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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.

Veterans equine therapy program gets push on Capitol Hill

A Saratoga program in which veterans work on healing with former racehorses could become a national model for how to help people recovering from the traumas of war.

Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park

Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park

The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is creating new Karner blue butterfly habitat at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Low-salt diet eyed for Lake George

Municipalities around Lake George are being asked to think about ways to reduce their use of road salt, for the lake’s sake.

Deadly crashes raise concerns along stretch of Route 67

Two fatal accidents in barely a month along the same stretch of road doesn’t necessarily mean the road is at fault — but then again, it might. The highway in question is the winding two-lane stretch of Route 67 between Northway Exit 12 and Ballston Spa.

State to help fund needed sewer, water upgrades

The Adirondacks are full of little communities that don’t need even one traffic light and maybe never will, but they definitely need better water and sewer systems. They just can’t afford them.

Golf course proposal divides Saratoga Springs council

I can’t predict which way the Saratoga Springs City Council is going to go on plans to expand Saratoga National Golf Club into a year-round resort.

Money sought for oil train response

Seventy percent of the crude oil that comes out of North Dakota and Montana moves by rail, and a lot of those trains come to the Port of Albany.

Budgets eye new road repair aid

The one-house state budgets that passed the Assembly and Senate on Thursday both include extra money to help upstate communities repair roads that are showing their mortality after the last two winters.

Interests competing for ear of governor

It’s the time of year in Albany for making “the ask.”

CDTA locks in fuel price — for 2017

The Capital District Transportation Authority this week locked in a price of $2.69 per gallon for low-sulphur diesel. But what’s interesting is when CDTA will be paying that price — it’s locking it in for its 2017-2018 budget year, three years from now, and at a lower price than it’s paying today.

Northeast is alone in deep freeze

If you’re tired of feeling like a freezer waffle, do not — I repeat, do not, for any reason — look at what the National Climate Prediction Center is saying.

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