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Green signs of the season

Whether you cut your own tree in the back 40, or do some judicious trimming of the shrub in the backyard, holiday greens are on the agenda. Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has been making her own wreaths and garlands for years. She shared some tips with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Harness track in Saratoga Springs (File photo)
Harness track in Saratoga Springs (File photo)

To fund sport, harness racing ups its bet on "racino" style gambling

It's harness racing season once again here in the North Country. At county affairs across the region, local breeders and racers are competing in a sport that's been popular here since the 1800s.

Meanwhile, in Saratoga Springs, the sport's backers are once again trying to expand the amount of slot-machine gambling that goes on at the harness racing track.

Saratoga Gaming and Raceway hopes to keep its so-called "racino" open until 4 am. According to the Albany Times-Union, local government officials oppose the change.

The request is now being reviewed by the state Lottery Division.

This link between harness racing and slot-machine gambling has been controversial for years. Brian Mann's report on the debate first aired in the summer of 2008.  Go to full article

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