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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.

Clifton Park eyes Main Street makeover

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Clifton Park may never have a traditional Main Street, but there are efforts underway to make the area around Northway Exit 9 into a “town center” that will seem a little more like it ought to have one.

Bracelets to protect kids who wander

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Parents with children who have a handicap that makes them prone to wandering — autism, say, or Down syndrome — are being offered a new tool for tracking them if they get lost.

Veterans equine therapy program gets push on Capitol Hill

Saturday, May 2, 2015
A Saratoga program in which veterans work on healing with former racehorses could become a national model for how to help people recovering from the traumas of war.
Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park

Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is creating new Karner blue butterfly habitat at Saratoga Spa State Park.

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