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.”
 

Saratoga County chief sheriff's deputy retiring after 13 years in job

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Edward “Ned” Rooney will be retiring March 29 after 13 years as chief deputy, third in command under the sheriff and undersheriff.
 

Warren County makes history this year

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Warren County is conducting a yearlong celebration of its 200th birthday.
 

County Water Authority runs minus director

Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Saratoga County Water Authority is running, seemingly happily, without a full-time executive director, and will continue to do so.
 

Saratoga County board rushed gun stance, too

Saturday, March 2, 2013
On Tuesday, three Saratoga County supervisors voted against a resolution putting the county on record as calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act, the state’s tough new gun control law.
 

Locals say sales tax exemption tool must stay

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
Local economic development officials will fight a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to limit sales tax exemptions, one of their tools for attracting new companies and new jobs to the region.
 

Follensby Pond seen as jewel in state crown

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Someday, the state will acquire Follensby Pond, a sapphire of the Adirondacks.
 

Opossum Day: Warm, weird weather

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Happy Groundhog Day! It would be more fun if we had an Opossum Day, but you can’t mess with tradition.
 

Environmental fund getting budget boost

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to give the state’s Environmental Defense Fund its first boost in three years, a much-needed additional $19 million.
 

Visiting an Adirondack Great Camp

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
It will be a fine weekend for a drive to the Adirondacks, and if you’re hardy enough, a visit to one of the last of the historic Great Camps.
 

Wormuth moving up in county government

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
Halfmoon Republican Mindy Wormuth is the new vice chairwoman of the county Law and Finance Committee, which puts her in line — if she wins re-election this fall — to head the Board of Supervisors in 2015.
 

Director of Saratoga County Animal Shelter is retiring

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Dan Butler, supervisor of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, will be retiring in March, after more than three decades of being associated with the shelter.
 

More historic records being posted online

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
By the time you read this, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione should already have been sworn into her new job as a state senator. But she hasn’t slacked off in her final weeks in the clerk’s office, announcing a couple of new initiatives.
 
 

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