CHARLTON — David Wood owns one of the largest farms in Saratoga County, but estate tax increases are threatening the future of his farm.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs business owners are seeing double digits sales increases as visitors have flocked to the Saratoga Race Course for the first two weeks of the 2021 season. The positive outlook comes on the heels of a disastrous 2020 when many Saratoga Springs business owners had to fight for survival during the COVID pandemic. During the summer of 2020, city sales were down 30-40% overall, and a survey found that 30% of equine related business owners were concerned about losing their entire investment.
MALTA — Hudson Valley Community College and GlobalFoundries (GF) are expanding their partnership and creating a new training and apprenticeship center at the college’s HVCC North extension center in Malta. The center is part of the college’s $12.5 million expansions project aimed at boosting workforce training efforts in high demand areas.
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Kusnierz recently announced the formation of the Saratoga Health and Readiness Planning (SHARP) Task Force in anticipation of continued changes to COVID guidelines from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The SHARP Task Force has begun meeting and is reviewing guidance issued by other governmental entities, reviewing relevant local data, and providing recommendations and guidance to the Saratoga County community.
Saratoga Springs has been considered a top tourist attraction for centuries. As early as the 1800s, tourists have flocked to Saratoga for a taste of our bubbling mineral springs. Saratoga is synonymous with thoroughbred racing and Saratoga Race Course is one of the top tourist attractions in the region. With impressive performance venues like Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Universal Preservation Hall and Caffe Lena, the Spa City also has a rich history of arts and culture. Elegant hotels, upscale shopping and dining, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities provide a perfect mix for hosting meetings, conventions, and events.
Across the United States, millions of middle-aged adults struggle with the dual responsibilities of raising a child and caring for an aging parent. They are members of what is commonly called the sandwich generation. In fact, a 2018 Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data found that 29% of adults have a child younger than 18 at home, and 12% of parents with a child at home provide unpaid care for an adult as well.
The Fasig-Tipton 100 Year Saratoga Sale auction celebration for selected yearlings will take place August 9-10 Monday and Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion on George Street in Saratoga Springs with a kickoff ribbon cutting. This years selected yearling sale offering the best of the North American yearling crop will be one of historical significance. Due to last year’s pandemic shut down of the 2020 Saratoga Sale and the fact that the horse industry itself has maneuvered through a lot during these restrictions, it will be a celebration of genuine joy this August.
While vacationing is a time to be in total bliss, basking in the sun and leaving your busy home and work life behind, it is important to remain conscious of the reality that scammers will continue to scam. Whether you are at home or on vacation, it is important to remain diligently protecting yourself.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that Cutwater Spirits, a leader in the ready-to-drink alcoholic cocktail category, will serve as the naming rights partner of The Stretch at Saratoga Race Course for the 2021 season.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Program, a service of Saratoga Hospital, has earned reaccreditation as a comprehensive facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
CAPITAL REGION – While most electric vehicle (EV) charging is done at home, five Stewart’s Shops across the Capital Region and the Adirondacks are installing new high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of 2021.