The Express Newspaper – May 4, 2017

The Express Newspaper – April 20, 2017

Heroin is the Drug of Choice – by H. Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, February 18– The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department has devoted much attention to heroin abuse, which has become a nationwide epidemic. That includes our area.

The Sheriff’s Department continues to face the epidemic through backing tougher laws.

At the County Public Safety Committee meeting early this month, Sheriff Michael Zurlo  asked the full board to go on record with other municipalities  to support Laree’s Law. This is named for an 18 year old Colonie woman who succumbed to a heroin overdose in 2014.

Read the entire article in the 02-25 Express.

Committee Recommends Body Cameras – by H. Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, August 11 – The Saratoga County Public Safety Committee has made recommendations on two matters to the full Board of Supervisors for its consideration at the August 18 Board business meeting.

   Committee Chairman and Clifton Park Supervisor Philip Barrett noted that the  committee meeting had just been preceded by a joint meeting of the Body Camera and Sheriff's Staffing subcommittees.

Entire article in the 08-20 edition.

Sheriff’s Priority: Safety on The Water – by H. Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, June 11 – A government's first duty is to the safety and security of its people.

Keeping people safe, not issuing tickets, is how Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and his department see it – and any one of them says it, often: "Our biggest thing is safety. We're not just out there to issue tickets or arrest anybody."

Read the entire article in the June 18th edition.

The Express Newspaper June 18, 2015

Ensure Happy Holidays for Your Pets – by J. Dugan

Pets play an important part in their families and it’s natural to want to include them in all of the holiday fun. However, it’s important to remember that some of our favorite holiday sights, like festive decorations and rich holiday foods, can actually pose a danger to our furry friends. Dr. Pamela Nelson of Homestead Animal Hospital in Mechanicville offers some tips to help make sure our four legged friends have a healthy holiday season.

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

Health & Safety Day at Waterford Farmers Market – by J. Dugan


Health and Safety is the theme at this week’s Waterford Harbor Farmers Market, taking place on Sunday July 27. In addition to usual market fare, the day will also feature free car seat safety checks courtesy of the Waterford Police Department, as well as a visit from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Market Manager at The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market Mary Stalker says that there is a lot in store for all who attend. “We will have car seat checks with the Waterford Police, blood pressure checks, some activities for the kids, and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be at the market with healthy recipes and samples,” she said.


Read the entire article in the July 24 issue.

Residents Concerned: E. Pittstown FD – by Christine Barton

Pittstown- On March 4th residents from the Town of Pittstown gathered at a public forum to hear information relating to a proposal that the East Pittstown Fire Department will be putting forward in a referendum. The fire department has contracted with Hueber-Breuer Construction company to look into the costs associated with purchasing the now vacant Parker School for the purpose of moving the fire departments operations to that location and selling the existing fire department and vacant lot to offset the cost.

The cost of the proposed referendum is estimated to be up to 2.2 million dollars. “Legally the district cannot spend over 2.2 million on this project,” says Sean Foran, Project Manager, Hueber-Breuer.  The existing firehouse is reported to have several ongoing space and safety issues. A similar referendum failed in the past at a proposed 1.2 or 1.3 million.

Full article in the March 13th issue of the Express.