth Hefner for $378,000


Vinnie Pittelli sold property at 11 Moonglow Rd to John Stephenson for $300,000.

Forest Grove LLC sold property at 1 Daintree Dr to Emily Gargiulo for $648,019

New York Development Group Saratoga LLC sold property at 44 Cannon Royal to Deborah Schiavro for $242,000.

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Dennis J. Mulholland


On April 2, 2024, Dennis J. Mulholland, 74, of Saratoga Springs, NY passed away peacefully at home. He was surrounded by loving family and taking in his favorite view: a west side sunset over the Saratoga Springs Little League Baseball fields.

Dennis was born on February 5, 1950 to parents James G. and Mary Gailor Mulholland. He lost his father in 1959 but was blessed to be part of a large family with 15 aunts and uncles, and many, many cousins. He was a devoted son to his mother, Mary, and an equally devoted brother to his sister, Donna. Dennis had fond memories of living on Van Dam Street and his childhood in “the Rocks” neighborhood. His attention to detail, workethic, and sense of style started young. He began working at the age of 10, so he could buy himself two sports coats for school and have his shirts laundered and pressed weekly. He was a proud graduate of St. Peter’s Academy (now known as Saratoga Central

Catholic School). Shortly after high school Dennis secured an apprenticeship with the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Steamfitters and Helpers. He spent his 37-year career as a steamfitter and plumber at General Electric in Schenectady, NY. A life member of Local #128, he also served as a steward, committee member, and Business Agent for his union.  Like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (one of his favorite films), Dennis was born with an adventurous spirit that could only be overpowered by his love and commitment to family and community. Unlike George Bailey, he was able to get in one great travel adventurejoining a small crew of friends on a transatlantic sail. He came away from the journey with great stories to tell, improved sailing skills, and an appreciation for admiring the night sky. Dennis took pride in being a lifelong Saratogian. In his free time, he enjoyed horse racing, biking to Saratoga Battlefield, walking in the Spa State Park, and reading The Daily Gazette in Congress Park or by Saratoga Lakewith a small black coffee from Stewart’s, of course.

Dennis regularly celebrated the fact that he was able to enjoy almost 20 years in retirement. He was thankful to have the time and resources to support his mother and enjoy his grandchildren. For many years, he started his day by making breakfast with Kari, Dylan, and Giada - getting them off to school, picking them up from the bus stop, and attending their events. A lover of baseball (Let’s

go Mets!) Dennis developed an interest in improving the baseball diamonds at the West Side Rec. His grandson’s participation in Saratoga Springs Little League prompted his interest, but he continued to volunteer with the organization for many years. In 2014, he humbly accepted the Ralph Wilhelm Volunteer of the Year award for his efforts.

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Allen; father, James Mulholland; sister, Donna Iuliucci; brother-in-law, John “Charlie” Iuliucci; and premature twin sons, Dennis and Joseph Mulholland.

He is survived by his former wife, Nancy Mulholland; three daughters, Emily Mulholland (Henry Luciano), Lesley (Martin) Figueredo, and Liz Mulholland (Rob Meyer); niece, Tina (Lamont) Taylor; three beloved grandchildren, Kari Olenick, Dylan Mulholland, and Giada Smith; many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Gailor, Mulholland, Hogan and Sweeney families.

This Spring, in memory of Dennis, sit on the porch with your family, enjoy the sunshine, look at the moon, say hi to your neighbor, and go watch a little league game!

Relatives and friends are invited to call from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

A time to share remembrances will begin at 4 p.m. at the William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518)584-5373.

Burial will be private in the family plot in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and caregivers from the Saratoga Hospital Outpatient Palliative Care team and The Community Hospice for their exceptional care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation ( pulfibfou/).

Online remembrances can be made at www.

Lou Ann Santora

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Lou Ann Santora, 82, passed away on April 8, 2024. Calling hours are 4 – 7 p.m., Friday 4/12/24 at Burke Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m., Saturday, 4/13/24 at St. Clement’s Church, followed by burial St. Peter’s Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

Terri E. Preece (Clark)

CORINTH – Terri E. Preece (Clark) of Corinth passed away April 3 after a short but brave battle with cancer. At her request, a small celebration of life will be planned for the spring where her immediate family will release butterflies in her memory. For online condolences, visit www.

Carl E. Bull, Sr.

WILTON – Carl E. Bull, Sr. died April 3. The service is Friday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Compassionate Funeral Care. Prior to the service, calling hours are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Saratoga Springs following the service. Online condolences, visit www. compassionatefuneralcare. com.

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CLIFTON PARK — The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Extra Space Storage in the town of Clifton Park for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of the following persons for burglary in the 3rd degree (class D felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree, and petit larceny (class A misdemeanors): Michael J. DeMartino, Jr., 40, of Stillwater, and Kristin M. Frisch, 41, of Gloversville.

DeMartino and Frisch are alleged to have made unlawful entry into the Extra Space Storage and to have stolen property from various storage units. Both were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Clifton Park Town Court.

GREENFIELD - Resulting from an incident in the town of Greenfield on March 24, Joseph J. Samascott, 48, of Greenfield was arrested on March 29, 2024, and charged with eight counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree (class D felonies), and criminal mischief in the 3rd degree (class E felony). Samascott is accused of possessing assault weapons and several large capacity ammunitions feeding devices, and of intentionally damaging property belonging to another in an amount exceeding $250. He was arraigned in the Milton Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail, bond, or partially secured bond pending further action in the matter.

HALFMOON — On March 30, at 12:21 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Eastwood Drive in the town of Halfmoon for a report of a disturbance involving a male wearing a mask and armed with a knife. Investigation into


the incident resulted in the arrest of Alejandro Garcia, 25, of Halfmoon, for assault in the 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree (class D felonies) and menacing in the 2nd degree (class A misdemeanor). Garcia is alleged to have caused physical injury to another person by means of a weapon, and to have placed that person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury, or death by displaying a knife. The victim, who was known to Mr. Garcia, was treated at the scene by Clifton Park – Halfmoon EMS and sought treatment at a local hospital via private transport. Garcia was arraigned in the Clifton Park Town Court where he was released on his own recognizance pending further action in the matter.

HALFMOON — On March 29, at 10:58 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a domestic incident in the town of Halfmoon. Following an investigation, Jeffrey C. Palin, 53, of

Halfmoon was charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class D felonies). Palin is alleged to have discharged a firearm in the midst of a domestic incident creating a grave risk of death to another person. He was arraigned in the Waterford Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail and scheduled to appear in court at a later date. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.


Jennifer M. Landry, 40, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 3 to 1-1/2 years to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to promoting prison contraband in the first-degree, charged March 2022.

Nicholas C. Eckhardt, 42, of Rochester, was sentenced April 3 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to

disseminating indecent materials to minors, in the first-degree, charged February 2023 in Galway.

Bo J. Effner, 40, of Rotterdam, pleaded April 2 to felony DWI, charged October 2023 in Clifton Park. Sentencing June 13.


On March 30, State Police arrested Tieli Wang, 54, of Queensbury, for multiple counts of Forcible Touching, Sexual Abuse 3rd degree, and Education Law 6512-Unauthorized Practice of Profession. The arrest stems from two separate incidents involving women who received massages from Wang at Lily Spa in the town of Queensbury. A preliminary investigation determined that Wang provided services at his business that he was not authorized to perform and inappropriately touched the victims during the unauthorized services.

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Louis Okoniewski, Jr.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Louis Okoniewski, Jr. passed away peacefully at home April 4, 2024, with his loving family by his side and in his heart. Louis was born September 12, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to Louis L. Okoniewski and Helen F. (Zielinski) Okoniewski. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 Radio Operator and Gunner in November 1942. He participated in the Rhineland Central Europe Campaigns, where he flew 31 Combat Missions over Germany. He was discharged in Oct. 1945 and re¬enlisted in the US Air Force in 1948. He served on the Combat Crew B-50 in the Philippines where he flew over Korea mapping islands during the Korean War. He was transferred to Hunter Field AFB in Savannah, Ga., where he cross-trained to in-flight re-fueling on the KC-97. There he met and married Barbara Ann Clark in 1954. They had 3 children. In 1963, the family was transferred to Ernest Harmon AFB, in Stephenville, NFLD. In 1966 the family was transferred to Plattsburgh, AFB, Strategic Air Command (SAC), 380th Air Re-Fueling Squadron. Louis flew over 100 refueling missions over Southeast Asia during “Young Tiger” missions. He was commended for his part

in a rescue operation, Cherry-46, for a downed F-4 aircraft, where he alerted Air Rescue and helped plot the downed plane’s position and rescued the crew. He also refueled fighter aircraft over Cuba during the Cold War.

Louis loved to take the family on trips to the Adirondacks when he was home from overseas missions, maybe to Land of Make Believe, Santas Workshop, Lake Placid or picnics. He loved sports and anything Buffalo – he was hoping to see a Super Bowl Ring! Louis officially retired, Jan. 1975 as Master Sargent in the USAF. After retirement, Louis and Barbara moved to Orlando Florida, then to Stone Mountain, GA, where Louis worked for Superfoods. After many years down south, they moved to Middle Grove. After Barbara passed, Louis moved to Woodlawn Commons in 2018 where he made many friends who became family and miss him dearly. Louis was a member of the Town of Greenfield Historical

Society; He was a charter member of VFW Post 6251, Private Leonard Post Jr., Lancaster, NY and a Charter member of VFW Post 309, Peru, NY. He loved to have a beer and burger, spend time with family and a ride to anywhere was always welcomed.

In addition to his parents and loving wife Barbara, Louis was predeceased by his sisters, Adele Smith and Marge Olson, Buffalo, NY; nephews, Leslie Smith and Clayton Smith.

He is survived by his children, Louise Okoniewski, (John Biss) of Wilton, Helen Lum, Sanford Fl., and Louis Okoniewski (Charles Harris) Atlanta. Ga. Grandchildren, Gera (Stacie) Kittman; Angela (Nate) Stickney and Amanda Lum. Great grandchildren; Jaxon Kittman; Ryliegh, Liam and Olive Stickney; nephew, Ron (Karen) Olson, Buffalo NY and niece Sheryl (Bob) lmbs, Williamsville, NY.

Louis will be missed by many who knew him, his friends and

family at Woodlawn Commons; His friends at the Commissary, who liked to talk to him and looked out for him, friends he met at Greenfield Town Hall and places in between!

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at VFW Post #420, 190 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’ name can be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield, NY 12833 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

For online condolences, visit www.compassionatefuneralcare. com

Saratoga Center for the Family to Host Fundraiser April 23


Approximately one in four children experience child abuse or neglect in their lifetime, and of maltreated children 18% are abused physically, 78% are neglected, and 9% are abused sexually, according to a May 2023 report from the National Library of Medicine titled “Child Physical Abuse and Neglect.”

The fatality rate for child maltreatment is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 1.

Children tend to feel ashamed, almost like the abuse was their fault, and that is why many don’t tell on their abuser,” Rebecca Baldwin, Executive Director of Saratoga Center for the Family,

said in a statement.

Last year, Saratoga Center for the Family’s Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center (or CAC) provided 275 forensic interviews to children and their families. “Forensic interviews are conducted at our CAC, which is the first step in an abuse investigation. We have specially trained interviewers speak with the child about the abuse.” “Nurses, law enforcement, social workers, a victim advocate, and mental health therapists are all gathered in one location, making the child(ren) and family as comfortable as possible. Once the child is seen, he or she will be a top priority for mental health therapy,” Baldwin said.

On Tuesday, April 23, the Center will host a Brooks Barbecue DriveThrough at 359 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. The event will take place 3-6 p.m. and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to avoid the dinners being sold out. Tickets can be purchased online at www. or by calling 518-587-8008 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All proceeds will benefit the children and families served by Saratoga Center for the Family and the Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center.

For more information on Saratoga Center for the Family and their services, visit www.

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“On This Spot: 69 Caroline Street” Presentation April 18


— The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and the Saratoga Joinery host “On this Spot: 69 Caroline Street” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

Join Carol Godette at 69 Caroline Street where she will discuss the various uses of the 1880s brick duplex, from its early functions to its newest iteration as Saratoga Joinery, a community woodworking space, with a presentation and

behind-the-scenes tour.

Originally, 69 Caroline Street was a multi-unit apartment building. Over time, it was adapted to serve different community needs as a holistic care center, a boardinghouse, a French restaurant, and a medical practice. Most recently, it was the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, cementing itself into the memories of countless children and families over two decades.

After the museum moved to the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Joinery reimagined the space as a community woodworking shop.

Saratoga Joinery is a community woodworking shop with a mission to make woodworking accessible to all. Their shop at 69 Caroline Street is fully equipped with high-quality machines and tools and provides 8,500 square feet of bright, clean

workspace to the community. More information can be found at

“The lack of skilled tradespeople is a huge concern across the country when it comes to historic preservation. The emergence of a specialized woodworking space like this is truly encouraging. Educating our community about traditional trades, such as woodworking, will greatly benefit our community,” said

Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, in a statement.

This program, benefiting the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and Saratoga Joinery, is limited to 45 people. Tickets cost $20 for members of these organizations or $25 for non-members. Visit or call 518-587-5030 for more information.

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69 Caroline Street. Photo provided.

NY State Police Kick-Off Recruitment Initiative; Starting Salary Nearly $60K

ALBANY — The New York State Police announced the opening of applications for the New York State Trooper Entrance Examination. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications and register for the exam at Become a Trooper.

The recruitment initiative is designed to attract qualified individuals to its ranks. Applications for the Trooper Entrance Examination are accepted until June 3, 2024. The final opportunity to take the Entrance Examination during this campaign will be June 10, 2024.

This year, the exam will be accessible at 60 authorized Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout New York State, extending to 390 locations across the United States, as well

as at 101 designated military sites globally. This arrangement ensures applicants have the flexibility to select a convenient time and location for their examination. The computer-based examination allows for a convenient and accessible testing process for anyone interested in becoming a Trooper.

The New York State Police Academy is located in Albany, along with a second facility in Cazenovia.

Candidates who successfully pass the entrance examination may be afforded the opportunity to proceed to the Physical Ability Testing phase of processing. This testing will take place at three regional locations, with additional sites being considered to accommodate future examination cycles.

The New York State Police are dedicated to fostering a diverse workforce and is a proud participant of the “30x30 Initiative,” aiming to increase female recruitment to 30 percent by 2030.

A career with the New York State Police offers significant opportunities for advancement and professional development, with specialized units such as Aviation, Canine, Underwater Recovery Team, Special Operations Response

Team, and Bureau of Criminal Investigation, among others.

Detailed information and the application portal for the Entrance Examination are available at A comprehensive study guide to aid in exam preparation is also available through the website https:// study-guide-practice-test-forthe-nysp-trooper-examinationupdated-for-pv-testing.pdf .

Minimum Qualifications for the Examination: Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen; Must be at least 20 years old and not have reached your 35th birthday at the time of application; The maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active military duty – up to a maximum of 7 years. Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Starting salary for Academy appointees is $59,612. After one year of service, the minimum compensation rises to $98,300. Full health benefits and a retirement plan.

Applicants are invited to speak with a New York State Police Recruiter for further information by contacting or dialing 518-485-0855.

Under Review: New Medical Center, MixedUse Apartment Complex Proposal in Wilton; Planning Board Meets April 17

Wilton — A new 125,000-square-foot medical center and a 130-unit apartment and commercial development are under consideration on Maple Avenue/Route 9 in Wilton.

The medical center would be sited at 612 Maple Ave. on property featuring 13.66 acres. The proposed two-story building would house multiple medical and surgical practices with a total floorspace of 120,000 square feet - 60,000 square feet per floor.

The mixed-use development would stand at

631 Maple Ave. on 15.78 acres and include 17,800 square feet of commercial/retail space and 136 apartment units, according to documents submitted to the town of Wilton Planning Board.

The project is awaiting final approval from the Wilton Planning Board in the next few months, after a public comment period and final traffic reports, according to a published report by Chelsea Diana, of the Albany Business Review.

The Wilton Planning Board next meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Wilton Town Hall, 22 Traver Road.

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State Police have announced the opening of applications for the New York State Trooper Entrance Examination. Proposed medical office building, Route 9 view from south looking north.

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Adventures of Wilton Resident Featured on TV Documentary This Week

WILTON — A man of many talents, it is his passion as an avid mountain climber for which Wilton resident Ray O’Conor will be featured in a documentary that will broadcast this week.

The film - “An Above Average Day” - tells the story of Ray O’Conor and Joe Murphy, two hikers who after a chance meeting forged a close and lasting friendship that has inspired them on a series of wilderness adventures.

“My good buddy Joe and I have done a lot of hiking and climbing over the last 15 years. We hiked more than 400 different mountains, most of them together and more than 5,000 miles of trail,” told Saratoga TODAY as the film was nearing its completion last year.

O’Conor was contacted several years ago by Veda Films company co-founder Katera Kapoor who told him she’d been following O’Conor’s adventures with his buddy and was interested in putting a documentary film together. Katera and her husband Aviral subsequently began following O’Conor and Murphy on their hiking journeys capturing footage and conducting interviews.

The film celebrated its debut screening last year at Saratoga Arts Center and on Wednesday, April 24 will be streamed into homes. The broadcast debut will take place at 5:30 p.m. on WMHT/ PBS.

“If you had told me five years ago that the founders of Veda Films, Katera NovielloKapoor and Aviral Kapoor, would produce and direct a film in which my buddy Joe and I would co-star and that it would be broadcast on WMHT / PBS… I wouldn’t have believed it,” O’Conor said.

“There are two sides to the story,” O’Conor explained. “One is the adventure side

about hiking and mountain climbing. The other is about the relationship between Joe and I,” said O’Conor, whose lengthy resume includes work as a financial consultant with a Wall Street investment firm, a United States Border Patrol Agent and a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, local bank CEO, Wilton Town Councilmember, and author of the book ‘She Called Him Raymond.’

“One of the focal points is the relationship between these two guys who met by chance and spent a lot of time together over the past 15 years on mountains and on trails.”

O’Conor’s fondness for hiking was born during an early morning climb in the late 1980s at the urging of Roy McDonald when O’Conor decided to run for the town board in Wilton, and McDonald – who later would be elected to the state assembly and senate – was town supervisor.

Since that time he has climbed the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks, the 32 mountains between the Catskills and the Adirondacks that have fire towers on them, and journeyed to the Lake George 12ster, the Saranac Lake 6er and the Northeast 11, while working his way through the 50 highest points and peaks in the country all across the United States.

The rewards are many. “It’s as good for the mind and the soul as it is for the body,” O’Conor said. “There’s something special about being out in the wilderness. The Japanese have a term they call it: Forest Bathing. Being out in the woods, on the trail, in isolation. Getting away from all the world’s troubles is magical.

“An Above Average Day,” a Veda Films documentary, will broadcast on WMHT/PBS at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

Atop Cat Mountain overlooking Lake George: Joe Murphy (left), and Roy O’Conor (right) flank Aviral Kapoor and Katera Noviello Kapoor. Photo provided.

Collaborative Effort To Preserve City’s Historic Character at 1869 Henry Lawrence House

SARATOGA SPRINGS – A collaborative effort between the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and the recent purchaser of an Excelsior Avenue property is being hailed as a success in preserving the city’s landscaped heritage.

Located at 182 Excelsior Ave., the property was sold by Louisiana Management, LLC - which acquired the 2.5-acre parcel in 2004, to Excelsior Ave Property Owner LLC for $1.35 million on March 20, according to Saratoga County Land Records.

The LLC that acquired the property is associated with brothers Brian and Gregory Green, whose initial plans called for wholesale demolition of the historic buildings on the site.

Upon learning about the plans for demolition and

subsequent research of the property, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation reported it learned of the significance of the 1869 Henry Lawrence House beyond its Gothic Revival architecture. After sharing this information with the new owners, they began to re-evaluate development plans to see if it was possible to retain the structures as part of their plan to construct apartments, according to the Foundation.

“Many developers would have held forth on their original plans or walked away from the project - Brian did not. He was willing to work on a creative solution that allowed for the development of apartments and the preservation of the buildings,” Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Foundation said, in a statement.

Henry Haydock Lawrence acquired the Valley of Ten Springs, land that extended from what today is Loughberry

Lake to Lake Avenue, in 1829. By 1858, Lawrence’s son, also named Henry, retubed and bottled the waters from Excelsior Spring and was selling them worldwide. In 1869, he built the distinctive Gothic Revival residence at the corner of Excelsior Avenue and Excelsior

Through a series of meetings, a tentative agreement was made to would allow for key elements to be preserved. It required a reduction in the number of apartments built, significant changes to the site plan, and the subdivision of the property to allow the historic buildings to

be made into six condos to make the project financially feasible, to ultimately move the project forward.

“We at Green Springs Capital are tremendously excited to begin construction on the new 182 Excelsior Avenue,” Brian Green said in a statement.

“It has been quite a journey the past two years as our team has worked diligently to carefully design a development that will provide homes with exceptional quality while ensuring we honor Saratoga’s storied history. The process was not without its challenges, but in

the end, we believe the project will be a huge success,” Green said. “The Lawrence House will be fully restored with six new condominiums and the newly constructed apartments will be home for 36 families. We are very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to making this vision a reality.”

The Foundation added that it believes the final agreement and Planning Board approval will result in the long-term preservation of the 1869 Henry Lawrence House and its carriage house for generations to come.

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Image of 182 Excelsior Ave., as submitted to Saratoga Springs Planning Board February 2024.
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Inside the World of Saratoga’s Private Investigators


— Forget what you’ve seen on “CSI” or in Humphrey Bogart movies; in today’s world, private investigators bear little resemblance to their Hollywood caricatures.

When a potential client walks into Brooks Investigations Group’s office in Saratoga Springs, there are some fanciful notions that might need to be dispelled.

“There’s no magical prescription drug where we can literally find everything about someone,” said Jeremiah Brooks, Chief of Investigations. “The FBI has a background check system that provides 5% of the information mine does, and that’s the FBI.”

Brooks’ background investigations can range from someone looking to learn more about their future significant other to business owners who suspect they’re being swindled. These cases are only one of many tasks

that private investigators can do. Brooks Investigations Group’s top cases usually fall under the categories of criminal defense or family court. But there is one case category that seems to be popular in the Saratoga area: evictions.

“Sometimes that just involves us serving paperwork, and other times we do 24-hour inspections,” Brooks said. “24hour inspections are designed, number one, to make sure that the current resident or squatter is not damaging the property, but also to let them know that my clients are taking this very seriously, they’re acting within the law and they’re not going to make it comfortable for you to sit here and squeeze them dry.”

Brooks Investigations Group’s central office is in Plattsburgh, and the company added its second brick-andmortar location in Saratoga Springs last year. But Brooks also has investigators working out of “satellite offices” in Albany, Elmira, and Massena. These investigators don’t have physical offices per se, but they each command a small team of

people, many of whom are exlaw enforcement. Brooks said that “at least” 90% of his staff have some law enforcement background.

“When I sit down with somebody that I’m about to hire, I want them to share my vision,” Brooks said. “I want them to have that same vision that we don’t go into a case with blinders on, which occurs in many police investigations. They’ll actually formulate conclusions well before the facts have been collected, and that’s one thing that we try to do the opposite. We stay objective. We stay openminded. We’re never biased. We use our training to help us, but we also have an open mind. My team is very much like that, and that’s why we’re successful with what we do.”

Brooks’ philosophy of staying open-minded has led to his company taking on a number of criminal defense cases. Public defenders often contact private investigators to assist with their cases, and this, Brooks said, is where his company truly shines.

“The police have investigators, the district attorney has the

police; somebody that’s accused has their defense attorney and that’s it,” Brooks said. “It’s not really set up to be fair.”

Brooks Investigations Group conducts its own investigations independently of the police, and sometimes its findings contradict the official record, or even reveal alleged corruption. “We’re changing the landscape on criminal defense,”

Brooks said.

Though radically different from how the media often portrays them, private investigators are undoubtedly having an influence across the country, and right here in Saratoga Springs.

Brooks Investigations’ Saratoga office is located at 120 West Avenue, in suite 212.

Local Charities Receive Belmont Picnic Tables


— The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced this week that it’s providing 25 local nonprofit organizations with reserved picnic tables for each day of the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which will be held at the Saratoga Race Course from June 6-9. The tables can be used for fundraising activities, donor support, or to raise awareness for their respective mission.

The nonprofits primarily comprise those with the mission to deliver human services and provide direct assistance to individuals experiencing food insecurity, financial hardship, homelessness and mental and physical disability. Organizations were also selected for their support of veterans, families and children, and promotion of the arts.

“NYRA is pleased to recognize the important role that nonprofit organizations play in our communities with the donation of these coveted reserved picnic tables as potentially lucrative fundraising vehicles,” said Robert Hines, NYRA Community Affairs Manager, in a statement. “We are grateful for the many ways these organizations enhance Saratoga and the

greater Capital Region.”

Local recipients of these tables include AIM Services, Caffè Lena, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Northeastern New York Chapter of American Red Cross, Opera Saratoga, Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Shelters of Saratoga, and The Wesley Community, among other organizations.

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Local private investigator Jeremiah Brooks poses next to two of his company’s vehicles. Photo provided by Alivia Waldron. Photo of the Saratoga Race Course via NYRA.


Saratoga Ladies Hosting Spring Fling


The Saratoga Ladies of Saratoga National Cemetery, a volunteer group of women honoring deceased veterans, is hosting its first-ever spring fling on Saturday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stillwater American Legion Post 490.

The event will include appetizers, a raffle, a cash bar, and music by DJ Magic Mike. Attendees can learn about the Saratoga Ladies organization and what it does. Suggested donations of $10 will be accepted.

For more information, visit

The Savory Pantry Closes Saratoga Location, Expands Online Footprint


The Savory Pantry, a gourmet food and cocktail store located at 486 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, announced the closure of its Saratoga storefront last week.

In a statement, the company said it would “streamline operations” at its Hot Springs, Arkansas location, and expand its online footprint. The company also said it would continue to engage with the Saratoga Springs community through various local initiatives, partnerships, and events.

“As we reflect on our unforgettable 10-year journey in Saratoga Springs, we’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the warm embrace of the vibrant

downtown community,” said Savory Pantry Founder and CEO Keeley DeSalvo in a statement. “Each moment spent serving this community has been a cherished memory, and we’re committed to upholding

our legacy of excellence through our online platform. Our connection with Saratoga Springs runs deep, and we’re devoted to nurturing it in every possible way.”

Saratoga National Parent Company

Announces Charitable Contribution Totals

GLENS FALLS — The Arrow Family of Companies, which includes the Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company, announced last week that it donated a total of $781,000 to various causes, and logged more than 11,000 hours of volunteer work. The figures represented a 19 percent increase in giving, the company said.

communities we serve,” said Dave DeMarco, President and CEO of Arrow Financial Corporation, in a statement.

The 2023 charitable contributions benefited a range of causes, including mental health, financial empowerment, education, workforce support, basic needs, health and human services, safe and affordable housing, business and farm support, and environmental sustainability.

“Our mission is to strengthen financial lives and make a positive impact in the public.

iRun Throwing 10-Year Anniversary Party

SARATOGA SPRINGS — iRun, a running and walking store in downtown Saratoga Springs, announced last week that it will host a 10-year anniversary party on April 20 at 10 a.m. The festivities will begin with a fun run and walk, followed by raffle prizes, giveaways, refreshments, and special in-store discounts. The event is free and open to the

“We are excited to celebrate the past ten years in business along with our friends, family, and the local running and walking community who have so generously supported us,” said iRun owner and founder Jamie Mastroianni in a statement.

iRun is located at 425 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

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Photo of The Savory Pantry storefront on Broadway in Saratoga Springs via the company’s Facebook page.

The Top 6 Supplements Everyone Should Take Daily

In the quest for optimal health and well-being, incorporating key supplements into your daily routine can serve as a valuable complement to a balanced diet and lifestyle. Here are the top six supplements that are widely recommended for most individuals to consider

taking daily:

1. Multivitamin: A highquality multivitamin can help fill in nutrient gaps in your diet, providing a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals essential for overall health. Look for a multivitamin that covers essential nutrients such as vitamin A, C, D, E, B vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and more.

2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, are crucial for heart health, brain function, and inflammation regulation. Fish oil supplements or vegan alternatives like algae oil can help support cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and joint health.

3. Vitamin D: Vitamin D plays a vital role in bone health, immune function, and mood regulation. Many people have insufficient levels of vitamin D, especially those living in regions with limited sunlight exposure.

Consider taking a vitamin D supplement, especially during the winter months.

4. Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support gut health and digestion. They can help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora, boost immunity, and aid in nutrient absorption. Look for a broad-spectrum probiotic supplement with multiple strains for optimal benefits.

5. Magnesium: Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body, supporting muscle function, nerve transmission, and energy production. Many people do not get enough magnesium from their diet, so a magnesium supplement can be beneficial for relaxation, sleep, and overall


6. Turmeric: Turmeric contains a powerful antiinflammatory and antioxidant compound that may help reduce inflammation, support joint health, and improve cognitive function. Consider a turmeric supplement with added black pepper for enhanced absorption.

While these six supplements are generally safe for most individuals, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider before adding any new supplements to your regimen, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications. Additionally, supplements should complement a healthy diet and lifestyle, not replace them.

By incorporating these top six supplements into your daily routine, you can support your body’s essential functions, promote overall wellness, and potentially improve your quality of life. Remember that individual needs may vary, so personalized guidance from a healthcare professional is key to optimizing your supplement regimen for your specific health goals and requirements.

Dr. Matt Smith has been a Chiropractor in Saratoga Springs for the past 37 years. He and his daughter Dr. Kevy Smith Minogue can be reached at www. mysaratogachiropractor. com or call 518-587-2064.

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by Dr. Matt Smith, DC for Saratoga TODAY

Falling Prices: Be Careful What You Wish For

Deflation is a term that describes a decrease in the prices of goods and services in an economy. While this may sound like a good thing on the surface, in reality, deflation can have serious negative consequences for the economy as a whole.

One of the primary reasons why deflation is a bad thing is because it can lead to a decrease in consumer spending. When prices are falling, consumers may delay making purchases in the hope that prices will continue to drop further. This can lead to a decrease in demand for goods and services, which in turn can lead to lower production levels and layoffs in industries that rely on consumer spending. This decrease in consumer

spending can create a vicious cycle, as lower demand leads to further price decreases, which in turn leads to even lower consumer spending.

Deflation can also have a detrimental impact on businesses. When prices are falling, businesses may struggle to maintain their profit margins. This can lead to cost-cutting measures such as layoffs, wage cuts, and reductions in investment and expansion plans. This can have a negative impact on the overall health of the economy, as businesses are less likely to invest in research and development, which can stifle innovation and economic growth.

Deflation can also make it more difficult for individuals and businesses to repay their debts. When prices are falling, the value of assets such as homes and cars can decrease, making it more difficult for individuals to sell these assets to pay off their debts. This can lead to a rise in defaults and bankruptcies, which can have serious consequences for both individuals and the economy as a whole.

Another negative consequence of deflation is that it can lead to a decrease in wages. When prices are falling, businesses may be hesitant to increase wages for fear of being unable to pass on these increased costs to consumers. This can lead to a decrease in disposable income

for consumers, which can further depress consumer spending and lead to lower demand for goods and services.

Finally, deflation can lead to a decrease in investment and economic growth. When prices are falling, businesses may be reluctant to invest in new projects or expand their operations, as they may not be able to earn a sufficient return on their investment. This can lead to a decrease in productivity and economic growth, as businesses are less likely to invest in new technologies and processes that can drive economic expansion.

While deflation may sound like a good thing in theory, in reality, it can have serious negative consequences for the economy. From decreasing consumer spending and business profitability to making it more difficult to repay debts and stifling economic growth, deflation can have a wide range of negative impacts that can harm individuals, businesses, and the economy as a whole. A modest level of inflation from year to year is necessary to help

ensure the economy functions as it should. It is important for policymakers to be aware of the potential dangers of deflation and take steps to prevent it from occurring.

Stephen Kyne CFP® is a Partner at Sterling Manor Financial, LLC in Saratoga Springs.

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Tax Tips to Keep in Mind Now That Tax Day is Upon Us


Most of the articles relating to tax tips relate to reporting your income, available deductions and credits, and changes in income tax rates. All of that advice is important, but I thought it would be useful to focus on the lesser discussed issues of responding to an audit and record keeping. While you may think that audits are generally targeted at the ultrawealthy, a recent Wall Street Journal article reported that, as of last summer, 63% of new audits were targeting income taxpayers with income of less than $200,000 a year.

To help better inform you on the issues of audits and record keeping, below is a set of Questions and Answers on those lesser discussed – but still important – tax matters.


Not necessarily. The IRS may contact you for various reasons, such as:

• Verification of withholding or tax payments – you may have to provide copies of Form W-2, Forms 1099 and other documentation that substantiates payments made on your behalf.

• Unreported income –banks, investment firms, and employers are required to report annually to the IRS the income that they have paid to individuals. If the IRS receives a report of income that does not appear to be included on your tax return, they will notify you and assess tax liability for the unreported income. If you agree with the change, you can pay the balance due. If you don’t agree, you will have an opportunity to protest the liability.

• Late payment or underpayment of tax – if you are required to make estimated tax

payments or submit the amount you owe to the IRS after the due date, you may receive a notice with late payment interest and penalties.


• 3 years – in general, the IRS can go back up to three years from the original date of filing or due date of the tax return.

• 6 years - If you did not report income that you should have reported and it is more than 25% of the gross income shown on your return, or it is attributable to foreign financial assets and is more than $5,000, the time to assess the tax is six years from the date you filed the return.

• No limit - There’s no period of limitations to assess tax when you file a fraudulent return or when you failed to file a return.


You will receive an IRS Letter 2205-A that specifically states that your tax return for a particular year has been selected for examination. It will also include the contact information for the agent conducting the audit, the areas of your tax return they are auditing, and what the next steps are. You will never receive a phone call notifying you of an audit.


• Stay calm. Although the IRS has an ominous reputation, most agents are very reasonable and are willing to work with taxpayers.

• Contact a CPA, Enrolled Agent, or accountant to represent you during the audit. Their experience allows them to advise you on reasonable documentation to provide. These professionals also provide a buffer between you and the IRS.

• Complete a Power of Attorney (Form 2848) to allow the IRS to speak to your representative on your behalf, which will likely expedite the audit process.

• Provide organized documentation to substantiate income or deductions presented on your tax return. If you give an IRS agent an unorganized box full of receipts and bank statements, you may inadvertently open further areas to audit.

• Provide only the documentation needed to support the items in question. The IRS will sometimes request documentation for only specific areas of your tax return. There is no need to provide information beyond what they requested.

• Upon completion of the audit, decide if you agree or disagree with the findings. If you agree, you can request an installment agreement to pay any additional tax and penalties that are being assessed. If you disagree, you can request mediation or a hearing to appeal the decision.

• If your federal tax return changes because of the audit, you must amend your state income tax return to reflect any changes the IRS made on your federal return. The IRS will communicate the changes to your state tax agency; however, you may be able to reduce interest and

penalties by self-reporting the adjustment.


• Prior filed tax returns – seven years from the date of filing. Our 2023 tax returns are due on April 15, 2024. You should retain your tax returns for the years 2016 (due April 15, 2017) through 2023, along with all documents supporting items of income and deductions on those tax returns.

• Closing statement for the purchase of your home – permanently, unless you sell it, then for seven years after the sale.

• Investment purchases – permanently, unless you sell them, then for seven years after the sale.

• Inherited property/ assets – most inherited property is revalued upon the decedent’s date of passing. You may request Form 8971 from the executor reporting the basis of assets that you inherited. It is recommended you retain the Form 8971 permanently, unless you sell the assets, then for seven years after the date of sale.

• Bank statements, utility bills, credit card statements etc. – seven years for business owners; for individuals, it is a personal preference if you do not have items of income and deductions that you need to substantiate on your tax returns.

Special thanks to my wife Sarah Dorsey, CPA, who provided valuable assistance in the writing of this article. As is often the case, Sarah helps me sound much more intelligent than I actually am. Thank you to Sarah and all those hard-working accountants out there who will soon be able to take a welldeserved rest after next Monday – April 15th!

Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. is a Shareholder with O’Connell and Aronowitz, 1 Court Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Over his twenty-seven years of practice, he has focused in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. Mr. Dorsey can be reached at (518)584-5205, and www.

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We Can Finally Sleep In

Our family runs on a schedule that was set in large part almost twenty years ago, when my oldest was born. My mental health was dependent on having a knowable, consistent daily schedule, and while my son’s needs dictated that daily schedule and changed it as needed, I made it my job to stick to whatever his current schedule was and worked all other things around it.

So, for example, if the baby’s regular napping schedule fell into a 10am and 2pm pattern, then I would not leave the house during those times so that he could have his nap. If I needed to leave the house during those times, I would try to make sure that the nap could happen at its normal


time — maybe while driving to where we needed to go (carbound errands were good for this, like getting gas and going through the bank drive-through, and then continuing to ride around as needed), or I would make sure we arrived at our destination (grandparents’ house, for example) in time for me to put the baby down at his normal nap time. Not everyone understood nor agreed with this approach, but they didn’t need to — it was what I felt was needed to keep my baby healthy, our household running smoothly, and myself sane.

As more babies came, this approach became a bit trickier, leading to lots of at-home time — we didn’t go out much for a long time. Naps and nursing were most important for the babies; naps and eating were most important for the toddlers and preschoolers; all of it was done in service of regular bedtimes and peaceful nights. I learned how to nudge a schedule one way or another if I needed to for the good of the family as a whole or an unexpected happening on a particular day, but in general, we all appreciated that we knew what was happening at each part of each day.

Those baby schedules are

echoed in our current schedules, even though the last baby is now five years old. We’ve always gone to the 8:00 Mass on Sundays because that’s what worked best for my first baby’s nap schedule. We still have quiet time around 3:00 or so each day — this used to be the afternoon naptime and has stayed on as a much-needed bit of downtime. I still feel a little anxiety settling in when something interferes with that 3:00 quiet time (which actually happens quite a bit these days due to sports and other after-school activities).

This adherence to the schedule of our baby years is crumbling here and there, though. One thing that could never happen during the baby years was sleeping in. I made sure the babies were up early enough each morning that they’d nap at their regular time and be ready for their regular bedtime that night, so even on Saturday mornings when we had nothing planned, I made sure to get the kids up by 8:00 to keep us all on schedule. For all the past many years,

there was never any sleeping in … and now, all of a sudden, there is! Several recent Saturdays have seen all of us sleeping in a bit — what a nice change it’s been to have slow, sleepy mornings instead of the cranky, early mornings that we all hate so much! We won’t be able to do this all the time — Saturday mornings are for basketball games in the winter and baseball games in the spring — but in between sports seasons and when we have a later-in-the-day game, we are a family that sleeps in!

Another thing that’s different is that it’s no longer a problem to allow the little guys to snooze during the day. I don’t mean a full-on regular nap — that hasn’t been a thing for a while — but sometimes my youngest will fall asleep on the couch after a particular busy day outside, and just the other night, he leaned into my shoulder and fell asleep during a movie. In the old days, I’d do whatever I could to prevent the kids from falling asleep any time that wasn’t naptime or bedtime, because doing so

could mess up the whole schedule, and especially because they wouldn’t be tired for bedtime, which could mean they’re up far too late for my own level of energy. It’s such a relief that I don’t need to worry about that any more! Now, if my littlest guy falls asleep during the day, we can still put him to bed at his normal time since he’s old enough to stay in bed and not get into trouble.

I’ve written a lot this year about the changes in our family and household since we no longer have any babies or very small children in the house — I hope you’re not sick of it yet! I hope that it’s a help to those of you in the trenches of parenthood, when it seems like everything and everyone is tired, tired, tired. I was there for many, many years, and now that I’m not, I’m both amazed that we’ve moved on as well as missing those days. I’m going to say those things that parents of young children sometimes get irritated by, but they’re so true: enjoy these days, because they go faster than you think; the days are long but the years are short; and these are some of the very sweetest days in the life of parents.

Kate and her husband have seven sons ages 19, 17, 15, 14, 12, 10, and 5. Email her at kmtowne23@

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Spring Into Style: Discovering the Latest Eyewear Trends and Sales

As the flowers bloom and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to refresh not just our wardrobes but also our eyewear collection. Spring is the perfect season to embrace new styles and trends, and what better way to do so than by exploring the latest frames and sales in eyewear? Whether you’re

looking for a chic upgrade or a practical addition to your family’s eyewear arsenal, there’s something for everyone this season.



Spring brings with it a fresh wave of eyewear trends that effortlessly blend fashion and functionality. Here are some trends to watch out for:

Bold Colors: Say goodbye to muted tones and embrace vibrant hues that reflect the energy of spring. From electric blues to fiery reds and sunny yellows, bold colors are making a statement in eyewear this season.

Vintage-Inspired Frames: Retro never goes out of style, and this spring, vintage-inspired frames are making a comeback. Think oversized square frames, cat-eye shapes, and classic aviators with a modern twist.


Translucent Frames: Light and airy, translucent frames are perfect for adding a touch of

sophistication to your spring look. Whether in subtle pastel shades or clear acetate, these frames offer a contemporary yet versatile appeal.

Sporty Sunglasses: With outdoor activities in full swing, sporty sunglasses are a musthave for the whole family. Look for frames with polarized lenses, wraparound styles for added coverage, and lightweight materials for comfort during active pursuits.



In addition to exciting new trends, spring brings fantastic opportunities to score great deals on eyewear. Many optical office and stores offer seasonal sales and promotions, making it the perfect time to update your eyewear collection without

breaking the bank. Keep an eye out for:

End-of-Season Clearance

Sales: Optical boutiques often discount last season’s styles to make room for new inventory. Take advantage of these clearance sales to snag stylish frames at discounted prices. Since most new frames are released in March, April and May are popular times for sales of eyewear!

Spring Break Specials: Planning a getaway for spring break? Many eyewear retailers offer special promotions and discounts during this time, making it an ideal opportunity to invest in a stylish pair of sunglasses for the whole family. (Maui Jim!)

Exclusive Offers: Keep

an eye out for exclusive spring sales and flash deals. Sign up for newsletters from your local eye doctor or follow your favorite brands on social media to stay updated on the latest promotions.

Bundle Deals: Most optical offices offer bundle deals for multiple purchases, allowing you to purchase multiple pairs of glasses at a discounted price. This is a great option when you are looking to update more than one pair of glasses like computer or sunglasses.


As we welcome the warmth and brightness of spring, let’s embrace the opportunity to refresh our eyewear collection with the latest trends and sales. Whether you’re drawn to bold colors, vintage-inspired frames, or sporty sunglasses, there’s a style to suit every taste and need. Keep an eye out for spring sales and promotions, and don’t hesitate to treat yourself and your family to a stylish upgrade in eyewear. After all, seeing the world through trendy lenses is the perfect way to welcome the season in style.

Susan Halstead is a Nationally and NYS Licensed Optician and is the Owner of Family Vision Care Center at 205 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. FVCC has been serving Saratoga County since 1920 with Susan as the third owner.

Susan can be reached for comments or questions via text or call (518)584-6111 or email

Susan@familyvisioncarecenter. com

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Your community college has exciting news!

Beginning in Fall 2024, you can earn a degree entirely at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga.

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Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices.

This Week: Scull, Skull Scull is an oar used by a rower.

Dan and Ben are propelling their new canoe with heavy sculls.

Skull is the bone that protects the brain and face. You can get a slight skull fracture and sometimes not realize it.

Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words

Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at

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Empire State University Hosts Presentation: How Solar Eclipses Shaped History Local Author Releases Children’s Book

— Local author Francine Apy has released a children’s book, “Brianna’s Brave Day at School,” which is now available on Amazon. A virtual book launch will occur on Thursday, April 18.

The story is designed to open up a heartfelt conversation about adoption, set within the backdrop of a school day. It’s based on an event that happened to one of Francine’s children.

“It’s a book crafted with love, aimed at nurturing understanding among our youngest readers,” Apy told Saratoga TODAY.

Apy is also the founder of SoulFilling, which was created

to empower the adoption community with stories of resilience. “I started SoulFilling as a way to be a Beacon to the adoption community and beyond,” Apy said. “My mission is to make the conversation of adoption more conversational, mainstream, educational, at home, school, and in our communities. One way I can do this is through writing a children’s book.”

To learn more about SoulFilling or to schedule a time for Apy to come to your local elementary school to read “Brianna’s Brave Day at School,” visit www.SoulFillingAdoption. com.

Apy also has a Mother’s Day special on the site, where a custom designed adoption pendant that Briana wears in the story can be purchased.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Empire State University kicked off its solar eclipse festivities in Saratoga Springs on Monday afternoon with a virtual presentation delivered by Audeliz Matías, Ph.D., the university’s interim dean of the School for Graduate Studies. The lecture detailed not only how eclipses work, but also their significance and influence on cultures across the globe.

In Ireland, the first recorded eclipse was etched into a stone around 3340 BCE. In ancient China, some scribes believed that an eclipse was caused by a hungry, heavenly dog feasting on the sun. The Cherokee in Oklahoma also suspected that a hungry animal might be to blame; a giant frog in the sky who needed to be scared away before it devoured the entire sun.

“Many cultures have seen eclipses in different ways,” Matías said. “Some cultures see it as a moment of change, for bad or good.”

Matías played video interviews of Native Americans sharing their tribes’ perspectives on

Audeliz Matias, Ph.D. delivers a virtual presentation on eclipses and their impact on history at Empire State University’s Veteran and Military Resource Center on Monday afternoon. Photo

Jonathon Norcross.

eclipses. “The Navajo think this is a time where when [an eclipse] occurs, there needs to be some reverence; there needs to be some time for reflection, some time to think of the future.”

There will be plenty of time to reflect before the next solar eclipse is viewable from the United States, which Matías said won’t happen until 2044.

The eclipse festivities at Empire State University’s Veteran and Military Resource Center featured solar-themed snacks (such as Capri Sun) and an eclipse viewing party attended by teachers, staff, and students.

Waldorf Middle School Unveils Curriculum


The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs’ middle school faculty presented an overview of next year’s curriculum to parents last week.

New to the school this year has been a cyber civic course that introduced the idea of social responsibility in everyday interactions and within social media platforms. While Waldorf does not use computers in the classroom, and encourages minimal screen time at home throughout early childhood and into the elementary grades, the rising 8th graders

and subsequent 8th graders will be carefully guided to engage in the responsible use of technology in preparation for their high school years. Waldorf’s technology prep course will include keyboarding, coding, and an understanding of computer hardware. The year-long course will also introduce online organizational programs such as Google Classroom, Google docs, and on-line testing practices.

For more information about the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, visit www.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS by Cover art for the children’s book “Brianna’s Brave Day at School” provided by author Francine Apy.



Skidmore Names Commencement Speakers


— Luis A. Miranda Jr. and Luz Towns-Miranda will receive honorary degrees and address graduates at Skidmore College’s 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Miranda Jr. and TownsMiranda have been married for 46 years, and raised Luz Miranda-Crespo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Miguel Towns in Manhattan. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the creator of the Broadway musicals “Hamilton”

and “In the Heights.”

In the 1980s, Miranda Jr. was a special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to New York City Mayor Ed Koch and served in the David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani administrations. A founding partner of the MirRam Group, Miranda Jr. has consulted on several political campaigns, including the senatorial campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Most recently, he managed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ re-election campaign.

Miranda’s memoir, “Relentless: My Story of the Latino Spirit that is Transforming America,” will be released on May 7.

Towns-Miranda is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst. She is frequently called on as a consultant, working with The Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, as well as Acacia, a provider of mental health and substance abuse recovery services in the Bronx. TownsMiranda worked as a New York City firehouse clinician following 9/11 and served on the New York State Board of Psychology. She currently serves on the boards of trustees of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Theater Wing, and on the national board of directors of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Skidmore’s Commencement exercises will begin at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, May 18. A livestream of the event will be available via the Skidmore website.

BEARS Bonanza Event to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month


— The Washington-SaratogaWarren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES) will host its first “BEARS Bonanza” event at the F. Donald Myers Education Center on April 12 from 9:30 a.m. until noon in celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

BEARS is the acronym for BOCES Educating Autistic and Related Disorders Students. BEARS programs are designed primarily for students who have a diagnosis of autism, and are in grades K-12 and up to age 21. The programs serve students with disabilities resulting in multisensory or motor deficiencies and developmental lags in language, cognitive, affective and psychomotor areas.

BEARS classes are in multiple locations but on this day, they will all come together to celebrate. Career and

Technical Education students, related service providers, and volunteers will help create a safe and sensory-friendly festival for students. The day will include exploring trucks, making crafts,

decorating cookies, participating in obstacle courses, enjoying face painting, petting animals in a small petting zoo, and listening to music by Jack of the Zucchini Brothers.

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Photos of Skidmore College’s 2024 commencement speakers Luis A. Miranda Jr. and Luz Towns-Miranda provided by Skidmore.


The Composting Evolution At The Market


9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.


The Friends of the Market, a group supporting the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, started a composting program seven years ago. The program started small but quickly had overfilled bins, and for years it was hosted by Jim Carlson and Himanee Gupta of Squash Villa Farm. Jim brought and hauled the bins back to their farm and incorporated the material into their compost piles, helping rejuvenate soil at their former Greenfield Center site.

In 2022, Gupta received an award through Empire State University’s Foundation that gave her funds to develop projects tied to her scholarly and mentoring work as a professor with Empire State; by that point, Squash Villa had moved to a larger site in Easton. Running the growing farm required more time and effort, and Gupta had hoped the compost collection could evolve into something new. That is how the Scraps to Soil program began.

“I always had had a dream to close the loop on the compost project and bring bags of soil back to market customers; soil created from the food scraps they brought to the market,” explained Gupta.

The market contracted with Hope LaBonty, owner of Loving Earth Compost, who brought bins to the market every Wednesday and Saturday during the outdoor market season. As part of the agreement, Loving Earth Compost turned the scraps into soil and then brought the soil bags to the market, where they were sold in October 2023. The program was popular, and frequent shoppers looked forward to this weekly service.

Recognizing the community’s support of the

Roast Chicken With Spring Vegetables

YIELDS:4 servings | PREP & COOK TIME: 40 min


*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

program, the board voted to take the profit from the soil sale and apply it to continue contracting with Loving Earth Compost for the winter market. Due to a shortage of funding, the market could only contract for one small bin at the indoor/ winter market, which is commonly overflowing. In an effort to continue to provide and expand this service to the community, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, a 501(c)3 organization, is planning a series of fundraising efforts to support the composting program, along with educational outreach and activities, a summer kids club and community festivals. One of our upcoming events to help fund these services will be in June with a Festival of Lanterns. You can support the market with a $25 donation or amount of choice by visiting the market on Saturday or email us at for more information on how you can contribute to the market.

The Saratoga Farmers Market is 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays in the food court of the Wilton Mall. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for previews of what’s fresh.

• 3 1/2 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken quarters*

• Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

• 1 lemon, halved

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

• 1 pound fingerling or other small potatoes*

• 2 bunches radishes*

• 1 bunch scallions*

• 3 carrots, peeled and chopped*

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill*


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper, then place skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the chicken and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes and radishes in half and cut the scallions into thirds. Toss the potatoes, radishes, carrots, and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Remove the chicken from the oven and scatter the vegetables around it. Continue to roast until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is golden and cooked through, about 20 more minutes. Squeeze the remaining 1/2 lemon over the chicken and vegetables. Top with the dill and season with salt.

Adapted from the recipe featured in Food Network Magazine

Photos by Pattie Garrett.
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What is a crepe? A crepe is a thin pancake that can be filled with all sorts of delicious ingredients. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Also, it’s even better when topped with Nutella, bananas, or strawberries. Once you try a crepe, you’ll be hooked. They’re light, fluffy, and downright delicious!

What is the history of crepes? Based on which is the company we use for the crepe pans we carry at Compliments to the Chef: Crepes have been around for centuries and have a long and rich history. The earliest known crepes date back to the 12th century when they were made with buckwheat flour and water. These simple crepes were known as galettes and were popular among peasants in France and Belgium. In the 14th century, crepes began to be made with milk and eggs, making them richer and more flavorful. By the 16th century, crepes were widely available in Parisian markets and were enjoyed by all social classes. Crepes are still popular, with both savory and sweet versions enjoyed worldwide. Whether you want them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s no denying that crepes are delicious and versatile food.

How Are Crepes Made? Crepes are made from a batter


Hello my Foodie Friends!

Do you often crave for something sweet? Why not try a crepe? When we think of Crepes, we often think of French cafes and light, rolled crepes filled with Nutella, bananas, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Did you know that many countries around the world have their own version of a crepe-like pancake?  Though many cultures eat their version of crepes for breakfast, some are more of a savory treat and can be shared at dinner.

of eggs, milk, flour, and melted butter. They are often cooked in a special crepe pan or flat griddle. Traditionally, the batter is poured into the center of the pan and then quickly rotated so that it spreads out evenly in a circle. Once cooked, the crepes are typically served with a variety of sweet or savory fillings. Nutella and fresh fruit are popular choices, but crepes can also be filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables (

At Compliments to the Chef, your Neighborhood Kitchen and Cutlery store

located at 33 Railroad Place, we carry several styles of de Buyer crepe pans. If you are looking for the perfect fry pan to make crepes, pancakes, or tortillas, we have it: from the traditional blue steel crepe pan to nonstick or carbon steel, we have the material made for you. Try something different if you are looking for a light, savory, or sweet idea. Remember my Foodie Friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen!”.

Take Care, John & Paula

Crepe Suzette


For the Crepes:

• 1/3 cup flour

• 1 teaspoon of Grand Marnier

• 3 whole eggs

• 6oz of whole milk

• 3/4 cup of whipping cream

• 1 & 1/2 tbs of Olive oil

• 1 Orange for zesting

For the Orange Cream:

• 7oz of Orange Juice

• 1 egg-yolk


• 3 tbs of sugar

• 1.5 tbs of flour

• 3 tbs of butter cut in pieces

Suzette sauce:

• 6.5 tbs of Butter

• 1 cup of sugar

• 2/3 cups of Orange Juice

1. Prepare the Crepe In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs with the flour. Gradually add in the remaining liquid ingredients, stirring until well combined. Finish by grating the orange zest into the batter. Let rest.

2. Reduce 3.5oz of the orange juice. Beat the egg-yolk with the sugar and add the flour. Cook as a custard. Finish by adding the cold butter in pieces and Grand Marnier. Set aside.

3. Heat the Pan:

Make a blond caramel with the sugar. Add the butter. Deglaze with the orange juice. Reduce and keep warm.

4. Cook the Crepes:

Make the crepes by cooking on only one side. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter. In the middle of one of them, put the orange cream on the non-cooked side. Cover with another crepe so that the non-cooked sides of both crepes stick together. Weld them and put them on a buttered tray. Place in the hot oven until cooked. Put onto a plate and finish by adding the warm suzette sauce.

Recipe courtesy of

de Buyer at
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This Week’s Events: APRIL 12-18



Poetry/Storytelling Open Mic

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. The program will begin with a reading by local poet Lale Davidson followed by the open mic. Each open mic participant has five minutes to read two short poems or one long one. Storytellers have five minutes to tell, narrate or perform their piece. Please be respectful of your fellow writers by reading for five minutes or less. Lite refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 518-584-1621. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $5.


2024 Sustainability Fair

Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This free familyfriendly event will allow attendees to explore the latest in ecofriendly topics and innovations and gives kids the opportunity to dive into fun and learning all day. An exciting opportunity for community members to discuss sustainability, connect with local sustainable businesses and organizations, and learn about innovative climate solutions and ways to get involved. For more about the event and activity schedule, visit https:// Brooks BBQ

Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Road, Wilton | 3 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Dinner includes Half Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw & Roll. $15 Cash and Venmo accepted. Send an email to TrinityUMCGlen@ or call 518-584-9107 or 518-727-8573. Pre-order recommended.

Lasagna Dinner

Old Saratoga Reformed Church, 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4 - 6 p.m. Meat and vegetarian lasagna, salad, bread, and brownies will be available. The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children 8 years old and younger. The dinner will be takeout with limited seating to eat in. Reservations suggested. Call Chris at 518-695-6638 for reservations.

Pancake Supper

Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove | 5 – 7 p.m. Menu: homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, Maple Valley maple syrup, milk, coffee, tea.  Ticket price: $10 (3 pancakes/3 sausage) $5 for children 12 & under (2 pancakes/1 sausage).

Ballston Area Seniors

Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center. 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa |7 – 10 p.m. The dance is open to the public. Ample free parking. There will be a donation of $5 per person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dance to the music of Peaceful Country Band. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-490-2851.

Underwater SeaPerch Robotics

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The first session of a workshop series for teens in middle school and older. SeaPerch is an international program that gives teens an opportunity to be part of a real-world engineering and design project to build an underwater ROV (robot).

Remaining sessions will be April 20, May 18, June 1, and June 15. Attendance at every session is not required. Please register by calling 518-882-6385.

The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Annual Meeting

Gideon Putnam Room, Saratoga State Park Offices Admin Building, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. This program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available to guests. Learn about the many accomplishments The Friends have achieved over this past year and the exciting new endeavors in store for 2024, while enjoying music by Tom Smith, and the first program of the season: Saratoga County Poorhouse, presented by Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts. Guests will also hear about the monumental milestones we’ve celebrated over these past few years and our ambitious plans for the future. Followed by an official business meeting for Members only.


Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. We will have a 50/50 and an open forum for our April meeting. Speakers are arranged for the next three meetings, so please save the Monday dates May 20, June 17, and July 15. Please contact with questions: Leader Gordon Blyth,, (917) 887-7980. Co-Leader Marie Thorne softballmom300@yahoo. com 518- 810-8483.

Song Swap with Jeff Walton

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m. Grab your favorite acoustic (or electric) instrument, bring your love of music, and join us for an informal song swap led by local musician, Jeff Walton. Feel free to bring your own tunes to play and share. No registration is required.

Trivia Night

Anne’s Washington Inn 111 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m. This event, hosted by Saratoga County History Center will support the programs of Brookside Museum. The event will include an Italian style buffet dinner generously provided by Mama Mia’s Restaurant, dessert, and coffee. A cash bar for beer and wine will be available to our guests aged 21 and over. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Well-known local Trivia Night host Casey Blum, “That NY Trivia Guy” will open the friendly competition beginning at 7 p.m. Trivia categories will include questions on local history as well as the standard trivia topics. The cost for the evening is $40 per person. To register: https:/brooksidemuseum. events/69015-history-center-trivianight

Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting

Town of Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 7 p.m.

Program: Ice Harvesting hosted by Tom Ragosta, President of the Watervliet Historical Society and Watervliet City Historian. The program will include a brief history of ice harvesting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as the process used in storing natural ice. The program will include a display of various artifacts used in the ice harvesting process. The event is free and open to the public.


Pickin’ Session Afternoon Jam

Milton Community Center 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa | 1 – 3 p.m. Open to the public, free admission, and ample free parking. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.

Prime Rib Dinner Take Out

Saratoga – Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: prime rib, roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Astronomy Club

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. We will review our moon challenge results and photos taken during the solar eclipse. Michael Noonan will give a presentation on “Amateur Astro Photography,” and he will share photos of his comet and star tracking experiences. Teens and adults are welcome to join. The session will end with stargazing. What will we see this time? Call 518-882-6385 to register.

Two Towns-One Book Author Visit

Gowana Middle School Auditorium, Shenendehowa Campus, 970 Route 146, Clifton Park | 7 p.m. Cookbook author and renowned food critic Ruth Reichl joins us as part of our Two Towns-One Book events. Please note: Registration required. Call Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library at 518371-8622.

Medical Aid in Dying

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, 624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Come hear Dr. David Pratt speak about the Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) bill. Learn how you can help pass this important legislation. Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs and cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County. Register here for the zoom option: register/tJEkcOqrrDIvEtGEEb Vj5zMuEKv5JxVnGP72. For more information, contact Lucy Manning at lucymnnng@

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Beginner Birding Workshop

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 – 7 p.m. Join Mark Silo and John Loz from the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. Attendees will learn about available resources before heading outside to look for birds to identify. It is recommended to wear boots. Please bring binoculars if you can. For ages 8 through adult. Please register by calling 518-882-6385.

Networking at Night

Bailey’s Café, 37 Phila St., Saratoga Springs |5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The local business networking group “Networking at Night” will host a fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Wellspring Saratoga. The event, with a suggested donation of $20, combines professional networking opportunities with a charitable cause, while also offering attendees the chance to engage with fellow professionals, enjoy a taco bar, drink specials, and participate in raffles and a silent auction.


Propagating MattersRevolutionary Teas

On Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. join Master Gardener, Kathleen Royka, on the 249th anniversary of The Battles of Lexington and Concord, for a celebration and taste of Revolutionary Teas. The program will discuss the Boston Tea Party and its effects on the colonists, the

plant Camellia sinensis (tea) and substitutes for tea, including local variations, after the Boston Tea Party. (And see how the Brookside gardens are faring after winter). Program is free and open to all. Any donations are gratefully received and will be used on the gardens.

Healthy Saratoga Weekend

Discover Saratoga is dedicated to showcasing the abundance of health and wellness offerings throughout Saratoga County. This extraordinary weekend coincides

with the Mind Body Soul Market on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Mind Body Soul Expo on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., both hosted at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Dive deeper into wellness practices, holistic living, and discover the latest trends in the wellness industry. Learn more at For more information about Healthy Saratoga Weekend and to see a complete list of participants, please visit events/healthy-saratoga-weekend/.

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Schick Art Gallery At Skidmore College Hosts ‘Alchemy Of Light’ Exhibition Through April 26


The Schick Art Gallery presents “Alchemy of Light,” an exhibition that centers photography as an experimental medium through the work of eight artists who use light as a creative tool. In an age of quickly consumed digital images, these works ask the audience to abandon their preconceptions about photography and slow down.

“Alchemy of Light” is cocurated by Teaching Professor

of Art and Schick Gallery Assistant Director Trish Lyell and Schick Gallery Director Rebecca Shepard.

The exhibition will run from March 29 through April 26 in Schick Art Gallery, on the second floor of Saisselin Art Building.

All Schick Gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public; visit the Schick Art Gallery website to learn more.

Entertainment & Arts

Michael Eck to Stage 60th Birthday Bash in Saratoga Springs on Friday, April 19

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roots scholar, multi-instrumentalist and Caffè Lena favorite Michael Eck will be staging his 60th Birthday celebration at Caffe Lena on April 19, and he’s bringing a full band AND a brand new album along with him.

Eck, who first debuted at Caffè Lena in 1990 will be joined by an all-star ensemble featuring Rosanne Raneri, Kevin Maul –who’s flying in from Florida for the show, and Sten Isachsen and Bob Buckley of Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys.

“A nifty little ensemble to accompany me on an evening of original chestnuts, new compositions and classic folk songs at my favorite venue,” Eck says.

The new album is titled “Fermata,” and will be released in conjunction with the show.

“A fermata is a musical notation. It looks like a bird’s eye and is sometimes called a hold. It allows the player discretion regarding the value of a note or a rest. To me, it speaks of freedom in music,” says Eck, who will spend the earlier part of the show date getting the design tattooed on his back.

“Each of the characters singing these songs, whether myself, an addict in Kentucky, an old coin, a bereft wife or a bullet in a revolver, has been

thrown an unexpected pause— a hold. And I know from pauses,” he says.

Eck’s musical legacy in the region is lengthy – breaking in with the Albany punk scene of the early ‘80s with Glaze, to more recent collaborations with Ramblin Jug Stompers and Lost Radio Rounders. The release of Fermata comes 30 years after Eck’s debut, Cowboy Black, and along the way he has served as curator and host of WAMC’s American Roots Series at The Linda; assistant

producer of the Music Haven Concert Series, and producer, host of fundraising concerts, and longtime board member at Caffe Lena, alongside among many other accomplishments.

“It’s a celebration of my 60th birthday, and I hope you’ll join me,” says Eck. “I’m not old, I’m seasoned!”

The special Michael Eck and Friends performance will be staged 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. For more info, go to:

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Michael Eck performing on stage at UPH in Saratoga Springs in 2023. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Zeke Berman, “Red Ice on White, Clear, and Black” (photograph, 2023), part of the ‘Alchemy of Light’ exhibition. Photo provided.

Dead Man’s Cove: National True Crime Podcast Features Case with Ties To Saratoga Dental Office

When local farmer Frank Vadney went out to inspect his fields at the edge of town in Bethlehem, N.Y. 43 years ago, he could not have expected to find a dead body on the corner of his property – but he did. Was this a murder? The body was so badly decomposed, the cause of death was uncertain.

In the area that has since been referred to by the Vadney family as Dead Man’s Cove, the discovery of human remains in 1981 would be the start of an intriguing investigation – one that would go cold for decades. In 2013, Sergeant Adam Hornick of Bethlehem PD was tasked with researching the

old John Doe computer entry made by his department. The journey to identify the body found on the Vadney Farm in 1981 takes Hornick through a web of unknowns, challenges, and obstacles. But his persistence pays off with the eventual identification of the ‘man without a name’ who had been buried long ago in a pauper’s grave in Albany County.

Hornick recalls his journey using investigative processes, new technologies and gut instinct as he searches for a missing person who had never been reported missing. The episode, Dead Man’s Cove, is as much a story about the compassion of a police officer

to the survivors of Bethlehem’s John Doe, as it is an account of advancements in DNA science, genetic genealogy and evolving state law. Former police chief Mark Spawn interviews RetiredCommander Adam Hornick about the case of Franklin Feldman in this week’s episode of APB Cold Case.

APB Cold Case is a true crime audio podcast featuring unsolved missing persons and murder cases from across the country.

Episode Link – Dead Man’s Cove: Anatomy of a John Doe Case. Go to: www.

Public Invited: Tours, Talks, Screenings, and Art-Making Workshops For Families at The Tang Museum


The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to its April programs, featuring tours, screenings, family programs, and two special performances How Vowels Endure Winter on April 12 and If Our Hands Could Hold The Weight Of Promise on April 17.

How Vowels Endure Winter will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12. It is the world premiere performance of a series of monologues with piano created by David Greenberger and Tyson Rogers in response to work by the artist Joachim Schmid that occupies an entire wall in the Tang exhibition Studio/Archive. The new work features short tales about collecting, creating, organizing, and memory.

On Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m., if our hands could hold the weight of promise features

Elevator Music 48: Alone, only in flesh exhibiting artists MIZU, Theresa-Xuan Bui, and AntoniusTín Bui, as well as dancer Glenna Yu. They will activate the Tang elevator and atrium staircase with cello, improvisational movement, spoken word poetry, and audience interaction with traditional

Vietnamese garments (áo dài). These performances are in addition to the Framing the Flesh feature film screenings, weekly Tang Guide tours, curator’s tours, family art-making workshops, and a conversation around The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts, a groundbreaking study of the first Black female novelist in the US.

Additional events:

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.Family Saturday: Rock Animals. A multigenerational art-viewing and art-making workshop inspired by Yvette Molina: A Promise to the Leaves. For children 5 and older with an adult companion. Another Family Saturday will be April 27.

Wednesday, April 17, 4:30 p.m. - K-Pop Dance Performance! Students in Visiting Artist-inResidence Chia-Ying Kao’s Dance 317: K-Pop II class will perform as part of their semester’s final work.

Thursday, April 18, noon

- Curator’s Tour of Elevator Music 48: Alone, only in flesh. Curatorial Assistant Ivy Vuong leads a tour of the latest elevator installation.

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.

- Framing the Flesh: birth/ rebirth (2023). The third and final screening in the Framing

Installation view, Studio/Archive, 2024, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, photo by Mindy McDaniel. Photo provided.

the Flesh series, organized by Piper Ingels ’24, explores our fascination with and revulsion to the fantasies of unconventional bodily alterations.

Friday, April 26, 8 p.m.Tang Party 2024. The annual Tang Party celebrates student creativity with immersive and interactive installations and performances on the Tang grounds.

Current exhibitions include – Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour A tour-de-force, ten-screen video installation explores the life of Frederick Douglass.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Tang Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit the Tang website at http://

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Department of Central Services, 50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa, NY between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (telephone - 518-8852210) or at the Empire State Purchasing Group website (www.empirestatebidsystem. com).

Saratoga County, through its Purchasing Department, reserves the right to reject parts of any or all bids.

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Notice of formation of Elite Fighting Promotions, LLC.

Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/19/2024

Office: Saratoga County.

SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 3 West Circular Court, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12/2024. 12493

Notice of formation of Saratoga Muay Thai, LLC.

Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 07/24/2023

Office: Saratoga County.

SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 3 West Circular Court, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12/2024. 12494

Notice of formation of SEN’S SOFTWARE CONSULTING LLC

Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 10/10/21 Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 1E Fulham Rd, Clifton Park, NY, 12065. Purpose: Software Consulting. 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12/2024. 12503

Notice of formation of E&B Amusements LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/23/2024 Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 46 Willowbrook Terrace, Halfmoon NY 12065.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12/2024. 12506

NOTICE: FORMATION OF ROSECRANS CONSULTING LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/5/24. Ofc. Loc.: Saratoga Co. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY to mail copy of process to LLC at its principal bus. loc., 7 Downton Walk, Saratoga Spgs., NY 12866. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12/2024. 12520

Notice of Formation of 610 Fifth Ave LLC, a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 02, 2023. Office location: County of Saratoga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 30 Main Street, Middle Grove NY 12850. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19/2024. 12538

Notice of Formation of TSC Empire LLC, a domestic limited liability company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on February 29, 2024. Office location: Saratoga County. Principal business location: 129 Van Aernem Rd, Malta, NY 12020. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to TSC Empire LLC, 129 Van Aernem Rd, Malta, NY 12020. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Maki Ridge LLC, a domestic limited liability company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on February 29, 2024. Office location: Saratoga County. Principal business location: 129 Van Aernem Rd, Malta, NY 12020. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to Maki Ridge LLC, 129 Van Aernem Rd, Malta, NY 12020. Purpose: any lawful activity. 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05,

04/12, 04/19/2024. 12540

Notice of Formation of The Relational Life Coach LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 06/06/2023 Office Location: Saratoga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1440 Central Ave Ste 14 #1052, Albany NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19/2024. 12556

Notice of formation of Lady Jaguar Properties LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 12/13/2023

Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 133 South Street Glens Falls, NY 12801. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 4/26/2024. 12574

NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF AUTHORITY of Riverwalk Lodge LLC. Application of Authority filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/09/2024. Office location: Saratoga County. Designated agent: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. Please mail service of process to United State Corporation Agents, Inc. @ 651 North Broad Street, Suite 201, Middletown, DE 19709.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 4/26/2024. 12582

Notice of formation of THE STARTING GATE DAYCARE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with

the Secretary of State of New York on 01/08/2024

Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 31 ICHABOD LANE, BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 4/26/2024. 12613 Notice of formation of 2 J’s Blooms n Bling LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 03/19/2024 Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 7 Cottonwood Court Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12648

Notice of formation of Heidi & Tim’s Place, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/17/2024

Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 125 NELSON AVE, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12652

Notice of formation of 12 Mystic Lane Saratoga Springs, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/28/2024 Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 23

CLASSIFIED CALL 518-581-2480 EXT. 204 It’s where YOU to be. NEED MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIED@SARATOGA PUBLISHING .COM AD SPACE RESERVATION DUE: Monday | 5 p.m. AD COPY DUE: Wednesday | Noon Publication Day: Friday PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY! PHONE: 518-581-2480 ext. 204 EMAIL: CLASSIFIED@ 2254 Route 50 South Saratoga Springs 34 Week of April 12 - April 18, 2024 LEGALS NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Department of Central Services of Saratoga County will receive sealed bids in person or electronically through the Empire State Purchasing System Website until 11:00 a.m. on the following dates at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud: April 16, 2024 Emergency Repair of Sewer Systems, specification 24-ESR-1 April 26, 2024 Long Term Contract for the Removal and Disposal of Biosolids, specification 24-SDLTCRDB-1 Bid
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Edgewood Park, Norwell, MA, United States, 02061.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12653

Notice of formation of Saratoga Sports and Physical Training LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State New York on 3/09/2024. Office location: Saratoga County. DOS has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. DOS shall mail a copy of process to Shawn T. May, 63 Putnam St, Ste 202, Saratoga Sp., NY 12866. For any lawful propose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12654

Notice of formation of D. L. Breda Landscaping LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 03/20/2024. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 11 Muirfield Lane, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12655

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 4346 ROUTE 50 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/25/2024. Office Location: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 120 Ruggles Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 03/25/2024-05/10/2024.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: D&D Specialty Home Management Services LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/24/2024 Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY has been Designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 5355 Hudson Rd., Galway, NY 12074. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12660


Notice of formation of Honey Done LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 11/21/2023. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 1099 Raymond Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03/2024. 12668

Notice of formation of Thoroughbred Tennis Camps LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/27/2024. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 24 Fox Glove Way Malta, NY 12020. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10/2024. 12681

ECO LAND NY LLC, Art of Org file NYDOS 10/19/23. Saratoga Co. S/S C/O The LLC P.O. Box 240 Rexford, NY 12148.To engage in any lawful act or activity. Perpetual duration. Full Indemnification. 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10/2024. 12695

Notice of Formation of 1200 Kathan Road LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 28, 2024. Office location: 1204 Kathan Road, Corinth, Saratoga County, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1204 Kathan Road, Corinth, NY 12822. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10/2024.12698

Notice of formation of R&R ENTERPRISES EXCAVATION, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SNY, on March 27, 2024, Office Location: Saratoga County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSN shall

mail process to: The LLC, 422 Gansevoort Road, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12719

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company

Arts. of Org. of Capital District Soccer Expansion, LLC (“LLC”) filed with Dept. of State of NY on March 29, 2024. Office location: Saratoga County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 104 Dan’s View Road, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, principal business address. LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP, 29 British American Bl., Latham, NY 12110. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12723


COMPANY Name: 80 Rowland, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on April 1, 2024. Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: c/o The LLC, 396 Lockhart Mountain Road, Lake George, NY 12845. Purpose: Any lawful act or activities. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12727

Notice of Formation of ParkeHarrison LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 12/28/2023. Office Location: Saratoga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 6 Whistler Court, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: any lawful activity. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12728


NAME: FRYEGUY ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/2024. Office location:

Saratoga County, NY. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, 5 Mill Creek Road, Corinth, NY 12822. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12729


Art. Of Org. filed w/ NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on April 5, 2024. Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at its principal business location, 12 Lincoln Avenue, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. Purpose: any lawful. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12739

Notice of formation of Southline Aero LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 01/18/2024

Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 219 Southline Rd Middle Grove, New York 12850.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2024. 12742


The Department of Central Services of Saratoga County will receive sealed bids in person or electronically through the Empire State Purchasing System Website until 11:00 a.m. on the following dates at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud:

May 7, 2024 Leased Copiers/Maintenance, specification 24-CML-1

May 8, 2024 Aluminum Based Inorganic/Organic Coagulant Blend for Enhanced Secondary Settling, specification 24-SDABCB-1

Bid forms and instructions are available at the Department of Central Services, 50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa, NY between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (telephone - 518-8852210) or at the Empire State Purchasing Group website (www.empirestatebidsystem. com).

Saratoga County, through its Purchasing Department, reserves the right to reject parts of any or all bids.

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Saratoga County Department of Central Services, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 will receive sealed bids until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for Lasher Road Bridge Replacement over the Mourning Kill, as per specification 23-PWLRBR-2. A pre-bid conference will not be held.

Bid documents may only be obtained on or after Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from The Empire State Bid System at no cost from the following website: www.

Each bidder must deposit with his bid, a bid security in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of his bid, in the form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information to Bidders.

Simultaneously with his executed contract, the successful bidder must deliver to the County of Saratoga an executed performance and completion bond in a form meeting the County’s approval, in an amount not less than 100% of the accepted bid as security for the faithful performance and completion of this contract, and also a separate bond guaranteeing prompt payment of monies due to all persons supplying the contractors or subcontractors with labor and materials employed and used in carrying out the contract, and having as surety on the bonds such surety companies as are approved or acceptable to the County of Saratoga.

Saratoga County, through its Central Services Department, reserves the right to reject parts of any or all bids. All work shall be subject to equal opportunity in employment, State wage rates and all other requirements in accordance with applicable law.


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Consolidated Hydro New York, LLC

Project No. 7153-018


(March 29, 2024)

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: New Major License

b. Project No.: 7153-018

c. Date filed: April 29, 2022

d. Applicant: Consolidated Hydro New York, LLC

e. Name of Project: Victory Mills Hydroelectric Project (Victory Mills Project or project)

f. Location: On Fish Creek in Saratoga County in the Village of Victory, New York.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791(a) - 825(r).

h. Applicant Contact: Curtis Mooney, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Patriot Hydro, LLC, 59 Ayers Island Road, Bristol, NH 03222, (603)744-0846, or, Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Patriot Hydro, LLC, 670 N Commercial Street, Suite 204, Manchester, NH 03101, (603)623-8222.

i. FERC Contact: Jacob Harrell,, (202)502-7313.

j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: May 30, 2024

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy via U. S. Postal Service to: Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Acting Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Acting Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Victory Mills Hydroelectric Project (P-7153-018)

The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.

k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The Victory Mills Project consists of : (1) a dam that includes: (a) an approximately 150-foot-long concrete spillway varying in height from 4 to 6 feet with a crest elevation of 187.5 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29), and (b) a sluice gate section approximately 19 feet high and 40 feet long with four gated spillway bays, each with a sill elevation of 181 feet NGVD29 and containing a 7-foot-high by 8-foot-wide wooden timber gate; (2) a 4.3-acre reservoir with a gross storage capacity of approximately 18 acre-feet at the normal surface elevation of 187.5 feet NGVD29; (3) an intake channel feeding a 51-footlong, 25-foot-high concrete intake structure; (4) an 8-foot-diameter, 300-foot-long steel penstock; (5) a 27-foot by 46-foot concrete powerhouse containing a single turbine-generator unit with an installed capacity of 1,656 kilowatts; (6) an approximately 30-foot-wide by 530-foot-long tailrace channel; (7) a 90-foot-long generator lead extending through the powerhouse to a transformer and then a 100-foot-long underground and a 20-foot-long aerial, 4.16-kilovolt transmission line to the point of interconnection; and (8) appurtenant facilities. There are no recreation facilities at the project. An average of 6,073 MWh is generated at the project annually.

The Victory Mills Project operates as a run-of-river facility with no storage or flood control capacity. A continuous minimum bypassed reach flow of 36 cubic feet per second (cfs), or inflow, whichever is less, is maintained through operation of a sluice gate at the dam. The minimum hydraulic capacity for operating the turbine unit is 60 cfs, therefore, the minimum river flow needed for project operation is 96 cfs (36 cfs plus 60 cfs). When inflow at the project is less than 96 cfs, river flows are allowed to pass downstream through the bypassed reach. When the inflow exceeds the maximum hydraulic capacity of the project at 590 cfs, the impoundment level is permitted to rise over the spillway.

m. Copies of the application can be viewed on the Commission’s website at, using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the project’s docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field, to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

You may also register online at to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

The Commission’s Office of Public Participation (OPP) supports meaningful public engagement and participation in Commission proceedings. OPP can help members of the public, including landowners, environmental justice communities, Tribal members and others, access publicly available information and navigate Commission processes. For public inquiries and assistance with making filings such as interventions, comments, or requests for rehearing, the public is encouraged to contact OPP at (202) 502-6595, or at

n. Scoping Process

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Commission staff intends to prepare either an environmental assessment (EA) or an environmental impact statement (EIS) (collectively referred to as the “NEPA document”) that describes and evaluates the probable effects, including an assessment of the site-specific and cumulative effects, if any, of the proposed action and alternatives. The Commission’s scoping process will help determine the required level of analysis and satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether the Commission issues an EA or an EIS.

Scoping Meetings

Commission staff will hold two public scoping meetings and an environmental site review in the vicinity of the project to receive input on the scope of the NEPA document. An evening meeting will focus on receiving input from the public and a daytime meeting will focus on the concerns of resource agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Indian Tribes. We invite all interested agencies, Indian Tribes, NGOs, and individuals to attend one or both meetings. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

DATE : Monday, April 29, 2024

TIME : 7:00 p.m. EDT

PLACE : Village of Victory Town Hall

ADDRESS : 23 Pine Street, Victory Mills, NY 12884

Daytime Scoping Meeting

DATE : Tuesday, April 30, 2024

TIME : 9:00 a.m. EDT

PLACE : Village of Victory Town Hall

ADDRESS : 23 Pine Street, Victory Mills, NY 12884

Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the NEPA document were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at using the “eLibrary” link (see item m above).

Environmental Site Review

The applicant and Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project. All interested individuals, agencies, Indian Tribes, and NGOs are invited to attend. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Please RSVP via email to Miley Kinney at or by phone at (603)732-8162 by April 19, 2024, if you plan to attend the environmental site review. The time and location of the environmental site review is as follows:

DATE : Tuesday, April 30, 2024

TIME : 1:00 p.m. EDT

PLACE : Village of Victory Town Hall

ADDRESS : 23 Pine Street, Victory Mills, NY 12884

All persons attending the environmental site review must adhere to the following requirements: (1) all persons must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots; (2) persons with open-toed shoes/ sandals/flip flops/high heels, etc. will not be allowed on the environmental site review; (3) persons must be 18 years or older; (4) no photography will be allowed inside the powerhouse; (5) no weapons are allowed on-site; (6) no alcohol/drugs are allowed on-site (or persons exhibiting the effects thereof); and (7) no animals (except for service animals) are allowed on the environmental site review.


At the scoping meetings, Commission staff will: (1) summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the NEPA document; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the NEPA document, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the NEPA document; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis.


The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Individuals, NGOs, Indian Tribes, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the NEPA document.

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Skidmore Baseball Wins

Dramatic Series Against Vassar

POUGHKEEPSIE — The Skidmore College baseball team won twice in a three-game series against Liberty League rivals Vassar College in Poughkeepsie last weekend. The final game went into extra innings.


Skidmore - 4

Vassar - 3

In game one on April 5, sophomore infielder Nate Vandersea clinched a Thoroughbred victory with a sacrifice fly ball in the ninth inning. It was his second gamewinning sac fly of the season.

Vandersea has been a major asset to Skidmore this year, improving his batting average from .087 last year to .286 this

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year. His slugging and on-base percentages have also made steep climbs. Designated hitter Zachary Leiderman had an impressive day at the plate as well, going 2 for 3 with one walk.

On the mound, Ameer Hasan allowed two runs in seven innings. His ERA stood at a career-best 1.77 on the season.

Christian Giresi closed out the game, giving up one run in two innings, but earning the win.


Skidmore - 14

Vassar - 5

In the first game of a doubleheader on April 7, Skidmore exploded offensively, racking up 14 runs. Outfielder Owen Roy led the effort, going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. Leiderman had another impressive game, going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Seven Thoroughbreds had at least one hit in the contest.

Freshman starter Chase Siegel struggled, giving up 5 runs in a little over 5 innings, but still earned his third win of the

season. Reliever Ethan Caiazza was credited with his first save, allowing no runs and striking out four batters in nearly four innings of work.


Skidmore - 9

Vassar - 10

The second game of the doubleheader had a thrilling, albeit disappointing (for Skidmore) conclusion. The game went into extra innings; 11 to be exact. After five straight innings with neither team getting across a run, Vassar earned a walk-off victory with an RBI single by first baseman Ty Murray.

Skidmore was forced to use five pitchers, although three of them (Peter Martin, Grayden Harris, and Cal Champeau) gave up no runs. Offensively, Leiderman and Vandersea again impressed; both went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI apiece.

At the end of the series against Vassar, Skidmore had a 12-9 overall record for the season, and a 5-1 record in the

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Liberty League. Their .833 winning percentage placed them second among all league teams.

Skidmore’s next scheduled

home game is a doubleheader against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on April 20.

DraftKings Partners with Saratoga Race Course


— DraftKings, one of the country’s most popular sports betting operators, will be an official betting partner of both the Saratoga Race Course and the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced last week. DraftKings will also be the presenting sponsor of the Travers Stakes.

DraftKings’ advance deposit wagering offering, DK Horse, will play a prominent role throughout the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Launched in 2023, DK Horse is a standalone app that allows eligible customers access to

pari-mutuel wagering on domestic and international racing.

“DraftKings is a premier brand within the rapidly growing sports wagering marketplace, and this arrangement will help to introduce world class racing to a wider audience of fans and bettors,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA Chief Revenue Officer, in a statement.

The DraftKings and DK Horse brands will be displayed throughout the Saratoga property beginning in June, with a variety of on-site activations reminding fans of the availability of DraftKings products.

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Skidmore College baseball infielder and designated hitter Zachary Leiderman squares up against Vassar College. Photo via Matt Milless/ Skidmore Athletics.

Saratoga Catholic Ballplayers Visit

Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports


— The Saratoga Catholic varsity baseball team has returned from a trip to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The annual, week-long event allows ballplayers to participate in scrimmages and practices with teams from across the nation.

“Thank you to the parents who made this trip possible,” wrote baseball Coach Alphonse

in an X post. “A great tradition.”

Disney’s spring training event for baseball and softball teams runs from March 16 to April 20. According to Disney’s website, the experience includes

70 Local Kids Compete in Double Dutch Event


Around 70 kids participated in a three-day Double Dutch event last week that culminated in a competition on Thursday afternoon at the Chris Daley Gym in Gavin Park. Participants were judged on their speed and technique. Certificates and medals were awarded to the “hoppy” youngsters

The competition was run by nationally recognized trainers Ms. K and her Swagga Jumpers. Due to the success of

this year’s event, the Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services plans to

hold another Double Dutch competition next year as part of its Youth Month activities.

Skidmore Alum Promoted to Blue Jays’ High-A Team

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canadians, High-A minor league affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays, announced last week that former Skidmore College baseball player Jackson Hornung has made their opening day roster. Last Season,

Local Athletes

Qualify for Judo Championships


Athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville have qualified to compete for the USA Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 26-27 at the Pan American Judo Championships.

The Pan Ams allow athletes to earn points on the world rankings toward qualifying for the Paris Olympics. JMJC also had seven athletes qualify for the event last year, with Hannah Martin and Nate Keeve winning bronze medals.

Martin will make her eighth appearance at the Pan Ams at 63kg, with her best results being bronze medals in 2013, 2017, 2019, and 2023. Keeve will head to his fifth Pan Ams at 100kg, with his best results being bronzes in 2021 and 2023. Nicole Stout will also be competing in her fifth Pan Ams at 78kg. Ari Berliner will

compete for the fourth time, having previously won a bronze at 66kg in 2022. Kell Berliner, Alex Knauf, and Melissa Myers will all make their second appearances.

Hornung, a catcher, played with the Low-A Dunedin Blue Jays in Florida.

In 2023, Hornung had 62 plate appearances for Dunedin. He finished with a .442 OPS, hitting two doubles and one dinger. He also had a 1.000

fielding percentage.

Hornung was selected in the 16th round (484th pick) of the 2023 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was the first Skidmore alum to be drafted by a professional team.

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Photo of local children participating in a Double Dutch competition provided by Christine Rush. Nate Keeve celebrates winning a bronze medal at the Pan American Judo Championships. Photo provided by Jason Morris. The Saratoga Catholic varsity baseball team poses at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo via Coach Alphonse Lambert’s X account, @CoachLambert600. Lambert “high-impact performance clinics, professional-caliber facilities, and a proven training ground built for pros and aspiring pros alike to raise their game.”

Saratoga Firefighters Playing Benefit Hockey Game


— The Saratoga Springs Professional Firefighters hockey team will play the Troy Firefighters IAFF Local 86 in a benefit hockey game to raise funds to help repair, renovate, and expand the Farm Toy Show Building at the Washington County Fair in Greenwich. The game will be held on Monday, April 22 at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls at 6 p.m. Admission is free for the game, with donations being

collected at the door.

The Washington County Fair Toy Show allows people of all ages to express their love and knowledge of agriculture through the creation of exhibits that tell a variety of stories. These exhibits allow for the preservation of farm toys and related memorabilia. Estimated construction costs for the renovations have been quoted at around $16,000.

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