I’m Bruce Couture, a candidate for Ballston Spa Village Trustee on March 21st. I’ve loved residing in the Village for 19 years with my wife Carol and our son Simon, as it is a wonderful place to raise a family. I am seeking election because I want to continue the positive growth we’ve witnessed over these years. [Read more…]
Hello, my name is Noah Shaw, and I’m running for Village Trustee here in Ballston Spa. [Read more…]
I’m Ron Henry, a Village Trustee in Ballston Spa for the past year seeking election to a full term on March 21st. I am a proud 26-year Village Resident who served eight years on the Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals. My wife and I were lucky to raise our two grown children here, with our great schools and thriving downtown. [Read more…]
Some of you may recognize my name as I ran in the previous election cycle. I have lived in the village for 19 years and have come to truly appreciate the character and charm of the village that is unique in the Capital District. I have enjoyed the sense of community that makes this village special. Some of you may recognize [Read more…]
I wish the title of this letter was the beginning of a joke, but unfortunately, it represents the truth of local Democrats this election season. I write this partially in response to the letter of Ben Walter (Baskin) (March 5, 2017, The Ballston Journal Online), and to [Read more…]
I am writing to express my strong support for the candidates Noah Shaw and Shawn Raymond, who are running for the two open Trustee seats on the Ballston Spa Village Board. They will bring new ideas, energy, and transparency to Village government. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA — On Monday, June 13, Ron Henry was appointed as the new trustee for the Village of Ballston Spa. He replaced Richard Duffy who stepped down just a few months ago. [Read more…]
The Town of Ballston Community Library will have an opening for a library trustee in July 2012. The library is looking for an individual willing to serve their community by setting policy and making decisions affecting local library service.
Trustees are appointed by the Town of Ballston Town Board for a five-year term. This is a volunteer position. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month.
Trustees must be a resident of the Town of Ballston living outside of the village of Ballston Spa and must be available the last Wednesday of each month.
Applications are available at the library at 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, N.Y.
BY RICHARD HALLETT
At the Monday, March 28, meeting of the village board, Mayor John Romano bid farewell to a village trustee who served on the board for 19 years.
When Romano asked the trustees for new business, Donna Thomas took her turn and prefaced her remarks with a short statement.
“This feels strange,” she said.
Speaking with emotion, Thomas read from notes as she informed the board of her official resignation, effective March 31.
Thomas recently moved from her home on McMaster Street to live with her father, who resides outside the village limits on Frederick Street.
“It’s just 75 feet outside the village line, but the law is the law,” said Thomas. By law, a village trustee must reside within the village limits.
Thomas thanked the board and her fellow trustees, calling them “the best worker bees ever.”
Thomas first ran and won a seat on the village board in 1992, prompted, in part, by a frustrating experience she had with the board a year earlier when it refused to remove from her property a large tree with limbs that hung dangerously close to her house.
Persistence and repeat visits to village board meetings finally convinced the board to fell the tree, but the experience stirred within Thomas ambitions to be on the other side of the table. As a trustee, perhaps she could help other residents avoid a similar predicament.
“The village is a better place because of Donna,” said Romano. “It will be strange not having her sitting to my right.”
Thomas leaves with two years of her term remaining.
“I loved it,” said Thomas of her time on the board. “But I know I leave the village in great hands.”