Monday, March 10, 2014
Thanks to the Oscar wins for “12 Years a Slave,” the story of Solomon Northup’s kidnapping will be remembered until toucans call through the rainforests of Iceland.
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority may have hit on a novel way to get back at its critics — a hit in their wallets.
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
I don’t consider Milton among the fast-growing towns in Saratoga County, but there are fresh signs I could be wrong.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Starting this spring, the patrol cars of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department will show up better against a snowbank.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
In Saratoga Springs, more people cross Broadway each day — getting from a parking deck to a coffee shop, say, if not to a bar — than drive on the city’s main thoroughfare.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Pumping new money into roads, bridges and buses will require a different kind of thinking than has been seen recently in the House of Representatives.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
After decades of talk about replacing the Rexford bridge, it looks like it could actually happen.
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Saratoga County’s Law and Finance Committee held its first meeting of the year last Wednesday, and it’s a very different-looking committee from a year ago.
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
There may be doubts in Saratoga Springs about whether a full-scale casino belongs in the city, but there’s no reason to think those doubts are shared in county government.
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
For a lifelong student of politics, my record at predicting election results is humbling.
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
The homeless population has become more visible around Saratoga Springs in the last year or so, provoking talk that something needed to be done.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Back when the Republicans controlled state spending, the county got hundreds of millions to prime the pump, and that helped attract GlobalFoundries and others. The Cuomo administration, however, is putting its money toward pumping a pulse back into other corners of the state.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
Whether Old Friend Winter freezes the whole of Lake George by February or not, spring will eventually come, and by then, this Adirondack lake will almost certainly be the first in the Eastern U.S. to make inspections mandatory before boats are launched.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
David Thompson built the Malta Avenue School — the new high school for the thriving little mill town of Ballston Spa — at the turn of the last century. He evidently wanted to be remembered for that, but the fact was lost to history until workers renovating what are now the school district offices unexpectedly unearthed a time capsule in the school’s foundation last month.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
I’m showing my age with this metaphor, but I think Apple and GlobalFoundries could be Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood, ducking through the shrubbery in a little prairie town. The quieter the youngsters want to keep their budding interest in each other, the more the tongues around town — or in the high-tech community — will cluck.