By Cady Kuzmich
A few of the month’s top stories in case you missed them!
Shen student, Bryan Jones, aces ACT
Clifton Park — Of the 1.92 million students who take the ACT each year, less than one tenth of one percent, just 1,598 students, earned a perfect score of 36 — 17 year old Shenendehowa senior Bryan Brown was one of them.
Heroin epidemic not just a big city problem, Clifton Park crowd told.
CLIFTON PARK — Community members packed a room at the Clifton Park–Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday evening to discuss the growing problem of heroin addiction and hear from people who suffered from addiction.
WATERFORD — Kivort Steel, a multi-generational family business in Waterford, continues to grow upon its founder’s original vision and work ethic. Business is booming at the metal distribution center, which
just significantly expanded its warehouse storage capacity and renovated its office spaces in projects that cost more than $1 million combined.
Senator Gillibrand nominates local students for service academies.
CLIFTON PARK — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced Feb. 9 that she has nominated six Capital Region students to the nation’s service academies. Two of those six students, Leon Wilson and Spencer Martin hail from Clifton Park. Benjamin Schiher, of Burnt Hills and Julia Sinkus, of Niskayuna, were also nominated.
Lots of fun, not much winter at Clifton Park’s annual Winterfest celebration
CLIFTON PARK — “There’s no winter, just a fest!” laughed Eric Holzhauer of Riverview Orchards during Clifton Park’s 25th annual Winterfest Saturday.
Kinns Road Park management plan announced
Clifton Park — When Kinns Road Park frequenters heard Saratoga County planned to temporarily close the 64 acre park for a commercial logging project, they didn’t sit idly by. Thanks to citizen involvement and alternative plans proposed by the town no large scale logging projects will be coming to Kinns Road Park anytime soon. Minor cutting for maintenance purposes, provided by the BOCES Forestry Program, is expected to begin Wednesday, March 2, weather permitting.
Australian band, Tigertown, roars into Clifton Park
Clifton Park — With fresh music in tow, Tigertown is embarking on a U.S. tour with St. Lucia this month. The Australian techno-folk band, comprised of family members of husband-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins, will open for St. Lucia at the Upstate Concert Hall Tuesday, Feb 16.
DCG pulls out of $1.71 billion bid on land behind Shatekon elementary.
CLIFTON PARK — DCG Development’s plans to purchase the 34.3 acres of undeveloped land behind Shenendehowa’ s Shatekon Elementary School have apparently fallen through.