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 – Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne D. Yepsen announced re-election bid yesterday, May 28, at the Henry Street Taproom at 86 Henry Street. Congressman Paul Tonko, D-NY-20, introduced Yepsen before a crowd of supporters. "Mayor Yepsen is a not just a public official,” said Tonko. “She's a mother of three, a small businesswoman, and a caring and active part of our community who delivers real results for her fellow citizens. Mayor Yepsen's accomplishments over the last two years are…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Casino and Raceway officially broke ground May 27 on its $34 million hotel expansion during a ceremony with local and state officials including Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Veitch and Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen. "This is a transformational project," said Dan Gerrity, President of Saratoga Casino and Raceway. "This hotel will give guests something they've been long requesting, and will allow us to remain a competitive economic driver in the…
First in a three-part series exploring solutions. SARATOGA SPRINGS – Over the last few weeks, mingled with discussions about street performers and their impact – positive and negative – on business in downtown Saratoga Springs, many questions arose about the impact of the homeless population as well, especially vagrants who would block doorways or panhandle near business establishment entryways. Gregory Veitch, chief of the Saratoga Springs Police Department, has been working with service providers and local businesses regularly. He understands…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Springs City Council, which met May 19, passed a new city ordinance effective immediately that requires street performers to stay within ten feet of the curb, among other changes including noise limits and performance times. Critics cited existing ordinances as sufficient, and after weeks of discussion, the “busker rules” ordinance passed Tuesday with fewer changes than originally proposed. Police Chief Gregory Veitch was invited to present at the meeting to address concerns raised in the…
Over 500 Expected at Memorial Day Ceremony at GBH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery SCHUYLERVILLE — On Monday May 25, the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at 200 Duell Road in Schuylerville is expecting more than 500 people to attend the touching and inspirational Memorial Day ceremony planned for 11 a.m. This year, the event has special meaning as May 8 marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), celebrating the end of the Second World War…
Mingle on the Avenue presents community donation at Thursday’s “Giving Back Event” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mingle on the Avenue, Saratoga Springs brought a generous close to their Attitude of Gratitude promotionon Thursday evening when they invited all 12 organization beneficiaries to Mingle for a “Giving Back Event”. Beginning February 23 through May 4, Mingle offered 15 % of breakfast, lunch and dinner proceeds to a different organization every Monday through this promotion which was dedicated to serving the Saratoga community.…
After 12 years of service, Jim Letts advised the Saratoga Regional YMCA Board of Directors of his retirement as CEO, effective today. The Board of Directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer Kelly Armer as interim CEO, effective today, as it launches a nationwide search for Mr. Letts’ successor. “I have greatly enjoyed my tenure at the Saratoga Regional YMCA and will always look upon my time here as one of personal and professional enrichment,” Mr. Letts said. “I have now…
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…
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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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