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A Homelessness Awareness Night will be held in Saratoga Springs Thursday evening.

Nearly two weeks after three Skidmore college students were struck by an alleged drunk driver, college officials are beginning conversations on campus and throughout the community on how to move on from the tragedy that killed a freshman student.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

At a crowded meeting last night in Saratoga Springs, local residents and members of the city council heard presentations on two competing designs for a downtown parking garage.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

One of the most closely watched factors in the Saratoga Springs elections Tuesday was the role of Saratoga PAC. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that some are calling the PAC the biggest loser of the bunch.

Joanne Yepsen declares victory in Saratoga
Lucas Willard / WAMC

All incumbents seeking re-election in Saratoga Springs held on to their seats for another two-year term, including Democratic mayor Joanne Yepsen.

Dave Lucas

It will be a busy election night in Saratoga Springs. With four contested races for City Hall and the introduction of the city's first Political Action Committee, WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at what's at stake.


The Times Union reports Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony ‘Skip’ Scirocco confirmed the presence of bedbugs after an exterminator was hired to eliminate sewer flies.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

NOTE: To see the first part of this story reported on October 21st, click here

The entrance of Saratoga’s first political action committee into city politics in 2015 has not been without controversy.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

With two-year terms and a unique structure of government, Saratoga Springs’ candidates for city government often face fierce political opposition. New to this year is Saratoga PAC – an organization that has raised more than $50,000 and has endorsed a bipartisan slate of candidates.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Homeowners in Saratoga Springs would see a modest decrease in their property taxes under a new budget proposal and discussions are continuing on how to proceed with two recently submitted plans for a downtown parking garage.