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With New York’s Capital Region under Phase One of reopening, officials are busy preparing for the second round. But many unknowns remain.

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A man accused of abducting his son in the Saratoga County Town of Clifton Park Friday faces felony kidnapping and burglary charges. 

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Leaders of four Capital Region communities met this morning to discuss ongoing projects and to look ahead into 2020.

State Senator James Tedisco joined by Clifton Park town board members
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The planning process for a new park in the Southern Saratoga County town of Clifton Park is moving forward. The town received a state grant today to begin making the property more accessible to the public.

Yankee Distillers is located in the heart of Saratoga County in Clifton Park, New York. They distill all of their products in small batches at their facility in custom Italian made copper stills where they use 100% unmalted New York State Grain for their Bourbon, Rye, and Vodka.

As we make our way from Summer to Fall – we think about great cocktails for this autumn season.

Yankee Distillers' Matt Jager joins us to talk about the distillery and fall cocktails.

A rendering of the planned medical office complex at 989 Route 146 in Clifton Park
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Albany Medical Center hospital is expanding its network of urgent care facilities in the Capital Region. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday in the Saratoga County Town of Clifton Park.

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It’s municipal budget season. As part of WAMC’s continuing coverage, Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at proposed budgets in some communities in New York’s Capital Region.

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The first public meeting about how to utilize a recently purchased 37-acre lot in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park is set for this evening.

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Saratoga County today transferred more than 60 acres of land to the Town of Clifton Park to preserve a popular park and trail network.

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The Town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County is seeking input on a proposal to re-zone a portion of the high-traffic area near Adirondack Northway Exit 9.

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The Town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County is creating two new groups to discuss the future of a piece of land recently purchased from a local school district.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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The sale of 37 acres of land from the Shenendehowa School District to the Town of Clifton Park has been finalized.

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Voters in Southern Saratoga County have approved a land sale between a local school district and the Town of Clifton Park.

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The recent mass shooting at a Texas church is weighing on the minds of many. This week the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office held training events for residents curious about what to do during a shooting. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on a drill held at a local library on Wednesday.

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State funding to build a new rescue boat launch for a local fire department along the Mohawk River has been secured.

Spending increases are planned in two Saratoga County communities in 2018, but officials say there will be a minimal impact on taxpayers.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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Earlier this year, residents of the southern Saratoga County town of Clifton Park rejected a sale of public land to a local developer. Several months later, town officials have announced a tentative purchase agreement that dedicate the 34 acres to parkland and open space.

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One the area's largest school districts in Clifton Park has been making national headlines in the culture wars.

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The town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County has taken steps to keep cigarette butts and smoking out of public parks and trails.

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UPDATE 4/4/17 11:37 p.m.: The Shenendehowa district reported Tuesday night that voters rejected the sale 5,442 to 2,323. The original story from earlier Tuesday remains posted below. 

Residents of the Shenendehowa School District in Clifton Park are voting today on a controversial land sale that would shift 34 acres to a developer. The developer in question has pledged to donate half the land to the Town of Clifton Park. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the referendum was brought by petition.

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Saratoga Springs’ 2017 Comprehensive Budget was presented at Tuesday’s city council meeting by Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan.

Workers in 2016 attend to the broken pipe, preparing to weld new pieces.
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In the last couple winters, the city of Troy has had some bad luck with its water infrastructure. From frozen pipes last year to a break in a 33-inch water main in January that flooded parts of Lansingburgh and led to problems in surrounding communities, the city is not alone in grappling with aging infrastructure.

State police say a 22-year-old upstate New York man picked the wrong parking spot to smoke marijuana.

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A ribbon cutting was held Friday for a state of the art cancer center in southern Saratoga County.

Dr. Nini Wu, president of New York Oncology Hemotology, says the new Clifton Park facility will bring services close to those in need.

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A developer hoping to transform a portion Clifton Park’s central commercial district into a mixed-use development is at odds with the town government over a proposed zoning change.

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A Capital Region school district has approved a new bathroom policy to accommodate transgendered students. The plan has energized supporters and opponents.

  This summer, Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park has been hosting a series of renowned craft beer authors with "Books on Tap -- the Craft of Writing About Craft Beer," which is moderated by Shmaltz owner and Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah author Jeremy Cowan.

  Each moderated discussion is followed by a book signing and Shmaltz brewery tour. All events run from 2 pm - 3:30 pm in the Shmaltz Tasting Room located in Clifton Park.

The final event is this Sunday featuring Tom Acitelli, author of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution. We welcome Tom and Jeremy to the show.

Trooper Shoots Armed Man At Suburban Albany Home

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Authorities say a 43-year-old man is expected to recover after being shot by a New York State trooper when he refused orders to drop a rifle during a confrontation at his suburban Albany home.

Police say troopers responded to a 911 call around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday reporting a man with a gun at a home in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park, 10 miles north of Albany.