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Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
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 spoiler. So Tuesday when Green party candidate Don Hassig enters the ballot box, he won't be voting for himself, and he's encouraging his supporters to do the same.  Go to full article

Candidates make final push

With Election Day looming Tuesday, candidates running for office have taken to the streets, going door to door to make their final pitches to voters.

Candidates say there are still undecided voters to win over. And they're encouraging people to simply go the polls, no matter whom they support.  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
NY-21 Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Green party denounces Hassig after farmworker statement

North Country Green Party candidate Donald Hassig says he left a profane voice mail message over the weekend on the answering machine of a woman who serves as one of his party's top state officials.

In an email statement sent to North Country Public Radio, Hassig says he called party co-chair Gloria Mattera "an American elitist bitch." This after the party issued a statement Friday calling Hassig's statements about "Mexican" workers "disturbing and reprehensible", and saying although he's petitioned for the Green Party line on November's ballots, "we do not consider him a Green candidate."

Hassig is running for a House seat in the North Country's 21st congressional district.

The message follows an ugly blow-up within the Green Party that began last Thursday, when Hassig argued at a candidate forum in Wanakena that immigrants working on North Country dairy farms should be rounded up and deported.  Go to full article
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

NY21 Green Party candidate: deport foreign farm workers

The candidates in the race for New York's 21st District Congressional seat gathered Thursday night for a forum in Wanakena. At that forum, Green Party candidate Donald Hassig called for foreign workers on farms in the North Country to be rounded up and deported.

Hassig blasted plans put forward by the Democratic and Republican candidates to allow more laborers to work legally on dairy farms and apple orchards.  Go to full article
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

NY21 Green Party candidate: deport foreign farm workers

The candidates in the race for New York's 21st District Congressional seat gathered Thursday night for a forum in Wanakena. At that forum, Green Party candidate Donald Hassig called for foreign workers on farms in the North Country to be rounded up and deported.

Hassig blasted plans put forward by the Democratic and Republican candidates to allow more laborers to work legally on dairy farms and apple orchards.  Go to full article
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

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.  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Hassig says he's happy with Siena poll standing

One candidate in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District is pleased with the results from a Siena Research Institute poll released last week, and it's not the man with the 13-point lead.

Green Party candidate Don Hassig says he's "thrilled" with his standing in the poll, which has 6 percent of those polled favoring him. He trails incumbent Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, and Watertown businessman Matt Doheny, a Republican, by a margin of 49-36-6, respectively.

The poll said 8 percent of voters remain undecided.  Go to full article

Judge Sides With Chipboard Plant in Harsh Ruling

Critics trying to stop the construction of a chipboard plant in St. Lawrence County were dealt a major blow in court last week. A State Supreme Court Judge threw out a lawsuit regarding the plant's air pollution permit. In an unusual decision, the judge also barred further lawsuits and ordered the plaintiffs to pay thousands of dollars in court costs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Four Years On, Chatham Still in Court

A Vancouver-based lumber company is finalizing the purchase of a chipboard mill in St. Lawrence County. Ainsworth Lumber will buy the plant from Chatham Forest Products. But the factory has yet to be built. A dispute over an emissions permit has tied up the project in lawsuits since 2001. Supporters say the plant would boost an ailing forest industry. But environmentalists say it would pollute North Country air more than developers are letting on. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Write-In Candidate Takes Messages to Colleges

A controversial St. Lawrence County activist is taking his write-in campaign for Congress to college campuses. Donald Hassig is challenging Republican Congressman John McHugh's expected bid for re-election. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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