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As a parking garage is being constructed in downtown Saratoga Springs – something debated in the Spa City since 1992 – one city councilor believes more should be done to accommodate city-owned vehicles.

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Gun shows at the Saratoga Springs City Center will soon be a thing of the past. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the city council Friday voted on a measure that will effectively halt one of the venue’s longest-running events.

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The Saratoga Springs City Council is scheduled to vote Friday morning on a measure that would ban sales of guns and ammunition inside a downtown venue.

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A controversial Capital Region gun show will return to the Saratoga Springs City Center this spring.

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A new executive director has been chosen for a convention center in Saratoga Springs.

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Story updated 10/22/16. Audio from the originally aired story is posted.

October has typically been a month when the Saratoga Springs City Center hosts the North East Arms Collectors Association’s gun show.

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Outside the Saratoga Springs City Center, organizers announced Equestricon 2017. The event is scheduled to take place over three days next August, during the busy thoroughbred racing season. It’s touted as the first ever international horse racing convention and industry trade show.

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David Petronis has organized gun shows at the Saratoga Springs City Center for 32 years. Last October, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held with local officials and the Chamber of Commerce to mark its 100th show.

But after its August show, Petronis and New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates will have to find a new venue.

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Inside a packed city council chambers on Tuesday night, it took nearly two hours for local residents and business owners to express their concerns or support for a downtown parking structure proposed by the Saratoga Springs City Center. The convention hall is seeking to build a parking garage on a hotly contested piece of property in the Spa City’s bustling downtown.

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At a special city council meeting Thursday evening, the city’s appointed Technical Review Committee released its report on dueling designs for a multi-use parking garage.

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At a crowded meeting last night in Saratoga Springs, local residents and members of the city council heard presentations on two competing designs for a downtown parking garage.

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A Capital Region gun show is celebrating its 100th event this weekend, but protesters are upset with how the anniversary is being recognized.

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Homeowners in Saratoga Springs would see a modest decrease in their property taxes under a new budget proposal and discussions are continuing on how to proceed with two recently submitted plans for a downtown parking garage.

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Two new designs for a controversial Saratoga Springs parking garage project have been submitted.

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While many agree that downtown Saratoga needs more parking, there has been an intense debate as to how to go about it in a city that is quickly filling up with new development.

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In a city with exponential development and a strong downtown identity, conversation around a proposed parking garage in Saratoga Springs continues as a group of concerned citizens has organized a public forum on the project this weekend.

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The conflict over a proposed parking structure for the Saratoga Springs City Center continues. The owners of a neighboring restaurant are speaking out against a proposed zoning amendment that they feel would allow the project to block their existing solar panels.

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As Saratoga Springs continues to develop and expand its famed downtown, parking has been a perennial issue. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a proposed parking garage is the subject of fierce debate.