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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The eighth annual Saratoga All-American Celebration, July 3 to July 5 in Downtown Saratoga Springs, will be returning with big changes this year. The Celebration will no longer be held in Congress Park and instead Spring Street, Putnam Street, and Henry Street will all be closed off to accommodate this huge event. The parade, which begins at 11 a.m., will also not be passing by Congress Park this year. Instead, it will start at the corner of…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Circus Smirkus, the acclaimed international youth circus, returns to the outdoor polo field at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for four performances this summer. On July 5th and 6th families can gather under the “Big Top Tent” as the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs proudly presents the Circus Smirkus 2015 ‘Big Top Tour’. Circus Smirkus will perform July 5th and 6th with a 1p.m. and 7p.m. show scheduled for each day. Tickets are $25 for adults 13 and…
BALLSTON SPA – This Father’s Day Weekend, June 19 to 21, The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival will be held at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa for another year of colorful balloons, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more food vendors than ever before. The festival starts this afternoon and continues until Sunday evening. Balloon launches begin tonight at 6 p.m. and then Saturday and Sunday in the early morning and evening. Those who attend can also look…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Jon Dorflinger wants to bring “Hollywood to Saratoga.” Since there is no film academy within 150 miles of Saratoga, Dorflinger decided in March to start one of his own, using his background as an English teacher, writer, and his work in production for several high-profile films to found the Saratoga Film Academy. The Saratoga Film Academy caters to students between the ages of 8 and 18 and there are currently summer classes open for enrollment, but they…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga campaign season has a new player that hopes to wield money and volunteerism in support of candidates whose past reflects a proven commitment to balance between economic vitality and quality of life. The Together and Forward Saratoga Political Action Committee (PAC), chaired by Robert Manz, a 45-year Saratoga Springs resident and chief operating officer of D.A. Collins Companies, recently filed paperwork with the New York State Board of Elections and has now been authorized to…
Local Teen Opiate Use Still on the Rise SARATOGA SPRINGS – It was a night that would permanently suspend a parent’s disbelief. The Parent University of Saratoga Springs City School District presented a program in conjunction with the Prevention Council on Tuesday evening that brought home in no uncertain terms that the heroin epidemic is just as real in Saratoga Springs as it is across the country. The program, "The Heroin Epidemic - What is the Impact on Saratoga Springs?”…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, joined by Commissioner of Public Safety Christian Mathiesen, Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan, and several community members on the steps of City Hall Tuesday June 2, expressed concern regarding the appointment of the Saratoga County Mental Health Director Michael Prezioso, Ph.D. The concern centered on a New York State Office of Mental Health January 28, 2008 finding of sexual harassment by Prezioso to a member of his staff from early 2006 to…
SCHUYLERVILLE – On Friday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m., the Patriot Guard Riders will lay to rest the remains of eight unclaimed veterans in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville with full military honors and an escort of more than 100 motorcycles. All are welcome to attend. These seven WWII veterans and one Vietnam veteran, for a variety of reasons, had no one to claim their cremated remains for all these years until local members of the…
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Police Blotter

  • Devan D. Hildebrandt, 23, of Schuylerville, was arrested June 21 and charged with trespassing. Benjamin J. Everts, 26, of Galloway,…
  • Ronald E. Lipscomb, 58, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested June 11 and charged with petit larceny. Michael E. Cashman, 46,…
  • SENTENCING/COURTS Ronaldo Adriano, 36, of Schuylerville, pled to misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and will be sentenced August…
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