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Tedisco seat gets plenty of interest

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco hasn’t even publicly confirmed he wants to run for Hugh Farley’s state Senate seat, but the race to fill his Assembly seat is already taking shape, at least within the Republican Party.

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park should have a new represenative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors soon.

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former supervisor still at work for county

Former Clifton Park county supervisor Anita M. Daly will be staying on Saratoga County’s payroll, it turns out.

Western fires mean big OT for DEC crews

At the back of the Saratoga Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs sits a quiet barn where the state Department of Environmental Conservation stores the equipment needed to fight forest fires.

Saratoga commissioner floats theater balloon

Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco is intrigued by the idea of having a Victorian-style performance theater built on the site of the parking lot just east of City Hall

Towns welcome water funding

There’s nothing like a water crisis story on television every night to make people wonder about their own water.

Tedisco pushes for funds for pipe upkeep

Tedisco pushes for funds for pipe upkeep

You might think I’m too clever a writer to use a line like “there are gaping holes in New York’s infrastructure funding.”

County rankings raise some healthy questions

When it comes to whether people are doing the things it takes to lead healthy lives, we have some of the best communities in the state right here in the Capital Region, and also some of the worst — they share borders.

Moose may be in decline in N.Y.

Starting around 2010, not just in New York but in New Hampshire and Vermont, the number of vehicle-moose collisions began to drop. And nobody thinks it’s because “moose ahead” warning signs are more effective than they used to be. So last year DEC and several partner organizations launched a study of what the future of moose in New York may be.

Liquor store closing shows Spa City’s change

Liquor store closing shows Spa City’s change

If you want to know how Saratoga Springs is changing, try driving down West Avenue.

First DEC chief, Henry Diamond, was great champion for Adirondacks

Henry L. Diamond, one of the architects of the modern environmental protections for the Adirondack Mountains, died earlier this week.

Capped landfills begin to go solar

These days if you have an operating state-licensed landfill, it’s a literal mountain of trash.

Water deserves constant attention

A motto of “Out of sight, out of mind,” has worked for too long for our nation’s treatment of underground infrastructure.

Moser aiming to force Assembly primary

State Assembly candidate Gerard Moser says his decision to seek elected office goes back to an unreturned phone call.

Boyark expected to receive GOP nod

It looks like Chris Boyark of Mechanicville will be getting the Republican Party’s endorsement to run against Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner this fall.

Group backs parking proposal

A high-profile citizens group weighed in this week on the three competing proposals for a new downtown parking garage.

Marchione lands spot on Finance Committee

The beginning of the year has rolled around again, and with it comes the kinds of changes that any New Year rings into the political landscape — it’s more than just new mayors and city councils.

Follow the cash in Congress races

Some people in politics have too much money, maybe even more money than sense. I bet you can think of one or two yourself. I know I can.

Steakhouse competition heats up in Saratoga

When they’re not contemplating the benefits of vegetarianism, most people I know seem to be eating chicken or fish. So I don’t really know who is going to eat all the red meat that’s going to be arriving in the Spa City in the form of two new steakhouses.

Camp’s history deserves preserving

One warm afternoon last summer, I stood on the wrap-around wooden porch of a sprawling and rustic Adirondack mansion and listened to the cry of a loon out on Newcomb Lake — one of the wildest and most haunting sounds the North Woods offers.

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