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Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

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Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

Each summer, Phish comes to Saratoga for a weekend long jam session. The shows are almost guaranteed to sell out each night and the economic impact always spills over into the area as a whole.

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Audit: Saratoga school district understated fund balance


A new state comptroller’s audit faults the Saratoga Springs City School District for understating its fund balance, which would otherwise have exceeded what the state recommends.

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

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Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

The Saratoga Springs Arms Fair gun show in August may be the last at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Hotel to open at Saratoga racino on Thursday

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Hotel to open at Saratoga racino on Thursday

The Victorian-modern hotel that has given the Saratoga Casino Hotel its new name is about to open after more than a year of construction.

Saratoga officials to learn about Sch'dy's Ambassador program for homeless

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Saratoga officials to learn about Sch'dy's Ambassador program for homeless

Representatives of the Schenectady City Mission will make a presentation on its Ambassador program Tuesday in Saratoga Springs.

Group of Democrats hopes to ban gun shows

Group of Democrats hopes to ban gun shows

Members of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee passed a resolution Saturday asking the City Council to do what it can to block gun shows from the City Center.

Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Eric Lindell cooked crawfish-boil blues plus Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on the main stage early Saturday at the 39th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, as Joey Alexander studied fellow pianist Elio Villafranca in the Gazebo.

Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds

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Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds


Yoga on a paddleboard. When I first heard about it, my reaction was genuine curiosity mixed with the mental image of myself slipping and crashing into water.

Plans unveiled for community farm in Saratoga Springs

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Plans unveiled for community farm in Saratoga Springs


Plans for a community farm development years in the making were unveiled Sunday evening when local and project leaders gathered to detail the future of Pitney Farms.

Greenfield polo ground for sale at $5.8 million

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Greenfield polo ground for sale at $5.8 million


The historic polo ground on Bloomfield Road just outside Saratoga Springs has been put up for sale for $5.85 million.

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

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Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

Plans to establish a community farm on West Avenue are going forward, two months after a major conservation organization dropped out of the farmland preservation project.

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Ex-Skidmore employee sent to prison for thefts


A Rensselaer County man who stole $258,000 in electronic equipment from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday to 4 to 12 years in state prison.

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Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing


The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved issuing $13 million in tax-free bonds for the purchase and rehabilitation of a senior citizen housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

The 18-year-old was accepted to be one of just 18 drama students enrolling at highly selective Julliard School in New York City this fall.

Woman indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident in Halfmoon

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Woman indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident in Halfmoon

A Saratoga Springs woman was indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury Monday on two felony charges related to an incident in which she allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian walking on Route 9 in Halfmoon last December and delayed reporting it.

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At SPAC Doug Varone and Dancers kick off a fine summer for dance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center opened its 50th anniversary classical season with a champagne toast. But what got heads swirling was the first dance on SPAC’s summer stage — “Castles” as danced by Doug Varone and Dancers.

Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

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Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

Legal troubles continue for the couple who ran the celebrated Maestro’s at the Van Dam restaurant on Broadway, even with the conclusion of the criminal case against them.

Police: 16 arrested at SPAC concert with fake IDs

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Police: 16 arrested at SPAC concert with fake IDs

Sixteen concert-goers were arrested and 15 counterfeit identification documents were seized Wednesday at the Mumford & Sons concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Dowsers find Spa City just divine

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Dowsers find Spa City just divine

With their unique tools and their intuition, dowsers believe they can tap into that mysterious treasure trove we call our subconscious mind.

Saratoga Springs police, panel push safety in the city’s crosswalks

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Saratoga Springs police, panel push safety in the city’s crosswalks

The city Police Department and the Complete Streets Advisory Board conducted a pedestrian safety detail on June 8 to draw attention to problematic crosswalks and intersections along Broadway downtown.

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