The Town of Malta is right off the Adirondack Northway in Saratoga County  and was once the home to a malt brewery, hence the name “Malta”.  The Town’s earliest settlement was Maltaville (c. 1764) and it’s most notable historical figure:  Elmer Ellsworth, born in Malta in 1837, and said to be the first casualty of the American Civil War.  South of Saratoga Springs and home to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a semiconductor foundry and wafer fabrication plant.

Ballston Spa Transportation Department collected school supplies after Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico

Ballston Spa Transportation Department Helps School in Puerto Rico

Retired Ballston Spa teacher Craig Hodgson was teaching kindergarten in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.  One of his kindergarten students was very concerned that kids impacted by the hurricane  weren’t going to have “good birthdays.” With help from the girl’s mother, his classroom was able to provide a kindergarten class…


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