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The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center named Saratoga Springs as one of its five new Walk Friendly Communities, awarding the Spa City a bronze level award. The Walk Friendly title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort PBIC recognized Evanston, Ill., Somerville, Mass., Lee’s Summit, Mo., Sandpoint, Id., and Arcata, Ca., as the other Walk Friendly Communities. “We…
Welcome to the 2015 Teacher of the Year! As you turn the pages you are going to meet some fantastic educators who are helping to shape the future of America. Whether nominated by students, parents, or fellow educators, they all have one thing in common: A commitment to children and the willingness to go above and beyond on a regular basis. As we made our way to the various schools (elementary, middle, HS) we burst into the classrooms or auditoriums…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s (SAM) 12th Annual Spring Auto Show will have a motorized lineup that provides a worthy kickoff to the spring regional car show season. The action begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, where the lawn surrounding the reflecting pool adjacent to SAM on the grounds of Spa State Park will be packed with hundreds of dream cars. It’s always an eye-popping spectacle. If you wish to participate and show off your pride…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan reports that 2014 City general fund (operating budget) revenues and expenses have come in largely balanced. Unaudited year-end figures reveal small annual operating surplus in the amount of $91,082. “This is budgeting at its best. Departments did exactly what I recommended - ask for the funds needed and use the funds received. Budgeting is planning and this is clear evidence of a good and well-implemented plan,” states Madigan. Actual 2014 revenue collected…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Automobile Museum (SAM) has invested in and installed a powerful tool for combating a major problem on our roads – distracted driving. This problem is particularly rampant among young motorists, but by no means exclusively. Four state-of-the-art distracted driving simulators, funded by donations and the Museum’s board of trustees, are now in operation at the Museum and available for the public to use with a paid admission. In doing this, the museum has also expanded…
Details Announced for Second Annual Glamor Western Gala SARATOGA SPRINGS – When you pull off a great, fun event, the challenge for the second time around is to keep it fresh and exciting, while still remaining faithful to the concepts that made it successful in the first place. This has been accomplished, and then some, as the details for the Second Annual Dogs, Divas & Dudes Gala were discussed with Gala Chairwoman Michele Riggi, who knows a few things about…
Farmers’ Market Moves To High Rock Park Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS – It’s a sure sign that warmer weather is upon us when the Saratoga Farmers Market opens its outdoor summer market at the pavilions in High Rock Park. This Saturday, May 2, marks the opening day of the outdoor season, and will kick off with a short opening ceremony and ribbon cutting by Saratoga Springs Mayor, Joanne Yepsen and Saratoga Farmers’ Market Board President Phyllis Underwood at 8:45a.m. This will…
City Center Reports Banner Year SARATOGA SPRINGS –The Saratoga Springs City Center hosted a record 157 events, among several other highlights, in its 30th anniversary year. The City Center’s 2014 annual report, delivered to the Saratoga Springs City Council this past Tuesday, April 21 by City Center President Mark Baker, detailed several other pieces of good news, including: -The 157 events represented a new record in building use days; the City Center was in use for 314.5 days in the…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Under the latest revisions to the proposed “busker,” or street performer ordinance, performers will no longer need to pay a fee, nor obtain a license to perform on downtown sidewalks. The revised ordinance was reviewed at a public hearing before the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 21. In introducing the latest version of the ordinance, Mayor Joanne Yepsen called it “…now much improved” and an outgrowth of meeting with downtown business owners, performers and…
Dedicated Crew Completes Projects with Rebuilding Together Saratoga County By Stephanie Hale-Lopez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA COUNTY – There’s no doubt Rebuilding Together Saratoga County (RTSC) has made a tremendous difference in the community since its inception 12 years ago. The organization partners with volunteers year round to ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy home. The volunteers strive to build healthy neighborhoods through RTSC’ s three programs: Home Repair – provides critical repairs for low-income…
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Police Blotter

  • COURTS: John A. Voss, 39 of Albany, pled on April 13 to the felony charge of criminal possession of a…
  • Courts: Kenneth A. Burt, III, 37, of Clifton Park, was sentenced on March 21 to 1 ½ – 3 years…
  • COURTS: Scott D. Retell, 35, of Mechanicville, pled on March 11 to the felony charge of attempted criminal sale of…
  • COURTS: Kimberly A. Allen, 47, of Albany, was sentenced on March 4 to 2-4 years in prison, after pleading guilty…
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