Politics

St. Armand town highway super dies unexpectedly

BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver died Saturday, and the town’s employees feel “devastated,” according to town Clerk Barbara Darrah. The death also shakes up the town highway department and the Nov. 7 election. Oliver, 58, of Bloomingdale, was running for ...

St. Armand highway superintendent dies

BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver died Saturday, and the town’s employees feel “devastated,” according to town Clerk Barbara Darrah. The death also shakes up the town highway department and the Nov. 7 election. Oliver, 58, of Bloomingdale, was running ...

David Filsinger, right, gets ready to cast his vote for the BOCES capital project Thursday at the Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. “I’m all about BOCES. They’re going to fix my electric car some day,” Filsinger said. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

BOCES project passes

SARANAC LAKE — Voters overwhelmingly approved the $18.5 million Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES capital project Thursday, casting 556 votes in favor of the project and 135 against. The vote was held the same day BOCES welcomed parents and the public to its open house. Adirondack ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Rally hopes to sway Stefanik against new health care bill

PLATTSBURGH — A rally is planned Friday in Plattsburgh to press U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to oppose the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill if it comes to the House for a vote. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. at Trinity Park in downtown Plattsburgh and then march to Stefanik’s office at ...

Eric Ross, leaning on the trick, the general manager of Adirondack operations for the Lyme Timber Company, talks with members of the state Adirondack Park Agency board and the public, explaining how clear-cutting a forest can be beneficial to the plant life.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

APA takes field trip to clear-cut forest

PIERCEFIELD — Members of the state Adirondack Park Agency board and the public took a field trip to Piercefield Thursday to observe a property recently clear-cut by a timber company. The visit was in an effort to cultivate a closer relationship between environmental groups and timber ...

Philip Paige, a Republican from Madrid, announces his state Assembly campaign Monday at a stop in Gloversville, vying for the seat to be vacated by Marc Butler. Behind him are, from left, Jack Moulton, Nick Wildey, Mayor Dayton King, Ben Eddy and Trevor Bender.
(Photo provided — Briana O’Hara, 
The Leader-Herald)

Two Republicans campaign for next year’s 118th Assembly election

More than a year ahead of next year’s state Assembly election, two Republicans have announced they are running to represent a huge, sprawling district that takes up most of New York’s sparsely populated north-central area. Until Friday, Philip Paige of Madrid was St. Lawrence County‘s ...

Darcy Burman’s cosmetology classroom that will be expanded if the capital project gets voter approval. From left to right: Rose Burns, Kayley LaPierre, Morgan Streeter, Madison Vachon, Alyssa Whitney, Marissa Durham, and Kaylee Adams.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

BOCES capital project goes to voters

SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) has grown, but the building on Route 3 in Saranac Lake that houses its classes, the Adirondack Educational Center, has not. For the first time since the building opened in 1975, FEH-BOCES ...

Justice William Hulshoff
(Enterprise photo —
 Antonio Olivero)

Lake Placid judge shocks board by resigning

LAKE PLACID — Judge William Hulshoff verbally submitted his resignation as village justice at the start of the Lake Placid Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon, surprising the village’s mayor, attorney and each trustee in attendance. Hulshoff was short with his words, merely ...

Newly appointed Lake Placid village Clerk Anita Estling, right, poses for a photo with retiring Clerk Ellen Clark after Estling was formally appointed to the position at the village’s Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Lake Placid appoints new village clerk

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees appointed Anita Estling, currently the part-time administrative assistant to Mayor Craig Randall, to be its next village clerk. Estling will begin her new role on Sept. 30. Clark announced her retirement from the position in a resignation ...

DEC to host trout stream meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting a public meeting on trout stream management on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The meeting is part of a series the DEC is putting on around the state this year. Starting at 7 p.m., DEC staff will give a presentation on current ...

N.Y. gets an ‘F’ for budget practices

ALBANY (AP) — A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state’s financial practices. The Chicago-based group Truth in Reporting gives the state a grade of “F’’ in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report’s ...

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Barrett takes on Politi

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid lawyer will challenge longtime elected official Roby Politi for his position as North Elba town supervisor. Brian Barrett will be on the ballot as a Democrat come Nov. 7 to take on Politi, a Lake Placid native who has served as town supervisor for the past ...

Assemblyman Billy Jones
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Jones opens district office in Malone

MALONE — State Assemblyman Billy Jones held an open house at his new district office here Friday. The Democratic legislator’s new office is located in the Franklin County Courthouse building at 353 West Main St., Suite 252, Malone. It will function much like his Plattsburgh office, ...

Election inspectors Lorraine Vincent and Dean Melville look at the results from the polling center at Amos and Julia Ward Theater at 12 Parkside Road in Jay shortly after polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Segall, Mongulla win Jay Town Council Dem primary

AuSABLE FORKS — Democrats in the town of Jay selected the two members of their party who will take on two Republican incumbents for town council seats come Election Day. Robert Segall and Kate Comegys Mongulla were the top two vote getters at the polls Tuesday, collecting 65 and 35 votes, ...

Franklin Republican caucus picks Hamm, Bartiss, DeMars

VERMONTVILLE — Republicans in the town of Franklin had a high turnout at their caucus Monday night as they chose Don Hamm and Tom Bartiss for two town council seats, along with Jacques DeMars for highway superintendent. About 65 people squeezed into the Franklin Town Hall in Vermontville, ...

Primary day in Essex County

Democrats in Jay and Republicans in Keene and St. Armand have choices Tuesday at the ballot box. Four Democrats will challenge two Republican incumbents for their Jay Town Council seats come Election Day on Nov. 7. Polls in each town are open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday for ...

N.Y. tweaks, renames Common Core

ALBANY (AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented. A Board of Regents committee on Monday approved the reworked Next Generation Learning Standards for English and ...

N.Y. submits education plan to submit for federal OK

ALBANY (AP) — New York state’s education policy-making body has approved the plan it will submit to the U.S. Department of Education to comply with the new federal education law. The Board of Regents voted on New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan Monday in advance of a ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Stefanik supports hurricane relief

PLATTSBURGH — Rep. Elise Stefanik voted in support of the Senate amendment that provides emergency funding for hurricane relief and extends government borrowing authority until Dec. 8. “This important legislation provides needed disaster relief as well as government funding while we ...