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Lake George Asian clams have spread

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
While Lake George officials plan for mandatory boat inspections to keep future invasive species out of the region’s most famous lake, the fight against a current boat-borne invader hasn’t gone well.

The other deer season is here, too

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
I may be tempting fate to write it, but I have never hit a deer.

Northway airport link on wish list

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
The Capital Region Economic Development Council has submitted a new wish list, including money for connecting the Albany International Airport directly to the Northway.

Saratoga County asked to not let man pay tax bill

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
An attorney for Bruce Tanski — one of Halfmoon’s most prominent developers and a major Republican campaign donor — appeared before the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, urging it not to let the previous property owner get 141 acres of prime real estate in Halfmoon back by paying the back tax bill.

Veitch jumps several steps in leadership

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
The Veitch name is already well-known around Saratoga Springs, and it’s going to become better-known across Saratoga County.

Where the roads really are primitive

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
The Adirondack Park Agency is still at least a month from deciding whether to classify new state lands around the upper Hudson River as wilderness or something that will open the land to more visitors.

Young adults are abusing kids’ medicine

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
Wearing the kind of black ski mask costume that made him look like a good student of bad movies, a 20-year-old naval trainee named Richard K. Sliski is accused of displaying a semi-automatic handgun and robbing the Ballston Spa CVS pharmacy.

Roadside rescue goes by the book

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
This is a story about saving a library book.

At McGregor, all can be new but the view

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
One thing never changes about Mt. McGregor: It has a spectacular view, stretching from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains.

Meyer Lansky learned trade in Saratoga

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Some readers may know him best as a mob character on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” but Meyer Lansky was a real person, famous for pioneering gambling casinos in Las Vegas, Havana and other glittering spots.

Growing Saratoga County plans for its future

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thirteen national consulting firms are considering bidding to help Saratoga County write an economic development plan, with a selection expected in September.

Fair plans to move back for farmers

Saturday, July 6, 2013
If a July 16 start for an event originally intended to celebrate the agricultural harvest seems a little too early to you, rest assured you’re not alone. Ever since the Saratoga County Fair Board decided to go with a mid-July start more than a decade ago, there have been complaints from the kids who grow vegetables for competition and, more persuasively, from their elders, who complain that tomatoes are still green, carrots are scrawny and 4-H Club members haven’t had enough time to prepare their fair projects since school got out.

Bridge appeals to 8-year-old inner self

Saturday, June 29, 2013
In Amsterdam, they’re nearly done kicking around the idea of a new pedestrian bridge linking the city’s downtown to the South Side neighborhood.

Brothers in arms helping troubled vets

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Local politicians and even a former U.S. undersecretary of veterans affairs praised the Pfc. Joseph P. Dwyer Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program.

Tech park dreams not quite reality

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Inside the Luther Forest Technology Campus, miles of new road are as wide as an interstate, neatly striped and nearly pristine. But their unblemished condition masks a troubled future for the LFTC.

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