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Little town gets rare clean audit

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

The town of Hadley sits at the northern tip of Saratoga County and at the southern edge of the Adirondacks, and let’s just say it’s small.

Veterans’ advocate getting his due

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

I’ve never known anyone as passionate as Gene Corsale was about honoring veterans.

GE legacy will linger long after Fort Edward plant shuts

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

If General Electric executives ever have sleepless nights, it may be because they wish they’d never heard of Fort Edward.

Hoping tech park finally takes off

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
It happened rather quietly: The meeting lasted just a few minutes, in a half-lit meeting room, with almost no audience. Actually, I was a third of it.

A ‘new normal’ in farmland grants?

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
Sometimes New York state gets accused of foot-dragging. One example — one I’ve cited myself — is how farmers can wait years for payment if they agree to sell the development rights to their fields.

Trail will help siege become better known

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

It was 238 years ago today that British Gen. Johnny Burgoyne’s forces surrendered to the American forces following the Battles of Saratoga.

Perfect time to spread this wealth

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

As you’d expect in a local election year, Saratoga County leaders will do a pretty good job of spreading around $350,000 in county funding for open space, farm preservation and trails projects.

Sale would be STEP in right direction

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
It’s good news if the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority is on the verge of selling the 280-acre Saratoga Technology + Energy Park property to Fuller Road Management Corp.

Gibson finds local support on climate call

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

It’s hardly news when Democrats in Washington call for climate change action, but it’s news when Republicans do, as Chris Gibson and Elise Stefanik did on Thursday.
Track season was spectacular, but don’t lengthen it

Track season was spectacular, but don’t lengthen it

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
The New York Racing Association counts its success in hard cold cash and I prefer counting it by butts through the turnstiles, but either way, the 2015 Saratoga Race Course meet that concluded last Monday was a spectacular success.

GE’s PCB tab sure to rise

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

I used to think a billion dollars was a lot of money, but that was before writing about computer chip factories had the B-word rolling off my tongue constantly.

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.

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