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Saratoga Springs looks at earlier last call to curb violence

Business owners push for other options

Patrons frequent pubs on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs in this February 2012 photo.
Patrons frequent pubs on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs in this February 2012 photo.
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On at least two weekends last June, small riots erupted on Caroline Street in the early morning hours. Extra police, including county sheriff’s deputies and state police, had to be called in to help quell the fighting among 200 to 300 people in the street. There were minor injuries — five Saratoga Springs police officers were hurt — and a string of arrests. The many bars and nightclubs on Caroline Street stay open until 4 ...


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2RIGBY4
February 19, 2012
2:36 a.m.

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Less sales equals less tax income. Less income for the state results in a fee/tax raise. Money has to come/raised from somewhere for the State Budget.

cfield
February 19, 2012
9:36 a.m.

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Implementing a earlier last call say 1:00am on week days and 2:00 am on week-ends should be considered throughout the state. Consumers generally would go "out" earlier. Most all trouble always arises in the last hours between 3-4:30am. Saratoga may in fact suffer some revenue decline during track season. A special license to remain open till 4:00am should be considered at an additional fee,during those times of the year. But only to establishments with a good track record.

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