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Ellis will remain on Franklin County board

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SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County reelected Democratic District 7 Legislator Melinda “Lindy” Ellis over Cliff Donaldson of the Common Sense Party Tuesday. The unofficial results shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m. were Ellis with 959 votes and Donaldson with 560. “I’m very ...

Newcomer will join Harrietstown board

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SARANAC LAKE — Harrietstown will keep one town council person and gain a new one. According to unofficial votes announced at the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night, newcomer Ashley Milne received 866 votes while current council members Howard Riley and Patricia Meagher got 708 and ...

Stefanik objects to Twitter banning political ads

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On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said she opposes Twitter’s decision to ban all political advertising on its social media platform. She said the move limits free speech for candidates and campaigns. On Oct. 30 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the company will stop all political ...

Luton, Fontana lead vote count in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — A hotly contested town board election resulted in the two incumbent councilwomen appearing to keep their seats. Incumbent councilwomen Tracy Luton and Mary Fontana, both Republicans, led the vote count in a close election. They were at the VFW when they found out and ...

Essex County clerk wins reelection in a landslide

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Incumbent Joseph Provoncha has secured an eighth four-year term as Essex County clerk. From 8,927 votes cast countywide on Tuesday and during the nine-day early voting period, Provoncha garnered 68% of the votes, or 6,126, according to the Essex County Board of Elections. There were 789 ...

Wilmington voters go back to Holzer as supervisor

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WILMINGTON — Independent People’s Party candidate Roy Holzer won this town’s supervisor race in a landslide on Tuesday. Holzer, a former town supervisor and the town’s current interim supervisor, garnered 393 out of 420 total in-person votes cast, according to the Essex County ...

St. Armand voters choose interim Supervisor Winemiller

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BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand voters reelected town Supervisor Davina Winemiller of the Voice of Reason Party over Victor Burman of the Rule of Law party in Tuesday’s election. According to uncertified results from the Essex County Board of Elections, Winemiller received 214 votes, and ...

State Supreme Court race undetermined by press time

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The state Supreme Court Fourth District, which covers much of the North Country and Central New York, was not resolved by press time on election night. At midnight, 484 of the 681 election districts had reported and the four Republican candidates were leading the polls. Of 586,048 ...

Whitney, Deyo secure Keene council seats

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KEENE — Voters appear to have selected two newcomers, Republican David Deyo and Independence candidate Jennifer Whitney, to serve on the Keene Town Council next year. Independent Common Sense candidate Bill Harral has secured one of two town justice seats. Uncertified results from the ...

McDonald, Sauer win in Jay

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Jay voters selected Republican Thomas McDonald and Democrat Knut Sauer to serve on the town council, and independent Adam Coolidge is leading for a third open board seat. Uncertified results from the Essex County Board of Elections show Sauer, a freshman political candidate who was running ...

Dems win Franklin town council seats

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VERMONTVILLE — Both Democratic candidates, Richard Jarvis and Leo Demong, were elected Tuesday as the two new Franklin town councilmen over Republicans Brad Merrill and Glen Swinyer. According to unofficial poll results from the town, Demong and Jarvis received 306 and 249 votes, ...

DEC: Some trails closed; others being assessed

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s call for hikers to stay off Adirondack trails remains in effect. The department announced its advisory last Friday following a bout of high winds and flooding along the AuSable and Schroon rivers that ravaged upstate New York ...

Drumstick roll … Wing Wars XII is Sunday

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LAKE PLACID — Wing Wars XII will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at High Peak Resort’s ballroom. Fans of chicken wings are invited to come hungry to enjoy some of the best wings in the region while raising funds for North Country Life Flight. Chefs are busy honing their ...

DEC reminds trappers of requirements to help manage fisher, marten

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Trapping and hunting seasons for fur-bearing animals have begun in northern New York, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation wants trappers to know about special permit requirements for fisher and marten. Trappers provide data to DEC’s expert wildlife biologists, which ...

Stefanik backs pathway to legal status for farm workers

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill to create a pathway to legal status for undocumented farm workers. The farm employees would have to be working in agriculture for two years and plan to continue to remain in their jobs. It would allow year-round workers, ...

On this Election Day, some have already voted

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The state’s first-ever early voting period ended Sunday, and the new offering drew less than 1.3% registered Franklin and Essex County voters to the polls. That percentage was a little lower than the statewide turnout of 1.9%. Local county Board of Elections commissioners are echoing ...

Hurley Bros. withdraws propane proposal

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LAKE PLACID — A controversial proposal to install a propane tank refilling station on Old Military Road has been withdrawn from consideration after an opponent of the plan purchased the property where the station was set to be built. K. Jon Runstrom, a resident of the neighboring ...

New AMC doctor adds treatment for transgender patients

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SARANAC LAKE — Dr. James Pate finds a great deal of importance in helping underserved groups such as women, people living in rural areas and those who subscribe to the LGBT communities. “It feels absolutely wonderful,” he said. “I studied at Oregon Health and Science University, ...

Stec, Jones want to wean workers off welfare

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SARANAC LAKE — Assemblymen Billy Jones and Dan Stec are members of opposing political parties, but they agree on a solution to the North Country’s labor gap problem: putting state welfare benefits on a sliding scale to incentivize people to reenter the workforce. Employers are ...