MALTA – The Malta Town Board is likely to revoke a town law requiring sprinkler systems in new commercial properties following notification from the New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes that there was a procedural defect in the town’s application filing the law. [Read more…]
BALLSTON – Walmart’s Director of Corporate Communications for the Northeast Division released a statement Wednesday announcing that the company had decided not to move forward with plans to develop a new store in the Town behind the McDonald’s on Route 50. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA – Local McDonald’s restaurants have begun serving a number of standard menu items with updated ingredients. [Read more…]
The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2016, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.
For the ninth year, the Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts will partner in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors during National Blood Donor Month. Through the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets in January at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card that can be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin’ Donuts. In addition, the DD gift card features a Red Cross logo, is reloadable and can be enrolled in the DD Perks Rewards program.
National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancellations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.
Healthy donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients.
How to Donate Blood
To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
BALLSTON SPA — Only five restaurants in the immediate area made the Albany Business Review’s quarterly list of establishments cited for critical health code violations. [Read more…]
MALTA – Harassment and violence training, inconsistent messaging and communicating, overall accountability, treatment of others and feelings of frustration were the themes Monday in a conflict resolution presentation to department heads and the Malta Town Board.
MALTA-Dunkin Donuts franchise owners, Thomas and Jerry Burke, have filed reconstruction plans with the town to rebuild their main store location on Route 67, Malta. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Jan. 21 from 1 P.M. until 6 P.M. at Town of Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road. [Read more…]
MALTA – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Jan. 18 from 7:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, at 2776 Rt. 9.
BALLSTON SPA– The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Jan. 15 from 10 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. at 1214 Saratoga Rd. [Read more…]