Tagged Sam Capuano

One for the road

Friends, this is the column I never wanted to write. After many years, this will be my final byline for the Ballston Journal. There is much I want to say before signing off. First of all, I hope you have been able to see how much I have enjoyed writing for this newspaper, especially the…

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Patriotic song for a patriotic night.
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Independence Day in Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA — The Village of Ballston Spa celebrated the Fourth of July by holding an old-fashioned concert in the park featuring the Ballston Spa Community Band. The concert on July 4th  is part of the Concerts in the Park Series put on every Thursday evening in Wiswall Park during the summer by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association.

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Sam Capuano
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Changing Times in Saratoga County

Last week, Halfmoon Supervisor and Saratoga County Board of Supervisors member Mindy Wormuth, giving into the inevitable, announced she would not challenge Kevin Tollisen, an attorney and former town justice, in the Republican primary for her seat. Town Republicans had previously endorsed Tollisen for the office, dumping the incumbent in the process. In typical Wormuth…

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Sam Capuano
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Letters, We Get Letters

Dear Readers, incredibly, June is here, which means it’s been three months since we took a look at the letters in the ol’ Village Voice Mailbox. So, let’s give it a go! Q: Dear Sam, Wiswall Park just isn’t the same without the huge tree in the middle, is it? A: Well, no, it isn’t….

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Sam Capuano (File photo/The Ballston Journal)
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A Scouting Change, a Divisive Opinion

Memorial Day weekend is typically not a very newsy time, and as such the newspaper columns which follow are usually of the standard flag waving, parade marching, remember those who have fallen variety. So, on Saturday, I headed to Front Street for the Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade, looking for something. But while I was…

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Outgoing BSBPA president Jim Whittredge being presented with a certificate of appreciation by Ellen Mottola. Photo courtesy The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
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BSBPA Celebrates 30 Years of Community

On Monday, March 18 the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association held its Annual Meeting and Community Mixer at the Ballston Spa Elks Club. But this year’s meeting was especially notable for both the changes in the association’s leadership and it’s commemoration of a special landmark: their 30 years of serving the local business community….

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