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SARATOGA SPRINGS – It’s found in most cities, that place where storefronts seem to change hands daily and a long-term success story is the exception rather than the rule. For Saratoga Springs, that business Bermuda Triangle is South Broadway, and no one can quite figure out why.
“It has historically been like this on South Broadway,” said city Accounts Commissioner John Franck. “The east side of both Broadway and South Broadway have been more vibrant and busy, including having higher values; I can't quantify why that is other than to say it is the sunnier side of the street.”
BALLSTON SPA - Record debt levels at Maplewood Manor are stretching the city’s treasury thinner than ever before, sending waves of worry and warning throughout our community. As one of the biggest drains on county finances, officials are racing to find solutions and save the county nursing home.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The city's Commissioner of Accounts, John Franck, has scheduled a public hearing on the issue of proposed changes to the Saratoga Springs city charter for 6:45 p.m. May 1. The hearing will take place prior to the regularly scheduled city council meeting. The city council could decide to vote later that evening about whether to include a measure on the November ballot that if passed, would do away with the current commission-based format in favor of the manager-council format. A change like that would ultimately necessitate the hiring of a city manager to oversee daily operations, along with other changes to individual department structure and mayoral responsibilities.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Professional golf star and Saratoga Springs native, Dottie Pepper, reports as an analyst for NBC Sports. She can now add newly published author to her list of championed achievements.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Perhaps the largest springtime regatta event in the country, the 2012 Saratoga Rowing Invitational will kick off April 27 in Lee’s Park. According to event officials, the 2012 Invitational has already received over 900 entries for the 15th edition of the regatta. The two-day race brings elite rowing teams from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Canada to compete right here in Saratoga Springs. Day one of the event will start April 27, from 4- 7:30 p.m. at the Fish Creek Marina located off of Stafford’s Bridge Road. The next morning you can catch some of the Liberty League’s regatta championships before the Saratoga Rowing Invitational resumes at 10:30 a.m. April 28.
SARATOGA COUNTY- The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce has been attracting tourists and sustaining businesses in our region since 1918, and their success is no accident. A highly-trained staff, detail-oriented work ethic and the ability to constantly reinvent themselves has given the chamber a decided edge in even the most unstable of markets.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Dozens of private citizens and local civic groups are urging the Saratoga Springs City Council to adopt a new Complete Streets policy, a proposal that encourages multi-modal transportation and shared access for automobiles, cyclists and pedestrians in the city of Saratoga.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - When Madison Scirocco was 15 months old, her mother, Heather, was still waiting for her baby daughter to make her first sounds. With the exception of limited signing, Madison was non-communicative. As a new mother, Scirocco wasn’t sure what was wrong, but she knew something wasn’t right.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Beekman Street Arts District is like no other district in Saratoga Springs – much less the rest of upstate New York. With new shops, galleries and restaurants coming to the historic and picturesque neighborhood, many believe the district is on the verge of a major growth spurt, a revitalization that promises to bring new life and excitement to this wonderfully unique corner of Spa City.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Local racing fans know that September signals the traditional end to the annual six-week meet at Saratoga Race Course. This year, the racing season will last just a little longer, and offer you the chance to enjoy the historic race course like never before. NYRA and the National Steeplechase Association (NSA) are teaming up to present the Inaugural Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga on September 15. The event was announced April 11 at a press conference held at the National Museum of Racing.