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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.

Low-salt diet eyed for Lake George

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Municipalities around Lake George are being asked to think about ways to reduce their use of road salt, for the lake’s sake.

Deadly crashes raise concerns along stretch of Route 67

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Two fatal accidents in barely a month along the same stretch of road doesn’t necessarily mean the road is at fault — but then again, it might. The highway in question is the winding two-lane stretch of Route 67 between Northway Exit 12 and Ballston Spa.

State to help fund needed sewer, water upgrades

Saturday, April 4, 2015
The Adirondacks are full of little communities that don’t need even one traffic light and maybe never will, but they definitely need better water and sewer systems. They just can’t afford them.

Golf course proposal divides Saratoga Springs council

Saturday, March 28, 2015
I can’t predict which way the Saratoga Springs City Council is going to go on plans to expand Saratoga National Golf Club into a year-round resort.

Money sought for oil train response

Friday, March 20, 2015
Seventy percent of the crude oil that comes out of North Dakota and Montana moves by rail, and a lot of those trains come to the Port of Albany.

Budgets eye new road repair aid

Friday, March 13, 2015

The one-house state budgets that passed the Assembly and Senate on Thursday both include extra money to help upstate communities repair roads that are showing their mortality after the last two winters.

Interests competing for ear of governor

Saturday, March 7, 2015
It’s the time of year in Albany for making “the ask.”

CDTA locks in fuel price — for 2017

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority this week locked in a price of $2.69 per gallon for low-sulphur diesel. But what’s interesting is when CDTA will be paying that price — it’s locking it in for its 2017-2018 budget year, three years from now, and at a lower price than it’s paying today.

Northeast is alone in deep freeze

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
If you’re tired of feeling like a freezer waffle, do not — I repeat, do not, for any reason — look at what the National Climate Prediction Center is saying.

Past returns to haunt Saratoga County

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Avoiding the questions of whether there are paupers’ graves at the original 19th century poor home site in Milton and the recent financial costs of running Maplewood Manor, there’s still the troublesome legacy of what came between — the old Barkersville infirmary in Providence.

March is the month of great blizzards

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
If you’re sick of the snowy days and cold nights of the last couple of weeks, I’m here to remind you that it’s only February, and historically the worst storms come in March.

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