Politics

Tanya Boone
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Granville woman joins crowded Democratic field for Congress

PLATTSBURGH — A former union organizer from Washington County has joined the already crowded Democratic field in the race to become the candidate to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. Tanya Boone, 43, of Granville, who announced her candidacy Thursday, owns a small business, ...

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Placid board hopes to appoint judge soon

LAKE PLACID — This village’s court situation continues to evolve a month after its only justice, William Hulshoff, suddenly resigned, leaving an associate justice handling an increased caseload for multiple municipalities without compensation. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said the ...

Tanya Boone
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Granville woman joins crowded Democratic field for Congress

PLATTSBURGH — A former union organizer from Washington County has joined the already crowded Democratic field in the race to become the candidate to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. Tanya Boone, 43, of Granville, who announced her candidacy Thursday, owns a small business, works ...

Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, Jordana Mallach, Tracey Schrader and Bryan “Liam” Kennelly listen to North Elba superintendent candidate Brian Barrett at a Voters for Change forum on Monday night at Harrietstown Town Hall. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Democratic challengers only show up at forum

SARANAC LAKE — A forum held Monday night by the Adirondack Voters for Change group gave six candidates challenging incumbents in local electoral races a chance to talk about their positions on issues. Adirondack VFC advertised the event as open to all candidates and sent questionnaires to ...

Placid village board still wants tracks to become trail

LAKE PLACID — A week after the North Elba Town Council reaffirmed its commitment to the construction of a multi-use trail on the train tracks that link the Tri-Lakes villages, the Lake Placid Board of Trustees agreed and also criticized those in favor of keeping the tracks. Trustee Jason ...

Placid board awards transformer work for $382K

LAKE PLACID — After several months of research, this village’s electric department and board of trustees decided to purchase new rather than renovate to replace a failed transformer, at a price of $382,243. The village unanimously voted to award the transformer work at that price to ...

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Boyajian raises most among NY21 Democrats

Though North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has more cash on hand than all of her opponents combined, an environmental and town attorney from Saratoga has a sizable early lead on his fellow Democrats. As of the October quarterly Federal Election Commission filing report, Don ...

Measure would cut red tape on ‘forever wild’ land

PISECO LAKE — This tiny mountain town in New York’s Adirondack Mountains wants to add a bike lane to a narrow lakeside road, but it would need the permission of voters from Brooklyn to Buffalo to do it. That’s because of a provision in New York’s constitution protecting state-owned ...

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Tupper town supervisor candidates share passion

TUPPER LAKE — With Election Day approaching on Nov. 7, two town supervisor candidates for this town of nearly 6,000 are going door-to-door, meeting, talking with and asking for the votes of taxpayers. Both are focused on job and economic growth centered around several key ...

Cobb campaign at Carousel today

SARANAC LAKE — Democrat Tedra Cobb’s 2018 congressional campaign invites people to come to the Adirondack Carousel today between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A discussion about issues in New York’s 21st Congressional District will follow. Children are invited.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Stefanik treads lightly on coal

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, whose northern New York district includes the Adirondack Park, has a nuanced response to the Trump administration canceling the Clean Power Plan, which would have reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Republican from Willsboro never supported the Clean ...

A man looks through a telescope in August as thousands flocked to the Adirondack Public Observatory to view the solar eclipse. The observatory has been named one of four local projects that are economic development priorities by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions.
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Four local projects named economic development priorities

Four Tri-Lakes enterprises have been named to a list of “priority projects” by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions. These include almost $300,000 toward an Astro-Science Center at Tupper ...

Millions awarded for water upgrades in Lake Placid, Jay and Tupper Lake

As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $30 million grants for water improvements in the North Country, the village of Lake Placid was awarded $2.7 million for its drinking water infrastructure, along with $1.9 million to the town of Jay to repair its drinking water infrastructure and $1.65 million ...

North Elba Super: ‘We’ll be under tax cap’

LAKE PLACID — Despite thousands in additional costs for a number of infrastructure projects and purchases, this town’s council expects to stay under the state’s tax cap for its 2018 budget. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli set that 2018 cap at 1.84 percent for towns across the state ...

Justice William Hulshoff
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 Antonio Olivero)

Communication breakdown surrounds Placid judge’s resignation

LAKE PLACID — This village’s former justice is highly critical of his dealings with the mayor and Board of Trustees, saying their lack of correspondence with him is the primary reason he suddenly resigned last month. At the same time, Mayor Craig Randall said Hulshoff provided neither ...

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Congress candidate, bashed for sexism, leaves Dems as well as GOP

PLATTSBURGH — Congressional hopeful Steve Krieg says he is now leaving the Democratic Party but vows to stay in the race as an independent. The Plattsburgh man drew attention last month when he announced he was switching from Republican to Democrat to take on incumbent Republican Rep. ...

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Congressional hopefuls gather for forum

CANTON — The auditorium of the Hugh C. Williams Senior High School filled up on Tuesday evening as residents gathered to hear from eight people, each of whom wants to replace Elise Stefanik as representative for the 21st Congressional District. The event, organized by Write the Power: NY ...

Teacher testing revised

The state Board of Regents has accepted easier teacher certification requirements to slow an increasing statewide teacher shortage and provide what it says will be a more fair assessment for prospective teachers. Revisions to the Teacher Performance Assessment, or edTPA, include lowering ...

Ballot measure would remove pensions from corrupt lawmakers

ALBANY — For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension. That practice could come to an end in November when voters will be asked whether to change the state constitution to authorize ...