Saratoga Springs prides itself on its intense local politics. Over the past several years, there has been a pronounced shift from blogs to Facebook as the preferred source of local political discussion, activism, and mobilization. Over the past several election cycles, there were 2-3 active political blogs of varying quality and bile. At present, there is just 1 active blog I am aware of, Saratoga Springs Politics saratogaspringspolitics.com
It seems the local political blogs have fallen out of favor in favor of Facebook. There are numerous Facebook groups formed by concerned citizens and activists.
SCRAP Saratoga County Residents Against PACs
Saratogians for Sustainable Housing
Saratogians Against Vegas-Style Expansion
Saratogians for Gun Safety
Save Our Greenbelt
Save the Skate Park
Community Farm at Pitney Meadows
Saratoga Citizen Public Forum
Saratoga PAC does not have one, though they do have a website http://saratogapac.com/
Twitter Feeds Many of the local reporters cover Saratoga Politics via their twitter accounts
The Times Union has Dennis Yusco Saratoga Seen @saratogaseen, and http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/The Saratogian's Lauren Mineau (@LaurenMineau) and @SaratogianNews
The Daily Gazette has https://twitter.com/gazettepolitics
The Post Star's Maury Thompson https://twitter.com/ps_politics and All Politics is Local Blog
The Saratoga Grid, a new incarnation of the Saratoga Wire, is https://www.gridsaratoga.com/
Thomas Dimopoulos, long time Saratoga Springs political reporter, https://twitter.com/thomdimopoulos
Saratoga Buzz https://twitter.com/12866Buzz
The Saratoga Today http://saratogatodaynewspaper.com/
Previous Public Opinion Research on Saratoga Springs
Down to the Wire: An Analysis of the 2013 Saratoga Springs Election
Here is the results of our survey of Saratoga Springs voters in the 2007 City Election.
Scholarly Research on Local Government Reform
2007 City Election
Here is the results of our survey of Saratoga Sp, rings voters in the 2007 City Election.
Here is my overview of candidates and issues in the 2007 city election.
The Politicker-- written by Josh Benson of the New York Observer
Empire Zone Blog a blog from the metropolitan staff of The Times about politics in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, supplementing our news coverage
The Empire Page-- links to NY politics and news
New York Civic -- the newest Good Government Group in Albany founded in 2002 and dedicated to bringing media attention to important issues using the Internet, press events, commentaries, public fora, and public testimonies
The Daily Politics by Bob Smith -- a running conversation about New York's political scene through the Daily News.
UpstateBlog.Net on upstate NY economy published by the Public Policy Institute, a conservative business think tank.
NY1's Political ItCH
Room Eight New York Politics
Gotham Gazette New York City News and Policy published each weekday by the Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, the non-profit research and education affiliate of a good-government group that dates back to 1897.
The Gothamists NY politics
Urban Elephants - NYC GOP bloggers
2007 Saratoga Springs City Council
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Independent Party and Conservative Party Candidate Gordon Boyd for Mayor