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

Public Workshop To Focus On Saratoga Springs Comprehensive Plan

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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in downtown Saratoga Springs, one week after a measure to establish an earlier last call for certain establishments was withdrawn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

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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

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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