Saratoga Springs http://wamc.org en Saratogians Focus Conversation Back To Neighborhood Issues http://wamc.org/post/saratogians-focus-conversation-back-neighborhood-issues <p>Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen held her first town hall-style dialogue with city residents Tuesday evening, where community conversation was not dominated by casinos for a change.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:35:12 +0000 Lucas Willard 86769 at http://wamc.org Saratogians Focus Conversation Back To Neighborhood Issues Saratoga Area Will Have Plenty Of New Faces In 2014 http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-area-will-have-plenty-new-faces-2014 <p>For Saratoga Springs, 2013 was a year of transitions. It was an election year featuring high-profile political campaigns, a controversial ballot initiative, and plenty of new faces getting in place for 2014.</p><p></p><p>On January 1<sup>st</sup>, 2013, former Saratoga County Clerk Republican Kathy Marchione left her position of more than 15 years to become state Senator for the 43<sup>rd</sup> District, a seat long held by Roy MacDonald. In February, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Democrat Peter Martin to the clerk’s office.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:08:34 +0000 Lucas Willard 80739 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Area Will Have Plenty Of New Faces In 2014 Saratoga Springs Mayor-Elect Joanne Yepsen Planning Smooth Transition http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-mayor-elect-joanne-yepsen-planning-smooth-transition <p></p><p>Earlier this month, Saratoga Springs residents elected Democrat Joanne Yepsen to become their next mayor.</p><p></p><p>WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Yepsen about her time between now and January when she will succeed outgoing Republican mayor Scott Johnson, and her vision for the Spa City as she assembles a transition team.</p><p></p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:09:36 +0000 Lucas Willard 78452 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Mayor-Elect Joanne Yepsen Planning Smooth Transition Campaign Signs In Saratoga: From Electoral Hallmark To Litter http://wamc.org/post/campaign-signs-saratoga-electoral-hallmark-litter <p></p><p>Saratoga Springs attracts many people who flock to the small city to see sites like the race course, Yaddo, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the historic downtown. But during election season and even in the weeks after the final votes have been counted, campaign signs dominate the landscape. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Patrick Garrett 77730 at http://wamc.org Campaign Signs In Saratoga: From Electoral Hallmark To Litter Mo Rocca At The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance http://wamc.org/post/mo-rocca-saratoga-wine-food-and-concours-delegance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Wildly entertaining humorist and actor Mo Rocca will join <a href="http://www.saratogawineandfood.com/">The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food and Concours d'Elegance</a> as this year's celebrity personality.</p><p>As co-host of the Live Auction with Master Wine Connoisseur Kevin Zraly and as part of the Culinary Tent experience, Rocca will bring his off-beat and satirical commentary, which can regularly be seen on <em>CBS Sunday Morning</em> and Cooking Channel's <em>My Grandmother's Ravioli</em> and heard on NPR's hit weekly quiz show <em>Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!</em>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72783 at http://wamc.org Mo Rocca At The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance 150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga http://wamc.org/post/150-years-racing-saratoga <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, </span><a href="http://www.nyra.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Saratoga Springs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been the scene of memorable horse races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten.</span></p><p>In their new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626191026/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1626191026&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little-Known Stories and Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1626191026" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America's oldest track.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71992 at http://wamc.org 150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga SPAC - Marcia White http://wamc.org/post/spac-marcia-white-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We’re here at SPAC, and we’re bringing out the big guns. SPAC President and Executive Director Marcia White is joining us here to talk about some recent events at SPAC, and what they’ve got planned for the future.</p><p>Marcia White was appointed the president of SPAC in 2005, and has overseen a major renovation of the theater during the first years of her tenure and has ensured the continuation of SPAC staples: the Ballet, the Jazz Festival and Philadelphia Orchestra.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 71026 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Marcia White Housing Board May Face Re-organization http://wamc.org/post/housing-board-may-face-re-organization <p></p><p>There's trouble ahead for a local Housing authority.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:43:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 58977 at http://wamc.org Housing Board May Face Re-organization Vox Pop : The Beer Show : 11/15/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-beer-show-111512 <p>Just in time for the winter holiday season, it’s the beer show on this edition of Vox Pop. Our beer panel – brewmaster <a href="http://www.druthersbrewing.com/">George de Piro of Druthers Brewing</a> in Saratoga Springs, brewmaster <a href="http://www.mendobrew.com/home.html">Paul McErlean of Mendocino Brewing Company</a> in Saratoga Springs, and <a href="https://www.beerbrew.com/?">Russell Savoy of Homebrew Emporium</a> in Rensselaer, New York and West Boylston, South Weymouth, and Cambridge, Massachusetts – answers your questions on beer and brewing. WAMC’s Katie Britton hosts.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 52093 at http://wamc.org Lucian McCarty - The Saratogian http://wamc.org/post/lucian-mccarty-saratogian <p>Voters in Saratoga Springs will vote tomorrow on how the city government will be structured. A charter change is on the ballot. Voters can stay with the current commissioner form of government or decide to change to a council-manager form of government. For more on the charter question, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Saratogian city desk reporter Lucian McCarty.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 51319 at http://wamc.org