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.

Stillwater gov’t moving to new home

Friday, May 31, 2013
Stillwater town officials have been moving their stuff into a new Town Hall — or at least a different one.

McDonald’s folly becomes lasting legacy

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Former state Sen. Roy McDonald will be remembered for his courageous, if career-ending, vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage, but the Wilton Wildlife & Nature Preserve may be his lasting legacy.

Changes are coming on Saratoga County board

Saturday, May 18, 2013
It’s still early in the political year, but it looks like at least five seats — and maybe more — will be turning over on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.

Schaefer’s legacy may be recognized

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve wants the roughly 23,000 acres from the Essex Chain of Lakes to the end of the Hudson Gorge named the Paul Schaefer Wild Rivers Wilderness.

Owens and Tonko defend Obamacare

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Our two local Democratic congressmen last Monday stuck up for the Affordable Care Act before a not particularly friendly audience — a small-business summit in Saratoga Springs.

Inspecting boats a hot topic on lake

Saturday, April 27, 2013
The buzz among those gathered to hear about a new state land acquisition was less about spring, or even the purchase of Thomas and Cat mountains in Bolton, than boat inspections on Lake George.

Saratoga County's first four towns mark 225 years

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ballston, Halfmoon, Stillwater and Saratoga, the “mother towns” of Saratoga County, are marking their 225th anniversaries this year, each making plans for celebrations.

Just one of Saratoga’s big fires

Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Grand Central Hotel was among the finest places to stay in Saratoga when it opened in the summer of 1872 — a worthy rival along Broadway to the mammoth Grand Union and United States hotels just down the street.

Saratoga honors past, sweats future

Saturday, April 6, 2013
A community-wide effort called Saratoga 150 is looking back nostalgically at the great horses and matchups since the Union Avenue track was founded by “Old Smoke” Morrissey and friends in 1863. At the same time, the push for legalized casino gambling in the state raises lots of questions — good ones — about the viability of the track and the future of horse racing.

1913 Easter flood brought devastation

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Upstate New York in the spring of 1913 was on the fringe of what they didn’t yet call a “superstorm.”

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