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Stephen Williams

Employee Since: February 1, 1979


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Saratoga County Reporter

Phone Number: 518-395-3086


Biography:

Stephen is a 30-year veteran journalist. A graduate of Boston University, where he cut classes to go to Fenway Park, he worked for the Amsterdam Recorder before joining the Gazette's Schoharie County bureau in 1979. He has covered Saratoga County for more than 25 years, concentrating on county-wide issues and the communities of Ballston Spa, Malta and Charlton. He writes a weekly column, Off the Northway, which won honorable mention in the New York State Associated Press writing contest in 2007. People who know his laid-back manner are surprised at how much coffee he drinks.

Stephen's Recent Articles:


Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

April 30, 2016

Clifton Park should have a new represenative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors soon. The Town Board will probably fill the post recently vacated ...

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

April 28, 2016

The Capital District Transportation Authority carried 17.1 million riders in the last fiscal year, setting another ridership record, authority officials said this week. The organization ...

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

April 28, 2016

The state’s rural broadband initiative should lead to more and better Internet service in the Adirondacks by the end of 2018, Adirondack local government leaders ...

NYS to spend $900K to cut cost of new Schenectady train station

NYS to spend $900K to cut cost of new Schenectady train station

April 28, 2016

The state will be spending an additional $900,000 on design work to try to lower the cost of the planned downtown Schenectady intermodal railroad station. ...

Schuylerville elementary recognized for 'green' education

Schuylerville elementary recognized for 'green' education

April 27, 2016

The Schuylerville Elementary School has been designated a “Green Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education, the only school in New York state to ...

 Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

April 27, 2016

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway has a new name intended to help it compete with the coming River Casino in Schenectady: The Saratoga Casino Hotel. ...

State to open Essex Chain lands up for recreation

April 26, 2016

The final state plan for the Essex Chain Lakes area emphasizes opening thousands of remote acres to outdoor recreational use. The plan authorizes the state ...

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

April 26, 2016

The 4-year-old Spa City Farmers Market will be launching a new venture this spring, a once-a-month Saturday market that will feature craft vendors as well ...

Volunteer firefighters discuss legislative concerns at conference

Volunteer firefighters discuss legislative concerns at conference

April 23, 2016

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York likes to hold its annual legislative conferences at fire department halls in out-of-the-way places. Last year ...

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former supervisor still at work for county

April 22, 2016

Former Clifton Park county supervisor Anita M. Daly will be staying on Saratoga County’s payroll, it turns out. Daly, who resigned from her elected position ...

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