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News stories tagged with "local08"

Election: the race for St. Lawrence County Sheriff

We're covering a number of tight, local campaigns this election season, including the race to be St Lawrence County Sheriff. Gary Jarvis, who's held the position since 1999, is not seeking re-election. He says the sprawling geography of the county and a tight budget that prevents him from hiring more officers has strained the department's ability to patrol the roads, respond to calls, and transport inmates to and from jail. As Jonathan Brown reports, the two men vying for his seat differ in their views as to how they'd deal with these challenges.  Go to full article

Inmate count debate opens old wounds

A political battle is simmering in St. Lawrence County over whether prisoners should be counted in legislative districts. St. Lawrence is one of 15 counties statewide that currently includes inmates. That policy was challenged by a bitter petition drive that was finally settled by the State Supreme Court in 2001. As David Sommerstein reports, a shift in the balance of power on the legislature is renewing the debate.  Go to full article

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