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in downtown Saratoga Springs, one week after a measure to establish an earlier last call for certain establishments was withdrawn
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.
A plan to change the closing hours of bars and restaurants in Saratoga Springs was introduced and withdrawn this week, but it’s not the first time officials have sought an earlier last call for the city’s raucous bar scene.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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.