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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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The Jefferson County town of Henderson's Volunteer Fire Department Election Dinner. Photo: David Winters
The Jefferson County town of Henderson's Volunteer Fire Department Election Dinner. Photo: David Winters

Voter voxpop: Jefferson county

Jefferson County voters Kent Collier, of Evans Mills, Stephen LaFontaine, of Chaumont, Sue Lail, of Cape Vincent, and Jeff Miller, of Evans Mills, talk about what candidates and issues motivated their votes on Election Day.  Go to full article
Sisters Toni Seaver and Tonya Davis serve up pies, pies, and more pies homemade by the Pierrepont Ladies Auxiliary at the town's Election Night dinner. Photo: David Sommerstein

Voter voxpop: Chicken, pie and democracy in Pierrepont

Election Night dinners are a social tradition in the North Country. For many voters, they also represent a relief from the barrage of advertising and political maneuvering. David Sommerstein spoke with voters at the Pierrepont chicken and biscuit dinner in St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article
Voting was going smoothly Tuesday morning at the Canton Central Schools polling place. Photo: Julie Grant

Election day complicated by Sandy in some parts of North Country

People in places like Ohio and Michigan say they're waiting hours in line to vote. Polling places around the North Country report a busy election day.

Julie Grant spoke with voters outside the polling place at Canton Central Senior High School.  Go to full article
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Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate looks to advance cause, not win election

Third party candidates generally don't get much publicity and most of the time, they don't get enough votes to make a difference in a presidential election.

But...  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo eases rules for displaced voters

Governor Cuomo says he'll suspend some normal voting rules Election Day to allow New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote in a different polling place.  Go to full article
Seniors in Brad Hurlburt's government class discuss American political parties during a forum at Keene Central School on Thursday. Photo: Chris Morris, Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Keene students' forum explores six US political parties

Students at Keene Central School hosted a robust discussion of political issues from the perspective of the six political parties on the presidential ballot in New York state...  Go to full article
A collage of some of the yard signs on display around the North Country. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Reporter's roundtable: Election 2012

We are coming down to the wire of the 2012 election. In the Nation, New York State, and the North Country, much could change between this morning and Wednesday morning....  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens addresses crowd in Greenwich, in Washington County. Photo: Brian Mann

NY21: Does Bill Owens have Main Street biz cred?

In these final days of the 2012 election, we're looking at the business backgrounds of the two top candidates for the North Country's House seat.

Democrat Bill...  Go to full article
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Green Party candidate throws support to Owens

The results of a Siena Poll released Thursday, Nov. 1, showing the 21st Congressional race in a dead heat, has the third party candidate recognizing that he could be the...  Go to full article

Outside money plays big role in NY-21 campaign

The latest report from the independent campaign watchdog group Open Secrets shows that Republican Matt Doheny has drawn...  Go to full article

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