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NYRA on track for Saratoga modernizations

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NYRA on track for Saratoga modernizations

On the eve of the Travers Stakes, plans for a new luxury clubhouse and other modernizations at historic Saratoga Race Course are a step closer to reality.

Local Republican leaders mourn death of rising young party attorney

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Local Republican leaders mourn death of rising young party attorney

The Capital Region’s Republican leaders are mourning the untimely death of Bryon McKim, a Saratoga Springs native who was a rising young attorney for the party.

Natural gas growing slowly as alternative vehicle fuel

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Natural gas growing slowly as alternative vehicle fuel

Running a truck with natural gas instead of diesel cuts down on cost, noise and exhaust emissions. But those benefits come with a big caveat: There are only a few dozen places in New York the public can fuel up with natural gas.

Possible end to gun show in Saratoga draws complaints, opposition

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Possible end to gun show in Saratoga draws complaints, opposition

Although the Saratoga Springs City Center has hosted the New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates gun show for 32 years, this might be the final time, and vendors and attendees are up in arms about the potential cancellation.

Memorial run helps fallen trooper's legacy live on

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Memorial run helps fallen trooper's legacy live on

About 150 runners gathered in Saratoga Spa State Park to participate in the 10th annual memorial run for Joseph Longobardo, an Amsterdam native who was killed in 2006 in Western New York by escaped prisoner Ralph “Bucky” Phillips.

Saratoga track clerk allegedly short $11,700

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Saratoga track clerk allegedly short $11,700

A betting clerk at Saratoga Race Course sank himself deep into debt by betting from his own till last Sunday, Saratoga Springs police said.

Saratoga Springs installing homeless donation boxes

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Saratoga Springs installing homeless donation boxes

For those who want to help the city’s homeless, Saratoga Springs officials believe they’ve created a better option than simply handing coins or cash to someone on the sidewalk.

Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

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Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1.

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Affordable housing concept in Saratga Springs gets boost

A proposal to mandate that more affordable housing be built in the city cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night.

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Chamber Music Society pays tribute to Schubert

On Sunday, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center knocked the socks off its capacity audience at the Spa Little Theatre with an inventive program called “American Rhapsody” that focused on American composers with a reverence paid to Franz Schubert.

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

Lois Hill and Catherine “Kay” Audette have been work friends for the past 25 years as white caps at Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA looks to create better bettors

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NYRA looks to create better bettors


Placing a bet on horse racing is like making a pick on a March Madness game. Some people choose based on a color or name they like, while others make a selection based on statistics and knowledge of the sport.

National Racing Hall of Fame inducts class of 2016

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National Racing Hall of Fame inducts class of 2016

Sound became a physical force on Friday.

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Affordable housing mandate proposed for new Saratoga Springs developments

Advocates want the city to make an affordable housing component mandatory in all major new developments, with 20 percent of units set aside for low- or middle-income residents.

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Extraordinary puppets help create fantastic Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Mozart would have loved Thursday’s rare matinee of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Always one for fantasy and play, he would have zeroed right in on Janni Younge’s extraordinary larger-than-life puppets to dramatize Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

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A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

Dan Furman is up for the meet at Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA eager to return to private control

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NYRA eager to return to private control

Returning the New York Racing Association to private control will be the organization’s top priority in 2017, the NYRA board chairman said Wednesday.

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Saratoga supervisors likely to oppose Nelson Avenue bridge removal

Saratoga County leaders are likely to add their voices to those coming out against the state Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Nelson Avenue Extension bridge over the Northway within the next few years.

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Two charged with DWI after crash in Saratoga Springs

A flat tire on the Route 50 arterial early Saturday morning led to a crash that resulted in both drivers being charged with driving while intoxicated, city police said.

Visually impaired children get the summer camp experience in Saratoga

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Visually impaired children get the summer camp experience in Saratoga

A couple days after the torch lighting at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, a different opening ceremony took place in Saratoga Springs.

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