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A Look Back at the Top Regional Stories of 2002

Martha Foley, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein look back at the top stories and issues of 2002. It's a year-end wrap-up of the news of the region.  Go to full article

Jefferson County Republican Head Steps Down

Jefferson County's head Republican will step down at the end of the month. Jim Leana cites personal reasons for his decision, not defeats in last month's elections. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine.
Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine.

Aubertine Goes To Albany

Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine is reading resumes and scouting out office space as he prepares to be the first North Country Democrat in the state Assembly in almost 30 years. Aubertine will represent the new "river" district of St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Power Shift for Great Lakes Governorships

The recent elections mean that there's a power shift in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports that a group made up of Great Lakes states governors will change dramatically.  Go to full article
Senator-elect Betty Little
Senator-elect Betty Little

45th Senate District: After 37 Years, A New Voice

Glens Falls Republican Betty Little cruised to a senate seat, in the newly drafted 45th district. Little defeated Malone Democrat Boyce Sherwin and will now replace Plattsburgh veteran Ron Stafford. As Brian Mann reports, Little expects to be a dominant force in North Country politics.  Go to full article

118th Assembly: A Likely Democratic Victory

The Democratic controlled Assembly in Albany created two new districts this year in the western part of the North Country, the 118th and 122nd Assembly districts. They stitched Democratic pockets in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties into one of the districts, hoping to send a North Country Democrat to Albany for the first time in almost 30 years. David Sommerstein reports it appears they were successful.  Go to full article

Adirondacks, Champlain Valley: Bitter Defeats For Democrats

Democrat David Favro won the Clinton County's sheriff race Tuesday. Favro, a former Plattsburgh police detective, beat Republican incumbent John Lawliss. Lawliss had alienated many top GOP officials in the County. Some - including state Senator Ron Stafford - actually supported the Democrat.

In other races, however, it was a long night for Democrats. As Brian Mann reports, the Republican Party once again showed its clout in the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley.  Go to full article
After The Vote, A Piece of Pie
After The Vote, A Piece of Pie

Audio Postcard: A Community Of Voters

Brian Mann spent Tuesday monitoring the polls on the eastern side of our listening area. He dropped in last night at the Saranac Lake Methodist church, where hundreds of voters gathered for a community dinner. Brian sends this election day audio postcard.  Go to full article

Pataki Wins Third Term

Governor Pataki thanked hundreds of cheering supporters at a Manhattan hotel last night after winning a third term. Karen Dewitt was there and has this report.  Go to full article
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.

A North Country Assessment of Golisano

David Sommerstein talks with Independence Party executive committee member and former Watertown mayor Jeff Graham about Independence gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano's lighter than expected showing. Golisano spent more than $60 million on the campaign.  Go to full article

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