Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Back to the Way We Were

It’s time again, to go back to the way we were. The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is holding its ninth annual “The Way We Were” classic car show this Sunday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Front Street in downtown Ballston Spa. Classic car enthusiasts will be treated to a…

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School, village to bring it home

The Ballston Spa Central School District and the Village of Ballston Spa are combining efforts to celebrate school and community pride during the district’s annual Homecoming Week. Activities will be held throughout the schools, the businesses and the communities the week of Tuesday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 15. The schools will be celebrating different…

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Over-development foe to farming

Editor’s note: This is the last installment of a three-part series dealing with the challenges facing Ballston area farmers. By GREG HITCHCOCK [email protected] John Arnold, president of the Saratoga County Farm Bureau, said the county is not putting a full effort in maintaining farmland in its jurisdiction. “[Current] development projects a housing boom which will…

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Turning headwinds into tailwinds

We have always prided ourselves on being a Farms First Community. It is an essential part of our character, something that helps to define us and make us who we are. But, local farmers and the farming industry in general face a growing number of challenges. One is the increasing import of food from abroad….

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Quilt honors fallen soldiers

A quilt featuring the names of 24 Capital Region service members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 went on display at the New York State Military on Tuesday, Oct. 04. The quilt will be on exhibit at the museum through the summer of 2012. The quilt features white stars on a blue…

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NYSERDA offering awards for clean energy education

For the first time, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering awards to support classroom projects specifically designed to increase students’ knowledge about energy efficiency and sustainability in their homes, according to information from the organization. NYSERDA previously has supported hands-on classroom projects on a wide range of energy efficiency and…

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