Thursday, 12 October 2023 16:42

From the Publisher’s Desk... We Stand with Israel

By Chad Beatty | Editorials
From the Publisher’s Desk... We Stand with Israel

Since its founding in 1948, the Nation of Israel has been our greatest ally in the Middle East. For 75 years, the lone Jewish state has been a bastion of freedom and democracy in a region dominated by radical regimes, and the world’s most notorious terror organizations.

In its short history, Israel has been relentlessly attacked on all fronts by enemies who seek their total destruction. The most recent attack, which is reminiscent of 9-11, has resulted in 1,200 fatalities as of this writing. But the Jewish people are no stranger to adversity and persecution, and they will rise from the ashes.


On October 7, at 6:30 a.m. local time, air raid sirens began sounding in Jerusalem. The terrorist group Hamas was beginning to launch their unprovoked and unprecedented attack. An estimated 3,000+ rockets were fired into Israel, with one rocket slamming into a hospital.

Simultaneously, armed Hamas fighters breached the Israeli border on multiple fronts and began indiscriminately firing on citizens, and taking innocent men, women and children hostage. Among the hostages are a number of American citizens.

By 11:30 a.m., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared “Israel is at war.”

Those ominous words still ring clear in my head, and I imagine they will be etched in my mind forever. History always has a way of repeating itself. I still vividly remember the words of President George Bush on September 12, 2001:

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.”


While Saratoga TODAY does not cover world or national news, we do stand up to evil whenever and wherever it exists. We stand for freedom; We stand for human rights; We stand for dignity; We stand for free markets; We stand for democracy; We stand with Israel!

God Bless!


Read 1931 times


  • Saratoga County Court David T. Henderson, 47, of Fort Edward, was sentenced on Nov. 28 to 8 years’ incarceration and 3 years’ post-release supervision, following his conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree. Henderson was arrested in connection with drug-dealing activities that took place March 2023 in Halfmoon, Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen said, in a statement. A search warrant executed on Henderson’s vehicle revealed nearly one-half kilo cocaine and numerous fentanyl pills in his possession. Henderson had at least five prior felony drug convictions, Heggen added.  Bowie T. Bouchard, 36, was sentenced Nov. 27 to…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Eastline Holdings LLC sold property at 31 Appleton St to Nicole Kerber for $590,040 Stephen Brenon sold property at 12 Midline Rd to Paul Perrault for $940,000 Matthew O’Connor sold property at 528 Hop City Rd to Saratoga Custom Woodworking for $195,000 CORINTH Christine Callear sold property at 53 Locust Ridge Dr to Phillip Pendergast for $300,000 GALWAY Daniel Szabo sold property at 3070 Parkwood Dr to Lance Kilpatrick for $315,000 Alisa Jenney sold property at 5119 Jockey St to Eric Sebast for $115,000 Bernard Leerkes sold property at 4931 Jockey St to Felicia Segelken for $410,000 Deborah Bennett…