Politics

APA to host monthly meeting Thursday

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will host its regular monthly meeting on Thursday this week, with a notably light agenda set. The State Land Committee will convene at 9:30 a.m. to decide if a plan for three campgrounds on Piseco Lake conforms to the State Land Master Plan. ...

Lawsuit decision expected this fall

ALBANY — A lawsuit filed by an Adirondack green group is nearing its conclusion after both sides submitted final paperwork in the suit that challenge’s the state’s ability to construct major snowmobile trails. Protect the Adirondacks, based in Lake George, filed the suit against the ...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., visits Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear Friday.
(Photo provided by Sen. Schumer’s office)

Schumer visits, says he’ll fight for small airport subsidies

LAKE CLEAR — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer visited the Adirondack Regional Airport Friday to say he’s fighting President Donald Trump’s plan to stop helping small airports provide passenger air service. The Trump administration’s 2018 budget would eliminate the ...

Sheldon Silver leaves a courthouse in November 2015. (AP photo)

Prosecutors ask for spring retrial of Silver

NEW YORK — Prosecutors asked a federal judge Friday to set a spring retrial date for ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver a day after an appeals court said he could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to end his prosecution. The government requested in a letter that a Manhattan judge ...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., visits Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear Friday.
(Photo provided by Sen. Schumer’s office)

Schumer visits, says don’t cut small airport subsidies

LAKE CLEAR — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer visited the Adirondack Regional Airport Friday to say he’s fighting President Donald Trump’s plan to stop helping small airports provide passenger air service. The Trump administration’s 2018 budget would eliminate the ...

North Elba eyes constable to enforce vacation rental complaints

LAKE PLACID — Without its own police force, the town of North Elba plans to hire an officer to enforce noise and parking complaints and other related disturbances that come with vacation rentals outside of village lines. Town Supervisor Roby Politi relayed the town council’s plan to ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik speaks Thursday at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown at a roundtable discussion about the state of broadband internet in the North Country.
(Photo provided — Watertown Daily Times)

Stefanik says she’ll address gun bill, health care in September

WATERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said Thursday she has not decided whether she would support fellow Republican Rep. Christopher Collins’ bill to void the state’s SAFE Act restrictions on semiautomatic rifles and shotguns. The bill does not address handgun restrictions, however. ...

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Four seek two Harrietstown board seats

SARANAC LAKE — Voters will pick from at least four people for a pair of Harrietstown town board seats when they cast their ballots in November. At a well-attended Democratic caucus Wednesday, Jordanna Mallach and Tracey Schrader won the party’s endorsement for the two positions, edging ...

Don Boyajian
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Boyajian enters congressional race

GLENS FALLS — Don Boyajian, a lawyer who recently moved from Saratoga County to Cambridge, in Washington County, announced his candidacy for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the fifth candidate seeking the Democratic nomination in New York’s 21st Congressional District for the November 2018 ...

Harrietstown Supervisor Mike Kilroy (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

H’town GOP picks some Democrats for town posts

SARANAC LAKE — Harrietstown Republicans endorsed a pair of Democrats and one member of their own party for a trio of town board positions that will be on the ballot this fall. The town’s Republican caucus was held Tuesday in the basement lobby of the Harrietstown Town Hall. The ...

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Funiciello to forgo third run for Congress

GLENS FALLS — Local Green Party activist Matt Funiciello, who ran for Congress in 2014 and 2016, announced Tuesday he will not run again in 2018. “I really think that the amount of time that it takes and the amount of money that it takes to be able to do this full time — I know that I ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, listens to Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, on Tuesday afternoon during a veterans roundtable meeting at SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton campus.
(Photo provided — Michael Goot, The Post-Star)

Veterans meet with Stefanik

WILTON — Lack of transportation, medical care and jobs are among the major issues facing veterans, according to Saratoga County officials who see them on a daily basis. About 30 people attended a veterans roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, at SUNY ...

Christopher Wray is pictured when he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush between 2003 and 2005.

Senate confirms FBI Director Wray, who summered in Adirondacks

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former ...

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Assembly leader takes Trekkie tour

TICONDEROGA (AP) — New York’s Assembly Speaker and self-professed Trekkie has taken a detour from a trip to a subway car factory to take a spin on the Starship Enterprise. Speaker Carl Heastie, who has been known to quote Mr. Spock during discussions of state policy, visited the Star ...

Christopher Wray is pictured when he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush between 2003 and 2005.

Senate confirms FBI Director Christopher Wray, who summered in Adirondacks

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking ...

Democrats from the village and town of Tupper Lake gathered in the Aaron Maddox Hall Monday to nominate candidates for town supervisor, town councilman and village board. From left are John Quinn, Dean Lefebvre, Kathleen Lefebvre and Ron Lascala.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper Lake Democrats enter village, town races

TUPPER LAKE — Democrats from the village and town gathered Monday night to nominate the party’s candidates for several positions up for election this November. In the village, two board trustee positions were up for grabs as well as the mayor’s office. Each of these positions has a ...

Republican party caucus tonight

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown Republican Committee will hold a caucus at 6 p.m. tonight in the basement of the Harrietstown Town Hall. Only Harrietstown residents enrolled in the Republican party will be allowed to participate. The purpose of the caucus is to select the party’s ...

Ticks to go under N.Y. legislative microscope

ALBANY (AP) — Two New York state senators say they want to know if the state is doing all it can to confront tick-borne illnesses. Republicans Sue Serino and Kemp Hannon say they plan to call hearings later this summer to focus on the state’s response to illnesses like Lyme disease, ...

Eight-year-old Christopher Wray stands on the summit of Mount Marcy on Aug. 20, 1975. President Donald Trump has nominated Wray to be FBI director.
(Photo provided by the Wray family)

Soon-to-be FBI director has Adirondack ties

KEENE VALLEY — The man President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent the summers of his youth at his family’s camp in the Adirondacks, hiking the High Peaks and fishing for trout. Christopher Wray’s nomination as FBI director ...

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St. Lawrence County farmer to challenge Stefanik in primary

Russell Finley, a beef cattle farmer and real estate broker from St. Lawrence County, is challenging U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, in a Republican primary in 2018. “I have a job right now that I love. But unless somebody better does this, nobody’s going to have anything,” ...