The Express Newspaper March 30th 2017

The Express Newspaper June 2, 2016

XO Tower Being Restored

Several years ago the dream of restoring the Tower came alive when local residents and business owners teamed with the City of Mechanicville to shore up the building, refurbish the first floor and open the downstairs office as the home for the Mechanicville \'96 Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce.

Photos and article in the 03-17 edition.

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Brown’s Beach Makes a “Splash” Once Again – by V. Gallagher

STILLWATER - It's official after being closed for nearly ten years, the Town of Stillwater re-opened Brown's Beach Saturday, August 30. Town Supervisor Ed Kinowski has been working on this project for years, and he says it\'92s a true example of teamwork that made this mission a reality.

Read the entire article in the June 4 edition.

Momentive Refurbishes MACSC – By T. Mahoney

MECHANICVILLE OCTOBER 30- Representatives from Omomentive, donors, and the MACSC staff were on hand for the ribbon cutting. Momentive from Waterford,provided 80 volunteers who worked for two months to improve the Community Center. Various companies donated equipment to help with the project. Momentive provided most of the man and women power.

Photos and article in the Oct. 6th edition of the Express.

Brown’s Beach Still Needs Volunteers – by H. Wessell


TOWN  OF STILLWATER, May 5: Road work and  restoration continue in earnest at Brown's Beach town park. "I'm here right now," said Town Supervisor  Edward Kinowski to the Express Monday afternoon;  "and we've got truck after truck pulling in with loads of stone -- for more roadway;  and they're really going strong. Dewatering is a big thing underway, and getting to the upper building so I can  start to prepare that for Menetto"  [PowerSports, new marina operator].

   He explained that the deck of the main building, due to the way it was attached to the building, has been affected by water, frost heaves, age and lack of care, so that "we're going to restore that area to a better condition ñ by making it new."


Read the entire article in the May 8th issue of the Express.


Gateway House of Peace Announces Ribbon Cutting for Official Opening

BALLSTON SPA, NY – The time has finally come for the ribbon cutting ceremonies which will recognize the official opening of Gateway House of Peace, a local charitable hospice dedicated to serving terminally ill residents of Saratoga County who are diagnosed with three months or less to live and can no longer safely remain in their homes.  The home will provide around the clock care in a home-like setting to individuals who need a safe and comfortable place to spend their final days.

There will be two separate ribbon cutting ceremonies: the first will take place with the Ballston Spa Business Association on April 1 at 1 p.m. The second ceremony will be with the Southern Saratoga Chamber on April 8 at 11 a.m. Both cutting ceremonies will take place at the Gateway House of Peace, located at 479 Rowland Street in Ballston Spa. Members of the media are welcome to cover either or both of the ceremonies.

The Gateway House’s first resident will be moving into the home on April 16th.

Though the home is finally open, Gateway House is still operating an appeal campaign in an attempt to raise awareness and funds to staff the home, which has been completely renovated through generous donations and volunteer work.  Funding to continue operating the home will rely heavily upon community donations, with opportunities ranging from sponsoring a resident or a room, to having the house named after the donor.

For more information on the ribbon cutting ceremony or to make a donation to Gateway House of Peace, please visit  HYPERLINK ""


Brown’s Beach Attracting Volunteers – By Harold Wessell

TOWN OF STILLWATER, Nov. 19 ñ The rest of the story for Brown's Beach may be reminiscent of the words in the fantasy movie, "Build it, and they will come."

Right now, the story continues, and more and more, to be: "They will come and build it."

As the work parties at the longtime family spot continue week after week, in addition to individuals the list of local businesses that have something to offer to the project ñ several mentioned by Supervisor Edward Kinowski at the last Town Board meeting ñ keeps growing, as they step forward, some at great cost, to affirm in turn the Town that has sought to affirm them.

The entire article is in the Nov. 21 issue of The Express- now online.