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
May 21, 2002 — Two prominent ex-New York politicians, one Democrat, one Republican, joined together to defend President Bush in the controversy of a pre-September eleventh intelligence failure. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, and former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, who both support Governor Pataki in his re-election bid, also had some harsh words for one of his opponents. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2001 — Ruth Garner will be honored today as Northern New York's Most Outstanding Older Worker. At 85, Garner is in her sixth term as mayor of Potsdam. Todd Moe asked her what she's most proud of as mayor. Go to full article