Politics

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 ...

Gillibrand endorses Cobb

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., endorsed Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, on Wednesday, according to a news release sent out from the Cobb campaign. “From her work as a County Legislator to her advocacy for healthcare, Tedra has been a ...

Essex Co. raises tobacco buying age

ELIZABETHTOWN — You’ll have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Essex County now. The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday, making it illegal to purchase tobacco products under the age of 21. The succeeding local law only concerns purchase, not consumption. ...

Senate candidate Martz treated for dehydration after race

Democratic state Senate candidate Emily Martz suffered minor dehydration after participating in a 10K race Sunday morning in Malone. Martz, who is challenging Republican Sen. Elizabeth Little in the 45th Senate District, was competing in the Star of the North road race when she required ...

Cobb talks about youth, education

CANTON — Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb held her first news conference of the campaign outside the St. Lawrence Court House on Tuesday to talk about youth involvement in politics. Cobb, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, moved to the ...

Congress hopefuls announce union endorsements

As the summer ends and the fall push toward the election kicks off, a number of campaigns took advantage of Labor Day to tout their union endorsements or announce new support. Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, sent out a Labor Day ...

Gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon swings upstate

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Democrat and former “Sex in the City” actress Cynthia Nixon stopped in Saratoga Springs Sunday, less than two weeks before she challenges Democrat and two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the polls. It was also just a few days after Nixon and Cuomo squared off ...

DEC takes comments on electric vehicle chargers at campgrounds

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comments on a generic unit management plan amendment that would guide the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in state campgrounds and day use areas. The amendment — which would updates DEC’s 1990 ...

Nixon heads upstate for campaign events

ALBANY (AP) — Cynthia Nixon is taking her campaign for governor upstate as the Democratic primary nears. The longtime liberal activist and former “Sex and the City” star will make stops in Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs on Friday and throughout the long ...

Democrats lose a presidential contender in Cuomo

ALBANY — His father famously wrestled with the idea of running for president, his indecision leading some to call him “Hamlet on the Hudson.” Andrew Cuomo was less ambivalent during his debate with primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, using unusually stark language to rule out a 2020 bid ...

Newsprint tariffs will soon be history

U.S. tariffs on Canadian newsprint are on their way out. A determination from the U.S. International Trade Commission found that American newsprint companies are not injured or threatened with injury by imports from Canada, and no anti-dumping or countervailing orders will be issued on the ...

Cuomo, Nixon spar in debate; Cuomo nixes presidential talk

HEMPSTEAD — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon swapped insults and clashed over policy Wednesday in their only scheduled debate before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. While the testy, hourlong exchange at Hofstra University featured plenty of ...