While we here at the Mile are focused on Mechanicville-centric news, we also know that many times regional stories affect our lives just as much. With “The Extra Mile”, Mile editors will periodically assemble links of regional news articles so that you can find them in one place. It is our hope that this feature will help further our mission to provide the people of Mechanicville with the information and analysis they need to be more inquisitive, active citizens.
Saratoga County’s Surplus Growing Again – Albany Times Union
Downsizing the county’s nursing home, a hiring freeze, and unexpected revenue from a property tax settlement helped Saratoga County’s 2013 fund balance to nearly double from 2012.
Momentive Performance Materials Files for Bankruptcy Reorganization – Albany Business Journal
Momentive Performance Materials, which operates a plant in Waterford, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Sunday to shield itself from a debt payment it could not afford.
AMD to Spend $1.2 Billion with GlobalFoundries - Albany Times Union
The figure is up from $962 million in wafers in 2013.
Without Local Support, Saratoga Casino Seems Unlikely - Legislative Gazette
Newly released application guidelines for casino license state that garnering community support is a prerequisite, making Saratoga Springs an unlikely location.
Vermont House OKs Ethan Allen Rail Extension – Railway Age
VT House resolution urges Vermont Agency of Transportation to apply for federal funding for capital upgrades to the rail line from Mechanicville [N.Y.] to Rutland [Vt.], supported by findings from the NY-VT Passenger Rail Study.