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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.

Pace of development heavy on voters’ minds

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Pace of development heavy on voters’ minds

There’s a lot of anti-development sentiment in Saratoga Springs these days.

Little town gets rare clean audit

The town of Hadley sits at the northern tip of Saratoga County and at the southern edge of the Adirondacks, and let’s just say it’s small.

Veterans’ advocate getting his due


I’ve never known anyone as passionate as Gene Corsale was about honoring veterans.

GE legacy will linger long after Fort Edward plant shuts


If General Electric executives ever have sleepless nights, it may be because they wish they’d never heard of Fort Edward.

Hoping tech park finally takes off

It happened rather quietly: The meeting lasted just a few minutes, in a half-lit meeting room, with almost no audience. Actually, I was a third of it.

A ‘new normal’ in farmland grants?

Sometimes New York state gets accused of foot-dragging. One example — one I’ve cited myself — is how farmers can wait years for payment if they agree to sell the development rights to their fields.

Trail will help siege become better known


It was 238 years ago today that British Gen. Johnny Burgoyne’s forces surrendered to the American forces following the Battles of Saratoga.

Perfect time to spread this wealth


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

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


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

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


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?

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.

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