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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.

Proposed law would restrict noise near track

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

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


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

On the face of it, the Saratoga seasonal trolley service is in trouble.

APA plan aims to boost hamlets, villages


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

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

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


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

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.

Long history of cougar claims in Adirondacks


Myself, I’m not in a hurry to meet a cougar in the woods.

Luther Forest campus could get lift from rezoning

If the town of Malta loosens the zoning restrictions on the Luther Forest Technology Campus, it could bring millions of dollars in new investment to the property.

Meager still active as Malta evolves

As Malta town supervisor from 1972 to 2005, Dave Meager saw the central Saratoga County town through nearly four decades of transformational growth, from farm country along the new Adirondack Northway to today’s high-tech suburb.

Whitney donates park to Spa City

What will quickly become Saratoga Springs’ most-recognized pocket park is finished and will be dedicated on Monday.

It's makeover time for the very first Stewart's

It's makeover time for the very first Stewart's

Stewart’s Shops wants to replace its convenience store on the southern edge of Ballston Spa with a bigger, more modern store. The site at Church Avenue and Thomas Street is where the company, which now has 331 stores from Ogdensburg to Newburgh, got started.

Clifton Park eyes Main Street makeover

Clifton Park may never have a traditional Main Street, but there are efforts underway to make the area around Northway Exit 9 into a “town center” that will seem a little more like it ought to have one.

Bracelets to protect kids who wander

Parents with children who have a handicap that makes them prone to wandering — autism, say, or Down syndrome — are being offered a new tool for tracking them if they get lost.

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