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Politics

Voters for Change opens usual office in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Local progressive political action group Adirondack Voters for Change has opened a downtown office at its usual spot, and on Monday there are already campaign signs in the window of 28 Broadway for Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Tedra Cobb, Kimberly ...

A virtual debate with Saranac Lake village trustee candidates

SARANAC LAKE — In two weeks, on Sept. 15, Saranac Lake will hold an election to fill two four-year seats on the village Board of Trustees. The election — between Fred Balzac (Green), incumbents Tom Catillaz (Democrat) and Rich Shapiro (Democrat), and Trevor Sussey, a write-in registered ...

Patriot Prayer founder: Dead man in Portland was a supporter

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who was fatally shot after supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with left-wing protesters on the streets of Portland, Oregon, was a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, its founder said Sunday. Joey Gibson, head of the group based in ...

Is Biden ‘far-left’?

Reaction to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday has been split primarily down party lines. The crux of Stefanik’s speech was a decision between the “far-left” Joe Biden and the “American dream” supported by President Donald ...

Cobb: Stefanik brings ‘worst of Washington’

The morning after Rep. Elise Stefanik spoke at the Republican National Convention, her Democratic challenger in the race for the 21st Congressional District condemned the speech. Tedra Cobb of Canton said Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was “worrying about herself, making speeches and ...

Cobb: Stefanik brings ‘worst of Washington’

The morning after Rep. Elise Stefanik spoke at the Republican National Convention, her Democratic challenger in the race for the 21st Congressional District condemned the speech. Tedra Cobb of Canton said Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was “worrying about herself, making speeches and ...

Trevor Sussey throws his hat into the village trustee ring

SARANAC LAKE — On a recent morning, Trevor Sussey, 33, sat with a cup of coffee in Berkeley Green and talked about why he’s thrown his woolen hat into the upcoming village trustee election as a write-in candidate. The election, to be held on Sept. 15, was postponed from March because ...

Essex County voter guide

LAKE PLACID — There are three ways to vote in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3: with an absentee ballot, in person early, and in person on Election Day. Yet Essex County Board of Elections commissioners — and their counterparts across the state — were recently given a ...

Stefanik: Choice is ‘far-left’ vs. ‘American dream’

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, spoke at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, highlighting her upbringing, NY-21 and Fort Drum, as well as jabbing at Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden. Stefanik delivered her roughly four-minute speech from the Andrew W. ...

Stefanik at RNC: Choice is ‘far-left’ vs. ‘American dream’

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, spoke at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, highlighting her upbringing, NY-21 and Fort Drum, as well as jabbing at Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden. Stefanik delivered her roughly four-minute speech from the Andrew W. ...

Stefanik accuses opponent Cobb of plagiarism

A Tuesday morning tweet sent by Rep. Elise Stefanik’s Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb has prompted the incumbent to accuse Cobb of plagiarizing her positions on veterans’ issues. Stefanik said the Cobb campaign announced its veterans plan on Tuesday, which pointed to one piece of ...

Sheldon Silver begins prison sentence in corruption case

NEW YORK — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of the most powerful politicians in the state, started his prison sentence Wednesday after years of fending off going behind bars. Silver, 76, reported to a federal prison in Otisville, New York, according to a ...

The other Decision 2020: how will you vote?

Franklin County voters participating in the Nov. 3 election this year will make decisions on more than just whom they vote for; they will also need to decide the method by which they will vote. The coronavirus pandemic made in-person voting a potential danger, so the state has expanded ...

Stefanik accuses opponent Cobb of plagiarism

A Tuesday morning tweet sent by Rep. Elise Stefanik’s Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb has prompted the incumbent to accuse Cobb of plagiarizing her positions on veterans’ issues. Stefanik said the Cobb campaign announced its veterans plan on Tuesday, which pointed to one piece of ...

Location, location, location, election

TUPPER LAKE — A village Board of Trustees meeting Thursday ended with a heated and lengthy discussion of a slew of electoral issues, including voter fraud, candidate residency requirements and village board members living outside the village. Trustee Ron LaScala said Tupper Lake has a ...

DeJoy says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the November ...

First lady opens student art exhibit on women’s suffrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is marking the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with an art exhibit based on works by children from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The first lady called adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted ...

Sen. Schumer announces funding for NCCC water program

SARANAC LAKE — On Friday, Aug. 21, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, sat in front of a gathering of local politicians, teachers and administrators at North Country Community College to announce a $89,700 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission for NCCC to develop a water and ...

In recordings, Trump’s sister says he ‘has no principles’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticizing her brother in a series of recordings, at one point saying of the president, “He has no principles.” Maryanne Trump Barry was secretly recorded by her niece, Mary Trump, ...

Emergency postal aid stalls as WH rejects bill

WASHINGTON — Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly. “The ...