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Parking issues in Saratoga have been a hot topic of discussion for quite some time. A multi-level parking garage was in the works on High Rock Avenue, but the plan was halted earlier this year because of two lawsuits, which are still ongoing. 

Last month, Saratoga began discussing paid parking options, in addition to shuttles, efficiency studies, and any other possible resources.

The discussion is now in full swing again, as a prominent area company looks into merging two of its offices to one Saratoga location. The city is investigating the possibility of a parking deck to accommodate hundreds of new employees to Saratoga, and the site has been approved.

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Ayco building in Saratoga    
Have you seen any of the decorative boxes that started popping up downtown this summer? Next time you pass one on Broadway, drop in your spare change - all funds deposited go straight to a very important cause.

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Photo provided by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce    
With 2016 marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the Capital Region and North Country are remembering that day with numerous events, ceremonies, and more. Honor those who lost their lives in one of America's biggest tragedies by attending one of these events with your loved ones.

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We post their pictures on Facebook, we bring them with us on hikes or anywhere that will allow them, and they're truly a part of our family - our pets.

The inaugural Pet Expo - the first of its kind in Saratoga and the surrounding Capital Region - is happening on Saturday, September 10th from 9am to 6pm at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Here's what you can expect from this incredibly cool event geared towards pets, pet owners, and pet lovers - and yes, you can bring your dog or cat.

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    Photo credit: Alan Nudi    
A few weeks ago, the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center performed live at the Spa Little Theater and gave an unforgettable performance. If you were unable to attend this fantastic concert, then be sure to tune in to WMHT tonight at 7:30PM and watch, for the first time ever, a 30-minute televised broadcast of the concert!

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If you haven't been to the re-branded Saratoga Casino Hotel, then you should make a trip soon. Anyone who has played a game on the casino floor with a Saratoga Club card through August 20, 2016 will have a chance to win a brand new Maserati GHIBLI!

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Photo Credit: Saratoga Casino Hotel
If you've ever spent half an hour or more looking for parking in Saratoga, you're not alone. 

While the idea of paying for parking in Saratoga probably doesn't sound appealing, it may be a way to handle the ongoing parking problem, according to an advisory committee appointed to deal with this exact issue.

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Most locals know Saratoga is famous in part for its naturally carbonated springs. But did you know that many have been lost and forgotten over the years?

At one time, there were as many as a hundred or more springs in Saratoga - now, there are fewer than two dozen functioning springs

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a local nonprofit group, a long neglected and forgotten spring has just been restored, with hopefully more on the way!

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Saratoga Springs is full of hotspots and things to do, but that also means it can get extremely busy and crowded. To address this issue, Saratoga Springs has introduced a draft for a Complete Streets program, which has been designed to make the city's roads and sidewalks accessible for everyone -- including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner is renowned for her contributions to the popular chick lit genre. However, her upcoming book, titled Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (October 2016), is her first official move into nonfiction. Soon after its release this year, Weiner will participate in an on-stage interview and Q&A session in Saratoga Springs on October 16!

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Photo Courtesy of Northshire Bookstore: Jennifer Weiner author photo © Maarten de Boer

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