Town of Moreau

COMMUNITY NEWS & NOTICES

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TRAVEL ADVISORY
FROM NYS DOT

4/27/2022

 Watch for Brief Overnight Stoppages on Northway Near Exit 17 This Week 

  The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to watch for brief stoppages of up to 10 minutes on the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) approaching Exit 17 in the Town of Moreau, Saratoga County, between midnight and 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, for northbound traffic and Friday, April 29, for southbound traffic, weather permitting, to allow for removal of overhead sign structures as part of a previously announced bridge replacement project

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license. 

Motorists are reminded to Move Over a lane, if safely possible, or slow down significantly whenever encountering roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.  

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app. 

Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT. For tweets from New York State DOT Region 1 (covering the Capital Region), follow @NYSDOTAlbany

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SARATOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES FREE LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM

American Red Cross Courses available in Ballston Spa and Clifton Park

 

Saratoga County officials today announced a free American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program available to residents age 15 and older. 

Certification fees of $300 to $400 are waived for participants of these courses. 

There are a total of 30 slots available for people 15 years or older to obtain lifeguard certification and become employable for the 2022 summer season. 

The first opportunity is offered at Ballston Spa High School on Thursday and Friday, May 26 and May 27 in person from 3 pm to 8:45 pm and all-day Saturday, May 28th from 8 am until 8:30 pm. There are 20 available slots for participants at this site. This class will certify the student in CPR, First Aid, AED and Water Rescue Skills including Waterfront (which is necessary for lifeguarding at beaches, lakes and other natural swimming areas.) 

The second opportunity is offered in person at the Clifton Park Town Pool, 5 Locust Lane in Clifton Park on Monday, June 6 through Sunday, June 12, 2022. Monday through Friday is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am until 4:30 pm. There are online learning modules with this class must be completed prior to pool training. This class will certify 10 students in CPR, First Aid, AED and Water Rescue Skills (pool certification only.) 

Phil Barrett, Clifton Park Supervisor and Chair of the Saratoga County Health and Human Services Committee said, “We are excited to offer this opportunity to youth in Saratoga County to help fulfill a very real need for more lifeguards in our community. These courses will provide students with the skills they need to be employed by this summer at one of our community pools or beaches. Best of all, it is free and if transportation is a barrier for youth, we’ll provide a gas card to help them get to and from class.”

The program is provided through funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

For more information, please contact the Saratoga County Office of Aging and Youth Services at 518-884-4101. 

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SARATOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC; ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

COVID-19 Community Mitigation Toolkit helps Individuals Make Informed Decisions for Personal Health

BALLSTON SPA, NY – Saratoga County Public Health Services today announced an additional COVID-19 vaccine clinic and issued a Public Health Advisory regarding the county’s COVID-19 community level. The advisory provides a “COVID-19 Community Mitigation Toolkit,” which provides information and resources for residents to make informed health decisions, and recommends individuals follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation.

The Centers for Disease Control on April 28, 2022, updated the county’s community transmission level from medium to high.

Theodore T. Kusnierz, Jr., Town of Moreau Supervisor and Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors said, “We’ve been closely monitoring other counties around the state during this latest COVID wave. As a result, understanding there would be a high probability that Saratoga County could follow the same path, our Public Health team has continued to offer vaccination clinics and testing for the community and has created a COVID-19 Community Mitigation Toolkit so our residents can make informed decisions for their personal health.”

Phil Barrett, Town of Clifton Park Supervisor and Chair of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Health and Human Services Committee said, “In the two years of navigating this pandemic we’ve made it a priority and continue to provide the tools and resources for individuals to make informed personal health decisions, including providing weekly vaccine clinics, testing services, distribution of masks, and test kits throughout the county.  The COVID-19 Community Mitigation Toolkit provides an additional resource for community members to take personal precautions to remain healthy.”

 

Additional Vaccination Clinic To Be Held Friday

 

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at the Public Health Building Friday, April 29, 2022 for Moderna 2nd boosters from 9AM to 11:30AM and for Pfizer 2nd boosters from 1PM to 3PM.  This is the county’s third vaccine clinic this week.

The vaccines are free. No proof of insurance required.  An appointment is required.

 

 Second Dose Booster Eligibility:

  • People age 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using Moderna (18+) or Pfizer (12+) at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  •  All adults ages 50 years and older regardless of health status may choose to receive a second booster dose using Moderna or Pfizer at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  •  People ages 18–49 years regardless of health status who received Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 4 months after the first Janssen booster.

 

To book an appointment, please visit www.SaratogaCountyNY.gov/COVID and click on COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters or call 518-584-7460 for assistance.

Dr. Daniel Kuhles, Saratoga County Public Health Commissioner said, “At any COVID-19 community level, people are best protected against severe illness, hospitalization and death when they stay up to date with vaccination. Individuals should test following exposure, symptoms, or travel. Treatments for COVID-19 are now widely available. Since several treatments must be started within 5 days of symptoms, those who test positive should talk to their healthcare provider as soon as possible.”

COVID-19 COMMUNITY MITIGATION TOOLKIT

Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are effective at protecting people from serious illness, hospitalization, and death, especially for those who are boosted. As with vaccines for other diseases, individuals are protected best when they are up to date. CDC recommends that everyone ages 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone ages 12 years and older also receive a booster.   Individuals can find a COVID-19 vaccination provider near them by visiting www.vaccines.gov or by calling 800-232-0233.  Saratoga County Public Health Services routinely holds vaccination clinics.  The dates, times, and locations of which are available at www.saratogacountyny.gov/covid/ or by calling 518-584-7460 during business hours.

 

Masking

Wearing a mask can help to protect both the wearer and those around them from COVID-19.  Individuals who choose to wear a mask should wear the most protective mask that fits well and that they will wear consistently.  Many pharmacies have partnered with the federal government to distribute a specific type of mask, called a N95, at no-cost.   Individuals can locate a participating pharmacy by visiting the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/free-masks.html or by calling 800-232-0233.  It is important to note that before going to a participating pharmacy, individuals should check directly with them for current inventory and availability.

 

Testing

Testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease can help prevent spread to others and can help link an infected individual to treatment.   Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms, who have had known or suspected close contact to COVID-19, or who are planning to or returning from travel should be tested. Individuals can locate a COVID-19 testing provider near them by visiting coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you or by calling 888-364-3065.   Additionally, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order two sets of four free at-home tests. Individuals can obtain these free at-home tests at www.covid.gov/tests or by calling 800-232-0233.

 

Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows healthcare providers to use products to treat patients with COVID-19, including those who are not hospitalized, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides recommendations about these treatments and describes what is known about their effectiveness.   Treatments work best when they are started as soon as possible after the onset of illness, so it is important for individuals to get tested and talk to their doctor right away.  

  • Oral antiviral medications that target specific parts of the virus can help reduce its multiplication and spread through the patient’s body.  People 12 years or older who test positive and are symptomatic can receive oral antiviral medicine within 5 days of having symptoms. 
  • Monoclonal antibody treatments, given intravenously (IV), can help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus.  People 12 years or older who test positive and are symptomatic can receive monoclonal antibody treatment within 7 days of having symptoms.

 

There are several pharmacies within Saratoga County that can dispense oral antiviral medications with a prescription from a healthcare provider.  Individuals can locate a participating pharmacy by visiting covid-19-test-to-treat-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com.  Similarly, individuals can find a Saratoga County health care facility that administers monoclonal antibody treatment by visiting covid-19-therapeutics-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com.

 

Other COVID-19 Preventive Measures 

In addition to staying up to date with vaccination, masking, testing and treatment, individuals can take other measures to help protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, including:

                    Avoiding poorly ventilated spaces and crowds

                    Washing hands often

                    Covering coughs and sneezes

                    Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces

                    Monitoring their health daily and staying home when sick

 

The full Public Health Advisory is posted at www.saratogacountyny.gov/COVID, click on “COVID Response Information.”

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SARATOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES 38TH ANNUAL SENIOR LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE NOW

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.– Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services today announced tickets are on sale for its 38th Annual Senior Luncheon. The Senior Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 6th from 11AM to 3PM at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Tickets to attend the luncheon are $4 each and must be purchased in advance.   Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis at the County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services and various senior centers throughout Saratoga County.

This year’s theme is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Seniors are encouraged to join the Department for music, door prizes, raffles and a festive lunch. The menu includes Auntie Em’s Fried Chicken, Emerald City Green Beans, Scarecrow Coleslaw, Toto Potato Salad, Yellow Brick Road Cornbread, Great and Powerful Cheesecake and Witches Brew.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services at 518-884-4100.

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TOWN OF MOREAU RESIDENTS
SPRING 2022 ROADSIDE BRANCHES & LIMBS* PICK-UP

APRIL 18TH - MAY 13TH
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

*FALLEN BRANCHES AND LIMBS (UP TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER & 4 FEET IN LENGTH)
  NO  LOT CLEARING, CLIPPINGS, LEAVES OR PINE NEEDLES ACCEPTED

TO  REGISTER  A  PICK-UP  AT  YOUR  ADDRESS,  PLEASE  CALL
MAUREEN AT 518-792-5675  Monday - Thursday  6 AM - 4 PM
 

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TIRE RECYCLING PROGRAM SPRING 2022

Reservations are now being taken for
Saratoga County's Spring Tire Recycling Program!   
You MUST be a Saratoga County resident & pre-register to participate.

 Drop off Date & Time:  Thursday, May 26th from 4 - 5:30pm

 Fee: $5.00 per tire (with or without rims)

 Drop off Location: Behind Ballston Town Hall (336 Charlton Rd, Ballston Spa)

REGISTRATION
* Can be done online at Tire Recycling Registration Form

* Paper copy can be found on our website at Saratoga SWCD Website

* Give us a call at 518-885-6900 (Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm)

 

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 24th

FOR ALL SARATOGA COUNTY RESIDENTS

PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED  

 

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

  WEBSITE

Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Newsletter

This CCE Saratoga’s newsletter consists of an update on RoBovines World Championship Journey, the upcoming Horse Symposium, the successful Master Food Preserver Program and job opportunities as well as upcoming educational webinars and other opportunities, along with information on a variety of topics to inform and assist the families, individuals and farmers of Saratoga County in their everyday lives during these changing times and beyond.

The Saratoga County CCE Newsletter is released every two weeks. The next newsletter will be Wednesday, May 25.

 

 

The Saratoga County CCE Newsletter is released every two weeks.

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MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK
Click here for events & activities listed on Moreau Lake State Park Website

May Calendar   Details
June Calendar   Details

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MOREAU COMMUNITY CENTER
MCC WEBSITE

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COMMUNITY COALITION
WEBSITE

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SARATOGA COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER MEALS TO HOMEBOUND SENIORS

Immediate need for service to Ballston Spa, South Glens Falls, Wilton, Hadley, Schuylerville, Greenfield

BALLSTON SPA, NY -- The Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the following areas: Ballston Spa, South Glens Falls, Wilton, Hadley, Schuylerville, and Greenfield.

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 Carly at The Department of Aging and Youth Services at 518-363-4020 for details.

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Saratoga County Office of the Aging is looking for
Volunteer Drivers for their Home Delivered Meals Program!
Please click HERE for more information!

NYSDOT PROJECT AT EXIT 17
TRAVEL ADVISORY 
3/31/2022
New Traffic Patterns on Northway Exit 17 Off-Ramps in Moreau, Saratoga County 

 Route 9 Bridge over I-87 (Northway)
Public Informational Brochure

MORE INFORMATION FROM NYSDOT

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 SARATOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION NON-PROFIT COVID RELIEF GRANT FUND
Click HERE for more information.

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SARATOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF LARGE-SCALE COMMUNITY TESTING SITE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH QUADRANT BIOSCIENCES

 

            MALTA, NY-Saratoga County officials today announced the County has partnered with Syracuse-based Quadrant Biosciences to open a COVID testing site for symptomatic members of the community.

The new site, located in the Malta Commons Business Park at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, is open to the public to help address the growing demand for additional COVID testing sites in the county.

Theodore T. Kusnierz, Jr., Town of Moreau Supervisor and Chair of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors said, “I am thrilled to announce this important partnership with Quadrant Biosciences to bring a much-needed, large-scale community testing site to Saratoga County residents.  With its central location in Malta and close proximity to the Northway, this testing site will not only provide families with a convenient place to get tested, but will also help alleviate the strain on our urgent cares. The opening of this testing site is another example of how Saratoga County has made fighting the COVID pandemic our number one priority and I thank Quadrant Biosciences for their partnership and efforts to help slow the spread in Saratoga County.”

Dr. Daniel Kuhles, Commissioner of Saratoga County Public Health Services said, “Testing is an important tool that can help to reduce transmission in our community.  Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of their vaccination status or prior infection.” 

 

Adults or children experiencing mild to moderate symptoms are encouraged to schedule an appointment.  The Clarifi COVID-19 Saliva test from Quadrant Biosciences is currently the most sensitive saliva test on the market, and can detect all known variants including the Omicron variant.

“We are happy to partner with Saratoga County to support access to COVID testing as we recognize there is an unmet need in the community for access to testing,” said Rita Romano, President of Quadrant Laboratories, the laboratory division of Quadrant Biosciences.“ By opening this symptomatic testing location and providing access to COVID testing, we’re hoping to alleviate the pressure hospitals and doctor’s offices are feeling and allow them to get back to routine visits with their patients.”

Appointments are available weekdays from 8AM to 4PM and can be scheduled by visiting the Quadrant website at quadrantbiosciences.com/covidtesting.  Testing hours may be expanded, should the demand for testing prove necessary. The site can accommodate approximately 1,000 patients a week, currently.

Testing will be done using the Clarifi COVID-19 Saliva Test and results will be available within 24-48 hours of testing. Those using the Malta testing site will have to create an account at app.clarifi-covid-19.com to access their results. 

For more information or to make an appointment, please visit quadrantbiosciences.com/covidtesting or www.saratogacountyny.gov/COVID

 

 

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  The county will work with EMS providers in Saratoga County to offer in-home vaccinations and boosters for the homebound. Homebound individuals or others with barriers to vaccination can also contact SCPHS at www.saratogacountyny.gov/covid.

 


SARATOGA COUNTY VACCINE CLINICS


SARATOGA COUNTY COVID-19 DASHBOARD

SARATOGA COUNTY COVID RESOURCE CENTER

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Emergency Connectivity Fund
For eligible schools and libraries, the ECF Program will cover reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; modems; routers; and broadband connectivity purchases for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons.”  (FCC.gov)
For more information click
HERE.
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GLOBAL FOUNDRIES HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCEMENT FOUND HERE
GlobalFoundries announces they will move headquarters from California to Malta!

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 South High Marathon Dance

WWW.SHMD.ORG

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ADK/GFTC TRAFFIC STUDY
by CREIGHTON MANNING
AUGUST 2020

CLICK
HERE TO VIEW REPORT

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NYS CANAL CORPORATION
SEQR Scoping Document for Earthen Empankment Integrity Program (EEIP)
Draft Evironmental Impact Statement
  5/29/2020

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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
PUBLIC NOTICES

March 1, 2022

March 23, 2022

March 31, 2022

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**IN THE NEWS **

Moreau Sewer Extension Ahead of Schedule
Improvements Planned for Grant Cottage Site
South High Marathon Dance 2021
Stewart's Grand Opening
Look TV
 
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Property owner: Development heating up along Route 9 in Moreau

Gifford appointed new South Glens Falls police chief

Marathon dance in South Glens Falls rescheduled in 2021