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Editorial: Buy and preserve Cappiello Farm

The new owners of the former Cappiello Farm on Route 50 in the town of Ballston, pictured here in 2012, are hoping to sell the farm's development rights to the state.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
The new owners of the former Cappiello Farm on Route 50 in the town of Ballston, pictured here in 2012, are hoping to sell the farm's development rights to the state.
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Like other towns in Saratoga County, Ballston still has a significant amount of farmland -- and pressure to develop it. Perhaps no single parcel is as prominent and worth preserving as the 289-acre Cappiello Farm on Route 50, with its rolling hillside and sweeping panorama that includes nearby Ballston Lake and, in the distance, the Green Mountains. The town now has an opportunity to save this property for far less than it's worth, and should ...

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albright1
September 27, 2012
3:09 p.m.

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This seems like the perfect place to put a housing development. Right on Route 50. Instead of costing the taxpayers, the town would actually get a huge increase in the tax base. 272 acres is a lot of land. Couldn't you do both the housing development and the parklands? We need to stop locking out property to development. Some people act like building houses is evil or something.

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