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Old boss has high praise for Sobol


Arts administrator Elizabeth Sobol’s journey from Miami Beach to Saratoga Springs — 1,500 miles due north, and as far from an ocean or Great Lake as you can get in New York state — has a Schenectady connection.

Saratoga County eyeing tax cap exemption

The lowest-taxed county in New York state will look for the first time at whether to break the state’s tax cap.

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

It’s been just over a year since I spent three hours on the bleachers of a sweltering high school gym, running out of ink over all the things people had to say about a proposed Wal-Mart store in Ballston.

Birds get blame for fouling fun at beach

It seems birds and people are both to blame for the contamination scare that closed Brown’s Beach on Saratoga Lake.

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

If you drive up to Lake George, you’ll pay to park, not just on Canada Street, but even on some of the side streets.

Herrick likely to remain on GOP scene

In a small surprise in a year that’s been full of startling political developments, Saratoga County Republican Chairman John Herrick won’t be seeking re-election to that post.

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market


Saratoga Springs is steeped in history, and a lot of it is up for sale right now, and with eye-popping price tags.

Capital Region projects to focus on pedestrian safety

A teenage girl’s death last week while trying to cross a busy highway in Cohoes has been prominent in the news, with her family, friends and city officials justifiably upset.

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

In Saratoga Springs, the days of the old college dormitory — known more derisively than affectionately — as the “Pink Palace,” are numbered.

A safer way to view the Adirondack mountains

In the Adirondacks there are few sights more distracting than the view of the High Peaks from Route 73 where it meets Route 9N — and distracted driving is a bad thing.

Confederate flag stirs outrage at Saratoga Springs parade

A Confederate flag waving behind some dude on a motorcycle made it into Saratoga Springs’ Memorial Day parade last week.

Decision may pave way for more growth


In Ballston, the Dolomite asphalt plant won town planning approval this week.

Woman's pluck saved Mouzon House from demolition

Woman's pluck saved Mouzon House from demolition

Looking south from the patio of The Mouzon House restaurant, a visitor could be forgiven for thinking there’s little historic about Saratoga Springs.

Attention turns to Moose River land


With the Boreas Pond tract now in New York state’s hands, the Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy is shifting its attention to a new project.

Tedisco seat gets plenty of interest


Assemblyman Jim Tedisco hasn’t even publicly confirmed he wants to run for Hugh Farley’s state Senate seat, but the race to fill his Assembly seat is already taking shape, at least within the Republican Party.

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park should have a new represenative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors soon.

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former Clifton Park county supervisor Anita M. Daly will be staying on Saratoga County’s payroll, it turns out.

Western fires mean big OT for DEC crews

At the back of the Saratoga Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs sits a quiet barn where the state Department of Environmental Conservation stores the equipment needed to fight forest fires.

Saratoga commissioner floats theater balloon

Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco is intrigued by the idea of having a Victorian-style performance theater built on the site of the parking lot just east of City Hall

Towns welcome water funding


There’s nothing like a water crisis story on television every night to make people wonder about their own water.

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