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Politics

Keene candidates address voters in forum at school

KEENE VALLEY — Town supervisor, town council, town clerk, town justice and highway superintendent positions are up for election in Keene this November, and candidates addressed voters in a candidates forum on Sunday, Sept. 26. Two candidates are running for town supervisor, five candidates ...

Lake Placid meeting on cannabis sales, licenses set for Sept. 29

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council and Lake Placid Village board will host a virtual meeting next week to discuss whether to opt in or out of allowing cannabis sales and issuing on-site consumption licenses here. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on March 31 allowing ...

‘No blindsiding,’ Hochul vows, as she takes New York’s helm

ALBANY -- Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, Aug. 24, vowing to bring new energy and urgency to solving immense challenges as she took over an administration criticized for inaction during Andrew Cuomo’s distracted final months in office. Hochul, a ...

As Cuomo exits, Hochul to take office minus ‘distractions’

ALBANY — Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break another glass ceiling for women in state politics. Cuomo, a Democrat, was set to ...

Hochul’s Adirondack excursions give local leaders hope

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is set to become New York’s first female governor on Tuesday, Aug. 24 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid sexual assault investigations, has visited the Adirondacks numerous times throughout her personal life and political career, and even suffered an injury on ...

Hochul prepares for spotlight as Cuomo steps aside

ALBANY (AP) — Kathy Hochul, a western New York Democrat unfamiliar to many people in the state even after six years as its lieutenant governor, was set to begin reintroducing herself to the public Wednesday, Aug. 11 as she prepared to take the reins of power after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ...