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Tensions flare as elections commissioner issues belated ruling behind closed doors

Essex County officials are fuming over what they say is a perversion of the election process by a public official.

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County clerk petition challenge enters courtroom

The petition challenge against Luke Hudak, the Democratic challenger attempting to unseat Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, has entered the courtroom.

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Patricia Higgins-Bollman a candidate for Chester’s town clerk post

A Pottersville resident whose family has a long tenure in public service announces her candidacy for the Chester Town Clerk post.

Essex County office-seekers step forward

Essex County voters will hit the polls this fall to sound off on their local officials, everyone from council members to supervisors.

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Port Henry will ask firms for input on dissolution

Village trustees gave the OK Monday evening to seek bids from firms interested in handling the government’s potential dissolution, although they raised concerns about whether ending the village is in the best interest of residents.

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Some candidates face rejection as ballot lineup takes shape

Political controversy and petition challenges abound this month as candidates for local public offices jockey for their positions on the ballot in September and November.

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Lake Placid resident joins race for county clerk

Lake Placid resident Luke Hudak has filed petitions to run against Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, who is up for re-election this year.

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Port Henry set to hold another dissolution vote

Residents in the Village of Port Henry will go to the polls later this year to decide if the government structure should be dissolved.

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Retired army colonel to challenge Stefanik in ‘16

A retired Army colonel has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik in the 2016 election for the 21st Congressional District seat.

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Garcia throws hat in ring for Supreme Court

One of four candidates seeking Fourth District judgeship

 The Former District Attorney of Essex County has put her hat back into the political ring, announcing a run for state Supreme Court.

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Former Essex DA Garcia throws hat in ring for Supreme Court

One of four candidates seeking Fourth District judgeship

The Former District Attorney of Essex County has put her hat back into the political ring, announcing a run for state Supreme Court.

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TAA,TPA and TPP: Confusing package raises concerns in the North Country

Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and members of the Working Families Party are urging U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track.

Republican LaForest to run for Plattsburgh Town Supervisor

The Town of Plattsburgh Republican Committee announced the candidacy of Vasso LaForest for Plattsburgh Town Supervisor.

As Cuomo pushes for tax cap renewal, local leaders offer mixed verdict

As the state legislature preps for the summer recess bell, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing lawmakers to renew the tax cap legislation that has become a keystone of his tenure.

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Youth Court program gives voice to teens

The Youth Court program will be accepting applications for new members to be part of a youth justice system.

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