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Tuesday, February 8

Front page: Legislators split on full casino gambling, "Virgin Alexander" to open this summer

Good morning! I'm as sick of snow as the rest of you, but there's something about the way this morning's powder is hanging onto tree limbs that has revived some of it's fleeting (albeit freezing) charm.

Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical center have applied to the state Department of Health for construction of their new "experimental" partnered facility in Malta. [Srtgn]
(Cut from this story, but evident in photo; Saratoga Hospital President and CEO Angelo Calbone enjoys snacking on pretzels)

Local officials have split support for full casino gambling statewide. [Srtgn]

As Mayor Bloomberg (and others) testified on the budget, Spa City officials delivered their resolution on the restoration of VLT host funds. [WXXI, Srtgn]

John D. Sabini, chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, will speak to the public at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Parting Glass. [PstStr]

The film shot in Saratoga Springs last summer is slated for a release this summer. [TU]

Check out the trailer:

I got a kick out of this because at one point during shooting I was standing with the crew on Gardner Lane (the alley between n.Fox Jewelers/Uncommon Grounds and Lillian's that leads to the library) as they did blocking for the scene which opens the trailer. That piano is next to the service door of Uncommon.

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