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Monday, 26 February 2024 10:02

City To Name Music Hall For The Late Commissioner of Public Works, Skip Scirocco.

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics


Skip and his wife Corinne

On February 29, 2024, at 5:30PM, a ceremony will honor the late Skip Scirocco by naming the Saratoga Music Hall after him. The event will take place at the Music Hall, 474 Broadway.

Skip served as the Commissioner of Public Works from 2008 to the time of his death in 2022.

Skip was a kind and modest man who loved this city.

My fondest memory was his role in blocking what was then called the Saratoga Racino and is now called the Saratoga Casino Hotel from expanding into a Las Vegas-like venue. Then, Mayor Joanne Yepsen resisted taking a stand against the proposal by procrastinating for months from taking a position. Skip finally had had enough and announced his plan to introduce a resolution that would have officially established that our city opposed the expansion. Yepsen was forced to take action and the city resolution effectively killed the proposal.

Skip took this action despite the pushback from the Republican County chair. Skip always put the good of the city before partisanship.


Skip and Corinne


From left to right: Skip, Corinne, John William Finn (recipient of the Medal of Honor), Lynne and Phil Klein

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