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Here's what politicians (and candidates) are doing on Independence Day
July 3, 2012 - Chris Morris
Just in case this kind of stuff is important to you, here's a rundown of where your elected representatives in the House (and the people campaigning against them) will be on Independence Day.
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh: 11 a.m., Saranac Lake Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Festival with Mayor Clyde Rabideau, Riverside Park, Saranac Lake 2 p.m., Ticonderoga "Best 4th in the North" Parade with Supervisor Tom Scozzafava, Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga 5 p.m., Salem 4th of July Parade and Firemen's Carnival with Mayor Dunigan and other elected officials Holy Cross Church, 247 Main Street, Salem
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook: 11 a.m., Saugerties Fourth of July Parade, Saugerties High School, 310 Washington Ave., Saugerties (Gibson will march in the parade) 2 p.m., Old Stone Fort Independence Day Celebration, Old Stone Fort, Schoharie (Gibson will speak at the celebration) 5 p.m., Cobleskill Fourth of July Parade, Campus Drive, Cobleskill (Gibson will march in the parade)
Matt Doheny, Republican challenger to Owens (his wife, Mary Reidy, will appear at several events with members of his campaign team:
11 a.m., St Regis Falls Fire Department parade (Team Mary) 2 p.m., Ticonderoga (Team Matt) 2 p.m., Plattsburgh (Team Mary) 5 p.m., Salem (Team Matt)
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig will be in Saranac Lake tomorrow for Fourth of July festivities.
Also, here's a statement from Owens on what Independence Day means to him:
"Independence Day is a time to remember our history, reconnect with friends and family, and celebrate what makes America great. I'm excited to celebrate the 4th across the region."
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