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I tell this story all the time, but it’s a true one:  When I came to the North Country thirteen years ago, someone — I can’t remember who it was — told me I’d scored the best job in the world, with one big...
As the Republican Party navigates this perilous chapter in its history, the organization begins to resemble — more and more closely — the desperate, lonely protagonist in “Life of Pi.” If you haven’t seen or read it...
In the days since Barack Obama won a second free, peaceful and fair election, capturing more than 50% of the popular vote again, a growing number of conservatives have called for their states to secede from the United States of America. The drumbeat...
CORRECTION:  Bill Owens did not vote for the Federal stimulus plan backed by Barack Obama in 2008.  He didn’t take office until the next year.  We regret the error.  Owens did later embrace the policy, advocating for...

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George Maragos campaigning at an NYC street fair. Photo: Maragos campaign
George Maragos campaigning at an NYC street fair. Photo: Maragos campaign

Gillibrand foe George Maragos says he'll spend own money to gain senate seat

The front-running Republican challenging US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand admits he faces an "uphill battle" against the Democratic incumbent.

George Maragos - a former banker and now Nassau County Comptroller -- says he'll spend his own money to try to level the field. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny campaigning in Canton during his 2010 run for Congress.

County GOP leaders line up behind Doheny

Watertown Republican Matt Doheny continues to rack up party endorsements in his bid to unseat Democratic Congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh.

Over the last week, he's drawn the backing of Republican leaders in Clinton and Fulton Counties. In Essex County, Doheny won the backing of both the Republican and Conservative Party committees.

In a statement, Clinton County Republican chair Don Lee said Doheny has the "political acumen and business acumen to be one heck of a good congressman."

Doheny faces Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor in the June primary. Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman has also expressed interest in another run for the House seat.

But so far, Doheny has far outpaced his competition in fundraising and endorsements.  Go to full article
Under Federal judge's plan, Rep. Owens (R) faces a reshaped North Country district and Rep. Gibson (L) is ousted from the region

Federal judge calls for major shake-up in North Country Congressional district

The Adirondack North Country may be unified into one congressional district this year.

A federal judge has issued a map that would consolidate the region into a new 21st District.

The old NY-23 district, now represented by Democrat Bill Owens from Plattsburgh would be dramatically redrawn. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
City Hall in Burlington. Photo:

In Burlington, electing a new mayor

Town meeting day in Vermont is one of the few examples of direct democracy in our country. It's a state holiday, and townspeople turn out to elect municipal leaders and...  Go to full article
Lake placid Conservative Doug Hoffman

Hoffman considering another run for Congress

Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman says he's considering another run for congress. In an interview broadcast this morning on NPR, Hoffman said he was waiting to make his...  Go to full article
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Sayward won't seek another Assembly term, Douglas considers run

North Country assemblywoman Teresa Sayward says she won't see re-election this year. In a surprise announcement released late yesterday, Sayward said she had reached the...  Go to full article

Challengers emerge in 114th Assembly race

The race for New York's 114th Assembly District seat, currently held by Republican Janet Duprey, is heating up fast.

This week, Clinton County businessman David...  Go to full article

Federal court will redraw congressional district maps

A federal court is taking over the drawing of new congressional district maps in New York, after lawmakers failed to meet their own self-imposed deadline to draw new lines. ...  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens at the legislative luncheon in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Owens gives Obama points, considering the political climate

Democratic Representative Bill Owens says President Barack Obama is doing a "very reasonable job." Owens, who represents New York's 23rd Congressional District, spoke about...  Go to full article
Matt Doheny at the Saranac Lake Adult Center. Photo: Chis Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Doheny campaign drops by for donuts with seniors

A small crowd joined congressional candidate Matt Doheny in Saranac Lake over the weekend to talk politics and nosh on some donuts.

The Watertown businessman and...  Go to full article

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