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Sidewalk law won’t solve homeless problem


The Saratoga Springs City Council has watered down the controversial law that prohibits people from making themselves tripping hazards on downtown sidewalks.

Saratoga Chamber helps vets find jobs

Saratoga Chamber helps vets find jobs

Free breakfasts and public thank-yous are wonderful for veterans on Veterans Day, but if you’re unemployed, they’re not a job.

'I Love NY' signs may violate federal standards

'I Love NY' signs may violate federal standards

Without getting into the interpersonal dynamics of a Williams family vacation, let's say I've spent a lot of time searching out those blue interstate highway services signs.

Bicycle sharing set to roll into Capital Region

Bicycle sharing set to roll into Capital Region

As a traveler, I’ve often wished it was easy to spontaneously rent a bicycle and pedal for a few hours of leisurely exploration.

A WWII combat nurse’s story

A WWII combat nurse’s story

We’ve all heard the stories about the World War II veterans who came home from combat and didn’t talk to their families about it.

A tale of two Glens Falls governors


Most cities the size of Glen Falls have never produced a governor. Yet the hometown of Joe Bruno and Jimmer Fredette was the birthplace of two New York governors.

Getting to work closing ‘skills gap’

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Getting to work closing ‘skills gap’

I guess it makes sense: Unemployment is low in the Capital Region’s most-prosperous county, so it’s tougher for companies with jobs to offer to find competent people who aren’t already working somewhere else.

DEC addressing High Peaks crowding


For me, a good hike involves at least a little solitude in which to commune with nature.

How Capital Region government salaries add up

How Capital Region government salaries add up

The Empire Center for Public Policy has released a report called “What They Make 2015-16,” comparing average salaries being paid in counties, cities, villages and towns in nine regions across the state.

Voters to get a say on CVS land swap


At the risk of sounding like a nostalgia-wrinkled old codger: If it could bring the Old Homestead restaurant back, the upcoming Burnt Hills voter referendum would pass in a heartbeat.

Old boss has high praise for Sobol


Arts administrator Elizabeth Sobol’s journey from Miami Beach to Saratoga Springs — 1,500 miles due north, and as far from an ocean or Great Lake as you can get in New York state — has a Schenectady connection.

Saratoga County eyeing tax cap exemption

The lowest-taxed county in New York state will look for the first time at whether to break the state’s tax cap.

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

It’s been just over a year since I spent three hours on the bleachers of a sweltering high school gym, running out of ink over all the things people had to say about a proposed Wal-Mart store in Ballston.

Birds get blame for fouling fun at beach

It seems birds and people are both to blame for the contamination scare that closed Brown’s Beach on Saratoga Lake.

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

Paid parking looking more and more likely in Spa City

If you drive up to Lake George, you’ll pay to park, not just on Canada Street, but even on some of the side streets.

Herrick likely to remain on GOP scene

In a small surprise in a year that’s been full of startling political developments, Saratoga County Republican Chairman John Herrick won’t be seeking re-election to that post.

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market

Pair of historic, Spa City properties on the market


Saratoga Springs is steeped in history, and a lot of it is up for sale right now, and with eye-popping price tags.

Capital Region projects to focus on pedestrian safety

A teenage girl’s death last week while trying to cross a busy highway in Cohoes has been prominent in the news, with her family, friends and city officials justifiably upset.

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

End is near for Saratoga's ‘Pink Palace’

In Saratoga Springs, the days of the old college dormitory — known more derisively than affectionately — as the “Pink Palace,” are numbered.

A safer way to view the Adirondack mountains

In the Adirondacks there are few sights more distracting than the view of the High Peaks from Route 73 where it meets Route 9N — and distracted driving is a bad thing.

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