Francine D. Grinnell, The Saratogian

Francine D. Grinnell

The Saratogian

Albany, NY, United States

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Past articles by Francine:

Open letters express discontent, respond to COVID-19 OT for county employees

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors Preston Allen posted an open letter addressed to Saratoga County residents in which he provides an explanation as to → Read More

VLT Aid restored to City 2020-2021 Budget process

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan reported Tuesday the City of Saratoga Springs received news that the elimination of VLT aid to all municipalities outside → Read More

City Hall COVID-19 update emphasizes adherence to health protocol, no gatherings

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Mayor Meg Kelly gathered with other City officials at the foot of City Hall steps on Tuesday morning to participate in a press conference to update → Read More

Mechanicville School District Covid-19 interim updates

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — On Monday, Superintendent Bruce Potter of the Mechanicville Central School District issued a statement including a comprehensive update to the Red Raider Community on the current status → Read More

Wellspring services COVID-19 update

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In compliance with government and health care professionals, Wellspring has implemented steps aimed at reducing person to person contact during the health crisis caused by the → Read More

Mechanicville Commissioner of Accounts Seber issues City COVID-19 update

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y.— In a local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Dennis M. Baker declared a State of Emergency in the City of Mechanicville effective at 4:00 p.m. on March → Read More

Be Prepared: Town of Milton COVID-19 response update

MILTON, NY.— Like the Boy Scouts motto, the Town of Milton is prepared for most any eventuality during the COVID-19 outbreak. Last week, effective March 16, Milton Town Supervisor Benny → Read More

Town of Moreau COVID-19 updates

MOREAU, N.Y. — Town of Moreau Supervisor Todd Kusnierz signed a Local Declaration of a State of Emergency effective immediately on March 18, 2020 which will remain in effect for → Read More

Town of Wilton COVID-19 update

WILTON, NY.—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Town of Wilton Supervisor John Lant declared a State of Emergency in the town as of 5:00 p. m. on Friday, March 20.Until further → Read More

Homes For Orphaned Pets Adoption and Education Center COVID-19 update

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In compliance with the directives in place from Governor Cuomo, The Homes For Orphaned Pets Adoption and Education Center (H.O.P.E.) closed its doors at its Wilton → Read More

Update: Town of Malta response during COVID-19 outbreak

MALTA, N.Y. — The Town of Malta opted for the time being to have a presence in most of its offices during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Spotlight: New address for homeless Saratoga Springs residents during COVID-19 outbreak

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It is one thing for life to be put on hold with a roof over your head during the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Healing Springs Family Support Services update during COVID-19 interim

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Family Support Navigator Brendan Norton M.S., CRC at Healing Springs Recovery Community and Outreach Center has reached out to the community to make people aware of → Read More

Salvation Army continues to provide services during COVID-19 outbreak

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — As one of the primary organizations that addresses the needs of the City’s homeless residents, the Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs reports that that work continues → Read More

Code Blue Shelter relocated to Saratoga Springs Senior Center for duration of COVID-19 response

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly convened a special meeting of the City Council on Monday night at which a unanimous motion passed to designate the Saratoga → Read More

State of Emergency declared in Saratoga County

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Preston Allen signed an Executive Order on Monday declaring a State of Emergency in the county. → Read More

Faith communities urge prayer, connection to community during COVID-19 outbreak

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It has been said that it’s not what happens to you in life, but how you respond. → Read More

Neighbors oppose proposed lease agreement with FOB, NYRA for fire, EMS facility

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Glens Falls attorney Claudia K. Braymer has been retained by homeowners residing in the vicinity of the proposed third fire and emergency medical services (EMS) on → Read More

State of Emergency declared for Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly declared a State of Emergency for the city effective immediately that will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order. → Read More

COVID-19 response update held in Saratoga County

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — As the lead agency addressing the emergency response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Saratoga County, the Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services led an informational → Read More