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

Saratoga Springs Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

Credit Lucas Willard

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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New York News
3:48 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Groups At Odds Over Saratoga Springs Parking Garage Plan

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As Saratoga Springs continues to develop and expand its famed downtown, parking has been a perennial issue. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a proposed parking garage is the subject of fierce debate.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Saratoga Springs To Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. With Weekend Of Events

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From Saturday, January 17th, through Monday, the 19th, Saratoga Springs is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's celebration in the Spa City will feature a keynote speaker, a film screening, performers, and community service projects. 

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New York News
3:30 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Historic Hotels Move Toward New Futures

The Adelphi in downtown Saratoga Springs
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Two historic hotels in the region are moving a step closer to finding new life in their communities. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the latest developments in Saratoga Springs and Cambridge.

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New York News
5:26 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Protesters Plan Rally In Saratoga Springs

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Protesters in Saratoga Springs are planning a demonstration against the city’s police department as the Spa City fills with visitors for the annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration.

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New York News
5:21 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Attorney General's Office Investigating Saratoga Springs Land Sale

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The New York Attorney General’s office is investigating the City of Saratoga Springs’ attempted sale of a downtown parcel, a move that is already the subject of a lawsuit brought on by a group of former officials.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Saratoga Springs Hires Firm To Fight Suit Over Land Sale

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The city of Saratoga Springs has hired legal help to fight a lawsuit brought on by a group of former officials over the sale of a city-owned, downtown parking lot.

As reported in the Times Union the city council recently voted to hire Albany firm Nixon Peabody to defend itself against a suit brought by a group of former officials.

The suit claims the sale of the city’s so-called Collamer lot off Broadway, in exchange for a parcel off Union Avenue, was illegally conducted.

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New York News
5:36 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Schumer Pushes For Arts Funding In Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The arts and Saratoga Springs have a long history together, but talk today was all about the future. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Saratoga Springs to put a spotlight on the city’s push for federal funding to develop a city-wide arts initiative.

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New York News
3:29 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Former Officials Take Issue With Lawsuit Against Saratoga Springs City Council

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

  Note: This posted has been updated.

A group of former city officials in Saratoga Springs last week filed a lawsuit accusing the current city council of illegally approving a land exchange. Now other former officials are speaking out against the charges. It’s the latest flare-up between city incumbents and past leaders.

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New York News
2:21 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Saratoga Springs City Council Approves Measure To Prevent Development In Greenbelt

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

At the public’s urging, the Saratoga Springs city council last night approved a measure that would prohibit development in the city’s protected greenspace.

Despite the snowy weather, city residents packed council chambers at city hall Tuesday evening to weigh in on a proposed change that could open the city’s Conservation Development District, also called the Greenbelt, to limited development.

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