For the weekend after opening day on June 14, NYRA reported a 10% increase in revenue at the Race Course compared to 2021. Meanwhile, the crowd scene on Caroline St was more subdued than in recent months.
Saratoga Springs officials marked the anniversary on June 29, while commemorating the leadership of former Department of Public Works Commissioner Thomas McTygue who saved the antique amusement ride. Current Department of Public Works Commissioner Jason Golub shared that over the last two decades a total of 850,000 rides have taken place at the Congress Park carousel.
Following New York State election law, which prohibits nominating a candidate till after the primary, on June 30 Jason Golub was formally chosen as Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Public Works for the November election, completing the term of the late Anthony (“Skip””) Scirocco. “Jason is a leader, plain and simple” said Democratic party chair Pat Tuz. “In less than three months he has proven not only capable of running DPW, but transforming its vision and path forward.”
The outrageous ruling of the Supreme Court in overturning Roe v. Wade is the direct result of Republican strategy to install extremist, intolerant officials at every level from local to national government. We who believe in democracy, and refuse to accept that a woman is a second-class citizen with no control over her own body, cannot let this stand. What can we do?
On Saturday June 18, the Recruiting subcommittee of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee unanimously selected Jason Golub as the candidate to be on the November ballot for election as DPW Commissioner, completing the term of the late Anthony (“Skip”) Scirocco.