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Ballston Spa borrows to pay bills

BALLSTON SPA — A New York village has been forced to borrow over a half-million-dollars to get it through the fiscal year that ends on June 1.

Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano, a Republican, told the Times-Union that “a bunch of bills came due before revenues came in.”

Democratic trustee Noah Shaw said the village should have been prepared for expenses like sewer and water-line repairs.

Shaw — who was newly elected last year — said he’s concerned that the bank loan won’t be enough if more expenses blindside the village.

Romano said that, among other things, state funding for roads is down.

He said the village has worked to reduce expenses and needs to do even more.

Park to host two snowshoe races

CHESTER — Natural Stone Bridge & Caves will host two snowshoe races Saturday, Feb. 17 on its network of trails.

The Pottersville park will host a 6k “caveman” race for all ages and abilities and an “extreme” 15k race on its miles of trails in the woods and mountains of northern Chester.

Races are to start at 10 a.m., and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Those who enter will get free winter trail passes for the property as well.

For more information, click on to or call 518-494-2283.

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