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Usage fees eyed for Saratoga Lake

Improvement district says over use, cost of managing lake at issue

Members of the SPLID introduced draft legislation in July that calls for owners of motorized boat and docks to register with the district every year and for boaters to pay for day or week use passes.

No nibbles is last straw

Glenville residents seek to limit access to neighborhood pond

Some Glenville residents are reeling after being unable to catch fish at a local stocked pond, and they are asking town officials to cut the lines of fellow fishermen.

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An event that’s for the dogs

APF to hold 20th annual Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals; town approves expansion

The Animal Protective Foundation is hosting its 20th annual Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Central Park in Schenectady. The event raises money to support the nonprofit’s animal care, adoption, and spay and neuter programs.

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Photo Gallery: Get your kicks at Double M Rodeo

The dirt was flying and hoofs thundering at the Double M Rodeo August 11. This Gallery shows the courage of the performers during the event. Lots of pictures to see.

The forest for the trees

Kids take ownership of outdoors with new program

In an effort to instill an appreciation of nature in youths of the new millennium, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy has developed a program to allow children their own space out in the woods.

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RC plane hobbyists take to the sky

Fun Fly event at Maalwyck Park is a miniature air show for all ages

The Glenville Electric Powered Aeromodelers Club on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, hosted the John Maggs Memorial Fun Fly, which had all-electric radio controlled model plans zipping above Maalwyck Park.

Glenville plans upgrades at Maalwyck Park

Project totals $500k for “basic” park features; decade-old grant to be tapped

Nearly 10 years ago, town officials secured a $250,000 grant for park improvements. Now, it looks like that money has a chance to be spent.

Campers to stake out tents for Habitat

Tent-A-Thon returns to Tawasentha Park for 19th event

To show solidarity for those living in poverty, a group of people will come together to live for an extended weekend in tents at Guilderland’s Tawasentha Park.

Race organizers want runners to get good and messy

Maple Ski Ridge to host first mud run, raise funds for veteran center

Maple Ski Ridge is transforming its slopes for a wild, muddy race through an array of obstacles for a good time and a good cause.

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Track opens gates early for family fun

Whether you call it the flat track or the Saratoga Race Course, one thing is for certain: it’s the place to be during the Spa City summer.

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Saratoga Fair in full swing

The Saratoga County Fair is well underway, but before the first guests entered the gates, fair dignitaries and volunteers were already predicting a banner year based on fair memories.

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Study would focus on Aqueduct property

Friends of Niskayuna Rowing seeks new boathouse with community facilities

A group of Niskayuna rowers are looking to alleviate tight space at a local club with plans for a new boathouse.

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Collins Park beach closed for season

Sediment deposits from Irene affect Scotia swimming, reopening date unclear

The effects of Hurricane Irene stretch on at a popular Scotia swimming destination, meaning people won’t be able to beat the heat there this summer.

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Cool cars coming to café

Three years ago, Eran Wasserman set down some new roots for himself in scenic Charlton after living in Israel and Manhattan. He’s found country life to his liking — so much so that he’s finding a way to give back to the community through his business and a passion for cool cars.

Double M saddles up

Not everyone might realize it, but it does every summer at the Double M Western Store, where on Friday and Saturday nights from July 6 through Aug. 31 you can catch an honest-to-goodness rodeo.