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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course plans met with cautious optimism at hearing

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Historic preservationists generally spoke in favor of major improvements proposed at Saratoga Race Course during a public hearing Thursday, though they said they want more details.
 
Saratoga mayor announces re-election bid
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga mayor announces re-election bid

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen announced Thursday that she’ll seek re-election this fall, saying she wants to continue her work on sustainable development and helping the homeless.
 
Ballston panel to discuss Wal-Mart proposal
BALLSTON

Ballston panel to discuss Wal-Mart proposal

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Ballston Planning Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday, June 10, to discuss whether further environmental study is needed on plans for a Wal-Mart store just outside Ballston Spa.
 
MALTA

Malta meeting to focus on roundabouts

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The planned construction schedule for two new roundabouts on Round Lake Road will be presented at a meeting June 3, the town of Malta’s engineers announced Wednesday.
 
STILLWATER

Stillwater Democrats endorse board candidate

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Stillwater Democratic Committee has unanimously endorsed Patrick F. Nelson to run for the Stillwater Town Board in November.
 
ROUND LAKE

Round Lake to repay money to general fund

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Village officials said they’ve already taken corrective action after a state audit criticized the village for spending too much of the fund balances for the water and sewer funds.
 
CDTA to pay $7M for engineers to plan new routes
ALBANY

CDTA to pay $7M for engineers to plan new routes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority board awarded a $7 million contract to Creighton Manning Engineering to lay the groundwork for two more bus rapid transit routes serving the city of Albany.
 
Saratoga racino breaks ground for long-planned hotel
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga racino breaks ground for long-planned hotel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ground was broken Wednesday for a new hotel at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, an amenity corporate and city officials said is needed to keep it competitive as new gambling venues open around New York state.
 
MECHANICVILLE

Outdoor watering limited in Mechanicville, Stillwater

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
To ease the demand on the Mechanicville water supply, residents of the city of Mechanicville, town of Stillwater are asked to limit their outdoor watering to every other day.
 
Carly Sinnott honored on SportsCenter

Carly Sinnott honored on SportsCenter

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the weeks following the May 13 death of local teen Carly Sinnott, a social media campaign rallied to support the high school volleyball player’s memory and feature her on ESPN.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Man faces 14-year sentence in armed Waterford standoff

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Cohoes man faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Saratoga County Court to injuring his daughter’s mother during a burglary that turned into an armed standoff with Waterford police last year.
 
McTygue to run again for Saratoga Springs public works commissioner
SARATOGA SPRINGS

McTygue to run again for Saratoga Springs public works commissioner

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Bill McTygue, Saratoga Springs’ former director of public works, announced Tuesday that he’ll run again for city public works commissioner this fall.
 
Historic cemetery’s entrance set for upgrade
BALLSTON SPA

Historic cemetery’s entrance set for upgrade

Monday, May 25, 2015
Ballston Spa's largest and most historic cemetery — the burial place of four 19th century congressmen — is about to get a major face-lift.
 
School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap
CAPITAL REGION

School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap

Monday, May 25, 2015
The tax cap is working to slow the growth of school taxes, the Empire Center for New York State Policy announced Wednesday in a report analyzing tax levy increases statewide before and after the state imposed the cap.
 
Folk music festival known for family atmosphere
BALLSTON SPA

Folk music festival known for family atmosphere

Monday, May 25, 2015
Even though they only meet up for one weekend each year, they treat each other like family during that time.
 
 

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