Saratoga Springs — Dr. Steven Yarinsky of Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC has been named a Top Doctor® for 2021 by Castle Connolly and earned the titles of “Best in Plastic Surgery” and “Best Spa” by Saratoga TODAY. 

ALBANY — The Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON) is returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference seeks to assist veterans in their transition from service to everyday life, focusing on providing financial tools, resources, and support returns to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The farms of Saratoga County have, in some cases, been producing food since the days of the American Revolution, and some families can indeed trace their lineage back that far. Today’s farmers markets are one way that these family farms continue to sell their wares to the public, although wholesaling and larger farm stores have become the main way to buy from local farms these days. And of course there is always Stewart’s Shops, which brings local dairy and meat products to each of its convenience stores in our region and beyond.  Not including the Saratoga Race Course, Agriculture accounts for over $100 million annually in terms of business conducted in Saratoga County alone, and $5.4 billion statewide. According to the Farm Bureau, 98 percent of farms in the state of New York are family owned.

I recently spoke with WRGB Channel 6 about how Teen Workers could find themselves in high demand this summer. The Wall Street Journal reports that this year is shaping up as a boom year for summer jobs for young people. Industries that traditionally hire teenagers, like hospitality and retail, are rapidly expanding again. Millions of young adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19, making them more comfortable than they were last year with high-contact, in-person jobs. Youth summer employment has been trending downward since the 1970s, according to monthly data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In July 1978, 71.8% of workers aged 16 to 19 participated in the labor force. In the 2010s, that number never topped 45%. This year could begin to reverse that trend.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation announced last week it had purchased a long-neglected building at 65 Phila St., which will now be revived. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Locally based equine artist Sharon Crute has signed a licensing agreement with Mchezo to produce a colorful and thrilling thoroughbred racing themed jigsaw puzzle based on her artwork.

Friday, 04 June 2021 14:29

Just Add Water

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Lake Luzerne — Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course announced its acquisition of tubing company Tubby Tubes. The announcement falls upon the eve of Tubby Tube's 20th season. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Putnam Market, located at 431 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs was recently named one of the 50 greatest food stores in the world by the Financial Times, an internationally renowned daily newspaper focused on business and economic current affairs.

Saratoga Springs —  Members of Saratoga National Bank presented AIM Services, Inc. with a check for $10,000 on Thursday, May 20. The donation will sponsor AIM’s annual Croquet event, as well launch AIM’s new LIFE Fund (Living Independently For Everyone), which will provide financial support and encourage more financial independence for individuals of diverse abilities transitioning to more independent settings through AIM.

Thursday, 27 May 2021 20:23

Saratoga Springs Fire/EMS Station Number 3

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The city of Saratoga Springs proposes the construction of a third fire house to be located on Henning Road that will specifically serve the city’s eastern plateau.  The project site is a 2.36-acre lease parcel opposite BOCES, in which the city has entered into a land use agreement with the state of New York for land located on NYRA property.

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