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Pace of development heavy on voters’ minds


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.

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.

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