Politics

Saranac Lake’s Mallach wins Franklin County sheriff primary

SARANAC LAKE — Jordanna Mallach of Saranac Lake won the Democratic primary for Franklin County Sheriff's office Thursday over Bruce Barney of Malone. "Just a huge thank-you," Mallach said in reaction to the result. "It is a Thursday, which is a strange day to vote. I'm grateful and really ...

Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to 1, seldom ...

James wins Democratic primary for NY attorney general

NEW YORK — New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won a four-way Democratic primary for attorney general in New York on Thursday in a race that was a competition over who could best use the office to antagonize President Donald Trump. James, 59, would become the first black woman to ...

Hochul wins primary for lieutenant governor

Incumbent Kathy Hochul has defeated Jumaane Williams in the New York Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, now moves on to the November general election as the running mate of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who first picked her to run beside ...

Democratic primary election voting today

A primary election will be held throughout New York today to determine the Democratic Party’s official candidates for leading state offices, plus Franklin County sheriff, and the Reform Party’s candidate for state attorney general. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Only ...

Nixon hopes for big upset in today’s primary battle

ALBANY — Democrats across New York state are picking the winner of a long and sometimes nasty primary contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon. The outcome of the Democratic primary that got underway Thursday will likely resonate ...

Two Democrats vie for county sheriff

At the primary election this Thursday, two Democrats are facing off to be the new sheriff in Franklin County, armed with fresh ideas for the jail, hopes of improving relationships with the county board and years of either corrections or administrative experience between them. The winner ...

Assemblyman Jones decries phone outages

Residents of the Franklin Falls area have reported multiple instances of week-long landline phone failures this month to their New York state assemblyman. Frontier Communications, the telecommunications company that services Franklin Falls and other rural communities nationwide, said it is ...

$10M grant process is on

SARANAC LAKE — Jamie Konkoski, the village’s community development director, updated the village board at its Monday meeting on the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant Saranac Lake received last month. A Sept. 4 kickoff meeting included advisors from New York state’s ...

Cobb, Stefanik start week by attacking each other’s records

One week after Labor Day, there was a flurry of activity from the campaign of Tedra L. Cobb, Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District and U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro. On Monday, Ms. Stefanik’s campaign sent out a statement criticizing Ms. Cobb for voting to enter ...

Gillibrand talks Rural Jobs Act

PLATTSBURGH — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hopes the 2018 Farm Bill will be a platform for rural-based manufacturing companies. The 2014 Farm Bill’s Rural Business Development Grant offered monetary assistance to towns, nonprofits and institutes of higher education, but manufacturers ...

Teachout: I’ll investigate Cuomo if elected AG

ALBANY — Andrew Cuomo may be running for a third term as governor this year, but he’s become a big factor in the race for New York attorney general, with candidate Zephyr Teachout saying Monday that if elected she will investigate whether the Democratic governor has used state resources ...

Nixon slams mailer questioning her support for Jewish people

ALBANY — Cynthia Nixon’s campaign cried foul on Monday over a pro-Andrew Cuomo mailer paid for by the Democratic Party that questions her support for Jewish people, with the candidate calling on the governor to apologize to New Yorkers. Nixon, who has two children being raised in the ...

Plan for Saranac Lake congressional debate canceled

SARANAC LAKE — A debate the Adirondack Daily Enterprise tried to organize between congressional candidates in this village will not take place. The newspaper called off the event because incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik declined to participate. Tedra Cobb of Canton, the Democratic ...

Health benefits, economic growth cited as reasons to legalize marijuana

QUEENSBURY — North Country residents came out overwhelmingly in favor of the legalization of marijuana at a listening session Thursday, citing the health benefits for managing chronic pain and the potential to create jobs in the state. About 50 people attended the forum at SUNY ...

Newspaper: Cuomo is a frequent flier on state aircraft

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo travels in taxpayer-funded aircraft far more than other big-state governors, according to an examination of travel records by the New York Times. Cuomo took 195 trips in taxpayer-funded planes and helicopters in 2017, the Times reported Friday. While he is ...

Democratic attorney general candidates hold final debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The four Democratic candidates for New York attorney general on Thursday held what is likely their final debate before the Sept. 13 primary, touting their qualifications and experience while tackling issues on corruption, voting rights, and economic inequality. The debate ...

With eminent domain shot down, village works to buy museum lots

LAKE PLACID — This village is negotiating the purchase of two parcels of land on Main Street from the Adirondack Historical Association, which will lead to more parking spaces. The two parcels are located across from the NBT Bank and next to a municipal parking lot. Currently, the land is ...

NAFTA negotiations with Canada mean a lot to the North Country

Wednesday marked a renewal of the negotiations between the United States and Canada on the North American Free Trade Agreement — negotiations that will be particularly relevant for the North Country economy. “The U.S.-Canada economic partnership is the single greatest driving force in ...

Primary is a week from today

A primary election will be held throughout New York next Thursday, Sept. 13 to determine the Democratic Party’s official candidates for leading state offices, plus Franklin County sheriff, and the Reform Party’s candidate for state attorney general. Polls will be open from noon to 9 ...