Saratoga Mayor http://wamc.org en Saratoga Heat: 150th Racing Season Opener http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-heat-150th-racing-season-opener <p>On what’s shaping up to be the hottest day of the year, Saratoga begins its 150th season of thoroughbred racing.</p><p>This week, the New York Racing Association's new president and CEO Chris Kay met with members of the media to discuss his plans for Saratoga Race Course’s season.&nbsp; One of the first questions, right out of the gate, was about the weather and whether or not racing might be cut back or suspended altogether on opening day: Kay told reporters "We've had warm days in the past. We're prepared for it..."</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:15:26 +0000 Dave Lucas 69596 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Heat: 150th Racing Season Opener They Want To Be Mayor... http://wamc.org/post/they-want-be-mayor <p></p><p>More hats are in the ring for area mayoral contests - races in the the cities of Saratoga Springs and Albany are heating up...</p><p>Saratoga Springs City Supervisor Joanne Yepsen announced her candidacy for mayor on Monday. The Democrat says the Spa City needs “a mayor who has a proven track record of putting partisan politics aside to do what’s best for the city.”&nbsp;</p><p>The 54-year old Yepsen, a member of the County Board of Supervisors, lost in a 2010 bid for the 43rd state Senate seat against then-Senator Roy MacDonald.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:00:06 +0000 Dave Lucas 61742 at http://wamc.org They Want To Be Mayor...