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Historic Victoria Pool to get $500K in repairs

Senator Kathy Marchione and Senator Betty Little, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, were joined by Louise Goldstein and Andrew 
Jennings, co-founders of the Save the Victoria Pool Society, for a press conference at Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park on Thursday.
They announced the $500,000 in state funding the Senators secured for much needed repair and renovation work at Victoria Pool, located in Saratoga Spa State Park.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Senator Kathy Marchione and Senator Betty Little, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, were joined by Louise Goldstein and Andrew Jennings, co-founders of the Save the Victoria Pool Society, for a press conference at Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park on Thursday. They announced the $500,000 in state funding the Senators secured for much needed repair and renovation work at Victoria Pool, located in Saratoga Spa State Park.
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The state will spend a half-million dollars to repair the Victoria Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park, and the persistence of the Save the Victoria Pool Society is being credited with making the money come through. The first heated pool in the United States, the Victoria Pool was constructed in 1935 and has since hosted up to 16,000 guests each summer. Work that needs to be done to the pool and its facilities includes repairs ...


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mezz3131
June 27, 2014
8:57 a.m.

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Nice.....the state gives away 500k to a single pool that charges a hefty admission to fix among other things lions head fountains. Other cities have to close their pools that are used mainly by kids because they cant afford to repair or staff them. Why dont the rich people who use it pitch in to fix it? They pay a fraction of the taxes that everyone else pays besides.....

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