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Politics

Hochul to take center stage as scandal ends Cuomo’s reign

BUFFALO — As New York's lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul has spent years on the road as the friendly face of the administration, visiting the far-flung coffee shops and factory floors of each of the state's 62 counties for countless ribbon-cutting ceremonies and civic cheerleading ...

Majority of Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn’t quit

ALBANY — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn’t resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. At least 83 of the body’s ...

Cuomo investigation: What we know

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, Aug. 3, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him. Cuomo, once widely beloved for his telegenic response ...

Village officials mixed on extending Ironman contract

LAKE PLACID — Village officials, much like the community, are mixed on whether they believe the Ironman triathlon should return to Lake Placid in 2022. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the town of North Elba, the village of Lake Placid and Ironman usually sign a multi-year ...

North Elba ‘games of chance’ law will be put to voters Nov. 2

LAKE PLACID — A proposed law that would allow games of chance in the town of North Elba is expected to appear on the ballot Nov. 2. The North Elba Town Council on July 13 voted to send the law to the county Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot. It will need to garner support from ...

Saranac Lakers debate ROOST’s benefit

SARANAC LAKE — Some residents here are critical of the village’s decision to renew its contract with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, questioning ROOST’s benefit for the region. Based in Lake Placid, ROOST is the marketing organization for Lake Placid and Essex County, ...