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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.

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.

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