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A plan to change the closing hours of bars and restaurants in Saratoga Springs was introduced and withdrawn this week, but it’s not the first time officials have sought an earlier last call for the city’s raucous bar scene.

At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Safety Chris Mathiesen introduced a measure that would have advised the State Liquor Authority to change last call from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. for businesses serving alcohol outside a designated “nightclub district.”

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Some bars in upstate New York will be closing an hour earlier this weekend after state regulators approved a proposal this week by Warren County. 

On Wednesday, the New York State Liquor Authority voted unanimously on a proposal submitted by Warren County’s board of supervisors to move closing time for bars across the county from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. According to the Authority, the new policy is Friday.