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  • NY gasoline prices decline, further relief ahead

    Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97 per gallon Sunday.

    This compares with the national average, which has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.84, according to gasoline price website

    Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 18.

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  • Kathleen Parker: Eleventh-hour slander

    After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school.

    There are no words -- except perhaps desperate, scurrilous and embarrassing to anyone with a conscience and a grown-up brain.

  • Snapshot: Rensselaer County Executive visits White House

    Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin recently visited the White House in Washington D.C. with other elected officials.

  • 100 years ago in The Saratogian: Sept. 17

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1918. A Chamber of Commerce meeting is usually an occasion for boosterism and optimism, but former state senator Edgar T. Brackett says tonight that "I had hoped sometime to hear a general discussion by this body of the question, 'What is the matter with Saratoga?'"

    Speaking at the Casino, Brackett claims that "Saratoga Springs has been going down hill for the past forty-six years.

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    Monday, Sept. 17

    CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE:"The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists" by Lisa Pace Vetter, associate professor of political science and affiliate faculty member of the Gender and Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Today in history

    Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year.

    Today's Highlight in History:

    On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

    On this date:

    In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam (an-TEE'-tum) in Maryland.

  • Children fairy gathering set for September 22

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>> Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host a fairy gathering for children of all ages September 22.

    The event goes from noon until 3 p.m. at Pitney Meadows on 223 West Avenue.

    Organizers said the gathering features 30 fairy houses created by Girl Scouts and set in a border of blooming flowers for all to enjoy.

  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year.

    Today's Highlights in History:

    On Sept. 16, 1987, two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth's ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.

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    Sunday, Sept. 16

    ADIRONDACON: First Stall Productions, LLC, and Adirondack Tabletop Gamers and Game Developers are moving the Adirondacon convention to the Aviation Mall, taking over the Party Palace from 10 a.

  • SNAPSHOT: Fill ‘er up

    Workers have been busy recently installing new fueling stations outside Scotty’s Restaurant at Wilton Travel Plaza on Ballard Road, near Northway Exit 16. The business, owned by Frank Parillo, is marking its 40th anniversary this year.

  • Letter: Behavior of Congress embarrassing

    Some character from the play Hamlet once uttered, "There is something rotten in Denmark". That quip has suddenly become appropriate.

    Had it not been for my interest in watching the Supreme Court nomination hearings concerning Bret Kavanaugh, my focus would have been elsewhere - pickle ball, banjo playing, happy hour.