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More cash for Adirondack smart growth

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
The Cuomo administration will invest $400,000 into smart growth in the Adirondack Park, the Department of Environmental Conservation said this week.

Let's get ready to rumble

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
We’ll all be encountering more rumble strips — those narrow cuts in pavement at the center or outside lines of a highway — as a new state policy puts them on more highways.

Exit 11A likely still a pipe dream

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
A $500,000 engineering study is going to look at all the thousands of cars and trucks flowing into and out of the Malta-Stillwater area and what road improvements might help handle them.

Hudson fish not ready to eat yet

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Despite a $1 billion effort to clean PCBs from the upper Hudson River, it may be many years before people can eat the fish again.

Grant will add stretch to historic canal trail

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
The recreation trail planned along the old Champlain Canal has landed a big federal grant to add one of the longest pieces yet — a section near Schuylerville as long as the Belmont Stakes.

Holiday no day of rest for rangers

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Enough people had time off for Columbus Day weekend that it became a busy weekend for Adirondack Park forest rangers, who didn’t.

Price of history getting higher in national parks

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In August, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis rather quietly told every park to reconsider its fees, as the agency looks to fund a $12 billion backlog of major maintenance ahead of its centennial in 2016.

Ballston to test new farmland program

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
The town of Ballston looks like it will be the first in the state to actually adopt a transfer of development rights law as a way of protecting farmland.

Open space plan has alluring targets

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
The state’s new draft Open Space Conservation Plan calls for protecting Wolf Hollow/Hoffman’s Notch in West Glenville, expanding the Albany Pine Bush and keeping up the push to acquire Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks.

Ballston supervisor pushing Astorino

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Ballston town Supervisor Patrick Ziegler and his wife, Mary, have founded Upstate for Astorino, which Ziegler described as an independent group of volunteer supporters of Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive running against the well-financed re-election campaign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Boat-washing law a fallacy without backing

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Making sure your boat is clean, drained and dry before you launch it is now the law of the land in New York state, not just at Lake George.

Oil train concerns shared up north

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
People from the low-income neighborhoods bordering the Port of Albany aren’t the only ones worried about the volume of volatile crude oil passing daily through the port.

Saratoga Springs' first mayor missed the boat, thankfully

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
When Saratoga Springs became a city in 1915, Walter P. Butler was the first mayor, having survived trans-Atlantic travel with a knack for booking the wrong boats at the right time.

Getting a handle on racing’s impact

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Saratoga County leaders will take another crack at figuring out how much money the thoroughbred racing industry pumps into the Capital Region economy.

It’s mano a mano in credit for nano

Saturday, July 26, 2014
If you want to be in the center of Tech Valley, the day is coming when you’ll need to move to Fort Plain.

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