Saratoga

Off to the Races

by Terry Conway  Legend has it that the ghost of John “Old Smoke” Morrissey still haunts Saratoga Springs, N. Y.  Morrissey was once the muscle for the Irish mob, a bare-knuckle boxing champion, a casino owner and a Congressman. But his greatest accomplishment was when he staged a four-day thoroughbred race meet in this little …

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Exploring the North Country of the Empire State

by Terry Conway  Adirondack chairs at the Harren Brook Inn stare across majestic Saratoga Lake, the namesake of the mountain range that rises on the horizon.  Anglers flock here each summer in pursuit of large and small mouth bass, northern pike and walleye.  But the season’s end ushers in another tradition in these parts: leaf …

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