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  April 13 – April 19, 2018   •   •   518- 581-2480

Opioid Nation A Story Worth Telling Part Two of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis.

by Maureen Werther for Saratoga TODAY In the 1960’s during the height of the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” counterculture, 80 percent of people who sought treatment for heroin addiction reported that

their addiction began with the use of heroin, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Forty years later, the Institute reported that a staggering 75 percent of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction reported that their use began with a legitimate prescription, written by their doctor or administered in a hospital. Those drugs – oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, to name a few – prevent the pain message from reaching the brain. They also facilitate a feeling of relaxation and euphoria, which is one of the reasons it is so easy to become addicted. See Story pg. 10,11


For the Worth family – their name is justified. It is defined by the value that comes with 71 years of honorable service. In 1945, Wesley Worth became Wilton’s first town justice. A carpenter by trade, he took on the position when the town was still in its infancy (compared to today). At the time, there was no official courthouse, so Wesley held court in his own house. The enclosed porch that Wesley built onto his house served as the town court for 28 years. From the bedroom, Wesley’s son, Gerald would peek through the window to see what was happening in court. As he grew up, Gerald was allowed in to watch – and to learn. “I remember him saying, ‘Now you want to pay attention here.Someday you might be interested in this job,’” said the Honorable Gerald Worth.

See Story pg. 16,17

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Active Shooter training in the hallways of SPAC this week. Photo by Super Source Media.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — They crept down the hallway, two abreast, draped in their flak jackets and helmets and with weapons drawn. A dispatcher’s voice crackled over their radios: “loading dock, amphitheater, for an individual armed with a handgun.” City Police, State Police, State Park Police and members of the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Department gathered this week at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to practice responding to terror scenarios involving an active shooter.

“It’s reality based and we try to do this as realistically as possible,” said State Park Police Lt. Donald Benware, as the officers took turns walking through the theater’s backstage area, confronting a “shooter,” and exchanging a volley of simulated rounds. “We try to put the officers at a higher stress level (in the training). Let’s face it, we’re all human beings. Your blood pressure is going to go up. Get the adrenaline level up so they can feel that adrenaline rush and make sound decisions,” Benware said. “Also, it’s very important be

See Story pg. 9

Historic Weekend Celebration

April 20th-22nd See for details



Who: Dan Urkevich Where: Garden Beds at Saratoga Spa State Park

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

Q. How many years have you been gardening here? A. I started gardening in the park after I left the golf course, when the golf course privatized, in 2000 this bed was started…this is the 19th year. Both sides. It’s expanded quite a bit—that and some other beds in the park…every year I try to make it a little better. Q. How is your commute from Mechanicville each morning? A. Easy. Not bad at all. It’s not like having to drive to Albany. Q. Where do you get the plants and flowers? A. I buy all my plants at Sunnyside nursery. I’ve always gotten them there. I give him a list of plants I need, he grows them special for me. Ned Chapman. He’s willing to grow for me, so I can do some unusual things here with plants. He’s very generous to the park, always has been. Q. What are your favorites? A. I like the zinnias, the tall zinnias. The ‘state fair’ is the variety. And I also like the sunflowers, I’ve used a lot of sunflowers here… you get a nice height and they’re visible from the road…so you can see a splash of color. Q. How much annual planting is required? A. It’s probably like 65 percent perennial to 30 annual...they’ll be coming as soon as we get some warmer weather. Q. How has the state park changed through the years? A. My first year was ’78. I’ve seen a lot of things here. It’s really improved a lot, all the areas here…I also do the Victoria pool, I do the flowers and landscaping in there and that’s beautiful; try to keep it nice.

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Larry Goodwin.

Q. Do you have many interactions with passersby? A. Everybody. A lot of people stop here, you know, questions about the flowers. The walking path was put in the same time all this was done, so this has been a great thing for the patrons. All of that was started, I think, in ’99. It’s much more popular, the whole park…I’ve seen a big increase in the attendance…and with the pumpkins and mums in the fall, it’s just really popular for family pictures. Q. What do you like to do for fun? A. I do a lot of fishing, kayak fishing. I also bike. [Laughs.] I also do a lot of this for my family and friends, a lot of gardening.

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


State Liberty Medal Goes to Local Mother BALLSTON SPA — Twenty years have passed since Ballston Spa resident Suzanne Lyall went missing from the University at Albany campus. Last week, when Suzanne would have turned 40, a state lawmaker gave her mother, Mary, one of the Legislature’s highest honors for her related advocacy. State Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) presented Mary Lyall with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for offering help to other families of missing persons across the nation, according to a prepared statement. “Mary Lyall is a community hero and a wonderful person, who with her late husband, Doug, turned their personal tragedy into a mission to ensure that what happened to their family is never experienced by someone else’s family,” Tedisco said. “Mary Lyall’s crusade to help others and make New York and our nation safer represents the best of our state and is truly worthy of the senate’s highest honor, the Liberty Medal.” Tedisco noted that Lyall is the first civilian who he has presented the award to since joining the senate. All of the past recipients in his district have been military veterans.

The Center for Hope in Ballston Spa, founded by the Lyalls, has been a national leader in efforts to help find missing persons, advocating for legislation and innovative programs at the state and federal levels. Tedisco presented the Liberty Medal to Lyall on Saturday, April 7 at the state Museum and Cultural Education Center in Albany, as part of the 17th annual Missing Persons Day ceremony sponsored by the Center for Hope. This year’s keynote speaker was Lisa Buske, whose sister, Heidi Allen, was kidnapped in 1994 from an Oswego convenience store and has never been found. When reached for comment, Mary Lyall called the steady support from Tedisco “fantastic,” remembering how he reached out immediately after her daughter’s disappearance and offered space in his office for the first Center for Hope meetings. Lyall said her daughter Suzanne had a real knack for solving technology problems, adding that she chose to study computer science at SUNY Albany and most likely would be, in modern parlance, “a computer geek by now.”

Mary Lyall with Sen. Jim Tedisco. Photo provided.

For anyone who may have information about her daughter’s 1998 disappearance, Lyall said, “I really want you to tell what kind of information you’ve got.” Aside from inspiring the passage of both state and federal legislation, the Lyalls conceived of putting the pictures of missing persons on playing cards distributed in state prisons and on drink coasters at local restaurants and taverns, hoping it will generate tips that could solve cold cases. The “Coasters for Hope” program alone has distributed 75,000 drink coasters.

Suzanne Lyall before her disappearance in March 1998. Photo provided.

Tedisco is currently working with Lyall and the Center for Hope to advocate for a new State Police unit dedicated to investigating cold cases and missing person cases.

For more information, visit the website www. Larry Goodwin contributed to this report.



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

FIREFIGHTERS SEEK Junior Ranger Day Celebrates Kids MEMORIAL PLAQUE STILLWATER — Saratoga National Historical Park celebrates kids on Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activities including a touch table with animal skins and skulls; talk to a wild land firefighter; run in a relay race; dress up in a uniform; or complete a Junior Ranger activity book. Children will earn their free Junior Ranger badge by participating. All of the activities are

(From left) Ballston Spa volunteer firefighters Glenn Bowers Jr., third assistant; Kevin Krogh, second assistant; Michael Bashore, first assistant; and Chief Bill Lewis. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Fire Department (BSFD), an allvolunteer service provided to the village and surrounding communities, requested a small amount of funding this week for a memorial plaque. According to Chief Bill Lewis, who was recently re-elected to his

position along with three other BSFD officials, there will be a $700 initial cost for the plaque. He said the goal is to honor all of the fire chiefs who have served in the village through the course of more than 200 years. On Monday, the Ballston Spa Village Board unanimously approved the expenditure after

a lengthy public hearing that focused on a proposed $4.4 million spending plan for the next fiscal year, which starts on June 1. In 2017, Lewis said, volunteers at the two firehouses that comprise the BSFD—Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Company—responded to 392 calls and contributed over 10,000 hours of labor.

Public Hearing Set for Wilton Project WILTON — On Thursday, April 5, the Wilton Town Board voted in favor of a public hearing to amend a 2009 law known as the Ernst Road Planned Unit Development District (PUDD). The Ernst Road PUDD amendment involves removing a proposed town road connection to the Burnham Hollow subdivision. Separately, the Wilton Planning

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POLICE Joseph P. Rossi, 20, of Ballston Lake, was charged April 8 with making a terroristic threat, a felony, on the suspicion that he made “disturbing posts on social media referencing the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office. Rossi was arraigned and sent to to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, or $2,000 bond. Stephen Lerario, 42, of Greenfield Center, was charged April 8 with first degree assault, in connection with a domestic incident that allegedly occurred the previous evening on Grange Road in the Town of Greenfield. Authorities say Lerario is suspected of being involved in an incident which resulted in a woman, who lived at the residence, having been brought into the Saratoga Hospital emergency room with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Lerario is accused of firing a

round from a shotgun at the victim, 33-year-old Katie M. Gilbert, which struck her in the head. Gilbert and Lerario have been identified by the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office as having a boyfriendgirlfriend relationship and it believed the incident was a result of a domestic dispute. Gilbert underwent emergency surgery at Albany Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition. Lerario was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. The incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed. Molly K. Robertson, age 21, Salem, was charged April 9 with failure to stop at a red traffic signal light, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle - a misdemeanor. Roshawon D. Donley, age 29, Troy, was charged April 8 with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance - a misdemeanor.

BLOTTER 5 Karen M. Rose, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 8 with felony DWI as a second offense, failure to stop at a red traffic signal light. Anessa M. O’Neil, age 22, Schenectady, was charged April 7 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle - a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana. Kenneth C. Hunter, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 7 with criminal mischief fourth degree/ intent to damage property a misdemeanor. Christine M. Peugh, age 51, Schenectady, was charged April 5 with petit larcenya misdemeanor. Ian S. Sitts, age 31, Gansevoort, was charged April 3 with obstruction of breathing/ blood-apply pressure a felony, criminal mischief a misdemeanor.

John A. Oakes, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 2 with unlawful imprisonment a misdemeanor, criminal mischief - a misdemeanor, criminal contempt a misdemeanor, and aggravated family offense – a felony. Matthew G. Bull, age 45, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 30 with misdemeanor DWI and speeding. Christine T. Leone, age 55, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 29 with petit larceny – a misdemeanor. Virginia M. Fuller, age 57, Fonda was charged March 29 with grand larceny fourth degree/ exceeds $1,000 – a felony.

Jacob M. Ellinger, age 21, Gansevoort, was charged March 28 with making graffiti - a misdemeanor, and possession of graffiti instruments - a misdemeanor. Iris Medina, age 41, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 27 with three misdemeanor counts of unlawfully dealing with a child. Francisco Pabon Parrilla, age 55, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 26 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent to damage property - a misdemeanor. Charles A. Hilsman, age 58, Ballston Spa, was charged March 26 with criminal trespass third degree/building or property – a misdemeanor.



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Irwin Henry La Vine

David (Mickey) E. McKenzie, Jr.

CLIFTON PARK — Irwin Henry La Vine passed away March 31, 2018. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Burial followed at Greenridge Cemetery. A Shiva service was held Wednesday evening. Online remembrances may be made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — David (Mickey) E. McKenzie, Jr. passed away April 8, 2018. Calling hours were Thursday, April 12, 2018, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa and burial followed at Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Online remembrances may be made at

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Kathleen A. Salisbury

Elizabeth “Betty” D. LaPorte

FORT EDWARD — Kathleen A. Salisbury was granted her wings on April 8, 2018. Burial will be private. Friends are encouraged to join in celebrating Kathy's life at the Ballard Road Fire House in Wilton on Friday, April 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. Online remembrances may be made at

GANSEVOORT — Elizabeth “Betty” D. LaPorte, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Burke Funeral Homes, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Funeral on Monday at 10 a.m., St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. Online remembrances may be made at

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Citizens of the Year: Rotary Senior of the Year: THE MITZENS


Lisa and Ed Mitzen. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health (SCCCMH) has named its 2018 Citizens of the Year as Lisa and Ed Mitzen. Ed Mitzen is chief executive officer of Fingerpaint Marketing at 395 Broadway. The couple stands out to the mental health community because of their dedication and support for the Code Blue program, which aims to provide shelter for the homeless. Lisa and Ed Mitzen will be

honored at the group’s annual dinner and fundraising event, called the “SCCCMH Mental Health Matters Benefit,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 at Longfellows Restaurant. The Mental Health Matters Benefit includes a buffet dinner, silent auction and raffles. To donate an item to the silent auction, contact event Co-Chair Leslie Ives at 518-932-7398. For more information, visit the website www.SCCCMH-Saratoga. org or contact Chairperson Peggy Lounsbury at 518-583-8371.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — After being nominated by her daughter Jacky Gilchrist, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club has named its 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year as Queens native Laura Clark. For 20 years, Clark has been a co-director of the St. Peter’s Keys Run, a road race benefitting hospice and other charities. She also supports Winterfest and Camp Saratoga, organizing and running snowshoe race events that benefit parks in Wilton and Saratoga Springs. Clark is involved in many other endeavors, such as: Ainsley’s Angels of America, where she assists special-needs racers; the Jailhouse Rock Race to benefit the Brookside Museum; and she has served as president of Saratoga Stryders, a local running group. Her other honors include the Parks and Trails New York Trail

Heroes “Get Outdoors Award” for organizing races, hikes and group runs; the 2017 World Snowshoe Federation World Snowshoe Racing Champion in Age Group; and the 2018 World Snowshoe Federation North American Racing Champion in Age Group. 
 The 71-year-old Clark was married for 44 years to the late Jeff Clark, a 22-year Army veteran, and former president of the Saratoga Downtown Business Association. He passed away in March 2014. Today she has three daughters and five grandchildren. Clark is also being honored this November with the Metamorphosis Award for the Wild About Blue fundraiser, which is being awarded for her dedication to promoting environmental education and outdoor recreation among kids. For more information, visit Laura Clark. Photo by by Brian Teague.



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

NOTES FROM CITY HALL by Thomas Dimopoulos • Saratoga TODAY

Rip Van Dam Hotel Revisions; Planning Board to Consider Code Blue Shelter Next Week SARATOGA SPRINGS — Representatives of the Rip Van Dam hotel project provided a revised update of their plans to the Planning Board on April 5. Among the revisions: the previously suggested orange brick face of the building has been changed to feature a softer white appearance; the proposed banquet facility will be replaced by a restaurant, and the newest configuration will total 159 rooms. Previous proposals varied between 142 and 176 rooms.

Parking will be via a multistory garage with a 341-vehicle capacity to be built on Hamilton Street, just south of Congress Street, atop a current flat lot. The Planning Board is slated to consider Shelters of Saratoga’s application(s) for a special use permit and site plan review for a proposed permanent Code Blue emergency homeless shelter on Walworth Street. It is anticipated the board may consider those applications at its next meeting, on Thursday, April 19.

Depiction of proposed new white-faced Rip Van Dam hotel, Washington Street.

Current lot, facing Hamilton Street, where proposed multi-story garage will be constructed. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

MEETINGS AT CITY HALL MONDAY, APRIL 16 9:30 a.m. City Council Pre-agenda Meeting 5 p.m. Planning Board Workshop

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 7 p.m. City Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 7 p.m. Design Review Commission Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 6 p.m. Planning Board Meeting

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


Changing Times, Changing Tactics continued from front page... able to come down off that. After an incident happens, they may be moved to another location and they need to be able to bring that heart rate down, bring their decision-making skills back into a more focused ability.” One benefit of involving multiple agencies in the scenarios is that it builds a familiarity between law enforcement officials who don’t normally work alongside with one another. “Doing this type of training, we all get to see different faces and know different people and how they react in situations, so you have a little bit of a confidence, a little bit of an edge in a worse-case scenario if you have to respond to something like this,” Benware said. Over the past 50 years, incidents have prompted law enforcement agencies to re-think their roles in response. In the 1960s, police departments began building special teams in reaction to terror-based incidents. The city of Los Angeles led the way with their Special Weapons and Tactics unit, or SWAT. But, the police response to active shooter incidents began to change following the Columbine High School massacre of 1999. Police

showed up almost immediately after the shooting began, but waited for SWAT officers, who didn’t enter the school until much later. Police departments today focus more on stopping the shooter as quickly as possible, rather than waiting for SWAT teams to arrive, according to the 2014 report “Critical Issues In Policing Series,” published by Police Executive Research Forum. Since that time, names like Columbine and Sandy Hook, Parkland and Virginia Tech became part of the sad map in American consciousness. Last month, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo announced he has a team of four deputies assigned to schools throughout the county who patrol during the day shift as well as the afternoon shift, and periodically conduct a school walk-thru to interact with students and school staff. While notable incidents have occurred in schools, some of the deadliest single day mass shootings in U.S. history have recently occurred where large gatherings of people come together: 49 people were killed and more than 50 injured inside an Orlando nightclub in 2016, and last October 58 people were killed and

nearly 500 injured when a 64-yearold man opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas. “We pull scenarios right out of the headlines,” explained Saratoga Springs Police Department Lt. Shane Crooks. “We look at different incidents that happen around the country and the world and we take those and fit them into a situation with the area that we have here. Any place you have a large gathering increases your risk of an attack. And this multiforce reality-based training here - we’re training where an incident could occur,” he said. “The four agencies represented here today are

the ones who will be here if something happens. By doing this type of training, we are preparing. We’ll have a better response, we’ll handle the situation better and keep everything safer,” Crooks said. “Every officer here is also learning the layout of SPAC, the grounds and the amphitheater itself, so if they do have to respond to a call, they’ll have that knowledge ahead of time.” “This is in our jurisdiction and this is our home and our responsibility. That’s why we’re choosing this venue,” Benware added. “We did have an incident back in the ‘70s in Saratoga Springs, at

St. Peter’s. So, it can happen,” said Crooks, noting a December 1975 incident when a 32-year-old man recently discharged from the U.S. Navy aimed his .22-cal. handgun out his second-floor apartment window and fired four shots into St. Peter’s Elementary School playground. Two 7-year-old girls were injured. “Every time something happens we re-evaluate our training, we change our tactics to prepare our officers to better respond to an incident,” Crooks said. “We want to respond as quickly as possible and we train the officers that we need to have a fast response to eliminate the threat.”



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


CITIES AND COUNTIES FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST BIG PHARMA Part Two of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis.

by Maureen Werther for Saratoga TODAY continued from front page... The major drug companies – who have made billions of dollars with these drugs – created marketing campaigns and tactics that were not only unethical; for millions of people whose lives

have been forever altered, they might be seen as downright criminal. As the American public became hooked on painkillers, regulations and monitoring programs were being instituted, which made it more difficult to obtain prescription opioids. Many people have turned to the streets, looking for cheaper and more readily-available heroin. The resulting costs to families and communities are obvious, and the American taxpayer – whose tax dollars go to fund our police departments, our first responders, our prevention and treatment programs – ultimately are the ones footing the bill for the unfettered greed of the behemoth pharmaceutical companies, for whom profits win out over ethics. A perfect example is Purdue Pharma.

In 2001 Oxycontin, manufactured by Purdue, generated $3.1 billion in revenue for the drug giant. It is a powerful opioid, which Purdue touted in the late 1990’s as being nearly “addiction-proof.” Just a decade or two earlier, physicians had been very conservative about prescribing opioids because of their highly addictive nature. This class of drugs was typically reserved for use only in cancer patients and others suffering from extreme pain. But a “perfect storm” was brewing, to borrow the expression used by Dr. Joshua Zamer, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Community Health Center. The medical profession had embraced the model of thinking of pain as a “fifth vital sign.” Physicians

were being trained to view pain as equally important as other vital signs like blood pressure and respiratory rate, and they were increasingly under pressure to alleviate pain. That pressure, combined with the marketing genius of companies like Purdue, resulted in a shift in how members of the medical community viewed drugs like Oxycontin. They became a viable option for patients dealing with chronic or severe pain. As more and more people gained access to opioids to make their pain go away, the insidious and invisible epidemic began to seep into every layer of the nation’s socio-economic strata. Purdue Pharma publicly acknowledged just how brilliant their marketing efforts were, and in 2007 the company pleaded guilty to “intent to defraud and mislead the public,” paying $635 million in penalties. Indeed, it was a small price to pay, given the profits the company had already reaped. According to a recent article in The Daily Beast, over the next two years the opioid epidemic is expected to cost the United States about a trillion dollars and result in the deaths of nearly 100,000 people. The costs to our cities, towns and counties come in the form of increased spending on police and first responders, higher

insurance costs, and the need for more prevention education and outreach in the schools and in the communities. President Trump has declared the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis; but, to date, there has been no move by the Administration or Congress to increase funding to alleviate the devastating effects on towns, municipalities and counties. To date, approximately 250 cities, towns and counties across the country have filed lawsuits against Big Pharma in the hopes that they can recoup the monies that have been spent – and will continue to be spent – on the many efforts to combat the epidemic. Peter Martin, Public Safety Commissioner for the City of Saratoga Springs and former Saratoga County Supervisor, voted in 2017 with his fellow supervisors to file a lawsuit against the major drug companies on behalf of Saratoga County. Schenectady County also filed its own lawsuit in 2017 and, in the past two weeks, the city of Schenectady has followed suit. Martin said that, while the city of Saratoga is currently considering whether to join a multi-district litigation – which is similar to a class action suit – he said that damages are easier to obtain at the county level. “The county is responsible for Medicaid, which is where some of the largest damages are continued to bottom of pg 11...

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer with Annual Healthy Kids Day SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 21, the Saratoga Regional YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, a national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Saratoga Regional YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs branch, located at 290 West Avenue. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can envision what they will accomplish this summer. It features activities

such as a family fun run, pool time, games, bounce houses, food trucks, family-focused vendors, time on a new adventure course and more. Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 YMCA branches across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the YMCA wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.

continued from pg 10... incurred and, certainly, a city like Saratoga wouldn’t have the same magnitude as the county, which is why we are waiting for more advice on the issue,” said Martin. The law firm of Dreyer Boyajian LLP is representing several cities, counties and towns in New York State, including the city of Schenectady, Fulton County, Plattsburgh and other entities such as hospitals, American Indian tribes – in short, anyone who has been harmed by the ongoing epidemic. According to partner Don Boyajian, joining a multi-district litigation can increase the effectiveness of the

actions. He pointed out other lawsuits in past years where corporations ended up pleading guilty and making reparations. In all of this, the model has been the Big Tobacco lawsuits that were filed by the states in the 1990s. The end result of those suits in 1998 was a $246 billion payout, which the tobacco companies will not be done paying until 2025. The goal of these city, town and county lawsuits is to make Big Pharma feel the same pain that Big Tobacco experienced. In the process, we can only hope that Big Pharma will feel a twinge of conscience as well.

LOCAL HELP • Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center 125 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-306-3048 • Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-6761

TWIN COUNTY RECOVERY SERVICES: • Columbia County Clinic 350 Power Avenue, Hudson 518-828-9300. • Green County Clinic 428 W. Main Street, Catskill 518-943-2036

“When a child is healthy, happy and supported they can make great things happen,” said Andrew Bobbitt, CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, in a prepared statement. ”We believe in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer,” added Bobbitt. For more information, call 518-583-9622 or visit



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

MANY VOICES HEARD ON VILLAGE BUDGET WOES by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — Dozens of cars and trucks spilled out of the parking lot at the V.F.W. post off Doubleday Avenue Monday night, when village residents showed up to express their concerns about a proposal to raise property tax rates by nearly 26 percent in the next fiscal year. Television cameras blocked an entryway between two rooms that contained the crowd, as more than 20 people were called upon to address the Ballston Spa Village Board. Former village Mayor James Capasso set the tone for the next two hours. “I wish you’d appoint a budget advisory committee,” Capasso told the board. “A committee of citizens that live in this village and

want to take the budget apart and look at it piece by piece, analyze every nickel that we spend.” Capasso recalled efforts that were made by village officials in 1988 to improve the future prospects of the Ballston Spa School District. “You have to surround yourself with good people,” he said. “That’s the only way you’re going to run a good government.” The board voted later to set a second public hearing in Village Hall for 7:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23, specific to the issue of exceeding New York State’s 2 percent property tax cap. Ballston Spa’s pending 201819 budget is scheduled for a vote and possible adoption the same night. The $4.4 million spending plan must be passed before June 1. Mayor John Romano and the village trustees are scheduled


One of the rooms filled this week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 358 in Ballston Spa. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

to meet with department heads through Friday, April 20 for additional budget workshops. At the April 9 public hearing, several residents echoed Capasso’s comments, calling on the village board to allow more citizen participation and transparency in general. Jes Rich, the owner of Sage Wine and Spirits, explained that

she was so inspired by members of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association that she chose to open her business in 2016 on Front Street. “One thing that is concerning is that there really isn’t conversation between the business association and village government about how we move forward and how we

help each other move forward,” Rich said. “The businesses—the restaurants and retail shops— are what is bringing in more interest to the area and we need to embrace that.” Hyde Boulevard resident Liz Kormos reported that she recently filed a Freedom of Information Law request with Ballston Spa Treasurer Christopher Hickey,

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Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018 who informed her “he did not trust the numbers coming out of the village’s computer system.” “How can the village manage our tax dollars and create a budget if they don’t trust the numbers in their own accounting system?” Kormos asked the board members. Rowland Street resident Chris Tebbens, a U.S. Navy veteran, urged the board to contact the New York State Comptroller’s office and utilize its “fiscal stress-monitoring tool.” Romano responded that he has scheduled a meeting with the comptroller’s office in a couple of weeks “to discuss that very issue.” Other local residents asked for more detailed explanations from Hickey, who prepared Ballston Spa’s tentative budget but was not present. According to Romano, it was Hickey who recommended—in his capacity as the official budget officer for the village—raising property taxes by 26 percent. “That is his view of what needs to be done,” the mayor said. Currently, Ballston Spa has about $16.5 million in taxable property, Romano explained. If the annual tax rate does increase by 26 percent, he cited two examples of how that would translate into real numbers. Romano said a property valued at $180,000 would see a rise from $694 to $874 in village taxes; a “higher-end” property valued at $254,000 that pays $980 now would see that number rise to $1,243.

Yet Romano stopped short of saying that Hickey should be present at budget meetings. “I speak to the treasurer every single day, Monday through Friday. Every member of this board has the same opportunity,” Romano said. “You need to spend some time with the treasurer, one on one.” “What I’m worried about is that people are getting stuck on whether the guy’s here or not,” interjected Trustee Noah Shaw, who in recent weeks has frequently criticized Hickey’s absence from board meetings. He referred to Hickey as the village’s chief financial officer (CFO).

“We’re going to work hard. We’re going to turn things around. You have my word on that.” “The most important part is whether the CFO of this organization is coming up with good ideas for how to solve the problem. I’m not sure he is,” Shaw said. “We need more help, and we need different ideas and we need different options.” Shaw prompted much debate about updating the village’s property assessment strategy, which he claimed has not been done in 25 years. Anna Stanko, a senior

NEWS 13 technician in the Saratoga County Real Property Tax Service Agency, reminded the board that village property assessments are tied to those made in the neighboring towns of Ballston and Milton. She vouched for their overall accuracy. Shaw also recommended that the board should consider selling off properties to raise revenue, including the three-story Village Hall building at 66 Front Street. He said that would make sense following the arrival of so many new businesses on Front Street. Shaw requested that Romano form a new budget advisory committee by this August to accommodate the concerns stated by residents in attendance Monday night. Another local woman acknowledged the complexity of putting together any municipal budget. Still, she told the board she wants to see results. “I think we have a right to expect a much better process” in the years ahead, she concluded, eliciting applause. The last speaker was local real estate broker Rory O’Connor, who advised setting up a citizen budget committee without delay. He called on the board members to at least focus on “zero-based budgeting” as they finalize any plan to fix the village’s fiscal woes. “This is the people’s money. It’s not village money. This belongs to all of us to solve,” O’Connor said. “Zero-based budgeting is simply

Ballston Spa Village Hall at 66 Front Street. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

everyone justifies every penny, starting from the beginning, so there are no sacred cows; there are no programs that are not looked at in the context of being adjusted or reduced.” “All of the storefronts are filled. It’s because we all worked

together to make that happen,” Romano said in conclusion. “We’re going through some tough times, but we’ll get through it. We’re going to work hard. We’re going to turn things around,” the mayor added. “You have my word on that.”


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Preserving Wilton ’s Heritage


“There is all kinds of good stuff,” she said. A farm annex was built onto the museum in 1996 to house an antique cultivator, sleigh, farm tools and appliances that are unfamiliar to children today. The relics include a manual telephone, old-style washing machine and early typewriter. “They really see another world,” said Woutersz.

Contributions From the Wilton Town Historian

After twenty years working at the Wilton Developmental Center, Woutersz retired and began at Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. During this time she also started as a deputy historian under the direction of Westcott before being appointed the Town Historian in 1997.

Jeannine Woutersz and former historian Lorraine Westcott • 1972

magine Wilton during its early days. The natives were attracted to its waters and to the lush countryside. During peacetimes, a small agricultural community sprung up where homesteads were raised on land, accompanied by mills using the power of the Snook Kill to grind their grain.


When Jeannine Woutersz moved to Wilton in 1949, it was still sparsely populated. Much would change in the years to follow, but she still enjoys imagining what it must have been like to have lived here a hundred years earlier. Of Irish and Scottish ancestry by marriage, she empathizes with the hardships and triumphs the pioneers from the old country must’ve experienced in their travels to this area. “I like to envision a time when there were no buildings here. The thought of people coming down on snowshoes, carrying all their belongings on sleds, really intrigues me,” said Woutersz.

The Wilton Heritage Museum

Her interest in history led Woutersz to join the Wilton Heritage Society where she began working with former Town Historian Lorraine Westcott and others to preserving the artifacts, photographs and history of Wilton. Last year the group celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

The Wilton Heritage Society museum is located on what was once a thriving main street. Inside the Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1873, you can travel back in time with artifacts donated by residents. There is a school setting featuring a desk, chair and old slate blackboard. Of particular interest to the children that visit is the museum’s collection of toys, games and even a dunce cap. “They all took turns trying it on and figuring out how to play the old games – they had a wonderful time,” said Woutersz. Personal belongings including clothing, inkwells and housewares give a more intimate look at what daily life was like in days gone by. Victorian décor, two antique organs (one of which is still playable) and the town bell are among the museum’s larger items.

“Before I knew it, it was the millennium and they threw me right in,” she recalls. The “Wilton Welcomes 2000” campaign was promoted with signs and banners, speakers and a community dinner at The Wishing Well restaurant. It was so well attended that the dinner became an annual tradition for the five years to follow. In addition to maintaining the mementos of the past, the Wilton Heritage Society joined with the Wilton Preservation Board in 2008 to ensure the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of the town’s historic houses, sites and landmarks. Their efforts resulted in the restoration of an 1811 farmhouse on Nichol’s Road and the salvage of elements from the Doesher House, c. 1800, at the corner of Northern Pines and Ballard roads. When the property was purchased, the group put a halt to the demolition of the old structure until the original post and beam supports were removed. They were then reassembled in a nearby lot and a replica of the structure was built around them.

Ellwell, compiled many of Wilton’s historic photos into a book. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. “They got in touch and I thought, maybe I’ll do it. It was a good opportunity to write something definitive about the history of Wilton,” said Woutersz. Now available at the Wilton Heritage Museum and Barnes & Noble bookstores, Woutersz laughs at the memory of how, when the first shipment of books came in, members were selling them out of boxes in the trunks of their cars. “That first month of sales was tremendous,” she said.

A Social Occasion

Travel, retail and industry dominate the area that was once a community gathering place for social interaction, so the Wilton Heritage Society has taken up the reins. A strawberry social attracts approximately 100 people each year with delicious fresh fruit picked from Ariel's Farm on Northern Pines Road and biscuits made by society members. Summer sees the advent of music at the museum, an outdoor tradition that began a decade ago. In the fall, the Worth family provides the fruit for dozens of desserts baked up for the society’s apple pie social. “It’s a nice local get-together,” said Woutersz. The Wilton Heritage Society members will be on hand during Wilton’s Bicentennial events including the Historic Site Tour, April 21st and 22nd, and for the Historic Home Tour, September 16th. The Wilton Heritage Museum, 5 Parkhurst Road, Gansevoort is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday through Sunday 1p.m. to 4 p.m.

“We call it a success,” said Woutersz. Another significant project that has received a great deal of attention over the years is that of preserving Gurn Springs. The natural mineral waters were highly regarded by natives of the region before the property was owned by settler John Laing. Laing sold the parcel to William Gearn (which, over time came to be spelled “Gurn”) who wanted to capitalize on the resource and opened a bottling plant there. Known as the “King of Table Waters,” formulas for flavored sodas including root beer, buck beer and sarsaparilla were popular until beverage competition from nearby Saratoga Springs caused them to close in the 1900s.

L to R: Jeannine Woutersz, Judge Gerald Worth & Diane Matuszewski

Even as late as the 1960s, residents would journey down to the spring to search for the leftover bottles buried there by time. A group of boy scouts led by concerned resident Larry Gordon built a small footbridge to the site, but it has since been overgrown. “Now the path is completely covered by poison ivy and brush and beavers have dammed up the creek. The only sign that the spring is there is bubbles coming up from the water,” said Woutersz. Despite action plans and hopeful starts, today the once respected waters remain mostly hidden. “It’s been everybody’s project but nothing’s happened with it,” she said. In 2003, Woutersz, with the help of her assistant Betty Harrington and Niskayuna resident Dick

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fter glacial waters flowed through this area, the nation’s first people harmoniously traveled upon the paths nature had laid out for them.

These same trails were also used by European explorers, trappers and traders. They were integral routes between Montreal and Albany crossing through the sandy soil of the Wilton countryside. It was a rich land with millions of trees, respected waterways and plentiful wildlife.

During the Early Wars

From across the sea, the distant imperial rulers of England and France warred over American’s land and its resources. In 1693, tensions came to a head in the town during the “Battle of Wilton.” Unable to bring themselves, their hostages and gear onto the thinning lake ice, soldiers found themselves in a snowstorm, stranded and starving. A three-day confrontation took place at what is now known as Stiles Corners. During the “Battle of Wilton,” the French and their Algonquin allies suffered between 600 and 900 casualties, while the British and their native allies lost 540 during the skirmish. In 1987, a site marker was placed at the corner of Parkhurst and Gailor Roads to mark the location. The battle was part of “King William’s War,” which lasted from 1689 to 1697. Instability continued to plague North America. The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

The Settlement

Remembering the countryside that was so similar in character to their homeland, after the

fight, Scottish soldiers returned to Wilton. In 1764, the Brisbin families were among the first to come back and set up a mill in what was then known as Palmertown. Today, a replica of their cabin resides in the Wilton Heritage Museum. In the decade following the Brisbin’s arrival, other influential residents including Reuben Stiles (of Stiles Corners), John Laing and Peter Johnson (who operated a logging business until 1812) and brothers Ebenezer and Stephen King (their stage coach stop was called “King’s Station”) settled in Wilton. Colonial discontent ultimately resulted in the American Revolutionary War, which lasted from 1775 until American independence was declared in 1783. In 1787, the McGregor families started a farm and grist mill in Wilton. Duncan McGregor built a hotel on one of the highest peaks of the Palmertown mountain range now called Mt. McGregor. A railroad was constructed up to the property and in 1885, the house received President Ulysses S. Grant during his final days. The Grant Cottage historic site has since been preserved very much the way he left it then and is open to summer visitors. Broadstreet Emerson would also come to settle in the area of Gurn Springs. Its mineral waters were thought by the native people to have curative properties. Now known as Emerson’s Corners, the tavern that opened there in 1790 would be the seat of the first town meeting in 1819. The town, which was once part of Northumberland, was named Wilton in 1818 by a representative in the state assembly after his homestead in Wilton, New Hampshire. For more information on the history of Wilton, go to


The simple act of seeing someone eat brings satisfaction to the one who partakes and to the one who has provided the food. “Food is not an option, it’s a necessity. That is our motto and that’s how all the volunteers and people that support the food pantry feel,” said Roger Flynn, President of the Wilton Food Pantry Board of Directors.

Each Can Make a Difference

Flynn, who retired in 2011, moved to Wilton from New Jersey in 2012 and started to volunteer with the food pantry the following year before accepting the role as President in 2017. He learned from his parents that when you have the time and resources, giving back

to the community is the right thing to do. Last year, the Wilton Food Pantry served the equivalent of 34,767 meals – a 16 percent increase from the previous year. Children make up 29 percent of the total population served, which is an average of 98 families each month. “The people we serve at the pantry are great people who just need a little help to make ends meet. If we help to make their lives just a little bit better, then we are doing our job,” said Flynn.

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The Elks Club, Wilton Food Pantry and St Clements food pantry combine forces to deliver food to seniors who can’t get to the pantry.


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A Job’s Worth

When it was too cold to have court on the porch, it was held in the Worth’s living room. Town government was a grassroots effort in those early days. As a judge, Wesley earned an annual salary of $600.

The police troopers were so often required to be on the job that many nights they slept at the station rather than returning home. Wesley’s wife, Lillian, who worked at Van Raalte Knitting Mill on High Rock Avenue in Saratoga Springs, spent every Sunday preparing them all a large meal to share around her family table. One of the Worth sons would grow up to become a police trooper in his own right. In 1952, Wesley was involved in a debilitating car accident. A drunk driver struck his vehicle, leaving him with a catastrophic leg injury that resulted in surgery. A large section of his bone had to be entirely removed. Consequently, he walked on a raised sole with a cane for the remainder of his life. In 1953, Worth Road was named in his honor. Judge Wesley performed many wedding ceremonies in his time on the bench. When it came time to receive payment for his services, and the groom asked ‘How much?’ he was sometimes confounded by Wesley’s provocative response. “Well, how much is she worth?” he would ask, recalls Gerald. Because originally judges sat on the town board as well, Gerald would often accompany his father to the town board meetings. At that time, they were held either at the Town Clerk’s or the Town Supervisor’s house. One of Wesley’s instrumental contributions to the town of Wilton was his commitment to building a designated Town Hall.

Wesley’s vision came to fruition, but unfortunately he died before he could see it completed. In September 1973, a month after his death, the Wesley J. Worth Wilton Town Hall was named in his memory. “We were all happy and glad to see him recognized,” said Gerald.

For All It’s Worth

With Wesely’s passing, an extraordinary woman stepped up to fill the vacancy he left within town government – his wife Lillian Worth. “They asked my mother to fill the role. She was in court every time my father was and saw how it went,” said Gerald. Lillian Worth sat in her husband’s seat from August until November 1973. Then she ran and was elected of her own accord, making her the first woman to serve on the Wilton Town Board. Already in her sixties, Lillian conceded her judgeship in 1976 but continued to advocate for senior citizens in the town of Wilton. An active member of the Wilton Women’s Republican Club, when that dissolved, she pushed for another meeting space. “She kept harping for the seniors and it got to the point that the board would give her whatever she wanted,” said Gerald. What Lillian wanted was for the building next to the town hall to be utilized as a senior center. At the time, the senior center was nothing more than a shed the highway department used to park their large trucks in, said Gerald. Further insistence from Lillian garnered a $35,000 state grant to build an addition onto the structure.

She served as the Senior Center President and organized trips, classes and other social events before her passing in 1997. The Lillian W. Worth Senior Center was dedicated in her honor. “Everybody loved my mother who knew her, it was the same thing with my father,” said Gerald.

A Bird in the Hand…

Gerald Worth had the popularity vote when he ran for town judge. He knew “everyone” in Saratoga, Washington County and beyond because he worked as a salesman for Alfred J. (Chinny) Farone Sr. and the J. Farone Inc. Beer Distributors (the first importing franchise for Canadian Molson Beer) from the time he was 21 years old until 1990. He was also skillful on the golf course. Playing at Brookhaven Golf Course and then on the McGregor Links Course, Gerald won titles in both 1996 and 1999. He later worked at McGregor caring for the greens, mowing a smooth course and removing tree limbs. When Gerald ran and won the Town Justice position in 1978, it was at the pinnacle of a development period that would encapsulate what Wilton looks like today. In 1966, Gerald refurbished and sat in Mr. Farone’s office chair, adding roller skate ball bearings to its regal wooden base feet and recovering the seat of the peak-backed throne. It now stands on his right side in the judge’s chambers. Other wood projects that Gerald contributed to the Wilton Town Hall from his home carpentry studio include a guard podium by the entrance, courtroom desks and office benches. The job paid $2,700 a year in 1978.


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the morning after gathering with a group of friends for a daily dose of coffee and donuts at Petty’s Sawmill.


Performing wedding services in boats on lakes, in the woods, by the side of a creek; traveling, getting up at 2 or 3 a.m. for an arraignment, these were some of the highlights of a judge’s job. With Mt. McGregor correctional facility located nearby in the town of Moreau (the complex’s boiler room is across the border in the town of Wilton) Gerald was regularly called upon to issue warrants and even to perform wedding services there.

Gerald, like his father before him, hopes to see a new Town Hall built to keep pace with the changing times. He also is watching closely to see if his daughter, clerk Shari Worth-Holden will continue the family tradition and make a run at the vacancy he will leave with his departure. Gerald and his wife Tottie have three daughters (who, at different times, all worked with their father in the court), eight grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. After retirement, Gerald plans to continue enjoying his home workshop and his three dozen chickens.

On the other side of Judge Gerald’s office stands a life-size Santa figure that he bought at auction. It would give him a chuckle, he recalls, when people walked around the corner and were startled by Santa standing there. Christmas was a busy season for the Wilton Town Court each year. “I’d get a bushel basket of bad checks from all the stores in town,” he said.


The Worth Family

“I’ve lived on the same piece of property all my life – I’ve only moved 75 feet in 76 years,” he said.

Traffic tickets also make up a substantial portion of Gerald’s cases. “I don’t fine people a lot of money like some courts do. If they’re “frequent flyers” then I have to start coming down on them. I just look at the whole case because every case is different. A lot of people want to come in front of me because I’m going to treat them fair,” he said.

Continuing to be Worth It

This will be Gerald’s last term serving as a judge for the town of Wilton.

Town Hall Contractor, Former Town Supervisor Robert Gavin, and Judge Wesley Worth.

“I will not run again in four years. This will be my last flame,” he said. He still can be found at the Town Hall five days a week, however, stopping by in

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distributing to 3 senior housing locations in the Saratoga Springs/Wilton area with plans to expand the program further. In addition to food pick-ups and senior distributions coordinated through the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, volunteers also help with fundraising events.

Residents “shop” for the equivalent of three days of food (based on the size of their family). They are permitted up to 20 visits each year. Non-residents are provided with an emergency supply of food and then directed to the appropriate food pantry or agency.

“We have a great group of volunteers at the pantry and it gives us all a great sense of pride helping out our neighbors in need. One of our main objectives is to put a smile on the face of both our patrons and our volunteers,” said Flynn.

“I always tell people, ‘Don’t wait until you don’t have any food in the house. We can help them to live a better life – and that’s a great thing. No one should ever go hungry’,” said Flynn.

Filling a Need with Empty Bowls

The Wilton Food Pantry volunteers completed more than 3,000 hours of service in 2017. The Elks Club, Wilton Food Pantry and St Clement’s food pantry have combined forces to deliver food to seniors who can’t get to a food pantry. The food pantries supply the food and Elks volunteers deliver. Currently, this service is

The Wilton Food Pantry’s 7th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser took place April 8th. A large selection of hand-crafted bowls and other auction items were available. “It was a very successful event and raised a lot of money,” said Flynn. While numbers were not yet in, he said that monetary donations are always appreciated because they can be used to buy food, improve the facility and help the charity group look forward to the future. The Wilton Food Pantry is at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. For more information call 518350-4456 or go to

Matt Wilt, Associate Professor of Art at Skidmore and his students help at the 7th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser.



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Gideon Putnam Ready to Reopen May 1 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Gideon Putnam, which closed Jan. 15 after major basement flooding from a water main break, is set to reopen May 1 with new utility systems and renovated guest rooms, bathrooms, corridors, restaurant and lobby. To celebrate the May 1 reopening, the Gideon Putnam is offering a spring stay package that includes up to a 25 percent discount on rooms, $20 in free play at Saratoga Casino and admission to the Saratoga Automobile Museum or National Museum of Dance. After the flood in January, hotel officials donated more than $2,000 of usable produce and other food items to the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council for its food pantry and community kitchen. Delaware North, which operates the hotel for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, determined it could use the opportunity of the hotel

being closed to simultaneously undertake guest room and corridor renovations that had been planned in phases over the next several years. Delaware North is working with a number of contractors and vendors on the system repairs and restoration work. “We had to pump out hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and clear areas of the basement that were covered in over two feet of mud,” said Paul Jeppson, a Delaware North spokesman, in a prepared statement. “It took time to assess the true scope of the damage to the utilities and infrastructure and how long it would take to replace the boilers, electrical switch gear and other components of the hotel. “Once we established the timeline for the infrastructure repairs, we decided to go ahead with the guest-facing projects,” Jeppson added. “In combination with the other renovations that we have completed in recent years, our guests will now be staying in

an almost fully renovated, elegant and historic hotel.” All of the Gideon Putnam’s 124 guest rooms have received new carpeting, paint and blinds, as well as renovations to the bathrooms. The corridors also received a complete makeover, including new carpeting, wall coverings and paint, and new light fixtures. Artwork by local artist Frankie Flores has been installed on three floors, and photos of Saratoga’s past adorn the walls. The new color scheme is contemporary yet incorporates the Art Deco geometric design as a connection to the Gideon Putnam’s history. New carpeting is being installed and other enhancements are being made in Putnam’s Restaurant, while areas of the hotel’s lobby are being painted and restored. In 2017, Delaware North completed a $1.25 million renovation of the hotel’s large ballroom and lobby space outside. In all, Delaware North has

spent more than $10 million since 2008 on improvements to the rooms, corridors, meeting spaces, restaurant, lobby, and

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Dr. Ramez Awwad. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dr. Ramez Awwad is the newest member of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Ear and Sinus Surgery located on the second floor of the Saratoga Surgery Center at 3050 Route 50 in Wilton. He also will see sleep medicine patients. Dr. Awwad comes to Saratoga Hospital from Capital Region ENT in Slingerlands. A graduate of the University of Rochester, he earned a medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Awwad also completed a residency there in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Awwad is board certified in both Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine. To make an appointment at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Ear and Sinus Surgery, call 518-5872300. For more information, visit

City DBA Details NYRA Partnership for 2018 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city’s Downtown Business Association (DBA) is continuing a partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) for the 2018 Season Perks program, which runs from June 1 this year through March 31, 2019. The program allows NYRA season ticket and season pass holders to receive a 10 percent discount from participating DBA members. In order to qualify for the discount, shoppers must present the NYRA Season Perks card or the pass, and some retailers may request to see a driver’s license or other identification as well. In return, the DBA members earn a featured spot on the Season Perks page of NYRA’s website, including a link to their businesses. The DBA members also will receive a decal to place in their windows to showcase their support of the added-value program. The season tickets and passes can be purchased online at beginning in late April. Stewart’s Shops also will sell season passes starting in late May. For more information, contact Tonya Pellegrini at

County Agency Starts Tech Blog MALTA — The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is inviting local business owners to share insights about how technology is changing their everyday lives in a series of blog

BUSINESS BRIEFS 19 posts called "Next Wave Ideas." The inaugural post comes from Anthony Lombardo, president and founder of Expex Inc., a “software as a service (SaaS)” application that automates accounting and bookkeeping tasks, improves cash flow, lowers business expenses, and reduces the time required to review financial data and transactions. Lombardo explores how artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, click on the “news” icon at www.

Hospitality Group Hires Culinary Director SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adelphi Hospitality Group (AHG) announced this week that esteemed Chef David Burke has joined the team at The Adelphi Hotel and Salt and Char as culinary director, overseeing all food and beverage operations, catering and in-room dining services. Chef Burke joined AHG this month and is currently working to develop his culinary team. At a later date the team will reveal enhanced menus that echo Burke’s signature style in The Blue Hen and Morrissey’s Lounge, as well as the adjacent Salt and Char. Burke has become one of the most recognized chefs on television, including appearances on the programs “Top Chef Masters,” “Every Day with Rachael Ray,” “TODAY,” “The Mentor,” and more.



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Skidmore College Announces Freirich Finalists SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College announces the winners of the eighth annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, held Friday, April 6, 2018. More than 325 students and 210 businesses have entered the competition, which was established in 2010 by Skidmore alumnus Ken Freirich ’90 with the intent of fostering entrepreneurship and creativity among students of all majors

and disciplines at Skidmore. The competition has grown into one the best-funded among liberal arts colleges nationally, with cash prizes and business service awards valued at over $50,000. Skidmore College was ranked seventh among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges according to Forbes. “There’s nothing more rewarding than watching amazingly talented and creative students take on the biggest

Kenneth A. Freirich, Skidmore College class of ’90 and founder of the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition.

challenges of their lives and succeed,” said Ken Freirich, Skidmore College class of ’90 and founder of the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. “I am extremely proud of all the students, and I know that this experience will change many of their lives. Students told me that this has been a transformative event, and I’m

immensely proud to be able to give back and to enrich these students’ educational experience at Skidmore,” said Freirich. Competition founder Ken Freirich was a student entrepreneur while at Skidmore, starting his first business as a sophomore publishing a magazine for college students that was distributed on 35 college

campuses in three states. Today, Freirich is president of Health Monitor Network, a thriving entrepreneurial company that has grown almost tenfold over the past ten years and is celebrating its 35th anniversary. For additional information about the Freirich Business Plan Competition, please visit:



Kind Cultures Graham Gilmore, Skidmore Class of ’18 Mentor: Tal Chitayat, Skidmore Class of ’03 Prize: $20,000 cash, plus business services

BRIDGE EDUCATION Grace Zhu, Skidmore Class of ’18 Mentor: Raiza Nazareth, Skidmore Class of ‘12 Prize: $2,500 cash

SECOND PLACE: HOPE Philip Caine, Skidmore Class of ‘18 Mentor: Elizabeth Kigin, Skidmore Class of ‘10 Prize: $10,000 cash, plus business services

THIRD PLACE: EDUTRER Naira Abdula, Skidmore Class of ‘20 Mentor: Linda Toohey, former Skidmore Board of Trustees Chair Prize: $5,000 cash

Z’S Izaak Cohen, Skidmore Class of ’20 Mentor: Ray Bryan, Skidmore Class of ‘94 Prize: $2,500 cash

THE FOLLOWING TEAMS EACH RECEIVED $1,000: AUXNATION Noam Kahn, Skidmore Class of ’18, Dhruv Singh, Skidmore Class of ’18, and Zack Jones, Skidmore Class of ’18 Mentor: Greg Rutchik, Skidmore Class of '87 LIPSTAX Jacob Livingston, Skidmore Class of ’19 Mentor: Matt Kavet, Skidmore Class of ‘94 BUDDIES Ward Mahoney, Skidmore Class of ’20 Mentor: Gregg Smith, Skidmore Class of ‘92 CLOUD CRAFT Jamerly De La Cruz, Skidmore Class of ’18 and Taina Cotto, Skidmore Class of ’20 Mentor: Laurie Giddins, Skidmore Class of ‘82

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Ballston Spa High School Presents Hello, Dolly! BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe is presenting Hello, Dolly! Their annual spring production performances are scheduled for April 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. and on the 14 at 1 p.m. in the BSHS Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The production of Hello, Dolly! is participating in this year’s upcoming awards program at Proctors. Hello, Dolly! promises to be another great spring production at BSHS. The cast and crew hope to see you at one of the performances. Additional information is available on the school website via or by calling 518-884-7150.

an undergraduate student to provide hands-on experience in coordinating, researching and implementing aspects of the Washington County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan as well as to provide general assistance in a fast-paced nonprofit environment. The position is ideal for a student interested in agriculture, agricultural economic development, planning and land trusts. For a complete internship description, please visit ASA’s website at If you would like to apply for the internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to Renee Bouplon, Associate Director, at Resumes and cover letters must be received by April 30 for consideration. A select group of candidates will be interviewed in late April and early May either in person or by phone.

Paid Summer Internship Available at Agricultural Stewardship Association

Saratoga Springs CSD Universal PreKindergarten Program

GREENWICH — Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is pleased to offer one paid summer internship opportunity to provide support with coordinating various agricultural initiatives. The intern will spend the majority of his or her time working at ASA’s office located in Greenwich as well as attending programs in Washington and Rensselaer counties and field checking farm data in Washington County. The AG coordinator intern position is designed for

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is currently accepting contact information for the mailing list for the Universal PreKindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must be four years old on or before December 1, 2018 and must reside in the Saratoga Springs City School District. To be added to the mailing list, please complete the Online Census Form by mid-May and contact the office of Douglas



Silvernell at 518-583-4474 to add your contact information to our mailing list. For additional information, please visit

Photo Exhibit at Waldorf Celebrates Children at Play in Nature SARATOGA SPRINGS — A photo exhibit curated by the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs early childhood faculty will don the walls of the Four Seasons Cafe on Phila Street through the end of April. The exhibit’s theme is “children at play in nature” and celebrates the learning, growth and wonder children experience when offered the freedom of self-directed play and direct interaction with the natural world and each other. The photos were taken over the past decade at the school’s two early childhood campuses — the Waldorf Early Childhood Center on Lake Ave., where preschool and kindergarten programs are offered in a garden and neighborhood setting, and the Forest Kindergarten, a unique space on state park land

Photo provided.

featuring forest trails, a large yard, chickens and rabbits. At the Forest Kindergarten, children spend most of the day outside

year-round. The photography exhibit will move to other venues to be determined around the Saratoga region after April.


Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018




Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


SENIOR CALENDAR… Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga

5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-1621 2018 Events Extended Hours & New Classes!

TUESDAYS IN APRIL, To-Go Dinners, 5 - 6:30 p.m. $12.50/dinner. We’ve partnered with Three Vines Bistro to offer to-go dinners. There is no limit on orders, but all orders must be received by 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Bulk delivery may be available to senior housing sites and businesses. Call the Center to order at 518-5841621. A portion of every dinner sold goes directly to support the Saratoga Senior Center. Event is open to the community. 4/17: Lasagna with Garlic Bread 4/24: Parmigiana Encrusted Chicken with Potatos and Vegetables Heart & Soul Line Dancing, 4 - 5 p.m. Set to soul/R&B music. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

WEDNESDAYS IN APRIL, 9 Miles East , 10:55 - 11:20 a.m. A convenient local weekly meal delivery service offered here at the Center. Healthy, delicious food including vegan and glutenfree options. Stop in to pick-up lunch or dinner to go!




Leatherstocking Honor Flight, 5:30 p.m. The Honor Flight recognizes American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington DC to see their memorials at no cost. Join Greg Furlong, a 10-year volunteer, as he talks about the amazing experiences and veterans he has met.

CDPHP Wellness Workshop Series: Grapefruit! Food & Drug Interactions, 10 - 11 a.m. Nutrition professor Dr. Nina Marinello, will discuss food and drug interactions. She will discuss the importance of reading your prescription labels and how diet may affect certain health conditions.

NYC Bus Trip (Sponsored by CDPHP) Not a member? Now is the perfect time to join and receive incredible deals like this! Already a member? Get a friend to join the Center and your ticket price is reduced to only $10! Tell your friends and family and make it a group trip!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, Sipping for Seniors @ Bailey’s Saratoga, 5 - 10 p.m. Come out to Bailey’s Saratoga for dinner and drinks to support the Center! Special guest bartenders will be serving up drinks and all tips will go directly to the Center. A portion of all food and drink sales will also support the Center so make sure to mark your calendars for this fun evening out in Saratoga!

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Brain Gym Study Group 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Free and open to the public. Chuck Oakes, 1 - 3 p.m. Enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Oakes as he entertains you with a variety of vintage acoustic music.

Panera Fundraising to Help Support the Saratoga Senior Center, 4 - 8 p.m. 3070 Route 50, Saratoga Springs Stop by Panera anytime between 4-8 p.m. on April 25 and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Center. All you have to do is present a paper flyer (which can be found at the front desk) or a digital version when paying for your food. Skip the cooking and help support the Senior Center, win-win!

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 NABA Presentation: Aging Successfully with Aging Vision, 1 p.m. Discuss the leading causes of vision loss, warning signs, eye care, and more. A “Low Vision Shop” will also be offering a variety of basic low vision aids. Clive the NABA Guide Dog Ambassador will be joining to offer a side of puppy love with the presentation.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Alzheimer’s “The Basics” (Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association), 1 - 2 p.m. Sign-up in advance. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and more.

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Health & Awareness Expo, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Join us at the Center for our annual Health and Wellness Expo! Meet with a variety of specialists and healthcare professionals and enter to win raffles and freebies. Call the Center for more information!

Day Bus Trips [Open to the Public]


Thursday, May 10 $90/Members, $115/Non-Members A tour of the institute, followed by lunch, and ending with a tour and tasting at Brotherhood Winery. We will be leaving the train station at 7:30 a.m.


Thursday, July 12 $45/Members, $70/Non-Members Spend the morning touring Burlington. Then after lunch, meet back up with the group for an tour of the Von Trapp house, including a guided history and Q&A with a Von Trapp family member. There will also be an option to do a brewery tasting after the house tour. We will be leaving Burlington around 6:15 p.m.


Wednesday, December 5 Explore the Big Apple! We can assist with tickets and reservations, but the day will be yours to do as you please. We will be leaving the train station at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park around 10:30 - 11 a.m. We will then leave Bryant Park in the evening at 7 p.m.

Multi-Day Bus Trips [Open to the Public] Presented by by Diamond Tours


7 days, 6 nights • $815 October 14 - 20 Trip Highlights: 10 meals, 6

breakfasts, 4 dinners, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg, dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, admission to the Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, and more!


5 days, 4 nights • $539 June 11 - 15 Trip Highlights: 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, guided tours of Niagara Falls and Toronto, a visit to Casa Loma, Niagara on the Lake and Queen Victoria Park, a journey to the Falls on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise, and much more!

2018 Excursions Presented by Collette


Prague, Vienna and Budapest Sept. 3 - Sept. 13 • $3,859


Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 • $3,399


Oct. 31 - Nov. 10 • $4,159


Dec. 1 - Dec. 9 • $2,899 Informational Presentation: April 25 at 1 p.m.


Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans Dec. 7 - 14 • $3,199


March 13 - 19, 2019 • $3,599


Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc? Please call Jane at 518-584-1621, ext. 206.


Do you have an hour to assist with transportation, friendly visiting or shopping? Flexible hours and no time commitments! Please contact Lisa at 518-584-1621, ext. 210.

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018





There are three basic types of guardianship under New York law. Below are three case studies that demonstrate how each operates and why they are necessary.

by Matt Dorsey for Saratoga TODAY

can appoint Susan as guardian of the person and property of her mother Joan. As her mother’s guardian, Susan can make the essential decisions regarding Joan’s finances and medical care. Her guardianship authority allows her to manage her mother’s assets, pay her bills and make decisions on medical procedures suggested by her doctor. Every year by the end of May, Susan must report on all actions she has taken as her mother’s guardian and that report will be reviewed by an examiner appointed by the court.

CASE STUDY #1 Susan and her Mother Joan: Article 81 Guardianship

CASE STUDY #2 Jeff and his Son Randy: Article 17 Guardianship

Susan is 45 years old and her mother Joan is 72. Joan has lived independently in her home for the past five years since her husband died. Over that time period, Joan has become increasingly forgetful. She can no longer manage her finances and she sometimes does things that threaten her safety, like leaving the stove on after making tea. Susan took Joan to her doctor, who diagnosed Joan as having moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Susan took Joan to an elder law attorney, who advised that he did not think Joan could knowingly sign a power of attorney or health care proxy. As a result, Joan could not give her daughter Susan the authority to handle her financial or medical decision making. Susan is available and interested in helping her mother. What does Susan do? Susan can bring a guardianship proceeding under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) in Supreme or County Court. Susan must prove that Joan can no longer handle her financial or personal affairs, and that she does not understand her limitations. In addition, Susan must show that Joan’s limitations present a danger to her welfare. If the Court agrees with Susan and finds that Susan would be an appropriate guardian, the Court

Jeff has a son Randy, and Jeff ’s mother Christine recently passed away. In Christine’s Will, she left $50,000 to her grandson Randy, who is currently twelve years old. Jeff has talked with the attorney handling his mother’s estate and was advised that the $50,000 bequest cannot be paid outright to Randy because Randy is a minor (under the age of eighteen). The attorney also advised that the $50,000 bequest cannot be paid to Jeff as the parent of Randy. What does Jeff do? Jeff can bring a petition in Surrogates Court to be appointed as guardian of the property of his son Randy under Article 17 of the Surrogates Court Procedure Act (SCPA). Jeff ’s petition will note that he is Randy’s father and will detail the property that he would control on Randy’s behalf – in this case, the $50,000 bequest. Jeff will also have to file a form with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and a background check will be run on him. If the court is satisfied, then Jeff will be appointed as guardian. The $50,000 will be placed in a special account under the joint control of the court and Jeff. Jeff will also have to report to the court every year regarding his control of Randy’s money. When Randy

becomes eighteen, the balance of the account will be turned over to Randy as a legal adult. CASE STUDY #3 Jim and Carol and their Daughter Meghan: Article 17A Guardianship Jim and Carol live with their daughter Meghan, who is 28 years old. Meghan was diagnosed as developmentally disabled when she was a young girl, and she has the intellectual abilities of a twelve-year-old child. Meghan’s condition is permanent, but she has a good life. She goes to programs sponsored by Saratoga Bridges and enjoys her time at home with Mom and Dad. Jim and Carol are now in their early sixties and they are concerned about who is going to take care of Meghan when they no longer can. Meghan does have a younger sister Sarah, who is 25 and lives locally. Sarah adores Meghan and would do whatever is needed to help her. What do Jim and Carol do? Jim and Carol can bring a petition in Surrogates Court to be appointed as the guardians of the person and property of Meghan under Article 17A of the SCPA. They could also ask that Sarah be appointed as Meghan’s standby guardian. Jim and Carol will need to prove by medical evidence that Meghan is developmentally disabled and that her permanent condition started before she was

22. Jim and Carol will also have to file a form with the NYS OCFS, and a background check will be run on them and Sarah. If the court is satisfied, then Jim and Carol will be appointed as guardians of the property and person of Meghan, and Sarah will be appointed as her standby guardian. When Jim and Carol can no longer serve, then Sarah will take over – subject to later confirmation by the court. Jim and Carol will report annually to the court regarding their guardianship of Meghan. As you can see above, MHL Article 81, SCPA Article 17, and SCPA Article 17A guardianships are critical in helping those in need. Article 81 guardianships often relate to older people suffering from dementia. Article 17 guardianships generally concern minors with assets that need management. Article 17A

guardianships help caregivers act on behalf of the disabled. Guardianships can provide critical help to the ones we love and can be implemented with the assistance of an experienced estate planning or elder law professional.

Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. is a Partner with O’Connell and Aronowitz, 1 Court Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Over his twenty 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.





by Matthew Goodemote, MPSPT, Dip. MDT for Saratoga TODAY About a month ago a former patient of mine set up an appointment to talk about her arthritic hands. She wondered if physical therapy would help. I immediately said yes. I said yes because I almost always think it’s worth trying and over the last 20 years I have seen countless arthritic patients improve their pain and function with proper guidance. I have worked extreme cases like my 87 year old former football coach that didn’t want knee replacements even though he has severe degeneration. After finishing physical therapy he was able to resume walking in the woods and working out in a gym with mild pain. There have also been mild examples like me. I had a time where I avoided stairs because my knees hurt going up and down them. I have mild arthritis. I worked out and improved my hips and core strength. I can still hear my knees every step, but I don’t avoid them anymore. For some people they can improve their daily activities like

getting up and down from chairs, in and out of cars, and up and down stairs. Others will see improvements in reaching overhead and grasping and using their hands. I typically say, “I am positive I can help you improve, but I am not sure how much improvement until we get started.” Here are my top five myths regarding arthritis (specifically osteoarthritis): MYTHS: 1. If it hurts I should stop. This is simply not true. Pain is not our enemy, pain is our guide. Pain alerts us to pay attention to what we do but it does not mean avoid or stop doing something. Pain that lasts means stop. For example, say your pain is a 4 out of 10 (this applies to any joint in your arm/hands, spine, legs/feet) When you perform an activity and your pain goes to an 8 out of 10...but when you stop the activity it returns to a 4 out of 10 within a few minutes...I say this is safe. Pain that goes up and comes back down quickly is what I call “Going to the pain...not through the pain,” and is safe to continue doing that particular activity. But if your pain goes from a 4 out of 10 to a 6 out of 10 and 3 days later later it is still a 6 out of 10, then I recommend you stop doing that activity. This means that if the pain should avoid doing it. It’s not so much the intensity of the pain, it is more about how long the increased pain lasts. 2. The pain in my joint is because it’s “bone on bone.” For most people I have found that swelling and weakness are likely why they hurt. It is not to say

that “bone on bone” doesn’t hurt, it is more that it is not the only reason. The other possibilities are swelling and weakness, both of which you can do something about. If you have read my articles in the past you know that I am a huge advocate of compression for swollen joints. Now a days there are light compression garments for most body parts. Compression helps by helping our circulation. It also helps by reducing how much swelling can accumulate. I think it is especially effective because you can wear it throughout the day, whereas things like ice and heating pads can only be used for a limited time. Another common reason for pain in our joints is “weakness” of the muscles that surround the joints. I have found the people that avoid activity have noticeable weakness and I think that is a major factor for their pain. It is common for people with lower back pain, for example, to have muscle atrophy of their back muscles. It is also common for people with hip arthritis to have weakness in their buttock muscles; knee arthritis typically results in hip weaknesses; hand/finger arthritis results in loss of grip strength. Weakness is something you can deal with and improve. Having someone test you and guide you to improve your strength will in turn help to reduce your pain and improve your function. 3. Rest helps. There are times where I also recommend rest...for example if you have major swelling in a joint and severe pain. But my type of rest is not complete rest. I want you to

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018 try things. I rarely recommend to avoid all activities and/or doing nothing. I think a better way to look at it is to avoid doing what makes your pain last and do everything that doesn’t make your pain last. For example I believe that range of motion is safe. Safe does not mean it won’t means it won’t injure you or make your condition worse. An arthritic joint may not feel good when we first start moving it, but as we move it more we will notice it feels better. Moving more means two things to me. It means how far we move our joints, it should be to our maximum ability every time. It also means how often we move it. I recommend frequently. I prefer 3-5 repetitions every hour or 5-10 times a day instead of 30 repetitions twice a day. Sitting for long periods of time is simply not going to help. Lying down for long periods of time during the day is not going to help. When in doubt, move about. If you are not sure what to do, start with basic range of motion. Move your joints...and move them often! 4. Stiffness/reduced motion is part of getting older I hear on a weekly bases how patients think that their poor motion is because they are older. For most people their poor movements are from habits, more than their age. I am sure most of you have seen the pictures of the older women (and men) doing Yoga and exhibiting impressive range of motion. They are able to move through the range of motion because they move through the range of motion regularly, typically every day. There are changes that happen to a joint with degeneration and it is true that after prolonged

positions the initial movements can feel “stiff ” and limited, but loss of joint range of motion is more out of avoidance and lack of use. The 87 year old football coach I mentioned earlier has X-rays that show “severe” degeneration, but, he has range of motion that is considered “within normal limits.” Some of the stiffness and reduced motion people experience is tightness or restrictions in the muscles. Our muscles, like are joints, maintain their health through movement. The more we move our muscles the more able we are to move our muscles. Too often someone stops taking their joints through their normal range of motion and not only does their joint get “stiff,” but so do their muscles. Habits are more likely to affect your lack of motion and stiffness. If your habit is to sit slouched all day your joints and muscles get very good at sitting slouched. If you walk with your toes pointing out then your hip joints and the muscles around the hip/buttock get good at that motion so when you move outside of that pattern it feels “stiff.” It may be hard to change these habits, but it is possible! The more you move the easier it is to move! 5. Surgery or medication is my only option...or... I’ve tried everything. There certainly are times when surgery is the only option. And there are times where medication is needed to help so you can stay active. My point is they are not your only options. Physical therapy has been shown in the research to be effective for helping alleviate pain and improve function. If you have tried PT without good results, go someplace else and try again! Manual therapy (massage) and small group exercise programs have also been shown in the research to be helpful. It is worth trying different exercise groups like Yoga and Pilates as well as aquatic exercise groups. Nutrition and weight loss can also help. The bottom line is there are options. It can help to have someone point out the pitfalls and obstacles that you may see and how to avoid them and get around them. I am certain that for most people reading this, moving more will help their joints and having someone help them find if they are weak and how to safely improve their strength will likely help even more. If you would like an assessment to see if we can help call 518-306-6894.

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018







by Katherine Morna Towne for Saratoga TODAY

“Mothering Boys” IF YOU’VE been reading my column for a while and are anything like my kids (and friends and family), you’ve likely been wondering for a while when we’d have another baby. You might have even stopped wondering, since it’s been a longer while than ever before. My boys had been asking me for the last three years when we’re going to have another baby, because they’d figured out that roughly every two years, we have another baby. In fact, they’d asked for so long without success that they stopped asking. And wouldn’t you know—just when they stopped asking, it happened. (My oldest’s response was, “Really? I thought you were too old!”) Yes, we’re having another baby! (And no, I’m not too old!) We’re all over-the-moon excited about having another tiny sweetie pie in the house—the boys were ecstatic when we told them, and ask me constantly how the baby’s doing, and how big the baby is. Each week I look up the new size of the baby, based on the various web sites that tell you such things in food-related terms: the boys were amazed to hear that the first size I gave them was a poppy seed, then a sesame seed, and so on— now, at sixteen weeks, the baby’s the size of an avocado. But one thing they’re not excited about is the idea of a baby sister.

You have to know that the possibility that this baby might be a girl, after six boys, is all that’s on anyone’s minds! One of my dear friends even gave me a tiny pair of pink sandals, just because she’s so excited at the idea of us having a girl (we’ve never found out the sex ahead of time). When I ask my boys if they think the baby’s a boy or a girl, they’re all pretty much in agreement that they “hope it’s a boy but think it’s a girl.” I even overheard a conversation they all had recently—all six of them, from the thirteen-year-old down to the fouryear-old, were active participants— in which they listed all the ways that having a sister would ruin their lives. These included: • They won’t be able to wrestle as roughly with their dad, because they’re sure Dad would want to be extra gentle so as not to hurt the girl • She’ll insist on having tea parties all the time • She’ll have her own room Yeah, definitely sounds liferuining to me. (Eye roll.) I’m thinking that learning to be gentle—learning to control their strength—is a pretty good thing for them. I’m thinking maybe they won’t have to worry about tea parties—I never in my whole life played at tea parties. (At the same time, the mental image of big boys sitting at a little table with fake tea and being bossed by a tiny girl kind of cracks me up.) They’re right about her having her own room though, and I can understand their frustration at that (if it helps, her room would be the smallest in the house, by far). One thing they didn’t mention in their conversation, but I know from the past is a real concern of theirs, is the presence of baby dolls. We spent a week on vacation with my entire family this summer, which included all ten of my parents’ grandsons and their lone granddaughter, who had just turned one, and she brought a dolly that has the eyes that close when she lays down and open when she sits up. I thought nothing of it—I have three sisters and two brothers and dolls and

action figures co-existed in our house with no problems that I remember—but my six-year-old was especially terrified by it! He screamed when he first saw it, and even had nightmares, which makes me laugh harder than it should. This is something we’ll definitely have to figure out. If we have a girl, that is, and the odds are apparently not in her favor. Research shows that, worldwide, there are more boys born than girls each year—I saw numbers ranging from 105 boys for every 100 girls (a more natural statistic) to 118 boys for every 100 girls (in China, due to sex-selective abortion). There’s even a hypothesis that, even though you’d think the odds are 50-50 each time, the more children of the same gender that are born to a couple, the more likely they are to continue having the same gender (there are “experts” on both sides of this, however. There’s also mom of thirteen boys, Kateri Schwandt [google her!], who I’m sure has some thoughts on this; she’s expecting baby number fourteen this month and they don’t know the gender—it will be interesting to see if their streak continues!) What does this mean for the only girl currently in the house (me)? Not a thing. I’ve never had a preference for a boy or a girl. I get a special thrill out of being the mom of all boys (and so many of them!). If we had another boy, what a blessed mama I would be! At the same time, having a girl would be so new and different— there would certainly be a learning curve regarding some things, I’m sure, even though this is far from my first rodeo. If we had a girl, what a blessed mama I would be! Either way, I can’t wait to meet this little one come fall. Happy Spring to you all! I hope by the time you’re reading this, warmer weather is on the horizon! Kate and her husband have six sons ages 13, 11, 9, 8, 6, and 4; they’re expecting their seventh baby in the fall. Follow her at www., or email her at



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


Saturdays, 9 to 1 Lincoln Baths Building at the Spa State Park

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. ONE CHALLENGE that comes with buying fresh food directly from local farmers is the drive for convenience: Farmers and other food vendors at the

Saratoga Farmers’ Market can only sell what they grow, raise, or make in a particular time period, and in order to avoid spoilage, they bring to market what they anticipate they can sell. As a result, shoppers who arrive at the market later in the morning might find that a hoped-for item is no longer available. A new app aims to streamline your shopping experience with local farms and businesses. Known as FreshFoodNY, it will enable shoppers to pre-order desired items from participating vendors and pick up their goods at the market. “We’re thrilled to try out this new tool,” says Saratoga Farmers’ Market administrator Julia Howard. “Our hope is that it will make local food more accessible and easy to shop for.” The free app was developed by the Farmers Market Federation of New York in partnership with Crave Food Systems, a food technology firm based in Rhode Island. The app is available on iOS and Android devices. Once downloaded, market goers can search out their favorite vendors in advance and see what items are available. The app allows shoppers

to place an order, make payment, and identify a pick-up time and locale on a menu of options provided by the vendor. The Farmers Market Federation created the app as part of its mission to strengthen the state’s food economy by making it more convenient for residents to buy directly from farmers. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s decision to participate in the project supports this mission and aims to build closer relationships between market shoppers and area farmers. So far, eight vendors have joined the program: Argyle Cheese Farmer, Ballston Lake Apiaries, The Chocolate Spoon, Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes, Longlesson Farm, M&A Farm, Nettle Meadow Farm, Shushan Valley Hydro Farm, and Yankee Distillers. Joining the project in May will be Denison Farms and Ramble Creek Farm. Howard anticipates that more vendors will join the program next month when the market begins its twice-weekly outdoor season.

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 28 at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The market moves

outdoors to High Rock Park in May and will be 3 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Follow our updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Crustless Spinach Quiche INGREDIENTS • Yields 4 servings * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market!

• 1 medium onion*, finely chopped • 1-pound fresh spinach*, chopped

• 1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese* • 6 large egg whites* • 1 large egg*

• 1/3 cup fat free, no added salt, cottage cheese • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet set over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add fresh spinach, a handful at a time, and toss until wilted and set aside. Repeat until all spinach is wilted.

3. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly in pie plate. Top with spinach mixture. 4. Whisk together egg whites, egg, cottage cheese, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over spinach. 5. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.

Adapted from recipe by Edible Capital District, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018


by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. I have to admit I have a sweet tooth – especially for cupcakes. The cupcake is a baked good that has gained tremendous popularity over the past two decades. The big business and trend of making cupcakes has expanded through entrepreneurial bakers and bakeries taking advantage of the multiple varieties and creativity that can come with cupcakes. However, making your own cupcakes can be an endearing gift that you can make for yourself or for someone special. So, what is your cupcake personality? Do you prefer to indulge in rich double chocolate or simply vanilla? Whether your personality is fun and festive, salt and sweet, business-like or loveydovey, there is a cupcake flavor for you. Since their creation, cupcakes have become a pop culture trend in the culinary world. They have spawned dozens of bakeries devoted entirely to them. While chocolate and vanilla remain classic favorites, fancy flavors such as raspberry meringue and espresso fudge can be found on menus.

The history of cupcakes is interesting to learn about. The cupcake evolved in the United States in the 19th century, and it was revolutionary because of the amount of time it saved in the kitchen. There was a shift from weighing out ingredients when baking to measuring out ingredients. Food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated. There are two theories: the cakes were originally cooked in cups, and the ingredients used to make the cupcakes were measured out by the cup. In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called “number” cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them: One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda. Clearly, cupcakes today have expanded to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations - but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes. Cupcakes were convenient because they cooked much quicker than larger cakes. When baking was done in hearth ovens, it would take a long time to bake a cake, and the final product would often be burned. Muffin tins, also called gem pans, were

popular around the turn of the 20th century, so people started creating cupcakes in tins. At Compliments to the Chef, we carry an assortment of muffin pans. One of our favorites is from USA Pan, the world’s largest producer of commercial bakeware. They have been supplying bakeware that commercial bakeries and baking professionals have trusted for over 50 years. USA Pan is professional grade bakeware that is used by bakers to achieve professional grade results. USA Pan has perfected the nonstick silicone coating process so customers can trust that their cookies, muffins, pies, and cakes will not be ruined by sticking to the pan. The USA bakeware is warp resistant, reliable, heavyduty, PTFE and PFOA free. Their products are very easy to clean and have a unique fluted surface for added strength and to facilitate even baking and heat distribution. At Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, we carry Cool Tools for Cooks. Cupcakes are a sweet way to please a crowd, and to say “thank you” or “I love you” to your little cupcake. Remember Foodie Friends: “Life Happens in the Kitchen!”

Take Care, John & Paula

MAGNOLIA’S VANILLA CUPCAKE This is a recipe that Aubrey requires Paula to bake for her birthday every year!

INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened • 2 cups sugar • 4 large eggs • 1 cup milk • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS Cupcakes: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 (½ cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake papers. 2. In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside. 3. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. 4. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. 5. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. 6. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about ¾ full. 7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.


8. Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing. Vanilla Butter Cream Icing: 1. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. 2. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. NOTE: Use and store icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled. Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Yields enough for 2 dozen cupcakes or one, 9-inch layer cake.

Office for the Aging Lunch Program

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Vanilla Butter Cream Icing: • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened • 6 - 8 cups confectioners’sugar • ½ cup milk • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY








• Salisbury Steaks • Mashed Potatoes • Carrots • Pears

• Goulash • Broccoli • Warm Cornbread • Pineapple

• Herb Chicken with Gravy • Stuffing • Butternut Squash • Mandarin Oranges

• Baked Fish with Tarragon • Baked Potato & Sour Cream • Mixed Vegetables • Chocolate Pudding

• Pork Loin with Cranberry Mustard Sauce • Red Bliss Potatoes • Vegetable Trio • Peaches

Menu Subject to Change. Coffee, tea and butter are served daily. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60. Please make checks payable to: Northeast Dining and Lodging, c/o Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 6 Kaleen Dr., $327,300. Cicero Home Builders LLC sold property to Kristofer and Charlene DuBuque. 1445 Route 50, $185,000. Louis and Dawn Smith sold property to Mourningkill Properties LLC.

CLIFTON PARK 11 Cobble Court, $185,000. Matthew Horner sold property to Renee Davin. 4100 Foxwood Dr., $184,525. Arnold Elman (Ind and as Trustee) and Toby Elman (Ind and as Trustee) sold property to James and Mary McBride. 1 Easton Dr., $289,341. Sandra Smith sold property to Maria and Peter McCabe. 23 Baltusrol Dr., $292,500. Danish Faruqui sold property to Scott Christian. 49 Westchester Dr., $160,000. Dennis O’Connor sold property to Greg Leguire and Jori Figueroa.

CORINTH 40 Comstock Rd., $325,000. Leonard and Melissa Sandwick sold property to Tyler and Kelly Nicholson. 233 Miner Rd., $45,000. Christopher Symonds sold property to Richard and Alyssa Facteau.

GALWAY Whitesides Rd., $32,000. Robin Collyer sold property to William Smith and Danielle Haskell. 2611 Route 29, $199,000. William and Christine Cook sold property to Kimberlee Williams.

HALFMOON 22 Delta Way, $382,500. Khaled Bahei Eldin and Nermeen Sedky sold property to Byoung Min and Min Cho. 55 Hampton Circle, $350,000. Loot Lucrative LLC sold property to David and Kathleen Putz. 8 Pineview Lane, $43,819. Kathleen Rosiak, Paul Kiely, and Edward Kiely sold


property to Edward and Kathleen Rosiak and Paul Kiely. 10 Eleanor Court, $505,000. Kenneth and Donna Cook sold property to MD Rahim and Cynthia Amin.

MALTA 11 Foxglove Way, $358,000. Darlene Denooyer sold property to Bryan Egan and Devin McNeill. 19 Coronado Way, $420,000. David Puckette and Laurie O’Neil Puckette sold property to Maureen Harrigan. 18 Evans Rd., $286,000. Mary Kopp (by Guardian) sold property to Mary Grupinski and Mace Saltarelli. 18 Century Dr., $450,000. David Stack and Michael Parzych sold property to John and Janine Quinn. 37 Bayberry Dr., $320,000. Colleen O’Bryan Holmes sold property to Jeffrey and Jenna Capalbo. 85 Thimbleberry Rd., $186,000. Thomas Wallace sold property to Christine Guyette. 2 Prospect Ave., $70,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Neil Pedersen.

MILTON 676 Stark Terrace, $325,900. Diane Russell sold property to Robert and Sarah Wolverton.

MOREAU 38 Wilson Ave., $145,000. A Plus Estates LLC sold property to Patience Morris. 8 Adams Rd., $172,500. Gordon Dupuis sold property to Lisa Stock.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 233 Hayes Rd., $320,000. Norma and Arthur Thivierge, Jr. sold property to Wesley Leubner and Logan Carr. 118 BurkeRd., $407,000. Edwin and Maureen Durie sold property to Paul Schoenfelder. 240 Fitch Rd., $465,000. William Wilmot and Joan Tylor sold property to Ground Thunder Properties LLC. 109 Hill St., $50,000. Bank of America (by Atty) sold property to Wilame Piteri. 108 Chelsea Dr., $405,000. Timothy and Melissa Williams sold property to Jeffrey and Nicole Winacott.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 12 Richard Ave., $150,000. DGD Holdings LLC sold property to Igor and Ilona Osherov. 42 Sicada St., $412,000. Matthew and Amanda Twinam sold property to Michael and Elizabeth Selkis. 11 Woodland Court, $260,000. Donald Sevits (by Exec) sold property to Tamada Estates LLC.

130 Kaydeross Park Rd., $390,000. Milli Macy sold property to Carrie Hardman. 2 Birch Run Dr., $508,250. William Dagostino sold property to Lisa and William Noonan, Jr. 253 W. Circular St., $475,000. Robert and Karen Stehlin sold property to Jon Zilka.

STILLWATER 18B Kellogg Rd., $249,000. Joseph and Irene Zecca sold property to Stephen Anuszewski and Joan Allen Anuszewski. Hudson Ave., $260,000. Darren Dyer sold property to Gregory and Katherine Strope.

33 WILTON 8 Cider Mill Way, $483,410. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Jennifer Dabiere. 392 Gurn Springs Rd., $380,000. Michael Passarella and Wendy Mark sold property to Karen Dockal and Felice Trifaro, Jr. 30 Cobble Hill Dr., $330,000. Peggy West (as Guardian and Trustee) sold property to 36 Cobble Hill LLC. 31 Hopeful Lane, $255,000. Nora and Robert Ketcham, Jr. sold property to Brian and Aissa Terry. 364 Ruggles Rd., $520,000. ER Design Build LLC sold property to John and Faith Parker.



Deacon’s annual Rummage & Soup Sale Annual Rummage and Soup Sale will be held April 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring items for donation Tuesday April 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. noon (no books or electronics please). The sale features a $1 per bag full beginning at Noon. The soup is packed in quarts and either frozen or refrigerated. A portion of the proceeds will go to BH-BL Area Churches Summer Lunch Program. Wilton Bicentennial: Town Meeting Reenactment April is the anniversary month of Wilton’s 200th year celebration and we are bringing history back to life with the Wilton first town meeting reenactment at Wilton Mall center court on Friday April 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Wilton civic groups and organizations, a craft area for children provided by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and a reenactment of our first Wilton town meeting followed by light refreshments. After the reenactment, attendees are invited to preview our Wilton documentary video at Bowtie Cinema. Craft and Vendor Show The General Schuyler/Wilton Emergency Squad is hosting a Craft/Vendor Show on Saturday., April 21 from 10 to 4. There will be over 35 vendors/crafters, raffles and refreshments will be sold. It will be a day of shopping and fun for all. Come out and support your local rescue squad. For more information, call 518-338-2709. Tour Wilton’s Historical Sites Old churches and cemeteries, the old Wilton Grange, Grant Cottage on top of Mt. McGregor, and Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park are among the highlights of the Wilton Historic Sites Tour on Wilton’s bicentennial anniversary

weekend, April 21 and 22. Begin your tour by stopping at The Wilton Heritage Society Museum at 5 Parkhurst Road to pick up a brochure describing the sites and showing their locations. For complete details about the tour, visit the website at www. tour-wiltons-historic-sites. Saratoga County Democrats “Shades of Blue” Fundraiser Democrats and friends are cordially invited to attend a gala celebration of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, featuring Congressman Paul Tonko, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Saratoga Hilton Broadway Ballroom, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Supporters can choose their "Level of Blue," starting at $60 per person ($40 for Young Democrats). Also featured: live music with Charley Brown and Roosevelt Baker, appetizers, hot and cold food stations and a cash bar. Those registering in advance may submit a “Name the Signature Cocktail” contest entry to win a Democratic Swag Bag. RSVP at Laurie Berkner Live Come see Laurie Berkner live in concert on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. The concert will be held in the Saratoga Springs High School, Lowenberg Auditorium. Presented by The Beagle School. Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets, $50 includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Laurie. General Admission is $35. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www. beaglepresentslaurieberkner. Basics of Organic Gardening Spring has sprung and now it’s time to think about gardening. Join Sue Beebe from Cornell Cooperative Extension on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the Ballston Spa Public Library, as she gives you the basics of organic gardening. Whether you are starting your first garden or switching your conventional garden to organic, Ms. Beebe has all the answers and advice you need from nourishing the soil to growing and harvesting delicious,

fresh vegetables. The library is located at 21 Milton Avenue with its parking lot behind the building on Low Street. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information stop in, call 518-885-5022 or visit Jeep 4x4 101 Classes & Course to Benefit Pet Connection Are you a new Jeep owner, novice or future Jeep owner? If so, this event is for you! Join us for a great day of 4x4 educational classes, lunch and time in our off-road Jeep course to really get a feel for what you and your Jeep can do. Vendors, Jeep clubs, raffles and BBQ lunch included. Fun family and pet friendly event! $15 per driver, $5 per passenger. Proceeds benefit the WTEN Pet Connection. The event will be held at Curtis Lumber, located at 885 Rt. 67, Ballston Spa, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For complete details find us on Facebook: 4x4 Jeep 101 Class and Course or email JenniferS@ Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale On Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, lunch, books, household items, sports equipment, handmade items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, Mother’s Day gifts, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on. Fun for the entire family. Come browse, visit, eat, or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. Tables are $15 for an 8 ft. table; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). Exploring Treatment Avenues for ASD: A Panel Discussion On Monday, April 23, 8 p.m. in Skidmore College Tisch Learning Center, Room 301 Steve Szalowski, LCSW-R and Stacey Francesconi, MS, BCBA, LBA, practicing clinicians who

Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018 have dedicated their careers to working with autistic individuals and their families will speak about their specific approaches to treatment (e.g., family systems, social skills groups, applied behavior analysis). Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser No more “April showers” when we celebrate our Spring Fling for Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser, on Friday, April 27, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Put on your dancin’ shoes and “tiptoe through the tulips” with Betsy and the ByeGons. Cost for the evening is $20 and includes an Italian meal. Tickets payable at the door. For tables of eight or more call Judy 518-587-5568. A cash bar and raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car, will add to your enjoyment. Sustainable Saratoga Needs Tree Hosts and Tree Planters Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project has scheduled its 8th Tree Toga planting effort for the morning of Saturday, April 28. Volunteers like you are the key to the success of this semi-annual event. With your help, we can grow a green legacy that will benefit our great city for decades to come. To volunteer, use the online form at www. If you have questions, email us at TREE HOSTS: Host a street tree in front of your house in Saratoga Springs. Enjoy nurturing the young tree for the first two years, especially by keeping it watered during hot dry spells. TREE PLANTERS: Have fun being part of a team of tree planters by volunteering from about 9:30 a.m. - Noon on the morning of Saturday, April 28. Annual Milton Grange Garage Sale This very popular sale will take place on April 28 at 644 Rock City Road, Ballston Spa from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the community are encouraged to donate kitchenware, dishes, jewelry, small pieces of furniture, antiques, tools, and other household items in good condition for the sale (no

electronics or clothing). Proceeds from the sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students. Please contact Sam at 518-885-6606 to make donation arrangements. 7th Annual Autism Expo The expo will be held on Sunday, April 29 from Noon – 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Presented by: The Law Office of Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC. Horseshoe Tournament The tournament will be held at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Rt. 32, South of the Village of Schuylerville beginning on Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. and the kitchen will be open. You do not have to be a member of the club to be in the tournament. You can sign up and pay the fee at the meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the club house. For information call: 518-695-3917. I Love My Park Day Show New York’s State parks some love on Saturday, May 5. Volunteer to be a part of this exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites. Register to volunteer at Moreau Lake State Park will be installing new benches and boot brush stations, invasive species removal, planting flower beds, spreading playground wood chips, lake and trail clean-ups, painting projects from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 5. Refreshments and lunch provided by the Friends of Moreau Lake. For more information call 518-793-0511. Treasure or Trash? Spring Antique Appraisal Show will be held on May 5, from 10 a.m. – Noon. Antique expert Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and sponsor of Antiques Road Show will be doing an evaluation of your antiques and other items of interest at the Malta Community Center. Everyone will get to hear the appraisal of each interesting item. Pre-register by April 20 to bring an item to be appraised or come to watch. We are limited to 40 items, so register early. Visit www. or call 518-8994411 for more information.

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but-ter, oatmeal crème cookie, bottled water. Buy your ticket at: Southern Adirondack ReStore, 1373 U.S. Route 9, Moreau, Glens Falls National Bank, 250 Glen St. Glens Falls, Sterling Homes, 1487 Saratoga Rd., Ballston Spa, Roohan Realty, 519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs or connect with us on Facebook: SouthernAdirondackRestore.


FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Leatherstocking Honor Flight Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, 5:30 p.m. The Honor Flight Network recognizes American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington DC to see their memorials, at no cost to them. Join Greg Furlong, a 10-year volunteer, as he talks about the program and the amazing experiences and veterans he has met. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Coming Soon to a Garden Near You Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa 9 – 10:30 a.m. This class will look at ticks, aphids, spiders and other creepy crawlies. Also “Who has Been Living with You?” which covers identification and prevention methods for moles, voles, termites, ants and more. Cost is $15. Walk-ins welcome, cost at the door is $18. To register please call 518-885-8995 or send an email to

Love, Peace, Chicken & Grease Southern Adirondack ReStore, 1373 Route 9, Moreau Noon – 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Tickets are $12 complete chicken dinner. Includes: half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll,

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci. For more information, visit www. or call 518-366-9918.

MONDAY, APRIL 16 Meandering Mondays Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, 10 a.m. Join a park educator on a morning adventure. This is the second of a series to get out and move. Our second hike we will hike along the turkey path trail which has a short section of up hills. Please call the park office with 24-hour advanced notice to reserve a spot, 518-793-0511, all are welcome. Adults 62 and under are $2. Children and seniors are $1. We will meet and check in at the office.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Chapter 60 Korean War Veteran’s Association Luncheon C & R Restaurant, Route 29, Galway Noon Hosts are Bill and Lillian Reid. All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time,


CALENDAR spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. We will be ordering off the menu, with several $6 specials. To make a reservation, please contact the Reid's at 518-885-1414 by April 15. New members are always welcome. Annual dues for veterans are $10, $5 for all others. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Raising Dough Fundraiser West Side Sports Bar and Grill, 112 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, 5 – 8 p.m. West Side is donating a percentage of your purchase to the Academy for Lifelong Learning. Enjoy great food and drink, a silent auction and raffle.

Autism Spectrum Disorders - Symptoms and Intervention Skidmore College, Tisch Learning Center, Room 301, 6 p.m. Dr. Gina Cosgrove will review the core symptoms associated with the Autism Spectrum across the lifespan. Best practices in educational and socialcommunication interventions will also be reviewed. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Introduction to Autism Diagnostic Assessment Skidmore College, Tisch Learning Center, Room 301, 6 p.m. Have you ever wondered how a person gets diagnosed with autism? Join Dr. Lenore Strocchia-Rivera of Learning Insights for an introductory talk on what the diagnostic assessment process looks like. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Celebrating the Power of Hope Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 9 p.m. In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we will recognize and thank Saratoga Center for the Family’s community partners, supporters, and sponsors for their continued support and commitment to the Center and our community. The evening will include a cocktail hour with Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar, program during dinner and dessert. For more information, visit event/celebrating-the-powerof-hope. Tickets available at celebrating-the-power-ofhope-tickets-43996820675.

Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. Former representative Chris Gibson will be at Northshire Bookstore for a free event. The author, who served New York's 19th Congressional District in the House of Representatives for six years will discuss and sign his book, which looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear, primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America. Reservations are required. Visit for details.

Film: Swim Team Skidmore College, Tisch Learning Center, Room 301, 6:15 p.m. In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. In this award-winning film,

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. Followed by Q & A with Representatives from Saratoga’s Special Olympics Swim Program. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at

Sipping for Seniors Bailey’s Saratoga, 37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs 5 – 10 p.m. Come out to Bailey’s Saratoga for dinner and drinks to support the Saratoga Springs Senior Center. Special guest bartenders will be serving up drinks and all tips will go directly to the Center. A portion of all food and drink sales will also support the Center so make sure to mark your calendars for this fun evening out in Saratoga.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, April 14 Hugs from Henry Volunteer Meeting Ballston Spa Public Library, Lower level, 21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, 10:30 a.m. Hugs from Henry is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter animals. Our mission is to rehome animals that are in dangerous situations. We need dedicated fosters while these animals are awaiting a permanent home. We also need volunteers to help with upcoming fundraisers. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Please email with any questions.

Monday, April 16 Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor, Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611 or Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Stage At HMT

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater closes their 33rd season with the musical “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show runs weekends April 21 through May 6 at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The musical is the story of the boy with the coat of many colors who changes the course of history. The show includes a cornucopia of music styles, from country and rock ‘n’ roll to pop and calypso. It is directed by Dawn Oesch, whose previous HMT directing credits include “Shrek: The Musical,” “The Addams Family,” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The cast includes Keenon

McCollum as Joseph, and Molly Rose McGrath as the Narrator and is rounded out by an additional 35 performers, including a 22-member youth ensemble comprised of children between the ages of 7 and 16. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, April 21, 27, 28 and May 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, April 22, 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. An optional dinner package is available prior to the evening performances and following Sunday matinees. Tickets are $29 and $26, with discounts available for seniors and students. For this production students 18 and under may attend a Friday night performance for $20. For reservations or for information 518-587-4427 or go to

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens at HMT April 21. Photo provided.

Yaddo Presents: Lorrie Moore at Northshire Bookstore

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 the Yaddo Presents series features Lorrie Moore “in conversation” at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway. Moore will discuss

her insightful collection of more than fifty prose pieces - essays, reviews, articles and cultural commentary that have parsed the political, artistic, and media idiom for the last three decades. Tickets

for this event are $5, and all ticket proceeds will be donated to Yaddo. For more information, call 518-682-4200 or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at

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Performance Announcements

Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band will stage a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 14.


Alice Cooper will perform at The Palace Theatre on Oct. 4, as part of his “Paranormal Evening” Tour. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the original Alice Cooper band created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. The band formed while members were all in high school in Phoenix, Arizona, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa, who signed them to his record label. Their collaboration with young record producer Bob Ezrin led to the breakthrough third album “Love It to Death” which hit the charts in 1971, followed by “Killer,” “School’s Out,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” and “Muscle of Love.” The band broke up in the 1970s. Cooper released his first solo album, “Welcome to My Nightmare” in 1975, and continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics. Tickets are $39.75, $49.75, $59.75, $79.75, $94.75 and are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 19 Clinton Ave., via Ticketmaster Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at

Neil Young and Willie Nelson – who last performed in the Spa City as part of the Farm Aid Festival in 2013, return to SPAC to stage the “Outlaw Music Festival” on Sept. 23. The lineup: Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young and Promise Of The Real, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid, and with more to be announced. Some artists who have previously appeared elsewhere on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour: Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Costello, Edie Brickell, and others. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 23. Tickets range from $45 to $299.50 and are available online at, or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 14. The All Starr band features Steve Lukather From Toto, Colin Hay From Men At Work, Gregg Rolie From Santana and Graham Gouldman From 10cc. Tickets for the pavilion-only performance are: $45 - $125, and are available online at LiveNation. com, or Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN FOGERTY John Fogerty, whose American canon of hits spans several decades and includes the songs “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Centerfield,” will perform at SPAC on July 29. Tickets for the pavilion-only show range from $39.50 - $125 and are available online at,, or Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Concert for Saratoga Students

"Outlaw Music Festival" takes place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept.23



Black Violin Performs Free

REDNECK IN THE SPA CITY Kid Rock, Brantley Gilbert and Wheeler Walker Jr. will stage their “Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Extravaganza” at SPAC on Sept. 15. Ticket price range: $39.50 - $129.50 and are available online at, or Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

PATTI LUPONE AT PROCTORS Broadway legend Patti LuPone returns to Proctors with “Don’t Monkey with Broadway,” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27. With “Don’t Monkey with Broadway,” LuPone, who last appeared at Proctors in concert with Mandy Patinkin in 2009, explores—through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin — how her life-long love affair with Broadway began, and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today. “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with musical direction by Joseph Thalken. Tickets are $25 to $85 and are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St.; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at

Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

Black Violin performed a pair of free concerts at Saratoga Springs High School on April 9, 2018. The interactive performances, presented by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, was staged in front of approximately 2,000 students. Black Violin has spent the last decade working to encourage and

empower people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, spreading a message that challenges the world’s view of what it means to rise above labels and inspiring fans to follow their passion. In the past year, the group has played for nearly 100,000 students across the U.S. and Europe.

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Skidmore College Announces Lineup for Stewart’s Signature Series

What is the sound of one hand slapping a forehead? SITI Company of New York City presents a theatrical homage to composer John Cage at Skidmore College June 22.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In addition to the previously announced scheduled performance by the Indigo Girls, Skidmore College has announced its lineup for the Stewart’s Signature Series 2018. SITI Company of New York City presents Chess Match #5, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard

Theater. Company members Will Bond and Ellen Lauren star in the theatrical homage to avant garde composer John Cage – whose own documented words are shaped into a conversation taking place in a single night over a chess game. The Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet will perform at Arthur Zankel Music Center, Ladd Hall

on Tuesday, June 26, and a panel discussion titled “Can Art Be ‘Offensive’?” with Caryl Phillips, Tom Healy, Elizabeth Benedict and April Bernard, will take place Saturday, July 7 at Davis Auditorium. Note, the Indigo Girls concert, on May 12, is sold out. For more information, go to: events/or call 518-580-5321.

Blue Needs You 8k Run on Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Code Blue Saratoga holds their fourth annual 'Blue Needs You' 8K Run and Kids Fun Run fundraiser on Saturday. The 8K road race starts at 8:30 a.m. on High Rock Avenue and registration is $35. The Blue Needs You 8k Run winds through the East Side of Saratoga Springs and the course is front and backloaded with rolling hills, making

its way onto the city's Spring Run Trail and finishes back at High Rock Pavilion. A free 400-meter Kids Fun Run, beginning at 7:55 a.m., will be held for children up to 10 years old. All participants will receive an award. Code Blue Saratoga, a program of Shelters of Saratoga, offers emergency shelter to individuals who are street

homeless or might otherwise remain unsheltered during nights of extreme cold and heavy snow from November until April. Extreme winter weather is defined as 12 inches of snow or more and/ or temperature of 32 degrees or less. For more information, visit For more information about the 8k road race, go to: www.

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tuesday, 4/17:

Moriah Formica/ Sydney Worthley / Madison Vandenburgh / Margo Macero / Katie Louise, 6:30 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

Rochmon Record Club – Jimi Hendrix “Smash Hits,” 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

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The Wallies, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305

Bluegrass Jam with the Schroon River String Band, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Hot Club of Saratoga, 11 a.m. @ The Blue Hen Brunch — 518.678.6000

Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916

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Frank Vignola Trio, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 p.m. @ Hamlet and Ghost — 518.450.7287

love, simon (PG-13) 2D

Bad Chaperones, 10 p.m. @ Caroline Street Pub — 518.583.9400 John LeRoy Trio, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Forthlin Road, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 The Wheel (Grateful Dead Tribute) with The Melting Nomads, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

sunday, 4/15: Skidmore String Ensembles, 2 p.m. @ Arthur Zankel Music Center — 518.580.5321

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thursday, 4/19: Darden Smith, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014 Perpetual Groove with CBDB, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 The Cadillac Three / Sam Grow, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

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Puzzles Across 1 Targets of some bark beetles 5 Spreadsheet info 9 "The Blacklist" network 14 Sunbeam floater 15 High-tech read 16 Cliff dwelling 17 Paperwork carrier 19 Razz 20 "Bewitched" witch 21 Offers unsolicited advice 23 Overwhelms with sound 25 "I'm getting to it" 26 Detector of a tiny heartbeat 31 Batting no. 34 Move among moguls 35 Develop a liking for 36 Ascend 39 Conniving 41 Exams for future D.A.'s 42 Obstacle on the links 44 Crumpet accompaniment 46 Levels, briefly 47 Asian bean dish 51 Rent-__ 52 Starts to grow 56 Facial indication of amazement 60 Takes, as advice 61 Heavenly explosions 62 Photographer's request, and a hint to what's hidden at the starts of 17-, 26- and 47-Across 64 Most desirable invitees 65 Lamb pen name 66 Risotto base 67 Stained __ 68 Workout count 69 Symbol on Texas' flag Down 1 Journalist in a battle zone 2 "Bonanza" co-star of Michael, Dan and Pernell 3 Crete's highest elev. 4 Accompany to the depot, say 5 Pours into a carafe 6 Gp. with many specialists 7 Chore 8 AARP concern

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See puzzle solution on page 46 9 Washington ballplayer 10 Unconventional '50s-'60s types 11 Cross, in Costa Rica 12 Point on a rake 13 Cat scanners? 18 Gratis 22 Heave-ho 24 __ OFF 5TH: discount store 27 Jaunty tunes 28 Tropical hardwood 29 "Beetle Bailey" dog 30 Diana of "The Wiz" 31 Long (for) 32 "The Impaler" of Romanian history 33 Sphinx city 37 Voice heard in "California Dreamin'" 38 March Madness concerns

40 Supporters' votes 43 Key with two sharps: Abbr. 45 Sources of fine wool 48 Traditional golf pencil's lack 49 Footwear insert 50 Nanas, often 53 Start of a fitness motto 54 Puccini opera 55 "And wrinkled lip, and __ of cold command": "Ozymandias" 56 Unforeseen obstacle 57 Lounge around 58 Saucony competitor 59 Corduroy feature 63 Peke's squeak

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

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: Palm off, Pawn off Palm off, meaning to deceive or defraud someone with something inferior, is the correct expression. The phrase probably originated with magicians, who typically use their palms to hide items during tricks. They had no right to palm off those damaged school buses on the other school districts. 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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Katie Wendell: Athlete of the Week Photo provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Katie Wendell, an 18-year-old Saratoga Springs senior has just scored her 100th goal in lacrosse, a feat to be celebrated. “It was really exciting! My teammates had set me up so many times, so it was nice to finally get the 100th goal,” Wendell said. Wendell will be attending Bucknell University to play Division I lacrosse and major in biology next year. She shares her love of lacrosse with her parents, who also played in college and coached as well. Her father started the lacrosse rec program. She fell in love with the sport in second grade. She plays yearround through the school and a club team out of Syracuse called Orange Crush. “It’s a really fast paced game and it’s always exciting, you can always do something new to get better. I love how there are so many different styles of play, from team to team, so it keeps the game

interesting,” she explained. The team at Saratoga Springs is very close. “We’re all super close, we’ve all been playing together since second grade. Especially the seniors and juniors this year. We’re best friends. One of our biggest components is our chemistry is something that no other team in Section II has because we’re so close and we play so well together,”

you can always do something new to get better. I love how there are so many different styles of play, from team to team, so it keeps the game interesting Wendell said, complimenting the team’s chemistry. The team bonds over dinners at their coach’s house and over spring break they traveled to Long Island where they played two games, stayed in a hotel together, and practiced on the beach together.

“That was really fun team bonding experience,” she said. Academically, Wendell is on the high honor roll and focuses her studies toward the sciences because she plans to go to Physician Assistant school after her under-grad. She also internships through Saratoga Springs High School. She works part-time at Mimi’s Restaurant downtown and also helps referee and coach the program that she first started playing lacrosse in. She cites her parents as her biggest supporters. “They’ve driven me all over the northeast for tournaments and have stuck with me through everything that’s come with the recruiting process for lacrosse. We’ve driven all over the country to find the best fit for me for the next four years,” she explained. She credits her club coaches Greg Burns and Liz Beville and her coaches at Saratoga, Elaine Anton Lotruglio, Elise Britt, and Katie Hannan as being “really helpful” in her lacrosse career.



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Schuylerville Baseball Team headshots by Super Source Media.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — Coach Darrin Renner has been head coach of the Schuylerville varsity baseball team for the last five years and has been coaching in the district for 16 years total, he is also the AP United States History teacher. Last season, the Schuylerville Horses finished 15-6, with a tie in the Foothills Division against Queensbury. “Although, they swept us, so they won the division and then went to the championship game, which they won,” Renner explained. “From the team we had last year, we return with all but one player. We lost one senior named Brady Griffin and everybody else is back. So, we’re expecting a successful season this year. We were a young team last year but we’re an experienced team now with six seniors, and we’re really just



going to try to piece it together and figure out where everybody can be the most effective in what position. That’s really a big part of our challenges this year is just figuring out how to put the best defensive and offensive team on the field,” Renner said, explaining the challenges they face this season. This year, the team has a very young pitching staff. Two sophomores, Alex Vallee and Matt McCarthy, and one junior, Stratton Sherman. “Those three guys mixed with senior George Olsen, are going to be really key to our success with how well they’re able to manage their innings and be effective at throwing strikes,” he said. While team bonding has been more necessary in previous years, Renner said it isn’t a necessity this season. “I’d say that I’ve been very lucky with this group because I feel like they’re pretty tight-knit as it is. A lot of them play basketball together, a lot of them play football together, and even

Junior ∙ Outfield & 3rd Base


the ones that aren’t on the other teams with them, I just feel like the chemistry is really good with the groups we’ve had the last couple of years,” he explained. As far as practices go, Renner likes to practice on the field and implements some philosophies and visualizations. “We do philosophies where we talk about our base running approach, our pitching strategies, and we talk about our hitting approach to different counts. We have sheets that the boys get in terms of what our expectations are, and we spend a lot of time talking about that,” Renner stated. Carson Dunkel, #1, is bound for Sienna and will be playing Division I for them as a catcher. He was actively recruited. “He’s our leading hitter right now. From a catcher’s perspective, he’s not just the best catcher in the league, I think he’s one of the best catchers in Section II. He’ll be closing for us this year,” Renner said.


Senior ∙ Pitcher, Catcher, Infield




Senior ∙ Outfield & Catcher


Senior ∙ Outfield, Infield, Pitcher



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Junior ∙ Catcher, Pitcher, 3rd

Senior ∙ Outifleld, 1st, Pitcher


Junior ∙ 1st, Pitcher, Outfield





Sophomore ∙ Pitcher, 1st, Outfield



Sophomore ∙ 1st, Pitcher, Outfield



Senior ∙ 2nd Base & Pitcher





Sophomore ∙ Pitcher, 3rd, Outfield

Senior ∙ Shortstop & 2nd Base



Week of April 13 – April 19, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN McGregor Links Country Club to Host an Event to Benefit Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — McGregor Links Country club is pleased to be hosting a guest bartending evening on Saturday, April 15 beginning at 6 p.m. All tip proceeds collected at this event will go to Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball Program. Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball is the oldest, and largest, youth baseball program in Saratoga Springs, proudly offering recreational and travel baseball from April through October, for players age 4-16. Saratoga-Wilton Youth baseball is affiliated with Babe Ruth League, Inc. and features Cal Ripkin baseball as well. Practice and play are held primarily at Gavin Park in Wilton and East Side Recreation in Saratoga. McGregor Links country club recognizes the importance youth sports play within our community and is thrilled to help Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball fund their program. For questions regarding this event, or any other information on McGregor Links Country Club please contact our main office at 518-584-6270.

Gavin Park Gorilla Basketball WILTON — On Sundays, through April 19, Gavin Park will hold their Gorilla Basketball program for ages 4-6. From 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Gorilla I take place and from 10 a.m. to 10:45

a.m., Gorilla II takes place. Limited to 15 kids, this small grouping is ideal for picking up new skills. Children learn the fundamentals of the game (dribbling, passing, and shooting) in a fun-filled, relaxed environment.

Saratoga Stryders Earth Day Fun Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — In conjunction with the Wilton Bicentennial Celebration, the Saratoga Stryders will be hosting a FREE Earth Day Fun Run on Sunday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park.

6th Mother-Lovin’ 5K Run/Walk is Capital Region Mother’s Day Tradition for Families WILTON — Hundreds of local families will be running and walking with and for a purpose on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Registration is now open for the Kelly’s Angels MotherLovin’ 5K, which invites men, women and children of all ages and abilities to step up to participate in the name of helping children who’ve lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Now in its 6th year, the event is held on “Mother-Lovin’ Day” in Saratoga Springs. It typically attracts more than 1,000 people who run or walk or cheer for their friends and family members who do. Cost to register is $30 for individuals, and online registration continues through May 10 at 10 a.m.,

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and race day registration is $35. T-shirts are guaranteed for all racers who register by April 20. Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Race day registration and packet pickup runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Orenda Pavilion. Participants can register at reg/index.php?e=1080. Awards will be given to the first and second overall male and female winners as well as first, second and third place male and female winners across 8 different age groups.

Ryan’s Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 the Saratoga Springs Teachers Association will be sponsoring Ryan’s Run, a 5K walk/run to support Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis. Entry fee is $25. Register online at

Saratoga Race Course 2018 Season Passes On Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) welcomes the general public to purchase season admission passes for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. A season pass provides fans with admission to 40 days of worldclass thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1 Whitney. Season passes do not include reserved seating. Season passes may be purchased at The cost

for a 2018 Grandstand season pass is $40, or the equivalent of $1 per day. A Clubhouse season pass is $65, which equates to $1.62 per day. Season pass holders will also be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway. Season pass holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course, enter through the designated season ticket holder lines and redeem the giveaway by the designated time. Redemptions will begin when gates open to the general public.

Saratoga Men’s Baseball League Seeking Players SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Men’s Baseball League is looking for players ages 28 and over for the upcoming season. The season runs from May through August. For more information, call or text 518-470-7894.

Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. Registration is $5 day-of only. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email or visit

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LOCAL ATHLETES ALL STAR MOMENTS Saratoga Springs and Shen Alum Earn Syracuse University Cheer Awards SYRACUSE — Syracuse University freshman cheerleaders Madison Dallas (Saratoga Springs - Class of 2017) and Brenna Hart (Shenendehowa - Class of 2017) were recently honored at the Syracuse University Cheer banquet held Sunday, April 8, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel. Madison won the “Rookie of the Year” award which is given to “The newcomer whose athletic ability, willingness to improve and dedication has contributed greatly to the success of Syracuse Cheerleading 2017-2018.” Brenna received the coveted “Orange Award” given “To the athlete who has been an outstanding representative of Syracuse Cheerleading through service events, appearances, games, and an overall commitment to our team.” Both girls cheered for their respective high school during their time in the Capital District and cheered for the private cheer gym Cheer Intensity in Green Island, NY. Madison and Brenna are planning to room together during their sophomore year at Syracuse University.

Spa Catholic Softball Team SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Monday, April 9, Saratoga Central Catholic played Hoosick Falls in their first game of the season and won, 8-2. Spa Catholic had one run in the first inning and seven in the second while Hoosick Falls had two runs in the sixth. For Spa Catholic: Victoria Alvord hit a double, Cassidy Hayner had the only home run of the evening, and Grace O’Reilly had 2 RBIs.

Saratoga Springs vs. Niskayuna Girls Lacrosse SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, April 10, Saratoga Springs beat Niskayuna, 13-8. For Saratoga Springs: Sophia Burke had four goals; Lindsey Frank had three goals and two assists; Reilly Hogan had three goals; Katie Wendell had two goals and four assists; and Sylvie Waters had one goal and one assist.


Camp Saradac offeres creative recreational and educational programs for children ages 5 - 15 promoting fun, fitness and growth. Early Bird registration for Camp Saradac ends May 14. For more information or to download forms go to Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email

Spring Programs

Sign up for our spring programs! Choose from Jr. Sluggers baseball, Tiny T-Ball, Boxing and Zumba. Visit for more information.

Zumba Fitness Classes

Teens and adults 16+ are welcome to join. Classes are Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Summer Programs

Sign up for our summer programs! Join our running program, basketball league, or try Skating for Groms, an introduction to skateboarding. Visit for more information.

Saratoga Rec Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in sessions for adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball, and wallyball are now happening at the Saratoga Recreation Department. Visit www. for the latest schedule.

Spring Soccer

Our soccer program is divided into grade appropriate divisions to expose players to skills based on level of play. All divisions play once during the week and once on the weekend. Visit for more information.

SPRING SPORTS SEASON IS HERE! League games this week are as follows:

Baseball FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Spa Catholic vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Stillwater High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Gloversville 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Mohonasen 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Colonie 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec


■ Saratoga Springs vs. Shenendehowa 6:30 p.m. at Shuttleworth

MONDAY, 4/16

■ Spa Catholic vs. Waterford-Halfmoon 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Broadalbin-Perth 4:30 p.m. at Broadalbin-Perth High School


■ Spa Catholic vs. Lake George 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park


■ Spa Catholic vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Berlin Central School ■ Schuylerville vs. Amsterdam 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Troy 4:15 p.m. at Troy High School

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Columbia High School

FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Saratoga Springs 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec

Softball FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Spa Catholic vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Stillwater High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Queensbury High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Mohonasen 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School


■ Spa Catholic vs. Gloversville 7 p.m. at Gloversville High School

MONDAY, 4/16

■ Spa Catholic vs. Waterford-Halfmoon 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School


■ Saratoga Springs vs. Hoosick Valley 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Spa Catholic vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Berlin Central School ■ Schuylerville vs. Gloversville 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Troy 4:15 p.m. at Troy High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Columbia High School

FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Saratoga Springs 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

Lacrosse FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Emma Willard 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School


■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Massena 1 p.m. at Massena High School

■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Queensbury, 3 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

MONDAY, 4/16

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. ScotiaGlenville, 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School


■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Queensbury 7 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. BH-BL 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Troy 5:30 p.m. at Troy High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Columbia 5:30 p.m. at Columbia High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Amsterdam 7 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Saratoga Springs 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Saratoga Springs, 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Greenwich 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Albany Academy for Girls at Albany Academy for Girls

Saratoga TODAY 4.13.18  
Saratoga TODAY 4.13.18