is a town located in northwest Saratoga County, New York. North of the Town and Village of Galway. Providence
has famously been called
the "dump of Saratoga County"
Streams, small lakes and ponds dot the rural landscape of gentle rolling forest-covered hills
and picture-esque scenery.
Blighting this environment are trailers and beat-up
houses with about fifty junk cars in the yard, none of which
run. People living in their own filth, run-down country homes, and people living in camps. Genesee
Beer is the only swill that is allowed to be consumed, and everyone seems
to go party on "the lake" during weekends (Sacandaga Reservoir).
Kids and teenagers in Providence
go to Galway High
all tend to still have mullets, cut of jean-jackets / vests
with backpatches that say words like "Metallica" "Dio" "Warrent" while
Clorox their hair
teddy bears. The adults tend to not work, are unemployed, or have friends
up in Mayfield that they do odd-jobs for.
The main roads are "Fish House Road" and "Barkersville Road" which
are county roads.
There are thrills to be had in Providence
. The kids can't wait
to grow up, cook microwave food, pull welfare scams, own a gun, work on cars, and have babies.
If visiting, or driving through stay on the county roads. The town roads, goat paths, and dirt roads lead to some scary areas that can only be seen in the movie "Deliverance"