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C-SPAN to shine spotlight on Saratoga Springs

If you see crews filming around Saratoga in the next week, don’t be surprised. Crews from C-SPAN’s “City Tour” program will be capturing the “history and non-fiction literary life” of … more

Grant Cottage named a literary landmark

Artists can visit the cottage for free this Saturday, Sept. 23 for a plein air art festival celebrating the tradition of painting at the scenic cottage. more

When the mob came to Cuba

In the spring of 1953, as mob mogul Meyer Lansky began a three-month sentence in the  Saratoga County Jail in Ballston Spa - his only jail term ever - he may have dreamed of the welcoming … more

Queen of prep

Lilly Pulitzer has been a ubiquitous fashion staple for the preppy set since the 1960s. Lilly, a socialite but also quite the renaissance woman, started selling the oranges that grew on her … more

Honoring our jockeys, horses, trainers and leaders

THE JOCKEYS   Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez have collectively won almost 12,000 races, more than $675 million in purse earnings, 23 Breeders' Cup races, nine events in … more

When there was trouble at the track...

Fixing a horse race is not easy. Bribing a jockey or trainer might be the straightforward method for a nefarious character looking to tamper with a race, but the horses will have a say in the … more

Gas station-turned-clam shop, moved and saved, now thrives as a bakery

The Great Bay Clam Company, up on cinder blocks, at its original location at 522 Broadway, the corner of Broadway and Grove Street (now Ellsworth Jones Place)—current site of the Saratoga Spring … more

Spa scoop — the cone that got away

Play the association game: What company or brand would you link with the word “Vermont”? Many would say “Ben & Jerry’s,” because that’s where more

From slaves to leaders of their community

In the half-century after the Civil War, small numbers of hard-working African-Americans made their way northward and became citizens, more

‘Clinton’s Ditch’ turns 200

Whether you travel by bike, by boat, by train or car, or simply stop by for a short visit, there’s plenty to see, do, taste and hear along the Erie Canal this summer. more

Charles Evans Hughes

Daniel Chester French’s “Spirit of Life” statue, arguably the most brilliant gem in the civic jewel box known as Congress Park, may obscure the words etched in concrete behind it … more

A Grand Debut

For much of the winter, staff from the Adelphi Hospitality Group meticulously poured through the samples to find ones that would best fit the guest experience … more

Broadway from the ashes

In the fall of 2012, ground was broken on Broadway for a new building on a site that had been vacant for 55 years.   Story by FIELD HORNE  In the fall of 2012, ground was broken on Broadway for a new building … more

Congress Park

Congress Park, the city’s 33-acre public “pleasure garden,” has a surprising origin. It was created by Dr. John Clarke, owner of the Congress Spring, more

A Tour of Yaddo

I have been to the Yaddo grounds many times but have never taken one of the docent led tours until this past Friday evening. The rain mercifully stopped just before the tour began at 5 … more
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