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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Tue June 10, 2014

The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival June 20-22

  The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival is taking place next Friday through Sunday – June 20th-22nd at The Saratoga Fairgrounds.

125 artists and artisans will display and sell their original works, there will be live entertainment and music and ongoing craft demonstrations, there will be activities for kids – oh, and 20 hot air balloons will launch.

Christian Dutcher is the balloon component organizer or The Saratoga Ballon and Craft festival and he joins us now.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri May 30, 2014

"Roscoe" A New Opera Based On The Work Of William Kennedy

    Act one of award-winning opera composer Evan Mack's new work Roscoe will be part of Opera Saratoga's 2014 summer festival. The opera is based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Kennedy.

The 80 minute concert performance will give Saratoga audiences a first look at this brand new piece at The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College on June 8th at 2pm.

Composer Evan Mack joins us along with Opera Saratoga's General Director, Curtis Tucker.

New York News
2:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Ex-teen Idol's NY DWI Case Near Resolution

A lawyer says a New York drunken-driving charge against 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and returned to a town court for resolution.

Cassidy was pulled over in August in the town of Schodack and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was in upstate New York for a horse racing meet in Saratoga Springs.

The charge was a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 driving-under-the-influence conviction in his home state of Florida.

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New York News
2:58 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment

A coalition formed in response to a planned statewide referendum about whether to amend the New York constitution to authorize up to seven additional casinos held a press conference this morning at Capital Repertory in downtown Albany.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A veritable"who's who" of leaders of Capital Region arts non-profits gathered in a show of solidarity under the moniker "Upstate Theaters for a Fair Game." The group hopes to educate the public on what it sees as potential negative effects of casino expansion on what it refers to as "local entertainment ecosystems," noting that mid-sized arts and entertainment venues in neighboring states have been impacted by casino-based entertainment offerings.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Despite Slower Start, Many Confident Saratoga Tourism Will Improve

Recent reports show that the 2013 racing season at the Saratoga Race Course was facing lower levels of attendance over last year in the several days after its July 19th opening.

The Albany Times Union reported that on an opening day with temperatures above 90 degrees, track attendance was down 15 percent from the previous year’s opening day. The slump continued with the next day down 13 percent. On the first giveaway day, attendance was 7 percent below last year’s.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Saratoga to Cuomo: Build Casino Here

Winslow Homer drawing from August 1865 Harper's Weekly
Credit City of Saratoga Spings & WikiPedia

Saratoga City and County leaders showed up in Albany Wednesday to make a case for building a casino in the Spa city.

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Saratoga
4:55 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Saratoga, NY-based operator buys Colo. Casino

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based raceway and slots company has purchased a casino in Colorado for $28 million.

Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc., which owns the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York, announced Tuesday that it completed the deal to buy Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colo.

The new casino will be called "Saratoga Casino-Blackhawk."

The casino, open since 1995, was renovated in 2008 and has about 600 slot machines and 11 table games plus restaurants, bars and a banquet facility.

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Saratoga
12:13 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Gun Show Will Go On In Spa City Despite Post-Sandy Hook Opposition

Photo from a previous Saratoga Gun Show.
Credit NEACA, Inc., NEACA Show Promotions

With gun control in the National spotlight, scores of protesters are expected to greet gun enthusiasts when they arrive at an upstate New York venue that's hosting a firearms show this weekend. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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The Two-Way
12:45 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Gun Show Will Go On In N.Y. Town Despite Post-Sandy Hook Opposition

The crowd was large at a March 2012 gun show in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Ed Burke Courtesy of The Saratogian

"City Center officials announced Wednesday that this weekend's Saratoga Arms Fair will go on as scheduled, despite pleas from opponents who want the event canceled," the local Saratogian reports.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Vox Pop : Gambling : 7/18/12

With less than 48 hours until the first race of the 2012 season at Saratoga Race Course – today we’re talking gambling.

While the Saratoga season is just beginning, already reports indicate Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to unveil the members of the New York Racing Association’s new board, whose installation was precipitated earlier this year after the naming of new president Ellen McClain without input from state officials, following the firing of former president and CEO Charles Hayward, an alleged party to a scandal that cost the betting public over $8 million.

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