×

Politics

UP CLOSE: Bottcher declares victory in NYC primary

LAKE PLACID — New York City District 3 Councilor Corey Johnson’s likely successor, Erik Bottcher, doesn’t remember meeting anybody quite like him when he was a kid. Growing up in Wilmington, and attending school in Lake Placid, Bottcher struggled. There were idyllic moments — ...

New York to let state of emergency expire

ALBANY — New York will lift more COVID-19 restrictions when the state of emergency expires later this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The state of emergency expires Thursday, he said, meaning that it lifts Friday. New Yorkers will still have to wear masks on public transit, ...

Stec: End of emergency power for governor was ‘long overdue’

For a year, New York Sen. Dan Stec has been pushing for an end to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers — the ability to make or change laws the state Legislature gave him at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. On Wednesday, the Republican from Queensbury was ...

North Elba Democrats nominate 3

LAKE PLACID — The race for North Elba town supervisor will likely be contested. North Elba Democrats held a caucus at the North Elba Town House in Saranac Lake on Tuesday and nominated town Councilor Derek Doty to run for supervisor against incumbent Jay Rand, who is running for reelection ...

Jay super loses primary; Keene super wins

Jay town Supervisor Archie Depo lost Tuesday’s primary election to challenger Matt Stanley. Keene’s incumbent town supervisor, Joe Pete Wilson Jr., won his primary against challenger Cori-Anne Favro. The county Board of Elections will start counting absentees on Tuesday, according to ...

North Elba seeks candidates for ORDA board

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba is looking for people who might be interested in serving on the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors. The North Elba Town Council voted last month to recommend that Art Lussi — a current board member whose family ...