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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President ...

Trump targets Canada, re-imposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pact with Canada and Mexico took effect. Some prominent figures in northern New York disagreed ...

Governor postpones $3B ‘Restore Mother Nature Bond Act’ to next year

The $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act will not be seen on the ballot Nov. 3. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday confirmed the state would postpone a voter referendum on the bond act — one piece of a larger $33 billion, five-year plan to fight climate change — until 2021. If ...

Brownell steps down from Lake Placid school board

LAKE PLACID — Board of Education member Jeffrey Brownell has resigned from his post, and the Lake Placid Central School District is now looking for residents who may be interested in serving the rest of his term. The board unanimously accepted Brownell’s resignation at its meeting on ...

Several local government seats up for election in Essex County

There are a handful of local seats up for election in Essex County this November. Thursday is the last day for party caucuses to send a certificate of nomination to the board of elections and the deadline to plan a caucus has passed. Independent candidates can still file nominating ...

Cobb says Stefanik silent on US soldier bounties

Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb says incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik has been “silent” on recent reports that Russia offered the Taliban bounties on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan. Stefanik did not respond to interview requests for this story, but on ...

Stefanik, Cobb take opposite sides on police reform bills

The two candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat — incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik and returning Democratic contender Tedra Cobb — support two different police reform bills passed by the House, but despite increased pressure to pass police reform legislation ...

OK, now we’re in Phase 2

The North Country region has now been given the green light to move forward into Phase 2 reopening, effective immediately. Phase 2 includes hair salons and barber shops, office-based jobs such as insurance and financial services, real estate and rental leasing, and some in-store retail. ...

New York nixes Democratic presidential primary due to virus

In an unprecedented move, New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary that was scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic members of the State's Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary. New York will still hold its congressional and ...

New York delays presidential primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed New York’s presidential primary from April to June to keep people from gathering — even to vote — amid of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. With cases expected to mushroom toward a mid-to-late-April peak, nurses made anguished pleas Saturday ...

Governor postpones all village elections, including Saranac Lake’s

SARANAC LAKE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday issued an executive order delaying village elections statewide — including Saranac Lake’s — until April 28, coinciding with the state’s presidential primary. Saranac Lake’s village election was set for Wednesday, with polls at the ...