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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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Assemblyman Marc Butler taking a question from an unidentified reporter at at NYS budget meeting. Photo: Marc Butler Assembly website
Assemblyman Marc Butler taking a question from an unidentified reporter at at NYS budget meeting. Photo: Marc Butler Assembly website

Butler wins 118th Assembly district

Long time Republican Assembly member Marc Butler won the newly drawn 118th district. He got more than twice as many votes as Democrat Joseph Chilelli. The 118th now runs from southern Herkimer County to northern St. Lawrence County.

Butler spent nearly $15,000 on the campaign. Chilelli spent less than $200.  Go to full article
Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a><br />

Bevilacqua beats Catillaz for Harrietstown Supervisor seat

One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position of town of Harrietstown supervisor.

With a strong turnout at the polls, Republican town Councilman Bob Bevilacqua beat Democrat and village Trustee Tom Catillaz.  Go to full article

NY State Senate control still undecided

Democrats easily retained their supermajority in the New York Assembly. But it could be weeks until it's decided which party is going to control the state Senate. Absentee ballots will need to be counted in some races.

Republicans went into Election Day with a 33-29 majority. The Senate requires 32 votes to pass any measure.  Go to full article
Voter leaving Dekalb Town Hall on Election Day. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Voter voxpop: Moments around St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County saw strong voter turn out on Tuesday. Reporter Natasha Haverty captured some audio portraits of the North Country.  Go to full article
The Doheny family watches election results. Photo: David Winters

Waiting continues in Doheny HQ

David Sommerstein is at the Matt Doheny campaign Headquarters in Watertown. He spoke to Martha at just after 11:00 p.m.  Go to full article
Numbers watchers at Bill Owens HQ in Plattsburgh. Photo: Mark Kurtz

NY21: Nerves on both sides as Congressional race numbers come in

Brian Mann and David Sommerstein are camped out at the campaign headquarters of Bill Owens and Matt Doheny, respectively, as the two candidates for the 21st District...  Go to full article
Doheny inner circle watching tensely as results come in. Photo: David Sommerstein

NY21: Doheny supporters wait and hope

David Sommerstein is at Matt Doheny's campaign headquarters at the Italian-American Civic Association in Watertown (Owens is at an American Legion post in Plattsburgh). He...  Go to full article
NCPR reporter David Sommerstein calls in an live update from Matthew Doheny's campaign headquarters in Watertown. Photo: David Winters

Doheny camp settles in for a potentially long wait

The race for New York's 21st District Congressional race has been a tough, nasty, expensive slog, and it could be some time before we see the results.

Tonight...  Go to full article
Brian Mann calls in from Owens HQ in Plattsburgh. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Waiting game as Owens camp awaits voter results

It could be a while before we see the results from the New York 21st District Congressional race. The ballots in the race were ordered impounded by a state supreme court...  Go to full article
Democrat Tim Carpenter at a candidates' debate in October. Photo: Jennifer Kowalczyk, Mountain Lake PBS

115th Assembly candidate Carpenter philosophical about chances

Three candidates are vying for the 115th assembly seat, representing Clinton, Franklin, and St. Lawrence counties to the New York State Assembly.

Tim Carpenter is...  Go to full article

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