A candidates forum will be held in Ticonderoga, despite a decision not to participate by two supervisor hopefuls. Republican nominee Bill Grinnell and Independent Steve Whitford will not take part, according to Lew Sanders, Ticonderoga Republican Party chairman.
Voters in the News Enterprise readership area will head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 to decide a number of local elections.
There are contested races in all five towns the NE covers except Indian Lake. In addition, there are six statewide propositions on the ballot, including the Proposition 4 dealing with lands in the town of Long Lake.
Two are running for town supervisor — incumbent Ron Vanselow (D/C) and Curtis Richards (I).
There are three candidates for two open Town Council seats — Robert Nessle (I) and incumbents Katharine “Katie” Nightingale (R) and Arnold Stevens (R).
Three are vying for town justice — incumbent Vincent Schiavone (R), Howard Tucker (D), and James Haker (I).
Two will be seeking to replace retiring Town Clerk William Rawson — Jo Ann Smith (R/I) and Sharalee Falzerano (D/I).
Town Highway Superintendent Dan Hitchcock (R) is running unopposed.
The polling site is the Wevertown Community Center.
Two are vying for the town supervisor’s position — incumbent Sue Montgomery Corey (D/I) and Councilman Stephen McNally (I).
Four are seeking to fill two open seats on the Town Council — incumbent Keith Dubay (R/I) and challengers Peter McNally (D), Douglas McCall (R/I), and Robert Lee (I).
There are four people running unopposed: Diana Mason (D) for town clerk; Darlene Duffy (D) for assessor; Bruce McGinn (R/I) for highway superintendent; and Effie McNally (R) for tax collector.
In Minerva, there is a local proposition on the ballot, Proposition 7:
“Shall there be approved and adopted in the town of Minerva Local Law No. 2 of 2013, entitled ‘A Local Law Permitting Games of Chance and Bingo’ as adopted by the Minerva town board on August 1, 2013 as Local Law No. 2 of 2013.”
The polling site is the Minerva Town Hall.
Three are running for two open seats on the Town Council — challenger Paul Hai (D) and incumbents Donald Bott (R/I) and Mary Bush (D/I).
Two are vying for the highway superintendent’s seat — incumbent Mark Yandon (I) and John Helms (D/I).
There are four people running unopposed: George Canon (R/I) for supervisor; Mary Pound (R/I) for town clerk; John Thorton (D) for assessor; and Karen Darrah (R/I) for tax collector.
The polling site is the Newcomb Town Hall.
There are four people seeking to fill two open seats on the Town Council — incumbents Lew Plumley (R) and Dean Pohl (R) and challengers John Adams (I) and Thomas Donnelly (I).
Two are vying for town clerk/tax collector — incumbent Dixie Lee LeBlanc (R/I) and Colleen Smith (I).
There are two people running unopposed: Clark Seaman (R) for supervisor; and Charles “Chip” Farr (D/I) for highway superintendent.
The polling sites are the Long Lake Town Hall and Raquette Lake Union Free School.
All candidates are running unopposed in the town of Indian Lake: Brian Wells (R) for supervisor; Julie Clawson (R) for town clerk/tax collector: Judith Durkin (D) for justice; Kelli Mitchell (D) and Sally Stanton (I) for Town Council; and James Roblee (R) for highway superintendent.
The polling sites are the Indian Lake Town Hall and Blue Mountain Lake firehouse.
•Proposition 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming
•Proposition 2: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment
•Proposition 3: Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities
•Proposition 4: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve (in the Hamilton County town of Long Lake)
•Proposition 5: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.
•Proposition 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve