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Saratoga mineral baths diluted with tap water

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno wants the governor to order an investigation into the use of tap water in the famous mineral baths at the state park in Saratoga Springs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A flurry of dance in Saratoga Springs

One of the largest dance festivals in North America, with lots of participatory dance and music instruction sessions, parties, and performances, gets underway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's Open Studio, spoke with Peter Davis, co-director of the 20th annual "Dance Flurry" festival. Davis says everyone is welcome.  Go to full article

Preview: Buffalo UU Choir in Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community hosts a concert by the UU Church of Buffalo Choir this Saturday evening (7 pm) at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. They'll also perform Sunday afternoon (2 pm) in Saratoga Springs. Todd Moe talks with choir director Barbara Wagner who has directed the group since 1962.  Go to full article

Epiphany Theater Company Moving to Saratoga

Epiphany Theater Company, in New York City, is moving to Saratoga Springs this summer. The first production in their new space, to be announced soon, will be this fall. Todd Moe talks with Amy Kaissar, one of the founders of Epiphany Theatre.  Go to full article
NYRA's Saratoga Springs track
NYRA's Saratoga Springs track

New York Racing Authority, ORDA Face Audits

Another of Governor Pataki's state authorities has come under fire for poor management and inappopriate spending. In an audit released yesterday, state comptroller Alan Hevesi slammed the New York Racing Association for wasting more than a million dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the comptroller's office has also begun an audit of the Olympic Regional Development Authority.  Go to full article

Comptroller Criticizes NYRA

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi has issued a scathing report and audit detailing what he says are ten years of management and accounting abuses by the New York Racing Association, a quasi-governmental agency that runs New York's horse racing tracks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Comptroller: NYRA "Out of Control"

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi has issued a scathing report and audit
detailing what he says are ten years of management and accounting
abuses by the New York Racing Association, a quasi- governmental
agency that runs New York's horse racing tracks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Placing bets in Saratoga Springs...
Placing bets in Saratoga Springs...

Saratoga Horse Racing More Popular, More Scandalous

Updated: 1:21 pm Friday

Horse racing fans in Saratoga Springs won't see the widely anticipated rematch Saturday, between Funny Cide and Empire Maker. Both horses were pulled from the one million dollar Travers stakes because of health problems. This is just the latest bad news for New York's three billion dollar horse racing industry, which faces allegations of corruption and money laundering. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the growing scandal threatens to derail a new hundred million dollar casino.  Go to full article

Funny Cide in Saratoga Springs

The rematch between Funny Cide and Empire Maker is looking for likely for Saturday evening in Saratoga Springs. Funny Cide, owned in part by a group of businessmen from Sackets Harbor, is scheduled to run despite a recent illness. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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