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New York News
12:14 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Saratoga National Presents Expansion Plans

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At the Gideon Putnam resort Monday, Saratoga National Golf Club presented its plans for an expansion that would include a 100-room hotel, a spa, residential units, trails, an indoor practice facility, and other amenities.

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New York News
5:02 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Report Shows Increased Economic Impact Of Saratoga Race Course

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A new report examining the economic impact of the Saratoga Race Course shows the horse racing industry is having an increased footprint in the Capital Region economy.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 2, 2015

One Woman. One World. International Women's Day Event In Saratoga Springs

  International Women's Day is a holiday with millions of people participating in thousands of events around the world for 104 years - and celebrated annually by the United Nations. Four years ago two Saratoga residents set out to honor the day and its history with the first NY Celebrates Women statewide event.

One Woman. One World. will be held in Saratoga Springs on International Women’s Day, March 8th.

Ruth Fein and Joanne Yepsen are partners in Critical Needs Now, who work primarily with not-for-profits and together produce this event. Joanne is also, of course, the Mayor of Saratoga Springs.

New York News
5:20 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Election Season Begins Early In Saratoga Springs

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Election season has begun early this year in Saratoga Springs, with a former city attorney announcing her candidacy against one council member who aims to keep his seat.

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New York News
5:13 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Public Workshop To Focus On Saratoga Springs Comprehensive Plan

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As Saratoga Springs residents consider future development in their city, a meeting next week will continue the process of updating the Spa City’s master plan.

The City Council will hold a public workshop on proposed updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan Tuesday.

The document that was last updated in 2001 had been under consideration by an appointed Comprehensive Plan Committee over the course of 20 meetings.

After its last meeting in December, the Committee voted to send the “November Draft” of the comprehensive plan document to the city.

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New York News
5:21 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum Receives $1 Million Grant

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College received the $1 million in funding through a challenge grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

According to the college, the matching grant will build the institution’s endowment and expand programming for students, faculty, and visitors.

The museum’s director, Ian Berry, said the grant will support “new ways of learning for our audiences here in Saratoga and beyond.”

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New York News
3:37 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

State Liquor Authority Approves Later Hours For Saratoga Bar

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The New York State Liquor Authority has approved later closing hours for a bar in downtown Saratoga Springs, one week after a measure to establish an earlier last call for certain establishments was withdrawn

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New York News
12:16 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen Looks To 2015

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Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen, now in her second year of her first term, is scheduled to deliver her State of the City address at 1 pm today. Before the speech, she spoke to WAMC’s Lucas Willard about what’s next in 2015 and her experience in 2014. Yepsen reflected on the division within the community over casino development, a topic that dominated city business for months.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

City Officials Discuss Moving Last Call In Saratoga Springs

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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.”

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New York News
3:40 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Saratoga Springs Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

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The future of Saratoga Springs — a burgeoning tourist and residential destination — is always the subject of intense debate. But today, city officials looked to the past, as organizers gathered to officially kick off the city’s centennial celebration.

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