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Wood wants to be an independent voice in Albany

Evelyn Wood, who is running to represent the state’s 114th Assembly District on the Serve America Movement party line, is looking to make tough budget decisions, improve infrastructure and wilderness maintenance, and be an independent voice to Albany. She is skeptical of hiking permits, ...

Trump formally endorses Stefanik

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has praised U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik many times, but on Wednesday he formally endorsed the Republican from Schuylerville for reelection Nov. 3. He did so in a tweet: “Congresswoman @EliseStefanik is doing a terrific job for New York! She fiercely ...

Fiery first debate

WATERTOWN — The candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District, Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb, faced off in a contentious debate Monday afternoon. From the studios of WWNY-TV, also known as 7 News, Stefanik and Cobb debated for roughly an ...

Republicans rally in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Dozens of mask-wearing Republicans turned out to Riverside Park Saturday for an energetic rally featuring incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, state Assemblyman turned state Senate candidate Dan Stec and Assembly hopeful Matt Simpson. Inside the park, ringed with flags and ...

Cobb ad plays up Stefanik pay, downplays her work

A television ad released by Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb on Wednesday includes a misleading claim about the salary and work ethic of her opponent, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. The ad’s central claim is that Stefanik is not “doing her job.” She has ...

Local leaders urge Cuomo to sign salt reduction bill

Adirondack environmental groups and local government leaders don’t always agree, but both want the state Department of Transportation to reduce the amount of road salt it dumps on roads in winter. In September, green groups pressed Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign an Adirondack road salt ...

Two NY-21 debates set for next week; third one officially off

The campaign of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, on Wednesday again criticized Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb for not taking part in a debate that was going to be hosted by Spectrum News next week. Cobb’s campaign fired back, saying that they never agreed to participate in ...

Stefanik has 3X as much money in bank as Cobb

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has three times as much money in the bank as her challenger Tedra Cobb, as candidates head into the final sprint to the election. Stefanik, a Republican from Schuylerville seeking her fourth two-year term, had $4.1 million in the bank as of Sept. 30, according to ...

Biden endorses Cobb for Congress

Democrat Tedra Cobb has picked up the endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden in her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. “When Tedra saw a gap in the health care system in her community, she started a community health agency. When the fire department had a volunteer shortage, ...

Stec talks budget, hiking permits in Senate run

State Senate candidate Dan Stec says the state Legislature will need to make some difficult budget decisions in the coming year, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has a list of what he would like to cut and what he would like to save if elected. He is also skeptical about the ...

Stec has large fundraising advantage over Davis

The two candidates vying to succeed retiring state Sen. Betty Little had spent roughly the same amount on their respective campaigns as the 2020 election season entered its final month. But Republican Dan Stec had roughly one-third more in his campaign coffers than his Democratic opponent, ...

Latest Stefanik ad includes fake citation, misleading claims

A television ad released by the U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik reelection campaign Tuesday includes a falsified quote the Enterprise debunked in 2018, as well as a misleading claim on her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb’s current position on Medicare for All. The ad, titled “You Paid In,” is ...

Stefanik pins Trump death wishes on Voters for Change, Cobb

The campaign to reelect U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is at odds with the campaign of her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb, of Canton, over statements published in an Adirondack Daily Enterprise story on Oct. 3 wishing death on President Donald Trump. In the early morning hours of ...

Cobb, Stefanik had same reasons for opposing HEROES 2.0

SARANAC LAKE — Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb said last week that she would not have voted for the House Democrats’ HEROES 2.0 coronavirus stimulus package, and at the Voters for Change forum Saturday, she explained why. Cobb, of Canton, said she thought the bill was too ...

Cobb, Braymer campaign at Saranac Lake event

SARANAC LAKE — Several dozen voters gathered — socially distanced — in Riverside Park on Saturday to hear Democratic candidates Tedra Cobb and Claudia Braymer answer questions about their campaign platforms with fewer than 20 days until the Nov. 3 election. Cobb, of Canton, is ...

NY bill would phase out gas-powered cars

State Sen. Pete Harkham, D-Peekskill, wants New York state to join California in phasing out gas-fueled vehicles. Harkham’s legislation (S.9008) would amend the state Environmental Conservation Law and spells out strict time frames for certain types of new vehicles to be ...

Gillibrand calls for new small, mid-sized business loans

As small businesses and live event venues struggle to recover from a summer of heavily limited operations, U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is calling for legislation to create a new loan program to help them survive. In a video news conference held Tuesday afternoon, Gillibrand ...

Davis wants High Peaks permits, millionaire tax

Kimberly Davis says she supports taxing the wealthy to fund the state during the COVID-19 pandemic and introducing “day permits” for hiking in the High Peaks. Davis is a Democrat from Plattsburgh, the current Clinton County treasurer, and she’s running to replace retiring state Sen. ...

Trump, out of sight, tweets up storm, says he ‘feels great’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump remained out of sight for a second day Wednesday recovering from COVID-19, but he returned to work in the Oval Office and made his presence known on social media as he tweeted broadsides against Democrats and pushed lawmakers to take up piecemeal economic ...