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Political conventions once were regulars in Saratoga

Saturday, May 3, 2014

For nearly a century, Saratoga Springs was the summer place to be for New York state’s political maneuvering c

Four in GOP seek DA post, but for when?

Friday, April 25, 2014
If there’s one sure bet in politics this year, it’s that Saratoga County District Attorney Jim Murphy is going to become the next County Court judge.

Rail baron spent much time in Saratoga

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sometime this spring, a $91 million construction project will begin laying down a much-needed second set of railroad tracks between Schenectady and Albany.

Wolf tale from 1968 — ahead of its time?

Friday, April 11, 2014
In January 1968, the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” was the nation’s top-selling album, the price of a postage stamp rose from 5 to 6 cents, and a timber wolf went wild in Caroga Lake.

Allocation of parks funds still a mystery

Friday, April 4, 2014
The new state budget includes $90 million for improvements to state parks, though how it will be spent remains a mystery.

CDTA: BusPlus — and bus minus, too

Saturday, March 29, 2014
I want the Capital District Transportation Authority to set a ridership record, if only because it would be a better story.

Consultant: Changes needed at tech park

Friday, March 21, 2014
On paper, Saratoga County has no stake in whether the Luther Forest Technology Campus succeeds or fails.

Wilderness measures are worth celebrating

Friday, March 14, 2014
I’ve had my breath taken away by the scale of Colorado peaks still snowcapped in August.

Solomon Northup: the rest of the story

Monday, March 10, 2014
Thanks to the Oscar wins for “12 Years a Slave,” the story of Solomon Northup’s kidnapping will be remembered until toucans call through the rainforests of Iceland.

Housing Authority hands critic big bill for photocopies

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority may have hit on a novel way to get back at its critics — a hit in their wallets.

Milton identity at stake

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
I don’t consider Milton among the fast-growing towns in Saratoga County, but there are fresh signs I could be wrong.

Sheriff’s cars to get new look

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Starting this spring, the patrol cars of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department will show up better against a snowbank.

Driver, walker safety a concern

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
In Saratoga Springs, more people cross Broadway each day — getting from a parking deck to a coffee shop, say, if not to a bar — than drive on the city’s main thoroughfare.

Long-term transit plan a big need

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Pumping new money into roads, bridges and buses will require a different kind of thinking than has been seen recently in the House of Representatives.

Time has come for Rexford bridge to go

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
After decades of talk about replacing the Rexford bridge, it looks like it could actually happen.

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