Saratoga Springs is preparing for its biggest tourist weekend of the summer season, capped by horse racing’s Mid-Summer Derby.
Tens of thousands of visitors will pack Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Race Course to celebrate Travers weekend. The Travers Stakes, which will be run on Saturday, was first held in 1864, and is one of the oldest and best-attended thoroughbred races in the country.
New York Racing Association CEO Chis Kay said New York has enjoyed a great summer for racing, leading up into this weekend’s event, a key stakes race for 3-year-olds.
A sweet and juicy peach can really hit the spot on a hot summer’s day. The fuzzy fruit peaks at this time of year, so you’ll be seeing lots of peaches in your local grocery store or farmer’s market. And there are lots of delicious things you can do with them, according to our guests, food and agriculture writer Deanna Fox and Julie Vanderlee of Fishkill Farms.
As upstate New York continues its ascent as a technological hub, Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering campus is now home to Tech Valley High. The cutting edge school is expected to become a blueprint as America's education system modernizes and tightens standards.
Tech Valley High had been ensconced in two different Rensselaer County locations. Wednesday marked the official ribbon-cutting for its new $8.5 million home at the NanoCollege, which is transitioning into SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Communities across New York's Mohawk Valley are working today to dry out and clean up after heavy rains late yesterday caused serious flooding and temporarily closed a portion of the Thruway. Hardest hit was Montgomery County, where County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared a state of emergency.
Author and Berkshire resident, Gina Hyams is creating a gift book titled The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires. She envisions the project as a collective love letter to the quintessential Berkshire summer experience of picnicking on the Lawn and she is asking the public to submit their personal snapshots of Tanglewood picnics, along with favorite Tanglewood picnic recipes and tips from all eras of the festival’s eight-decade history.