Democrat hopes to unseat supervisor

During French's tenure as supervisor the town has secured $1 million in grant money for water and sewer work, improvements at the town-owned campground and boat launch, landfill closure, park renovation, weed control in Eagle Lake, housing rehabilitation, improvements at the Knapp Senior Center and other items.

But grant money is just part of the process.

"It's very difficult to do anything in New York State," French said. "All the agencies - DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation). APA (Adirondack Park Agency), Department of Health, Army Corps of Engineers. You have to take any project through so many levels of government that by the time you get to the actual work you're exhausted. It's very difficult."

Keeping local taxes as low as possible remains a priority for French.

"People know where I stand," he said. "We've kept taxes down. They'll probably go down next year, too.

"My philosophy has always been that it's not my money, it belongs to the people and they should keep as much of it as possible," French said.

The supervisor doesn't plan an active campaign this fall, believing his record speaks for him.

"I'm comfortable with what I've done and accomplished," French said. "We've kept the town on a good footing; fiscally we're in good shape.

"If that's not adequate, people should vote for my opponent," he concluded.

Bethany Kosmider

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CROWN POINT - Bethany Kosmider believes Crown Point residents should be more active in their community.

"I'd like to build a greater community spirit," she said. "I'd like to see Crown Point residents more informed and more involved. That comes with leadership; leadership that I can provide."

Kosmider is running for Crown Point supervisor. She is an independent, who has been endorsed by the Democratic Party.

She will face incumbent Republican Supervisor Dale French in the Nov. 3 general election.

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