Mar 19, 2014 — The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that George Rivers will once again serve as mayor of Rouses Point in Clinton County.
Rivers retired in 2012, but he jumped back into politics this year and won a close race against incumbent Francis Baker. According to the newspaper, Rivers won yesterday by just seven votes. Go to full article
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Village trustee Mary Ann Ashley challenges mayor Dave Curry on Tuesday. Photos: David Sommerstein/Lisa Lazenby
Nov 01, 2013 — An odd numbered year means a sprinkling of local races on Election Day next Tuesday. In St. Lawrence County, the race between Democratic incumbent district attorney Nicole Duvé and GOP challenger Mary Rain is grabbing the headlines. We'll have a profile of that race on Monday.
Ogdensburg has a five-way race for three city council seats. Gouverneur and Canton each have two village trustee seats up for grabs.
The village mayor of Canton is also up for election. Incumbent Republican Dave Curry is seeking a second term. Another Republican, Mary Ann Ashley, is running on the Democratic line to defeat him. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Tempers are kind of flaring in a way that you don’t often see in Vermont politics, especially local Vermont politics.
Burlington, VT, Mar 02, 2012 — "Politics" are different in Vermont's largest city. Since 1985, a successful third party, the Progressive party, has dominated local government there. Progressive voters essentially sent Sen. Bernie Sanders to Congress after re-electing him mayor of Burlington for successive terms.
But for the first time in almost 30 years, there's no Progressive running for mayor this year.
Paul Heintz covers politics for 7 Days, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Burlington. He says this race isn't so much about issues as personalities and shifting loyalties. And he says that even though there's no Progressive on the ballot, those votes will still make a difference.
He told Sarah Harris there's a history of bad blood between Progressives and Democrats, and this race is a bit of a turf battle. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2009 — Village elections will take place next month in communities across the North Country. One race that's being closely watched is in the Village of Lake Placid where incumbent mayor Jamie Rogers is facing a stiff challenge to his re-election bid. The candidates went head to head last night in a debate broadcast live on WNBZ radio in Saranac Lake. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Mar 08, 2004 — In recent weeks, Plattsburgh Mayor Dan Stewart has found himself in the middle of a national debate over gay marriage. Stewart is a Republican, but he's also gay and says same-sex marriages should be legal. He discussed the issue with NPR's Madeleine Brand and with Bruce Steel, editor of the gay magazine "The Advocate". Their conversation first aired Friday on NPR's program "Day To Day". Go to full article
Nov 03, 2003 — Two businessmen and political veterans face off in a non-partisan race for mayor of Watertown tomorrow. Tavern owner Jeff Graham served two terms as mayor in the 1990s. Paul Simmons owns an auto repair shop and has been a city councilman for four years. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 14, 2003 — Watertown City Councilman and businessman Paul Simmons has announced he'll run for mayor of the city. He's the second candidate seeking to replace Mayor Joseph Butler, who says he won't seek another term. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 30, 2002 — Governor Pataki received a heart-felt endorsement from the man who many consider the hero of September 11th, Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City Mayor spoke at the State Republican Convention. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article