The Express Newspaper August 11, 2016

Tonko Visits Area

AUGUST 13- The Town of Halfmoon is known for its population growth as a bedroom community. Manufacturing is part of the town's economic base. Congressman Paul Tonko toured some of these businesses on Rt.32. Pete Bardunias, President of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, helped to organize the tour.

Photos and article in the 08-20 edition.


Making the Case for Halfmoon Zip Code – by P. Bardunias

Senator Chuck Schumer came to Halfmoon last week to help Town officials advocate for this fast-growing town to have its own ZIP code.   The press conference centered on several concerns, the most urgent being the need to establish clear street addresses for first responders who often struggle to find the location of a distress call in Clifton Park or Halfmoon.    Clifton Park-Halfmoon Fire Chief Art Hunsinger said, “A new ZIP code for Halfmoon is necessary for emergency services…. we should not have to wait for a tragedy to happen in order for Halfmoon to get its own ZIP code.”  Hunsinger also pointed out that, when placing grant applications, the local emergency services organizations “lose grant money every year because they are sharing locations with other Fire Departments.”

The entire article is in the Feb. 26 issue.

Paul Tonko Takes Walking Tour of Waterford – by M. LeMay


WATERFORD AUGUST 14 –Congressman Paul Tonko, Chamber of Southern Saratoga County President/CEO Pete Bardunias, Chamber Ambassadors, and members of the Waterford Community Business Alliance took a stroll down Broad Street to see firsthand the hardworking businesses and business owners of downtown Waterford. First stop on the tour was The Dessert Tray, owned and operated by Tracy Zordan. Tracy has owned The Dessert Tray for a little over a year now but has been making desserts (her passion) for years. She chose Waterford as the location for her business because of her ties to the community. Tracey has lived in Waterford most of her life and is also a kindergarten teacher at the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School.

Read the entire article in the August 21 issue of the Express.


Riverside Chat Held to Broaden River Towns – By Harold Wessell

MECHANICVILLE  - February 11th it was originally billed as "River Towns Roundtable" but by the time it convened Pete Bardunias - President of the CSSC decided that " Riverside Chat" said it better, particularly since it is hoped that there will be more of them ahead.


Entire Article in the February 20th issue of the Express.