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Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.
Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.

NY21: House candidates agree to three debates

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It looks like voters in the North Country will get three more chances to see the congressional candidates meet face-to-face before election day. Republican Matt Doheny and Democrat Bill Owens have agreed to three debates, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

So far, the two candidates have met in only one debate hosted by farmers in Washington County that focused on agriculture. Now, Congressman Owens from Plattsburgh and challenger Matt Doheny from Watertown have locked in three more wide-ranging forums across the North Country.  

The first will take place on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25, in an hour-long debate hosted by the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce that will focus on economic issues. The two men will also meet in October at forums in Plattsburgh and in Watertown.

Next Tuesday's debate at Queensbury High School will be the first to include third-party Green candidate Donald Hassig.
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
The long-time environmental activist from the St. Lawrence County says he's campaigning not to win office, but to gain a wider audience for his ideas.

Next Tuesday's event is free and open to the public and begins at 8pm at the Queensbury High School. There will also be an hour-long debate that evening beginning at 7 in the 114th assembly race. Republican Dan Stec and Democrat Dennis Tarantino will face off for that forum.

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