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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Author And Dog Lunatic, David Rosenfelt

    David Rosenfelt has done it again. Told with his characteristic humor and wit his new book, Hounded is a heartfelt story about family and a page-turning legal thriller.

Rosenfelt will be in Saratoga tonight from 7-10 for "An Evening with Best Selling Author David Rosenfelt" To Benefit the Saratoga County Animal Shelter presented by Friends of Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

New York News
1:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Events Will Commemorate Solomon Northup

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Commemorations are scheduled for this weekend in Washington County and Saratoga Springs, New York in honor of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the 19th Century.

The story of Solomon Northup, as told in his 1853 narrative Twelve Years A Slave, has experienced a fresh round of attention thanks to last year’s Oscar-winning film of the same name. The story tells how Northup was lured away from his home in Saratoga Springs, and eventually sold into slavery.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Officials Kick Off Racing Season With New Markers, Signage In Saratoga Springs

One of the ten miniature quarter posts located throughout Saratoga Springs.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials gathered in Saratoga Springs today to unveil some new features visitors will likely spot around the Spa City, as they celrbate the 146th meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

NYRA Details 2014 Meet At Saratoga

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New York Racing Association officials have detailed the upcoming summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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New York News
6:03 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Saratoga Springs Police Release More Documents Related To Mount Case

Public Safety Commissioner Chris Matthiesen
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The Saratoga Springs Police Department has released more photographs, video, and other documents related to the events last summer that led to the death of a Malta man in May of this year, but the family of the victim is still looking for more information. 

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

SAVE Saratoga Urges City To Pursue More Oversight In Racino Expansion

Members of SAVE Saratoga at a December press conference.
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As a key deadline nears, an organization against Las Vegas-style gambling in Saratoga Springs is urging the City Council to assert its authority to pursue more involvement in a planned expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Much of the recent controversy related to gambling in Saratoga Springs has focused on the proposed expansion of the Racino, which is still on the table even though a Vegas-style casino plan is not, and how much oversight the city will have in the process.

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New York News
2:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Saratoga Springs City Council Debating City's Future Involvement In Racino Expansion

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Although a full Vegas-style casino expansion is now off the table there, Some Saratoga Springs residents are pushing the city council to seek more involvement in a proposed expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, but as a deadline approaches, many questions remain unanswered.

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New York News
3:48 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

SPAC Leaders Discuss Upcoming Season And Beyond

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Officials from Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave a preview of the upcoming summer season this morning and provided more details about the years ahead.

At the annual meeting of voting members, SPAC’s leaders gave updates on how the performing arts organization is standing financially, introduced new and reelected board members, and also provided a glimpse of the 2014 season and beyond.

Board members were provided with SPAC’s 2013 annual report, which includes summarized financial and attendance information. Treasurer Ron Riggi said 2013 was a positive year.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Questions Remain Following Death Of Darryl Mount, Jr.

Some are still seeking answers from Saratoga Springs City Hall
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Many questions remain following the death of a 22-year-old man who was critically injured following a police foot-chase in Saratoga Springs last year. 

22-year-old Darryl Mount, Jr. died early Tuesday, eight months after he sustained injuries and fell into a coma after a police foot chase on Labor Day weekend.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch Presents On History Of Spa City Convention Industry

Saratoga Springs supervisor Matthew Veitch shows a photo of Convention Hall
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

From its eponymous waters to horse racing, Saratoga Springs has been a destination for centuries. County Supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation Wednesday on the story of Saratoga Springs’ convention industry from the 19th Century to today.

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation to residents on the history of the Spa City’s convention industry.

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