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Politics

Bail reform becomes focus during Assembly gun violence hearing

ALBANY — Law enforcement leaders and state litigators challenged lawmakers Thursday about the state’s bail and discovery laws during an Assembly hearing about gun violence and a stalled ammunition sales database legislated in 2013. The Assembly Codes Committee held a public hearing on the ...

North Elba supervisor candidate forum set for Oct. 25

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid News will host a virtual forum featuring the two candidates running for North Elba supervisor at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25. The candidates — Supervisor Jay Rand and town Councilor Derek Doty — will answer questions from Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn via ...

Republican chairman slams Hochul on nursing home deaths

ALBANY — When she took over state government six weeks ago, Gov. Kathy Hochul signaled she needed 45 days to clean house by replacing appointed officials involved in scandals tied to her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. But state Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy came to the statehouse Thursday ...

Friday marks voter registration deadline

PLATTSBURGH — Early voting for the Nov. 2 election begins later this month, and there is still a little time left to register to vote. Friday, Oct. 8 is the last day to postmark a mailed voter registration application or to register to vote in-person at your county board of ...

Locals participate in anti-abortion and abortion-rights rallies

SARANAC LAKE — Locals rallied for and against abortion rights this weekend at events in Glens Falls and Saranac Lake, both part of nationwide movements taking sides on the controversial issue as it is discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, lower courts and activists around the ...

Hochul could face rising Democrats in governor race

NEW YORK — After being vaulted into office two months ago, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is preparing to run for the job in her own right next year. But as she works to sculpt her reputation in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, a cohort of fellow Democrats is making moves to ...