Town of Halfmoon to sponsor free Narcan training and distribution
July 26, 2023

HALFMOON, N.Y. — The Town of Halfmoon recently announced it will sponsor a free Narcan training and distribution event on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.


The Saratoga County Department of Health is holding the training and the Town of Halfmoon is sponsoring the event, in conjunction with the Town of Clifton Park.

Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a safe medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and save an individual’s life. Narcan only works on opioids, such as heroin, prescription pain medications, and fentanyl, but it is safe to use even if opioids are not present. With proper training, anyone can learn how to effectively use Narcan and carry it with them in case of an emergency.

During the training on Aug. 15, participants will learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and administer nasal Narcan, which takes roughly 10 minutes. People will receive a free Narcan rescue kit that includes two doses of Narcan, a rescue breathing face shield, a certificate of training, a drug disposal system, and a mental health and substance use disorder resource guide.

“Narcan is a vital tool in our fight against the opioid epidemic that has claimed too many lives. We are proud to partner with Saratoga County, Clifton Park, and the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library to offer this opportunity for our residents to learn how to save a life with Narcan,” Halfmoon Town Supervisor Kevin Tollisen said in a news release.

Residents unable to attend the Aug. 15 training event can request a Narcan kit online at or by calling the Saratoga County Department of Health at (518) 584-7460.

For more information about the Narcan training event on Aug. 15, contact the Town of Halfmoon Supervisor’s Office at (518) 371-7410, ext. 2200.


Career Center Workshops

Saratoga County Career Center Announces August Virtual Workshops
July 26, 2023

Free Career Workshops Provided by the Greater Capital Region Career Centers

BALLSTON SPA, NY — The Saratoga County Career Center in conjunc􀆟on with the Greater Capital Region Career Centers will hold the following free virtual career workshops in August:


August 2 at 10AM: Resume Development. This workshop presents the basics of a powerful and effective cover letter including formatting, tailoring to the job, and getting through the online application process to land an interview. Please have a rough draft of your resume with you. Facilitated by Rensselaer & Columbia-Greene.

August 3 at 11AM: Transferable Skills. Transferable skills are qualities you have already acquired that can be used in a different job. Learn how to make employers see the connection between your qualities and the skillset needed to do the job and market yourself as the solution to an employer’s problem. Facilitated by Warren and Albany.

August 8 at 10:30AM: Interview Preparation. Learn how to articulate your strengths, what questions to expect, how to address difficult topics, and ace the interviewing process. Facilitated by Schenectady.

August 9 at 10AM: Goal Setting. This workshop explores how goal setting works, why goals are important, and provides helpful resources to get you started to reach your dreams. Facilitated by Washington and Albany.

August 17 at 11AM: Completing Job Applications. Statistics show approximately 50% of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system to screen candidates for job opportunities. Learn how to prepare your online application to get the most visibility from hiring managers. Facilitated by Warren and Washington.

August 22 at 11AM: Overcoming Barriers. Join an informal discussion about how to overcome potential stumbling blocks to finding a job. Whether you’re facing transportation needs, childcare needs, prior justice system involvement, inexperience, health concerns or more, this
workshop will provide you with resources and strategies to help you meet your goals. Facilitated by Saratoga and Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie.

August 24 at 1:30PM: Social Media. Your social media presence can make or break your ability to find a job. Learn how to use social media to your advantage in searching for a job and marketing yourself to land the job or career you’ve always wanted. Facilitated by Schenectady.

Registration is required for all workshops. Visit to register or call the Saratoga County Career Center at (518) 884-4170 for more information.  The workshops are offered as part of the Saratoga County Career Center’s WorkPays! workforce education campaign.

The Saratoga County Department of Workforce Development provides comprehensive training and employment services to residents through its Career Center and works with local businesses to attract and retain the local workforce.

The Greater Capital Region Career Centers is a group of local county and city-based Career Centers and partners that coordinate services to address the workforce needs of the Greater Capital Region by providing a variety of career and workforce resources, training opportunities, and more.  Members include Capital Region Workforce New York; Columbia-Green Workforce NY; City of Albany Career Center; L.E.A.P; Rensselaer County Career Center; Saratoga County Career Center; Schenectady County Connects; Warren County Career Center; Workforce Solutions System of Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Counties.


Saratoga County

Saratoga County Seeks Volunteers to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors in Schuylerville
July 21, 2023

SCHUYLERVILLE, NY – The Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Schuylerville.


This important program helps many seniors, age 60 and older, remain independent in their homes by providing them with a nutritious ready-to-eat lunch each weekday.

Meals are picked up at 11AM and delivered until 1PM. Volunteers’ schedules are flexible to meet their availability.

To become a volunteer, individuals must submit paperwork, including references, to the Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services. Volunteers must have a valid driver license and their own vehicle. Training and orientation are provided to all volunteers.

Being a volunteer for this program is a gratifying experience as seniors look forward to seeing a friendly face with their meals.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer may call the Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services at 518-363-4020 for details.


Saratoga County

Statement from Saratoga County Chairman of the Board Theodore T. Kusnierz, Jr. On Essity Layoff Announcement
July 20, 2023

SARATOGA, NY — We are disappointed to suddenly learn of today’s decision by Essity to close its Saratoga and Washington County facilities. Our Workforce Development team is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor, the Saratoga Warren Washington Workforce Development Board, local Economic Development agencies and chambers to identify potential employers for the displaced employees. We are committed to helping the 208 employees of the facilities located in Saratoga County get back to work as quickly and smoothly as possible.

America’s Turning Point

America’s Turning Point Revolution on the Hudson Event Location Change
July 19, 2023

STILLWATER, NY — America’s Turning Point’s Revolution on the Hudson event on July 25th has been relocated to Brown’s Beach due to flooding at the original location.


WHO: America’s Turning Point, Saratoga County, Town of Stillwater, Speaker David PitlykWHAT: America’s Turning Point’s summer speaker series, Revolution on the Hudson

WHEN: July 25 at 6PM. Speaker begin at 7PM

WHERE: Brown’s Beach 511 NY -9P in Stillwater

There will be cannon firing as part of this demonstration. Speaker: David Pitlyk will present “Revisiting the Battle of Bennington”

Please bring your own chairs to the events. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated to support future events.

The event features 18th-centry living historians who will answer questions and provide demonstrations before the speaker program begins at 7pm. Children will have the opportunity to try out 18th century toys and games, along with replica colonial clothing.

These events will take place outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

For more information, visit or contact the Saratoga County 250th Commission at Email or by phone at 518-884-4749.

The event is open to the public and media.


Traffic Advisories

Notice of Road Closure in Town of Providence
July 12, 2023

PROVIDENCE, NY — This is to certify that the undersigned, Commissioner of Public Works of the County of Saratoga, is closing a section of highway known as CR-13 (FAYVILLE ROAD) from Centerline Road to Sleezer Road. Only local traffic will be allowed access. The road will be closed beginning, Tuesday August 1st, 2023 until approximately Friday, August 4th, 2023. The road is being closed for culvert replacements.