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Election results

Devlin wins LP mayor race

LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin is Lake Placid’s new mayor. Voters chose Devlin, a local motel owner and longtime village trustee who ran on the Republican and Teamwork party lines, as the village’s new mayor on Tuesday. He ran against former Mayor Jamie Rogers to succeed longtime Mayor ...

Art Devlin elected Lake Placid mayor

LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin is this village's new mayor. Lake Placid voters chose Devlin, a local motel owner and longtime village trustee who ran on the Republican and Teamwork party lines, as the village's new mayor on Tuesday. Newcomers Marc Galvin and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Kelly, who ran ...

Lake Placid vote count goes late

LAKE PLACID — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a new majority for the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees. Results were not available by press time. Lake Placid residents voted at the North Elba Town Hall between noon and 9 p.m. to choose a new mayor, two trustees and a ...

Rep. Tenney leads in last undecided US House race

ALBANY — Former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney appeared on the verge of recapturing her old seat in Congress as election officials finished counting ballots Monday in the nation’s last undecided U.S. House race. Tenney, a central New York Republican, began the day with a 122-vote lead over ...

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the catastrophic security failure that left top ...

Harvard kicks Stefanik off committee, saying she spread lies

North County U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s alma mater, Harvard University, removed her from its Institute of Politics’ Senior Advisory Committee Tuesday, saying her false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election “have no basis in fact.” Stefanik, part of the Harvard ...

Stefanik sticks with Trump, rebuffs calls for her resignation

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she will not resign her post and will continue to support President Donald Trump, after receiving criticism from a number of officials and organizations for her decision to object to certain state’s electoral votes last week. Last week, ...

Tupper Lake photographer was at Trump rally outside Capitol

Amid a sea of flags on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday, Tupper Lake photographer Jim Lanthier documented the scene where thousands of Donald Trump supporters had shown up to protest Congress’ certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. While the day is known for the ...

Stefanik tells of hiding during mob attack on Capitol

Rep. Elise Stefanik was just about to speak on the House floor as Trump supporters besieged the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. She was about to object to certifying electoral results in four states when the Capitol was overrun. “I was actually on deck to give my speech, so I was seated ...

Teachers help students make sense of violence at Capitol

A teacher in Alabama presented photographs of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol without commentary and asked students to write poems in reflection. A Minnesota instructor fielded comparisons to the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing. And a civics educator in Connecticut urged her ...

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

WASHINGTON — With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he'll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a video from the White House Thursday by condemning ...

Police officer’s death intensifies Capitol siege questions

WASHINGTON — A police officer has died from injuries sustained as President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, a violent siege that is forcing hard questions about the defeated president's remaining days in office and the ability of the Capitol Police to secure the area. The ...

Stefanik objects to electors after Capitol riot

North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik objected to electors from Pennsylvania but voted to confirm electors from Arizona in an overnight joint congressional session in which the House and Senate approved Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president. Stefanik had planned to object ...

Fact check: Stefanik speech had both true, false election complaints

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik explained why she objected to electors from four states in a speech on the House floor Wednesday night. The irregularities alleged in her speech and a press release included some falsehoods and omissions, but also some true statements. This came after the ...

‘This is not America’: Local politicians condemn violence at Capitol

Local politicians were reacting late Wednesday afternoon to the shocking news that supporters of President Donald Trump had stormed the Capitol. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, issued a statement saying she was safe and condemning the violence, calling it “truly a tragic day ...

NY officials slam Trump’s refusal to accept election

ALBANY — The violent clashes instigated Wednesday at the nation’s Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump drew sharp rebukes from veteran participants and observers of New York politics. John Faso, a former Republican congressman who represented New York’s 19th ...

Two stabbed outside Albany Capitol

ALBANY (AP) — Two men were hospitalized after being stabbed outside the state Capitol during a melee involving supporters of President Donald Trump and counterprotesters. The two men, aged 36 and 40, were hospitalized with injuries after the stabbing Wednesday afternoon. One of them ...

Congress confirms Biden win after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

WASHINGTON — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Trump ...

Stefanik objects to electors after Capitol riot

North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik objected to electors from Pennsylvania but voted to confirm electors from Arizona in an overnight joint congressional session in which the House and Senate approved Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president. Stefank had planned to object ...