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Politics

Village paying for mayor, former mayor to fly to Denmark summit

LAKE PLACID — Current Lake Placid Mayor Art Devlin and former Mayor Craig Randall will attend this year’s Smart Cities and Sports Summit, hosted by the World Union of Olympic Cities, in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Nov. 22 to 24. The village board Oct. 18 unanimously agreed to use funds set ...

Early voter turnout drops in Essex County

While many voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, more than 500 residents of Essex County had already voted, either by participating in early voting or by mailing in an absentee ballot. This is the third year New York has had an early voting period. Election commissioners say the ...

Doty takes lead in North Elba supervisor’s race

LAKE PLACID -- Unofficial election results show that Derek Doty is in the lead in the race for North Elba town supervisor over incumbent Jay Rand. Including votes cast during the early voting period and on Election Day, Doty garnered 811 votes to Rand's 741 votes, leaving Doty with a 70-vote ...

Wilmington voters pick Tina Preston, Follos for council

Independent Tim Follos and Republican Tina L. Terry Preston will serve as Wilmington's two newest town council members, unofficial election results show. There were five local positions up for election in Wilmington this year — town supervisor, town clerk/tax collector, highway ...

Keene voters stick with incumbents

Keene voters reelected Democrat Joe Pete Wilson Jr. as town supervisor by a wide margin. Unofficial election results show between votes cast early and on Election Day, Wilson took a 153-vote lead over Cori-Anne Favro, who ran on the independent Local Families line and garnered 192 ...

Absentees could sway Jay supervisor, council races

Carol Greenley-Hackel was elected Jay's town clerk, but the town supervisor and town council races are still too close to call. Greenley-Hackel received 518 votes during the early voting period and on Election Day, a 374-vote lead over Tom Matuszewski's 144 votes. Greenley-Hackel has served ...