Politics

Sharpe, in Massena: Too many N.Y.ers move away

MASSENA — The lunch crowd at Morley’s American Grill in Massena had an opportunity to meet Monday with the Libertarian candidate for governor. “I’m doing this because I care about this state. I’m doing this for a very selfish reason. I don’t want to move,” Larry Sharpe ...

Cobb in Plattsburgh Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — Congressional Democratic Candidate Tedra Cobb will hold a rally with retired Army Col. Mike Derrick at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Koffee Kat, 104 Margaret St., in Plattsburgh today. Cobb seeks to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for the 21st District spot; Derrick, a ...

First phase of Frontier Town ‘gateway’ transformation celebrated

NORTH HUDSON — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos stood at a podium, wearing a cowboy hat. Behind him were seven riders on horseback and one little girl on a pony. A pile of horse manure lay only a few feet from Seggos. “It isn’t often we can ...

Deputy major seeks resource officer for Essex County schools

SARANAC LAKE — An Essex County sheriff’s officer petitioned the Saranac Lake school board Wednesday night for support of his plan to place a school resource officer in each Essex County school. Sheriff’s office Deputy Maj. David Reynolds, running unopposed on the Republican ticket for ...

Gateway to the Adirondacks phase one unveiling today

The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Office of General Services is expected to make an announcement at “Gateway to the Adirondacks” tourism hub in North Hudson at 11 a.m. today DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito will be joined by ...

New state law bans stand-alone mausoleums

PLATTSBURGH (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law banning the construction of stand-alone mausoleums. The Press-Republican reports the legislation the Democrat signed into law on Monday comes after several Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens mausoleums fell into disrepair ...

Kavanaugh, Cuomo share the spotlight in attack ads

ALBANY — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, are on different ends of the political spectrum. But the names of both men are being increasingly referenced in New York political contests in which they have no direct ...

Blues in his blood: Shawn Holt to play BluSeed fundraiser at Waterhole

SARANAC LAKE — Shawn Holt was born into the blues. His father Morris, better known as Magic Slim, was a renowned guitarist and singer with an authentic Chicago style. Magic used to take Shawn on tour with him when he was just a little boy. “I grew up around a lot of music, especially a ...

Political film series launched

SARANAC LAKE — Free Monday Night Movies are being held at the Adirondack Voters for Change storefront at 28 Broadway. The film series will begin Monday, Oct. 8. All films will start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to bring their own beverages. In keeping with AVfC’s focus ...

NY-21 Week in Review: Stefanik supports trade deal

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, issued a statement Monday expressing support for the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is replacing NAFTA. “I have been a strong advocate for modernizing our trade agreement with Canada and Mexico in Congress, and I am pleased that ...

Martz picks up second ballot line

The 45th Senate District race is down to two candidates for the official ballot. Mark Schneider has dropped out. He had been on the Working Families Party line. Now, Democrat Emily Martz is on that line, as well as the Democratic line. Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, has the ...

Warren County supervisors object to DEC rail ‘abandonment’ effort

QUEENSBURY — Warren County supervisors on Friday decided to formally oppose the state’s effort to have a section of rail line in Warren and Essex counties deemed “abandoned.” Supervisors on the county board’s Public Works Committee decided to send the U.S. Surface ...

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

WASHINGTON — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats' demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly ...

Locals, company weigh in on railroad ‘abandonment’

A Tupper Lake business owner, the town of Newcomb, Essex County and a local resident have all taken steps to intervene in New York’s effort to have the federal government declare abandoned a stretch of railroad tracks in Warren and Essex counties. The Essex County Board of Supervisors ...

Dems push for passage of state Child Victims Act

GLENS FALLS — The Child Victims Act will be passed within the first 30 days of the next legislative session if Democrats take the state Senate, three Democratic Senate candidates emphasized Tuesday. Emily Martz, who is running against Republican state Sen. Elizabeth Little, urged the ...

Senate candidate Chele Farley visits Watertown

WATERTOWN — Chele Chiavacci Farley, the Republican candidate running against U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has never held a political office — but she thinks her experience in the private sector will help her negotiate a better deal for New York state than Gillibrand. “They ...

Protesters gather to oppose Kavanaugh, show solidarity

SARANAC LAKE — More than two dozen protesters gathered outside of the Harrietstown Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Monday to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination process and to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault. The protest was organized by Beth Glover, ...

NY21 in review: Cobb campaign threatens legal action over TV ads

Democrat Tedra Cobb’s campaign is requesting that television stations pull an attack ad from U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik that claims Cobb is a “Cuomo clone” on the grounds that it is inaccurate. A. Joshua Ehrlich, legal counsel for the Cobb campaign, sent out letters to general managers ...

DiNapoli: Economic development fragmented, lacks oversight

GLENS FALLS — New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli believes that the state’s economic development initiatives are fragmented and lack oversight to determine if the goals of the programs are being met. “We’re very good on the front end with the press release and the ...