April 26, 2017 - Judge declines to throw out Petersburgh PFOA lawsuit

A state Supreme Court justice has upheld a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Petersburgh residents against a company blamed for polluting local water supplies with a toxic manufacturing chemical. In declining to dismiss the case against Taconic, a plastics company, Justice Patrick J. McGrath cited a recent decision in U.S. District Court in a similar case involving a federal class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of dozens of residents in Hoosick Falls. McGrath said the underlying legal arguments in the claims were addressed in a lengthy decision in February by U.S. District Senior Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, who struck down arguments to dismiss the case that were filed by attorneys for Saint-Gobain and Honeywell International, which acquired a company that had previously operated the manufacturing plant owned by Saint-Gobain since 1999. Schwarz said both class-action lawsuits are filed on behalf of people who were exposed to PFOA in their water but have not experienced any adverse health effects or diseases as a result of the exposure.

April 26, 2017 - 50th Troy Flag Day Parade honors past chairman

TROY – The 50th Troy Flag Day Parade will honor its longtime chairman and hold a fundraiser Saturday to help underwrite the annual celebration.
Joseph Killeen, who died after the 2016 parade, will be saluted at the 2017 march with it being named in his honor.
The 50th Troy Flag Day Parade will be held Sunday June 11. The parade starts at 1 p.m.



April 26, 2017 - Troy Baptist church building may become brewpub

TROY – A historic Baptist church would be transformed into a brewpub for 200 people with a need for a variance to make up for a lack of parking spaces, according to an application filed with the city Zoning Board of Appeals.
Collar City Brewing has submitted a proposal to put a brew pub and brewing operation in the 12,388 square foot Mt. Ida Community Baptist Church building at 560 Congress St., just east of Pawling Avenue.



April 26, 2017 - Trump tax plan would cut property tax deductions

New Yorkers would pay a high price for some of the tax reforms proposed Wednesday by President Donald Trump, who wants to eliminate deductions for state and local income and property taxes that are worth billions of dollars to New Yorkers.



News & Events 4/12/2017

Ballston Lake boat safety course news release to be re-distributed

The previously sent e-blast about the Boater Safety Course had an error. The following version is correct. Certification - by passing this 8 hour course - is mandatory for youth age 10 and up to operate a motor boat. Certification – by passing this 8 hour course - is mandatory for all (adults and kids over 14) who operate personal water craft (jet skis). Sorry for any convenience or confusion the error may have caused.

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Local News 4/26/2017

Judge declines to throw out Petersburgh PFOA lawsuit

A state Supreme Court justice has upheld a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Petersburgh residents against a company blamed for polluting local water supplies with a toxic manufacturing chemical. In declining to dismiss the case against Taconi...

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