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US Rep. Bill Owens.
US Rep. Bill Owens.

North Country House delegation votes yes on"fiscal cliff" deal

North Country congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, voted in favor of a zero-hour spending bill late last night that averted the so-called "fiscal cliff".

Owens was joined by Republicans Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna, who also currently represent parts of the North Country.

They helped lift the measure past opposition from conservative Republicans. The bill passed on a vote of 257 to 167.

The controversial bipartisan deal came just in time to spare the country broad tax hikes and deep cuts to Federal spending, which Owens called "dangerous."  Go to full article
Ray Scollin, left, and his son Matt, seen here at the Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake on Saturday, worked for different sides during the election, but they say the experience brought them closer together. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Ray Scollin, left, and his son Matt, seen here at the Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake on Saturday, worked for different sides during the election, but they say the experience brought them closer together. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

For Ray and Matt Scollin, politics is all in the family

If lawmakers in Washington need a lesson in bipartisanship, they might consider consulting with Ray and Matt Scollin, a father and son from Saranac Lake who worked for opposing political parties throughout the recent election.

The Scollins said the experience of working for different campaigns was a challenging one, but when the dust settled they both felt it was rewarding.  Go to full article
Owens supporters and staff reacting to hearing Bill Owens announce that Matt Doheney had just called him to concede the election. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Owens supporters and staff reacting to hearing Bill Owens announce that Matt Doheney had just called him to concede the election. Photo: Mark Kurtz

NY21: What does Owens' win say about the district?

Brian Mann has reported and blogged throughout the 21st District congressional race. He joined Martha Foley on the line Wednesday morning, after a long night, to talk about what Owens' win Tuesday night says about the electorate.  Go to full article
Owens making his victory speech just after midnight Wednesday morning. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Owens making his victory speech just after midnight Wednesday morning. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Owens wins NY21 after tough race

Democrat Bill Owens survived one of the most costly and bitter political campaigns in North Country history Tuesday night.

The Plattsburgh congressman traded blows through the summer with Matt Doheny, a Watertown investment banker.

Doheny promised to return the region's House district to Republican hands in 2010 and again in 2012.

But once again Tuesday night, Owens prevailed -- this time holding the seat by at least 4,000 votes.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny thanks supporters Tuesday night. Photo: David Sommerstein
Matt Doheny thanks supporters Tuesday night. Photo: David Sommerstein

NY21: Doheny hustle falls short

Jefferson County businessman Matt Doheny lost a second straight close election to Democratic Congressman Bill Owens. With the race neck and neck most of the night, Owens took a 4,000 vote lead late.  Go to full article
Voter leaving Dekalb Town Hall on Election Day. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Voter leaving Dekalb Town Hall on Election Day. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Voter voxpop: Moments around St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County saw strong voter turn out on Tuesday. Reporter Natasha Haverty captured some audio portraits of the North Country.  Go to full article

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The Doheny family watches election results. Photo: David Winters
The Doheny family watches election results. Photo: David Winters

Waiting continues in Doheny HQ

David Sommerstein is at the Matt Doheny campaign Headquarters in Watertown. He spoke to Martha at just after 11:00 p.m.  Go to full article
Doheny inner circle watching tensely as results come in. Photo: David Sommerstein
Doheny inner circle watching tensely as results come in. Photo: David Sommerstein

NY21: Doheny supporters wait and hope

David Sommerstein is at Matt Doheny's campaign headquarters at the Italian-American Civic Association in Watertown (Owens is at an American Legion post in Plattsburgh). He talked with Martha Foley about how things are looking from there, and about the role spending might have played in the campaign.  Go to full article
NCPR reporter David Sommerstein calls in an live update from Matthew Doheny's campaign headquarters in Watertown. Photo: David Winters
NCPR reporter David Sommerstein calls in an live update from Matthew Doheny's campaign headquarters in Watertown. Photo: David Winters

Doheny camp settles in for a potentially long wait

The race for New York's 21st District Congressional race has been a tough, nasty, expensive slog, and it could be some time before we see the results.

Tonight David Sommerstein is at Republican candidate Matt Doheny's campaign headquarters in Watertown. He told Martha Foley that given all that, the feel at Doheny's campaign headquarter is surprisingly relaxed.  Go to full article

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