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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Performing Arts Center announce Thursday, August 18, the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1. Formerly the President and CEO of Universal Music Classics and Managing Director of IMG Artists in North/South America, Sobol brings to the position decades of artist management and recording industry experience in both the classic arts and mainstream entertainment along with a commitment to breaking down barriers between the two. “We are excited…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A decade-old proposal that supporters say would assure the implementation of affordable housing strategies across Saratoga Springs is being dusted off and re-visited by the city. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to send the plan to both the city and county planning boards to gauge whether the proposal has merit for further review. The proposal, which was initiated in 2006 and currently counts Sustainable Saratoga as an advocate, would require new development projects in all…
Editor’s Note: You probably know Susan Farnsworth from her long tenure with the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association. Or the Saratoga County Fair. Or Hats Off / Final Stretch. Or even at SPAC – but as a planner, who was brought in as a consultant to help plan all the SPAC50 hoopla that you are enjoying this season. But what you don’t know is that Susie got a singular honor: To be asked to sit in as a performer on…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Horse Sales were back in action at Fasig-Tipton on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9. One hundred fifty six yearlings were sold between the two days, for a grand total of $45,570,000. Seventy three horses were sold at Monday night’s auction for a total of $21,215,000. The average price for a yearling at this year’s opening session was $290,616. The median price increased from $225,000 in 2015 to $240,000 in 2016. The highest bid…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — When Kasandra Carda decided to buzz into Dunkin Donuts on South Broadway, on Tuesday, July 26, about 10 a.m. for some quick refreshment on her way to some real estate appointment, she had no idea that her life was about to change. “I went in that side entrance—the one only locals know about,” she said with a smile. And there it was. The perfect, quintessential, only in Saratoga Springs photo op. Mounted Officer John Sesselman, aboard the…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 2, at City Hall ran very late and covered quite a bit of ground, ranging from a Code Blue update to billing the taxpayers over $12,000 for Mayor Joanne Yepsen’s legal fees in her response to the City’s Board of Ethics findings against her. At the beginning of the meeting, the mayor handed out copies of the rules of conduct governing the council meetings, and arguments ensued throughout…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The recent news that the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) may consider demolishing the Nelson Avenue Extension bridge has caused an uproar in the surrounding communities of Saratoga and Malta. Built in 1960, the bridge serves as a main route for residents on the east side of the Northway who travel into the city of Saratoga Springs for business, medical needs, school and social activities. Upon hearing the news, concerned citizens in the community immediately began circulating…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — American Natural Gas (ANG) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 27, to celebrate the opening of the only compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station between Albany and Montreal. The station is located in the W.J. Grande Industrial Park, 24 Cady Hill Blvd, Saratoga Springs. The construction of the new filling station means that trucking companies, distribution companies, and other transportation services in the upstate region can begin to reduce their carbon footprint while also cutting energy costs.…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The new deputy mayor of Saratoga Springs may be new to politics, but she is a familiar face among the community. Meg Kelly, formerly the executive director of the Saratoga Children’s Theatre, began her new position Monday, July 25, replacing Joe Ogden, who left the deputy mayor position last month for a position as budget director with SUNY. After thoughtful consideration of about a dozen candidates for the nearly $71,000 a year position, Mayor Joanne Yepsen spent…
BALLSTON SPA – The New York Air National Guard selected Chief Master Sergeant Amy Giaquinto as its new Command Chief, making her the first woman to hold the position as top enlisted Airman in the 5,800-member New York Air National Guard. The Ballston Spa resident replaces Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King, who has held the position since 2010. King has been named to the position of Command Chief at 1st Air Force, a three-star general officer command responsible for…
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Police Blotter

  • COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one…
  • COURTS Vanessa A. French, 45, of Halfmoon, was sentenced on Jan. 26 to five days in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Randy Meyer, 24, of Waterford, pleaded on Jan. 20 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing scheduled…
  • COURTS Joshua Noll, 27, of Gansevoort, pleaded on Jan. 19 to felony DWI and second-degree vehicular assault in connection with…
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