Essex, NY, Oct 26, 2011 — Next month, voters will go to the polls across northern New York and Vermont. There any statewide or national candidates on the ballot, but scores of vitally important local races will be decided.
Essex County has a particularly fierce set of campaigns, with the long-time county clerk facing a stiff challenge, and at least two town supervisors scrambling to keep their seats. Brian Mann sat down to talk about those races with Lohr McKinstry, the veteran reporter with the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. Go to full article
Ray Brook, NY, Oct 06, 2011 — Attorneys were in court this week in Albany, arguing a case that could dramatically reshape the way North Country legislative districts are redrawn. A new state law requires that inmates be counted in their home communities -- the places they last lived before being sent to prison.
But that would shift a lot of people back to downstate Democratic districts, stripping population from districts held by North Country lawmakers like Betty Little from Queensbury and Patty Ritchie from St. Lawrence County. Republicans are hoping to overturn the law and as Brian Mann reports, the case could be settled in the next two months. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 22, 2011 — Watertown businessman Matt Doheny says he wants to challenge Democrat Bill Owens in next year's congressional race. He filed papers this week making his campaign official.
In an interview with North Country Public Radio, Doheny said he favors lowering taxes for corporations as a way to boost jobs and wants to build a new nuclear power plant in the 23rd congressional district. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Aug 08, 2011 — Republicans in the State Senate last week changed their position on the counting of state prison inmates for drawing new legislative district lines, required every ten years.... Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Jun 01, 2011 — The next congressional election is a year and a half away, but Republican Matt Doheny is already announcing that he will challenge Democrat Bill Owens. Owens edged out Doheny... Go to full article
Schenectady, NY, Jan 24, 2011 — It was a big week for Congressman Chris Gibson, the freshman Republican from Kinderhook who represents the 20th congressional district. The former Army Colonel traveled... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Jan 24, 2011 — During last year's mid-term election, newly-formed tea party groups played a huge role. They helped elect Republican congressman Chris Gibson in the 20th district. ... Go to full article