Local officials gathered with advocates for families of missing children to mark the launch of a new program to help find Capital Region missing persons.
At the DeCrescente Distributing Company in Mechanicville, Capital District Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco, Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy, and others announced “Coasters for Hope,” a new pilot program to help find missing persons in the Capital Region.
A new pro-casino coalition of community members and business owners is entering the discussion surrounding casino development in Saratoga Springs.
The group Destination Saratoga announced at a press conference that it is seeking to convince area residents that before developers submit their proposals for full-size casinos in New York, that Saratoga Springs, already home to gambling, is an ideal location.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric provided stakeholders updates on the ongoing Hudson River Superfund cleanup project and a recap of the concluded 2013 dredging season on Thursday.
At a meeting of the Hudson River PCB Superfund site’s Community Advisory Group, General Electric presented to stakeholders an update on the massive habitat restoration and dredging project, saying that between April 29th and November 6th, 612,000 cubic yards of sediment containing PCBs were removed from the river bottom.
Representatives of the equine industry in New York state testified before a state assembly committee today on their concerns about how upcoming changes in the state’s gaming landscape could negatively effect horse racing and breeding.
According to a 2012 study commissioned by the State of New York, 33,000 fulltime workers – including trainers, breeders, track workers, hay farmers and other affiliated industries – are supported by the equine industry in the Empire State.
A Saratoga Springs middle school teacher, acquitted of charges associated with allegedly making inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old female student, has been terminated by the school district.
At a special meeting of the Saratoga Springs Board of Education held Monday evening, members of the public were allowed to comment on the recommended termination of middle school mathematics teacher Joseph Bruno.
Saratoga Arts is returning for its fourth year as the organizing body for First Night, a citywide New Year’s Eve celebration in the Spa City that is entering its 18th year.
Joel Reed, Executive Director of Saratoga Arts, said this year, more than 70 regional and touring performing acts will provide music, entertainment, and children’s activities at more than 20 venues throughout Saratoga Springs, and around 40 percent of the acts this year are joining in for the first time.
On a September evening, Greg Garrison and his family are preparing to pick the last of their first harvest of hops. After pulling the load of bines off the back of a truck, the hops are loaded onto an angled table.
Earlier this month, Saratoga Springs residents elected Democrat Joanne Yepsen to become their next mayor.
WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Yepsen about her time between now and January when she will succeed outgoing Republican mayor Scott Johnson, and her vision for the Spa City as she assembles a transition team.
Hundreds of individuals from Saratoga Springs and the surrounding communities packed city hall at the first meeting of SAVE Saratoga – a group formed to oppose bringing a full-size resort casino to the Spa City.
What initially started as a Facebook group created over the summer in opposition to the New York ballot question that allows up to seven Las Vegas-style gambling casinos in the state has morphed into an organized group with a petition against casino expansion, various committees, and a mission to reach out into the community.