Spa Raceway Presents Grants – By H. Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, November 18 -'96 Saratoga County Supervisors presented twenty-six area nonprofit organizations with this year's grants issued\by the Saratoga Raceway and Casino Foundation.

Directors of the Foundation presenting the awards were its president,Supervisor Mathew Veitch; and board members; the facility's director "Skip" Carlson, Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen, Thomas McTygue; and Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville. Sausville remarked that they had review some fifty applications for help from nonprofit foundations this year, but were able to provide for twenty six. The awards total $28.050.

Read the entire article in the Dec. 4th issue of the Express.

Foster Parents Needed in the Area – by C. Barton

Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties- The signs “Become a Foster Parent” have been hanging in communities around the area. These signs have been seen at recent county fairs in Saratoga, Washington and Rensselaer County and are visible throughout communities in the area. We are lacking in families in Southern Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties at this time, says Kelli Reilly, Homefinder for the Foster Care Program at Berkshire Farm. Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is a statewide agency that offers an array of services for children and families including foster care. The organization has been, “changing lives, changing futures, since 1886.”

Read the entire article in the Sept. 18th issue of the Express.