SARATOGA SPRINGS – Small business owners and volunteers honored Bill Edwards at Longfellows for leading SCORE locally for 15 years, which helped launch more than a thousand businesses in Saratoga, Warren, Washington, and several adjacent counties.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital has been designated an “Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence” for focusing on what matters most to geriatric patients and their families. 

It’s almost that magical time of year again, when seemingly every second or third commercial on television is for Medicare health insurance. That time of year when retired football players and B-list actors take to the airwaves to beseech you to call a national 1-800 number to discuss important health and financial decisions with someone you’ll never meet and never speak with again. Yes, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period—with all its conflicting messages and confusion—is almost upon us.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, I noticed that New York City will again be hosting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with spectators. The City of Schenectady is also planning to host their Holiday Parade the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In early August, I was in Schuylerville as that community hosted their Turning Point Parade. I was a volunteer at the recent Malta 5K and I know Clifton Park did a parade, concert and fireworks on July 4th. In Saratoga Springs, the Flag Day Parade took place on Sept. 11.

The New York State Canal System is nearing 200 years old, and the current locks and systems date back to the early 1900s.  As the bicentennial in 2025 approaches, New York State has commissioned the “Reimagine the Canals” initiative to look at ways to revitalize the waterways, the communities that border them, and catalyze excitement among residents and transients alike, introducing a whole new generation to the wonders of the 524-mile Canal System.

ALBANY — Shepherd Communication & Security, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for electronic and specialty security systems, and CSI Protect, the exclusive U.S. distributor of SelectaDNA forensic marketing and technology, has announced the first successful use of synthetic forensic technology as a crime-fighting tool in the Northeastern United States. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course will for the first time be available for private events during the racing off-season. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The judging is complete at the 54th annual World Dairy Expo, and once again Stewart’s Shops has some of the best dairy products in North America. The judging is based on flavor, body and texture, melting quality, appearance and color. 

GLENS FALLS — The Board of Directors of Arrow Financial Corporation declared a 3% stock dividend on Aug. 25, which will be distributed on Sept. 24, 2021. 

NEW YORK — Thirty-six upstate elected officials have signed onto a letter opposing National Grid’s proposal to raise rates an average of $100/year for electric and gas customers; the company’s proposal does not comply with New York’s new Climate Law. 

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