Mayor Yepsen Announces Re-election Plans

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne D. Yepsen announced re-election bid yesterday, May ...

Saratoga Casino and Raceway Breaks Ground on $34 Million Hotel Expansion

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Casino and Raceway officially broke ground May 27 on its $34 million hot...

Homeless in Saratoga County

First in a three-part series exploring solutions. SARATOGA SPRINGS – Over the last few weeks, mingl...

SPAC Kicks Off Concert Season

SARATOGA SPRINGS – While the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s season technically kicked off earlier...

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Flags will be flying high as the red, white and blue will be proudly abound in downtown Saratoga Springs for the 46th annual Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161 Flag Day parade Saturday, June 14. Saturday’s parade is set to begin at North Broadway around noon before continuing down Broadway and heading into Congress Park, which will be the location of the first ever Port Call Saratoga Springs, celebrating the Navy sailors of Saratoga County. Five divisions…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – “It’s not a garage, it’s a parking structure.” So said Mark Baker, president of the Saratoga Springs City Center on Wednesday, June 11, as he and other members of the City Center Authority, along with design and architectural experts, gave authority members and the public a first look at the actual proposed paid parking facility, adjacent to the City Center between Maple and High Rock Avenues. This is a major step, yet only one in a process…
Area Residents Mobilize to Oppose Expansion By Megan Irene Kretz For Saratoga TODAY Editor's Update: June 9, 2014 - By a unanimous vote (one abstention), the Saratoga County Buildings and Grounds Committee, chaired by Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza, rejected any expansion to the Saratoga County Airport. As such, there cannot be any other proposed expansion by the airport for 10 years. MILTON— The fight to preserve their homes and neighborhood brought over 100 residents to the Milton Community Center on…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Bataan Death March of verbiage, pontification and blather about all things relating to the city’s status regarding the proposed Saratoga Casino and Raceway (SCR) expansion was taken to a new level of intensity this week. We were first treated to a marathon City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 3, in which the mayor’s agenda item about the expansion did not get entertained until nearly 10 p.m. (note that the meeting started at 7 p.m.; note further…
By Alexandria R. Parisi Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS – Open since 1998, Four Seasons Natural Foods Store and Cafe located at Phila Street in downtown Saratoga Springs now has given consumers something new to look forward to. The second location has been open for business for less than two weeks and its location on Henry Street proves to continue pursuing ultimate customer satisfaction with buying in bulk for a cheaper price. What is now a retail grocery store, the new…
The successful fight against a full-scale casino siting in Saratoga Springs was the first of two equally important battles we need to win in order to protect our community’s long-term interests and preserve the character of our wonderful city. The second battle is against the proposed Saratoga Casino and Raceway (SCR) expansion that we have a very short window of time to contest. If the expansion plans go through without local oversight, not only would it hurt the city now,…
Tensions Rise as Saratoga County Airport Eyes Expansion By Megan Irene Kretz For Saratoga TODAY MILTON – At a May 20 public hearing, proposed expansions to the Saratoga County airport were met with heavy opposition. County officials held the meeting to discuss changes to the airport’s master plan. At the heart of the controversy is the keyword: uncertainty. Even after the meeting, attendees still had no idea about exactly what form the proposed expansion would take; the timetable for expansion;…
Delegation Seals The Sister City Deal SARATOGA SPRINGS AND CHESTER, ENGLAND – A group of local citizens and individuals, using only private funds, are expected shortly to hear that their invitation to form Saratoga Springs’ second Sister City relationship; with Chester, England has been formally accepted. The first, with Chekhov, Russia was seen as a relationship that had its roots in cultural and artistic exchanges. Should the Saratoga Springs-Chester relationship be realized, enormous impacts could be felt in economic, racing,…
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Police Blotter

  • Jeffrey L. Carpenter, 26, of Gansevoort, was arrested May 21 and charged with DWI, consumption of alcoholic beverages, unlawful possession…
  • Thomas C. Robbins, 58, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested May 18 and charged with criminal contempt. Eric J. Madigan, 41,…
  • Shane R. Dempsey, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested May 10 and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Brian…
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