Saratoga Springs

New York News
5:35 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Saratogians Focus Conversation Back To Neighborhood Issues

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Saratoga Area Will Have Plenty Of New Faces In 2014

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

On January 1st, 2013, former Saratoga County Clerk Republican Kathy Marchione left her position of more than 15 years to become state Senator for the 43rd District, a seat long held by Roy MacDonald. In February, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Democrat Peter Martin to the clerk’s office.

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New York News
1:09 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Saratoga Springs Mayor-Elect Joanne Yepsen Planning Smooth Transition

Saratoga Springs Mayor-Elect Joanne Yepsen on election night.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Earlier this month, Saratoga Springs residents elected Democrat Joanne Yepsen to become their next mayor.

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.

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WAMC News
12:50 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Campaign Signs In Saratoga: From Electoral Hallmark To Litter

Muddied campaign sign off of Route 9P in Saratoga County.
Patrick Garrett

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.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Mo Rocca At The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance

Credit Thom Kaine

      

  Wildly entertaining humorist and actor Mo Rocca will join The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance as this year's celebrity personality.

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 CBS Sunday Morning and Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli and heard on NPR's hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!.

Sports
11:12 am
Thu August 22, 2013

150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga

  Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs 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.

In their new book, 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little-Known Stories and Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City, 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.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu August 8, 2013

SPAC - Marcia White

Credit Will Waldron / Times Union

    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.

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.

Capital Region News
7:43 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Housing Board May Face Re-organization

Saratoga County is highlighted in red.
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There's trouble ahead for a local Housing authority. 

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Vox Pop : The Beer Show : 11/15/12

Just in time for the winter holiday season, it’s the beer show on this edition of Vox Pop. Our beer panel – brewmaster George de Piro of Druthers Brewing in Saratoga Springs, brewmaster Paul McErlean of Mendocino Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs, and Russell Savoy of Homebrew Emporium in Rensselaer, New York and West Boylston, South Weymouth, and Cambridge, Massachusetts – answers your questions on beer and brewing. WAMC’s Katie Britton hosts.

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Capital District News
12:35 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Lucian McCarty - The Saratogian

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.

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