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Who was William Travers, anyway?

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Granted, today is about American Pharoah, but I want to talk a little about William Travers and the other men who got Saratoga Race Course off the ground in 1863-64 instead.

Proposed law would restrict noise near track

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The horse-racing industry brings millions of dollars into the local economy and its presence is a big bragging point for Saratoga Springs, but that’s not to say there are no tensions that go with having an active racetrack and some of the city’s finest homes within a few yards of each other.

Saratoga County takes aim at Internet bookers

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
When Saratoga County’s Law and Finance Committee went into closed-door session to discuss litigation on Wednesday, it was as good as its word, back in just 10 minutes, before those standing around in the hallway were half-done telling stories.

More urge end to NYRA oversight

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

The surest bet in Saratoga isn’t on today’s Whitney Stakes, but that anyone around here who owes their job to voters thinks it’s time for the Cuomo administration to release its grip on the New York Racing Association.

Saratoga bus routes underused

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
On the face of it, the Saratoga seasonal trolley service is in trouble.

APA plan aims to boost hamlets, villages

Friday, July 24, 2015

It’s one of the ironies of the Great Sacandaga Lake region’s history that while the creation of the reservoir 85 years ago destroyed a lot of land and memories, today the communities that remained above water couldn’t survive without it.

Saratoga County to kick in for visitors’ center

Saturday, July 18, 2015
The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership may get a visitors’ center yet, despite its perennially empty pockets. The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on loaning up to $200,000 to the partnership and the town of Saratoga.

CDTA seeks space in Malta

Friday, July 10, 2015
If you own land within a mile of Northway Exit 12 and have a few acres to spare, the Capital District Transportation Authority wants to talk to you.

Survey: Students would stay for jobs

Friday, July 3, 2015

A new survey says most students who attend college in and near the Adirondacks would love to find a job where they could still hike, paddle and ski in the mountains.

EPA details impacts of climate change

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency’s report this week about what the world could look like in 2100 if nothing is done about greenhouse gases that cause climate change is worth reading.

Long history of cougar claims in Adirondacks

Friday, June 19, 2015

Myself, I’m not in a hurry to meet a cougar in the woods.

Luther Forest campus could get lift from rezoning

Saturday, June 13, 2015
If the town of Malta loosens the zoning restrictions on the Luther Forest Technology Campus, it could bring millions of dollars in new investment to the property.

Meager still active as Malta evolves

Saturday, June 6, 2015
As Malta town supervisor from 1972 to 2005, Dave Meager saw the central Saratoga County town through nearly four decades of transformational growth, from farm country along the new Adirondack Northway to today’s high-tech suburb.

Whitney donates park to Spa City

Saturday, May 30, 2015
What will quickly become Saratoga Springs’ most-recognized pocket park is finished and will be dedicated on Monday.
It's makeover time for the very first Stewart's

It's makeover time for the very first Stewart's

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Stewart’s Shops wants to replace its convenience store on the southern edge of Ballston Spa with a bigger, more modern store. The site at Church Avenue and Thomas Street is where the company, which now has 331 stores from Ogdensburg to Newburgh, got started.

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