Matthew Veitch

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From its eponymous waters to horse racing, Saratoga Springs has been a destination for centuries. County Supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation Wednesday on the story of Saratoga Springs’ convention industry from the 19th Century to today.

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation to residents on the history of the Spa City’s convention industry.

Saratoga County

Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.

This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.

Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.

The three-way race for two open seats on Saratoga County’s Board of Supervisors for Saratoga Springs came to a close on Tuesday evening, with voters electing both a Democrat and a Republican.

Three candidates for two open seats for County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs participated in a debate Thursday night.

Current supervisor Matthew Veitch is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence tickets. Saratoga County Clerk Peter Martin is running on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence lines, and  Kenneth Ivins, Jr., former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.