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The House Built Backward and the Disappearing Mayor
Even as Harry Pettee was building the grand house at 595 Broadway, he probably understood that his tenure within its walls would be limited. What he knew, but did not share with anyone else, was that he was planning to disappear.
Track is Back: Saratoga Racing Season Kicks Off
SARATOGA SPRINGS – It is now post time…and party time! Saratoga Race Course has returned for its 144th season of sensational Thoroughbred racing action, bringing with it new features and vendors designed to enhance the visitor’s experience.
Groundbreaking Development: Largest Residential Construction in Over a Decade Underway in Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Estates at Beaver Pond Village, a Blitman Development community, recently broke ground in an approximately 150-acre area off Geyser Road. Construction of 84 single-family homes is set to begin shortly, the first new residential project of this size in Saratoga Springs in over a decade.
Potential Legislative Changes Affect Local Farmers
SARATOGA COUNTY – An upcoming bill renewal could mean more potential opportunities, but considerable programming cuts and reform for some rural communities in Saratoga County.
Saratoga's Victorian Ladies: A Look Inside the Mingay House
Local historian and author Hollis Palmer is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to one of Saratoga Springs most decadent, beautiful and moneyed eras, a veritable encyclopedia on all things Victorian. Author of “See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era” and “Mahogany Ridge,” Palmer has kindly offered to share his passion for Victorian architecture, culture and personalities with Saratoga TODAY and our readers in a six-part series. For his first entry, Palmer describes the beautiful Mingay House of James Mingay, located at 100 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – “Attention to detail” describes both James Mingay and the house he built in 1901 at 100 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. A quick look at the woodwork, molding, and quality of the interior and one can understand why, in his professional life, Mingay was noted for his accuracy and familiarity with all aspects of his business. Not one who was willing to waste space, he even found room for a bathroom under the landing of the main staircase.
RSVP: Reporting Saratoga's Various Parties for 7/20
There was nothing unlucky about last Friday the 13th, as Albany Medical Center welcomed over 700 to Light Up the Night at Saratoga National Golf Club. The event was a record-breaking success!
Get Your Story Published in Simply Saratoga Magazine
Calling all writers – now’s your chance to have your story printed and distributed to over 40,000 readers across Saratoga County! For our next issue of Simply Saratoga, we’re looking to include something a little different – a short narrative story, either true or completely made up – submitted by you, the reader. With any luck, we hope this will be a regular feature in our bi-monthly magazine, showcasing both known and unknown writers in our community.
The State of NYRA
SARATOGA SPRINGS - The state of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is poor, with the organization reporting losses of over $24 million in 2011.
Another $2 Billion: GlobalFoundries Considers Upping Malta Investment
MALTA – GlobalFoundries is looking to increase their investment at the Luther Forest Technology Campus by over $2 billion, facilitating further expansions and bringing in more manufacturing equipment at the semi-conductor computer chip plant in Malta.
Nonprofits Unite: Buy Some Tasty BBQ and Help Three Worthy Causes
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Three local agencies are pooling their resources and working together to host a fundraiser that none of them could throw alone.